WIPO report: US patent filings dip for first time since 2009

The number of grants also drops while UK sees worrying fall in applications; but study has good news for EPO President Campinos

WIPO report: US patent filings dip for first time since 2009
16 Oct 2019

Tencent dips back into patent market with third IBM deal

Chinese internet giant faces NPE litigation in the US and upstart Chinese rivals that are getting smart on patents

15 Oct 2019

As PTAB settlement rate ticks up some see evidence of a maturing review system

Data shows both pre- and post-institution agreements at highest levels since 2014 and comes against backdrop of dramatic fall in new IPR filings

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15 Oct
2019

California’s first-of-a-kind reverse payment law is a further obstacle to litigation settlements

Pharma patent litigation settlements involving the transfer of “anything of value” to the generic are now presumed anti-competitive under Golden State law Read more

15 Oct
2019

Manufacturing trends could shift patent focus from China

Samsung, Sony and Google are among the companies who are shifting smartphone production from China to Southeast Asia Read more

14 Oct
2019

A shift in focus at Microsoft sees part of its IP team head for the exit

Licensing specialists are understood to have been most affected in a round of departures which come a year after the company joined LOT Network and OIN Read more

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13 Oct 2019

World’s most valuable portfolios named; Blackberry’s PTAB setback; Female inventor numbers soar; Chinese patent fund mooted; US litigation number rises; 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

12 Oct 2019

China’s IP ascent is not written in stone

Trade war is one reason why the country may end up being less friendly to patent owners than it once promised to be - but it’s not the only one Read more

11 Oct 2019

Data reveals strong growth in the number of female inventors, but there is still a long way to go

A report by the UK IP Office finds more women named on patents than ever before – but also that they remain woefully under-represented. We present the top takeaways from a very timely study Read more

10 Oct 2019

Patent term adjustments in the US are readjusted, again

Two recent Federal Circuit decisions have shed further light on a highly litigated area of biopharma patent law Read more

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14 Oct 2019

Nokia seeks to reset the 5G patent narrative

A recent announcement is the first time that the Finnish company has drawn attention to the release of SEPs and comes after months of stories about Chinese dominance of the technology Read more

14 Oct 2019

India's patent office appeal board paralysed again

Delhi court refuses to extend chairman’s tenure, leaving the body with just one expert on staff and a growing backlog Read more

11 Oct 2019

Patent litigation continues to fall in the US - but perhaps not all companies are noticing

While the number of new cases filed at district courts has declined through the year, analysis from RPX indicates that one key metric was up in the third quarter Read more

11 Oct 2019

Fractus expands litigation campaign to Delhi

European developer of antenna tech opened up a new front against Chinese smartphone companies in India earlier this year. Unlicensed brands have taken over a larger share of India's smartphone market in recent years Read more

Events

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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.

20 November
2019
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IoT IP 2019

IAM’s IoT IP conference will provide a platform for senior IP decision makers across multiple industries to discuss how IP strategies are fundamentally changing to meet the demands of the fourth industrial revolution.

4 December
2019
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IPBC Latin America 2019

In its second year, IAM’s IPBC Latin America heads to São Paulo to showcase and explore winning strategies for managing the IP lifecycle to maximise corporate value. Rights holders from Latin America and beyond will delve into the best practices, enforcement techniques and monetisation options that can be utilised to craft world-class IP management and value creation programmes.

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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