After Congressional hearing, still no clarity over US government divide in FTC v Qualcomm

SEP owners left in the dark following Senate committee session in which antitrust chiefs Delrahim and Simons played down significance of split in agencies' views of key case

After Congressional hearing, still no clarity over US government divide in FTC v Qualcomm
19 Sep 2019

Malaysia more patentee-friendly after rare Federal Court U-turn

In its third ever IP case, the country’s top court overturned its previous ruling that dependent claims automatically fall if their independent claims are found invalid

19 Sep 2019

Huawei picks up activity tracking portfolio from US firm  

In its first patent transaction closed since designation on the entity list, Chinese firm buys from Silicon Valley inventor credited with first camera phone picture

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18 Sep
2019

Patent suit against real estate website shows there's no change yet in the IBM playbook

Flexing its IP muscles against a relative newcomer in the tech space, Big Blue claims Zillow infringes seven US rights  Read more

18 Sep
2019

Plaintiff state entities cannot claim sovereign immunity, says CAFC in precedential decision

Ruling is the latest setback for patentees in this controversial area and comes as the University of Minnesota seeks a Supreme Court review of its IPR immunity-related dispute with LSI Read more

18 Sep
2019

Why China’s new patent amendments may take time to raise damages

The Fourth Amendment to the Patent Law provides for bigger statutory awards and would let judges quintuple awards for punitive purposes Read more

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17 Sep 2019

Australia’s harsh approach to software patents set to continue

Observers had hoped Friday’s decision in the Encompass case would clarify key patentability questions. But a Full Bench of the Federal Court of Australia did not take the opportunity to do so Read more

15 Sep 2019

The world’s most valuable patent; In-depth VW portfolio analysis; How to encourage more women into IP; Huawei 5G patent confusion; Brexit’s IP bright spot; and 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

13 Sep 2019

Patent litigation is one reason why the UK will remain in the legal premier league

Despite the pervading sense of gloom, the quality of English courts and lawyers - and the remedies now available to plaintiffs - mean that there is an IP bright spot amidst the carnage of Brexit Read more

12 Sep 2019

The Boston Manifesto - why IP needs more women and how to make it happen 

The IP world, particularly in the field of patents, continues to be dominated by men. A group of senior professionals from all parts of the IP ecosystem came together before this year's IPBC in Boston to discuss ways to encourage greater diversity and to produce recommendations to achieve it   Read more

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17 Sep 2019

The firms that act for Google at the PTAB revealed

Familiar names top the list - but when it comes to institution rate the search giant is eclipsed by its tech rivals Read more

16 Sep 2019

TiVo CEO: expect company split in first half of next year

Licensing business will take on company debt and needs to be “willing to litigate and litigate for years” Read more

16 Sep 2019

Genentech dispute highlights growing importance of trade secrets for life sciences companies

Legal and commercial developments suggest that disputes over increasingly valuable biopharma know-how, proprietary information and data will increase in years to come. Read more

16 Sep 2019

Kyocera scores another auto deal in haptics push

Litigation filed in Germany helped the Japanese electronics firm add auto supplier Preh to a list of licensees which already includes Robert Bosch Read more

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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

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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