The key to unlocking Alice - inventor at centre of case on tackling its legacy

The law on patent-eligible subject matter was transformed by the Supreme Court's decision. Five years on, Ian J Shepherd believes there is a way to escape the negative impact of the judgment

The key to unlocking <em>Alice</em> - inventor at centre of case on tackling its legacy
24 May 2019

New subject matter draft bill adds momentum to US patent eligibility reform movement

Proposals seen as way of limiting overly broad grants while also reducing 101’s impact; legislators tee-up series of marathon public hearings for the summer

24 May 2019

Samsung's US patent holding stands untouchable as the biggest in the world

The final section of this year's IAM/ktMINE US Patent 1000 Club confirms the Korean company has a huge lead over IBM when it comes to USPTO granted rights 

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24 May
2019

Business, but not as usual

Our week-long series on the US-China trade dispute concludes, as deal-makers working on the ground say licence transactions and tech transfer are still happening, but big uncertainties remain Read more

23 May
2019

After devastating ruling in FTC case Qualcomm has the legal fight of its life on its hands

The key takeaways after Judge Koh’s decision threatens to undermine chipmaker’s multi-billion dollar licensing business Read more

23 May
2019

The IAM/ktMINE US Patent 1,000 club - part three

The countdown of America's biggest patent holders continues as we unveil those sitting in positions 183 to 92. Entities listed today have portfolios containing at least 2,250 US assets Read more

News

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22 May 2019

The latest developments from this year's INTA meeting

Our final instalment of news, gossip, views and analysis from the world's biggest IP event, now winding down in Boston   Read more

22 May 2019

Next up on Trump's trade war radar: drones and cameras

US authorities are considering Huawei-style export bans targeting Chinese firms including DJI and Hikvision, according to reports. Both have past IP ties with big American tech firms Read more

21 May 2019

All the news from the world's biggest IP event

The annual INTA meeting is now in full swing in Boston, with over 11,000 delegates in attendance. Not surprisingly, there is a lot going on Read more

21 May 2019

Huawei in crisis: what it means for the IP market

Harsh US sanctions are on hold for 90 days, but uncertainty now clouds the whole supply chain. For the company's and China's goal of greater tech self-sufficiency, there is no turning back  Read more

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23 May 2019

China reacts to ‘lose-lose’ trade war escalation

IP owners in China see plenty of uncertainty ahead in no-win scenario of escalating technology tensions Read more

22 May 2019

Part two of our exclusive listing of the US's biggest patent portfolios is revealed

We continue the countdown of this year's IAM/ktMINE US Patent 1,000 Club - comprising every entity that owns 1,000+ active US patents - by naming those who sit in spots 275 to 184 Read more

22 May 2019

Looking to ramp up IP commercialisation in new sectors, Nokia unveils collaboration with GE

Initial stage of relationship will focus on fiber communications technology that can be used in areas such as medtech Read more

22 May 2019

Nobel Laureate loses court battle over immunotherapy patents worth billions

Dana-Farber Institute pledges to license cancer treatment methods more widely after inventorship triumph Read more

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16-18 June
2019
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IPBC Global 2019

The leading gathering of global IP decision makers and thought-leaders returns to Boston! As the fourth industrial revolution gathers pace, IPBC Global’s 2019 programme explores the key IP issues this new era of change and innovation presents for corporate leaders, policy makers, investors, the legal profession and third-party service providers.

Insights

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

30 Jan 2019

IP market news highlights

The big stories from the IAM platform in December and January. Read more

30 Jan 2019

Apple v Qualcomm is the global patent fight for our times

Why Qualcomm’s winning of an injunction in China against Apple is another sign that the patent market is drifting inexorably eastwards. With the country’s answer to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit opening at the start of this year, rights holders have even more reason to turn to Chinese courts. Read more

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