The IP impact of IBM's Red Hat acquisition remains uncertain

Big Blue is betting that it can grow its presence in the cloud space with the help of the open source leader, but in patent terms the pair are hardly kindred spirits

The IP impact of IBM's Red Hat acquisition remains uncertain
16 Jul 2019

Gilead’s unique $5.1 billion licensing deal shows the range of IP monetisation options open to biotech sector

New boss explains that the Big Pharma company will seek out “diverse and creative” asset partnerships – rather than large acquisitions – to boost its pipeline

16 Jul 2019

Oppo got one last bite of Intel portfolio days after auction was announced

Intel signed off on sale of 58 US patent rights to Chinese company one week after it confirmed it would auction off its full smartphone portfolio, a process that has now been halted

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15 Jul
2019

Huawei escalates patent fight with US defence company in new district court suit

Latest case against L3 Harris Technologies shows that the Chinese tech giant is prepared to leverage its IP rights amidst increasingly tense geopolitical climate Read more

15 Jul
2019

Canadian antenna firm scores Delhi injunction win

Court borrows from past wireless cases to institute a deposit scheme for the first time in a non-SEP case. The defendant will need to shell out 10% of its past sales in India to avoid sales disruption in latest pro-plaintiff decision Read more

14 Jul
2019

Intel auction on hold; US patent grants fall; Focus on Amazon’s unusual portfolio; India IP Board told to start work again; NYT pharma patent controversy; 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

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13 Jul 2019

New York Times’ seizure call shows how far the tide is turning against pharma IP

The newspaper’s controversial proposal is stark demonstration of the mounting patent pressure the life sciences sector is under in the US Read more

10 Jul 2019

Intel takes patents off market and enters exclusive talks with potential buyer

Acquirer not named, but Apple looks like a strong candidate to purchase the portfolio of 8,500 largely unencumbered wireless assets that was due to be auctioned in August Read more

10 Jul 2019

All the big life sciences IP developments in June

Our round-up of the major patent issues affecting pharma and biotech that emerged on the legal, market and policy fronts last month Read more

9 Jul 2019

Incorrectly naming an RPI will not derail an IPR, Federal Circuit rules

In Mayne Pharma, the court upheld a PTAB final written decision invalidating a patent despite the owner’s objection that all real-parties-in-interest were not properly named in the original review petition Read more

Analysis

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12 Jul 2019

Former Yahoo! patent portfolio starts to attract deals and potential new owners

Parent company Altaba has announced dissolution plan, but Excalibur IP looks set to continue monetising stockpile of grants Read more

12 Jul 2019

Inside Amazon’s big – but unusual – patent collection

As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, the Seattle-based company finds itself under pressure in the cloud and perhaps in need of a portfolio review Read more

12 Jul 2019

Delhi judge orders IP appeal board to start hearing cases again

The body has been paralysed by vacancies for years and more than 600 appeals of patent office decisions are in limbo Read more

11 Jul 2019

New analysis shows impact that “blockbuster” decisions are having on patent litigation

RPX data highlights big drop in success of early 101 challenges in district court cases; if trend continues would point to shift in balance of power back to IP owners Read more

Events

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2 October
2019
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Software IP 2019

Software is not just a thriving industry - it is an integral part of most industries and products. But as quickly as innovation flourishes, so to do the challenges facing IP experts. IAM’s third annual Software IP heads to Silicon Valley (October 2) to provide a platform for IP experts to learn about and discuss how to create value from software IP and devise new protection strategies for managing the difficulties presented by AI, open source and SaaS.

3 October
2019
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Patent Licensing 2019

While the licensing landscape remains turbulent, the opportunities available to licensors and licensees are potentially rich and fruitful. Deal makers need to craft win-win strategies to overcome the many obstacles and hurdles in the way of successful agreements. IAM’s fifth annual Patent Licensing (San Francisco, October 3) will provide licensors and licensees fundamentals, best practices and innovative techniques for negotiating win-win deals.

28-30 October
2019
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IPBC Asia 2019

Returning to Tokyo, IPBC Asia 2019 is set to be the largest yet – building on the phenomenal success of the event since its launch in 2013. IAM will maximise its extensive relationships both across Asia-Pacific and within the Japanese IP community, including our dedicated Japanese language magazine, to ensure strong attendance from the host country’s corporate IP leaders alongside the event’s core group of corporate IP leaders from right across the Asia-Pacific region.

5 November
2019
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Patent Litigation 2019

After a successful four years, IAM’s Patent Litigation (previously known as Patent Law & Policy) returns to Washington D.C. to bring together leading IP experts in both litigation and policy. Well-established as the must-attend event for anyone interested in how the legal and political climates shape the patent market, our panelists will represent a broad cross section of the patent community.

Insights

24 May 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform from March to mid-May. Read more

24 May 2019

Toyota showcases the dynamism of IP strategy in the auto sector

The giant Japanese car company has opened up a significant portion of its patent portfolio for royalty-free use as it looks to push the adoption of hybrid engine technology. Read more

1 Apr 2019

IP market news highlights

The big stories from the IAM platform in February and March. Read more

1 Apr 2019

Even as the storm clouds gather, Huawei’s enviable IP position means that it cannot be ignored in 5G

Storm clouds are gathering over the most talked about company in the telecoms sector but as we embark on a new era of mobile technology, Huawei still enjoys a number of notable advantages. Read more

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