Google’s acquisition of Fitbit proves that data is king  

Should it be approved, the tie-up will strengthen the tech giant’s position in a high-growth industry and will also give it the tools to penetrate the healthcare market

Google’s acquisition of Fitbit proves that data is king  
15 Nov 2019

Another big LG assertion could signal a strategy shift

The Korean electronics giant has accused TCL of infringement in Germany, in another lawsuit targeting a Chinese rival

14 Nov 2019

Legal landscape more rational now but will shift back, says Facebook IP supremo

Get your deals done now before the market begins to rebalance in favour of patent owners, Allen Lo advises licensees while speaking on panel at the annual IP Dealmakers conference

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14 Nov
2019

Skyhawk deal with Celgene confirms growing importance of platform technologies in life sciences IP value creation

Increased focus on gene and cell-related therapies as well as falling R&D returns, promise to heighten biopharma interest in tapping into the potential of SkySTAR and other platforms Read more

14 Nov
2019

BOE picks up touchscreen portfolio from US chipmaker

Deal with Chinese display giant is latest in a string of disposals since Atmel was acquired by Microchip Technology Read more

13 Nov
2019

How SMEs can beef up their IP budgets

Getting more bang for your buck is a perennial challenge for patent counsel working at the smaller, younger end of the tech industries. But there are ways to do it Read more

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10 Nov 2019

RPX closes Blackberry deal; Monsanto wins big in Brazil; TSMC CEO on Globalfoundries settlement; Iancu talks Arthrex; EPO data reveals SME patent priorities; 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

9 Nov 2019

The patent dodgers trolling the IP landscape

IPCom is one of Europe’s oldest NPEs – and usually one of its most reticent. Not anymore, though. In this opinion piece, managing director Pio Suh explains why he believes firms such as his have a key role to play in FRAND licensing Read more

8 Nov 2019

Catch up on the most important life sciences IP developments from the past month

Read our most recent monthly round-up for key pharma and biotech IP stories from October 2019 Read more

8 Nov 2019

A snapshot of the global patent landscape in eight charts  

A recently issued WIPO report based on multiple data points sheds light on the state of play in worldwide patenting activity Read more

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13 Nov 2019

LOT passes a major milestone in members with Visa, Disney and Caterpillar signing up

CEO: the PAE problem is only going to increase as patent strength revives under Iancu; get ready for more expansion and the era of “LOT-plus”, with SEPs a focus Read more

13 Nov 2019

EPO agreement to boost Chinese companies' Europe push

Foreign companies with R&D in China may also benefit from deal opening up PCT search options Read more

12 Nov 2019

After declaring itself litigation free, Immersion makes substantial cuts to its patent portfolio and puts more emphasis on technology licensing

In a play that is becoming familiar in the IP market, CEO Ramzi Haidamus is overseeing a major scaling back of the haptics leader's assets while looking to move beyond pure monetisation Read more

12 Nov 2019

US government patent suit against Gilead could be a sign of things to come

After months of Truvada controversy, Department of Justice files multi-billion dollar case against Gilead, claiming the company has declined to take a licence to its HIV PrEP rights since in 2016 Read more

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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.

20 November
2019
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IoT IP 2019

IAM’s IoT IP conference will provide a platform for senior IP decision makers across multiple industries to discuss how IP strategies are fundamentally changing to meet the demands of the fourth industrial revolution.

4 December
2019
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IPBC Latin America 2019

In its second year, IAM’s IPBC Latin America heads to São Paulo to showcase and explore winning strategies for managing the IP lifecycle to maximise corporate value. Rights holders from Latin America and beyond will delve into the best practices, enforcement techniques and monetisation options that can be utilised to craft world-class IP management and value creation programmes.

Insights

30 Aug 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform in June and July Read more

30 Aug 2019

The titanic patent auction that turned into the summer’s biggest flop

Intel set the patent market alight with news that it was putting a huge chunk of its portfolio up for sale, but the ending was all too predictable Read more

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

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