Top IP owners have pledged to boost inventor diversity, but more must follow

Companies such as AT&T, Cisco Systems, Facebook and Google are among those that have agreed to track patenting performance among women and other under-represented inventor groups, and to share the data

Top IP owners have pledged to boost inventor diversity, but more must follow
How South Africa’s AI patent was granted and why it is so vulnerable to attack
30 Jul 2021

How South Africa’s AI patent was granted and why it is so vulnerable to attack

The applicant cleared its path to success by circumventing any basis for interrogation of the identity of the inventor but that leaves the resulting IP highly exposed in the case of a challenge

Data confirms Via’s new pool covers nearly 90% of relevant MPEG-H 3D Audio rights
30 Jul 2021

Data confirms Via’s new pool covers nearly 90% of relevant MPEG-H 3D Audio rights

The only major innovators that sit outside the platform seem to be Qualcomm and Technicolor

Featured

30 Jul
2021

Leading Chinese EV battery maker goes on patent attack against upstart rival

CATL sees injunction opportunity as competition among domestic players heats up Read more

29 Jul
2021

Delhi High Court ruling against AstraZeneca could spell trouble for pharma innovators

A recent decision puts selection drug patents in jeopardy Read more

29 Jul
2021

Latest Nokia figures show how important IP licensing is to the company

Announcement of increased revenues is accompanied by news of a further licensee in the auto sector Read more

News

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25 Jul 2021

Apple’s UK FRAND threat; Pool myths debunked; DoJ antitrust pick is hold-out sceptic; Top companies’ innovation diversity pledge; Ericsson’s LG deal?; plus much more

Get ready for the new working week with a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform over the past seven days Read more

23 Jul 2021

More than 25 major companies take innovation diversity pledge

Businesses sign-up ahead of groundbreaking event organised by the US IP Alliance in conjunction with UC Berkley Read more

18 Jul 2021

Europe’s SEP bombshell; Huawei and Verizon settle patent fight; Protecting AI via the EPO; Ericsson royalties jump; Arthrex - the good, bad and ugly; plus much more

Get ready for the new working week with a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform over the past seven days Read more

17 Jul 2021

The Arthrex fix is no fix at all

Neither SCOTUS nor the USPTO has come up with a workable solution to the issues at the heart of the case Read more

Analysis

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29 Jul 2021

Tencent’s VVC move underlines role China will play in development of the technology’s patent landscape

Chinese companies have been heavily engaged in the new standard and look set to own key elements of the IP, while also being early adopters in their product offerings Read more

28 Jul 2021

South Africa awards world’s first AI-invented patent, but it may not be that big a deal

The country's IP office does not subject applications to substantive examination meaning grants are virtually guaranteed if formalities are complied with Read more

28 Jul 2021

Life sciences patent owners face a transformed inter partes review environment at the USPTO

The Long Read: Kramer Levin’s Hannah Lee and Irena Royzman look at how changes at the PTAB are playing out for companies in the sector caught up in litigation, while setting out crucial strategic insights that can help both rights holders and petitioners prevail. Read more

28 Jul 2021

Nokia v Oppo clash brings a big-ticket patent battle to Indonesia

Decisions delivered in six months and the availability of injunctions make Southeast Asia’s largest market an attractive proposition for the Finnish company Read more

Events

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9 June
2021

IAM Webinar - Recent Trends in Post Grant Practice

Much has changed before the PTAB since IPRs became available on September 16, 2012. During this webinar we will take a current look at discretionary denials under 35 U.S.C. §§ 314(a) and 325(d) (including administrative challenges to the PTAB’s NHK/Fintiv factors), motion to amend practice, a petitioner’s standing to appeal an adverse IPR determination, and historical statistics on the prevalence and success rates for anticipation and obviousness arguments.

4-5 October
2021

IPBC Europe 2021

Risk free registration now open – the European IP market’s leaders will get back together again in Dublin from 4 to 5 October 2021

Being held at the prestigious Shelbourne Hotel, the event will once again be Europe’s leading gathering of senior corporate IP professionals from companies of all sizes.

14-16 November
2021

IPBC Global 2021

IPBC Global will bring the world’s IP business leaders back together again in 2021 when it reconvenes in Seattle, the fastest growing tech hub in the USA and home to some of the most innovative businesses on the planet.

From 14 to 16 November 2021, attendees at the world’s leading IP event will enjoy unsurpassed networking and deal-making opportunities, as well as the chance to join high-level discussion around the key challenges facing those responsible for developing IP business strategies now and into the future.

Insights

4 Nov 2020

Supreme Court could signal time’s up for Google’s anti-competitive IP infringement

A long-running battle with Oracle once again shines the spotlight on a pattern of alleged major IP infringements by the search giant Read more

12 Aug 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

12 Aug 2020

As the fallout from covid continues, the two IP superpowers offer different messages

While China cheers an uptick in applications, the USPTO warns of a prolonged downturn Read more

8 Jun 2020

IP Market news highlights

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