Amgen scores another victory in antibody patent war, but future battles may reverse its fortunes

German court’s injunction against rival PCSK9 inhibitor is not the end of the global dispute, which continues to raise important questions surrounding antibody patenting

Amgen scores another victory in antibody patent war, but future battles may reverse its fortunes
19 Jul 2019

Operating company dominance of the patent deals market continues, latest data reveals

Analysis by AST shows Qualcomm, Samsung and TSMC all active, and volumes in line with recent quarterly averages; software still the leading sector in terms of number of transactions

19 Jul 2019

Alphabet is trimming down its portfolio - but only after sustained growth  

The tech giant saw a steep drop in the number of US patents granted in 2018 after having spent years building its portfolio organically and through strategic acquisitions

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19 Jul
2019

Recent Oppo deal with Ericsson underlines appeal of Indian patents to Chinese buyers

Chinese smartphone vendors have filed hundreds of patent applications in India, but grants are slow in coming so far. Third party transactions can help bridge the gap as litigation continues to be a concern Read more

18 Jul
2019

France Brevets puts pair of portfolios up for sale - including a set of 5G assets

Both packages were developed by French research institutes with close support from the sovereign patent fund Read more

18 Jul
2019

Federal Circuit decision shows door not shut on infringement claims under the doctrine of equivalents in ANDA cases

Ruling in UCB v Watson Laboratories provides important strategic guidance on the doctrine for both patent prosecutors and litigators Read more

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17 Jul 2019

Despite huge potential, patent operations at Chinese universities lag international standards

Technology transfer and commercialisation are buzzwords in China and attract more attention everyday. But before widespread IP-based private-public partnerships develop, there are significant systemic hurdles to overcome 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

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

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18 Jul 2019

Biometric patent conflict escalates in China

Shenzhen-based Goodix supplies more fingerprint sensors to more phones than any other company. But it is now litigating with two of its biggest rivals in Chinese courts Read more

16 Jul 2019

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 Read more

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 Read more

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 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

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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