Hot tech sectors power Korean patent growth in 2020

KIPO says users turned crisis to opportunity, recording a big increase in IP creation

Hot tech sectors power Korean patent growth in 2020
As he exits the USPTO, Iancu has his say on where policy priorities should lie
20 Jan 2021

As he exits the USPTO, Iancu has his say on where policy priorities should lie

Outgoing agency head raises prospects of a national innovation and IP strategy, while also urging a greater focus on the SEP landscape

Japanese industrial giant goes on patent offensive with US lawsuit
20 Jan 2021

Japanese industrial giant goes on patent offensive with US lawsuit

Motor maker Nidec takes action to defend its huge market share in hard drive components

Featured

19 Jan
2021

VVC patents are setting the secondary market on fire

Why IP rights related to the latest video codec are this year’s must-have portfolio additions Read more

19 Jan
2021

Six life sciences IP dealmaking trends to watch out for in 2021

Despite a turbulent 2020 for pharma transactions, it is possible to discern a few patterns for activity in the market this year Read more

19 Jan
2021

After early FRAND litigation efforts in China, KPN targets Xiaomi and others in US courts

Expanded US litigation campaign targets some of the same mobile companies Dutch firm has pursued in China for years Read more

News

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17 Jan 2021

IV and RPX mega deal; Huawei secures BlackBerry IP; China’s patent attorney boom; USPTO grants remain at historic high; Fortress NPE targets tech trio; 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

10 Jan 2021

US patent suits soar; Apple’s 10-year IP buying spree; Inside Samsung’s Wuhan anti-suit injunction; Google and Intel deal; PTAB success rates analysis; 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

9 Jan 2021

Revealed: the email Andrei Iancu sent to USPTO staff on the day the US Capitol was stormed

“I am heartbroken to see this affront to our constitutional electoral process,” the agency’s Director wrote Read more

3 Jan 2021

Ericsson v Samsung explodes into life; Biggest stories of 2020; New IP strategies for biopharma; How to go it alone; Top licensing tips; plus much more

We published a number of pieces over the Christmas and New Year period, here’s a recap for those who were doing other things Read more

Analysis

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18 Jan 2021

Elite US universities come together to break technology licensing “logjam”

A group of 15 leading institutions, led by Columbia, is hoping that a new pool will unlock more value from their patents and help change the mindset of Big Tech Read more

18 Jan 2021

BlackBerry shares surge on Facebook patent settlement despite absence of detail

Canadian company enjoys a stock price spike after long-running dispute comes to an end, but information about the terms of the agreement is almost non-existent Read more

18 Jan 2021

Half of Japanese companies plan to curb patent filings, JPO says

Patent applications yet to follow trademarks and designs in return to pre-covid levels Read more

16 Jan 2021

China needs more patent attorneys, but lowering standards is not the answer

Recent measures that widen the door to the sector raise concerns over quality Read more

Events

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27 January
2021

IAM webinar - Preparing for the IP due diligence checklist of the future for microbiome innovation

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM UTC

Hosted by HGF

27 January
2021

IAM webinar - Looking Beyond the Pandemic

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM UTC

Hosted by McAndrews

27-28 January
2021

IP Risk Management 2021

IP is one of the most important assets a business can own and is increasingly prominent on the corporate agenda. While budgets get tighter and resources scarcer, threats continue to grow. All the while, IP leaders must ensure they are protecting their assets and proactively mitigating the risks surrounding them.

IAM’s IP Risk Management event, live on Zoom on January 27 and 28 2021, will focus on key strategies, best practices and lessons learned for identifying, measuring and mitigating IP risk.

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

IAM’s biggest spring reads Read more

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