SEP owners may never have had it so good

It's been a great 2020 for rights holders so far and that's why a rallying call deployed by UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in the 1950s could well be ringing in their ears

SEP owners may never have had it so good
Why probability theory shows that with multiple challenges all patents can eventually be invalidated
14 Aug 2020

Why probability theory shows that with multiple challenges all patents can eventually be invalidated

If any patent can be killed at the PTAB in IPR then we must ask what that is doing to innovation in the US, says Ericsson's director of IP policy

How compulsory licensing regimes in key European jurisdictions might respond to a covid-19 cure
14 Aug 2020

How compulsory licensing regimes in key European jurisdictions might respond to a covid-19 cure

Experts in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK explain how their jurisdictions are set up to apply march-in rights should viable coronavirus treatments emerge

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14 Aug
2020

Four big questions about China’s first top-down FRAND ruling, answered

Dragon Wang of Sitao IP says Huawei v Conversant judgment out of Nanjing is not as damaging for licensors as it may appear Read more

13 Aug
2020

With the chance of $1 billion damages, focus of NPE’s litigation with Apple now shifts to the UK

Fight on two fronts gives PanOptis possible edge where other licensors have failed; finding of willful infringement by district court means verdict could turn into top 10 award Read more

13 Aug
2020

It’s not all bad news for biopharma IP monetisation during coronavirus slowdown

Oncology licensing, smaller acquisitions and abundant venture capital provide means of commercialising innovation during M&A decline Read more

News

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9 Aug 2020

Apple hit with $1.4bn suit; Bristol Myers IP head exclusive interview; Major Chinese FRAND decision; RPX swoops for AR assets; Intel’s patent advantage; 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

8 Aug 2020

China's universities can shape the future of video - and more besides - if they get IP right

Robust technical contributions to VVC could turn into future royalty streams as the country's academic institutions get more involved than ever before in standards-setting Read more

5 Aug 2020

Campinos and Iancu confirmed for IPBC Connect

USPTO and EPO chiefs join 140 other IP thought-leaders to take part in a ground-breaking event that has already attracted close to 1,000 registrations Read more

2 Aug 2020

Clarivate and CPA merge; Patents vital to covid-19 cure; Qualcomm seals key Huawei deal; DoJ gives Avanci green light; Medtronic’s winning IP strategy; 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

Analysis

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13 Aug 2020

EPO tussles between Huawei and Oppo raise eyebrows in China

Huawei has filed oppositions against rights acquired by Oppo and Xiaomi, and reaction shows that some hope to tamp down tensions between Chinese smartphone players Read more

12 Aug 2020

“The best it could have been for Qualcomm” – reaction to blockbuster decision

Market consensus is that Ninth Circuit ruling in FTC patent licensing dispute is a big win for company and for those who argue for limits on application of antitrust in FRAND fights Read more

12 Aug 2020

Compulsory licensing of covid-19 treatments unlikely in China, Japan and South Korea

Experts consulted by IAM in the three countries downplay interventions, but it may be a different story in Indonesia and India Read more

12 Aug 2020

Government moves to fill long-vacant appellate posts in India

Long term future of the IPAB is in doubt, but the meantime, overdue appointments should spur board back to work Read more

Events

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Sep 1-29
2020

IPBC Connect 2020

IAM’s IPBC Connect is specifically designed for IP business leaders. Across the month of September, IAM will be hosting more than 45 individual interactive digital sessions, purpose-built to facilitate discussion, benchmarking and the sharing of best practice in key areas of strategic IP value creation.

Attendees can build their own IPBC Connect schedules and join the sessions most relevant to them. Register for the ones you would like to join and choose as many or as few as you wish. Sessions will take place at times that suit participants in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Insights

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

IAM’s biggest spring reads Read more

8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more

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