Leahy and Tillis appear divided on Biden’s pick for USPTO Director

Kathi Vidal looks set to face tough questions during her upcoming confirmation hearing based on the duelling statements issued by the the top Democrat and Republican lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee's IP subcommittee after her nomination today

Leahy and Tillis appear divided on Biden’s pick for USPTO Director
Court records show hidden dealings behind Netlist-Samsung patent licence – and how it all fell apart
26 Oct 2021

Court records show hidden dealings behind Netlist-Samsung patent licence – and how it all fell apart

The memory and storage technology company won a key ruling that a 2015 cross-licensing agreement was breached, but now must contend with a countersuit from the Korean giant

Covid-19 patent disputes highlight safe harbour uncertainties for research tool innovators
26 Oct 2021

Covid-19 patent disputes highlight safe harbour uncertainties for research tool innovators

Allele Therapeutics’ suits against Pfizer and Regeneron could have big implications for the extent to which platforms can monetise IP

Featured

26 Oct
2021

Steel dispute shows why Japanese companies must make China central to patent strategies

Patent asserted by Nippon Steel against Baosteel in Tokyo has no counterpart in China, but Japanese company has thousands of Chinese patents in its arsenal Read more

25 Oct
2021

How IV’s new auto patent offensive differs from past forays into the space

Intellectual Ventures sued GM, Honda and Toyota just six days after fund COO Arvin Patel laid out his views on the sector in IAM Read more

25 Oct
2021

Drafting AI patent applications for success at the EPO – drafting the full specification

Co-published - How applicants can give themselves the best possible chance of obtaining commercially useful rights Read more

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24 Oct 2021

IEEE patent policy decision looms; Big Q3 for Ericsson royalties; Medtech IP deal surge; Volvo Group’s Avanci 4G licence; DoorDash lands IBM portfolio; 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

18 Oct 2021

Patent assignment activity of major semiconductor vendors remains robust

Co-published - IP transfers in the sector happen for many reasons but one of the primary ones is to create additional value from the assets concerned Read more

17 Oct 2021

Auto IP conflict heats up; Honor nets BlackBerry patents; Unprecedented Japanese patent battle; MPEG-LA claims HEVC leadership; China's 6G IP focus; 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

15 Oct 2021

Rating the world’s top patent offices

Last chance to take part in this year’s benchmarking survey of the IP5 agencies Read more

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25 Oct 2021

Nippon Steel’s patent portfolio gives it the litigation edge

The company is currently engaged in a virtually unprecedented big-ticket dispute with Toyota in the Japanese courts Read more

25 Oct 2021

Oppo, Huawei were most prolific patent challengers in China last year

Exclusive invalidation statistics from IncoPat show the busiest companies on the offensive and the defensive at the CNIPA Read more

23 Oct 2021

Talks over covid vaccine IP waiver appear increasingly futile

Saturday Opinion: The prospect of an international agreement on the proposed suspension of TRIPS now appears vanishingly small Read more

22 Oct 2021

Pharma speaks loud and clear on need for 101 changes, but consensus for reform remains elusive

US life sciences leadership is at stake, industry tells USPTO, but comments on eligibility study show deep divisions remain 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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