PTAB reforms latest move by PTO to tackle Board’s “perception problem”  

After proposed change in claim construction standard, new procedures may lessen need for Congressional action 

PTAB reforms latest move by PTO to tackle Board’s “perception problem”  
21 Sep 2018

The world's top IP dealmakers and value creators identified – part two

We reveal who is listed in positions 30 to 21 in this year's IAM Market Makers ranking of the individuals who drive the global IP market.

21 Sep 2018

New firm backed by TCL is latest corporate foray into IP consulting services

Chinese electronics major’s general counsel will chair the new independent service provider. China is still showing strong demand for high-level IP strategy advice.

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20 Sep
2018

Senior monetisation specialist becomes latest experienced figure to depart IV

As patent sell-off continues, exit hands deal-making control to former Dublin-based fund head Read more

20 Sep
2018

At IAM event DOJ antitrust chief throws spotlight back onto SEP licensing

Violating a FRAND commitment should not give rise to an antitrust action under US law Delrahim insists as he looks for balance in debate around patent hold out and hold up. Read more

20 Sep
2018

The rise of biosimilars and the future of healthcare intellectual property

Litigation between rights holders of biologic drugs and producers of biosimilars is set to become an increasingly important part of the life sciences IP landscape Read more

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19 Sep 2018

Smartphone technology – a peek behind the screen

In the wake of Apple’s announcement of three new iPhone models last week, a look at the origins of the technologies that lie behind the devices. Read more

13 Sep 2018

Fortress’s burgeoning IP group adds Tivo patent dealmaker

The hire of Courtney Quish and the closing of an investment fund thought to be close to $1 billion in value adds even more heft to the team headed by Eran Zur Read more

13 Sep 2018

Chinese biotech patents fail to make mark, more litigation for AbbVie, AIDS Heath Foundation appeals to SCOTUS and much more

The August edition of our monthly round-up of the life sciences stories you need to know Read more

12 Sep 2018

DoJ antitrust chief Delrahim headlines IAM’s Patent Licensing in San Francisco next week

Fourth edition of this annual event also boasts high-profile speakers from AT&T, Cisco, Ericsson, Google, Honda, IBM, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics – and many more Read more

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20 Sep 2018

Revealed: the leaders of the global IP market - part one

We begin the countdown of this year’s IAM Market Makers list, which names the elite individuals who drive global patent dealmaking and value creation from their positions inside corporates, NPEs, investment institutions and other entities. Today, positions 40 to 31. Read more

20 Sep 2018

Trade war escalation won’t curb intra-Chinese patent conflict

Chinese drone maker that hit DJI with an ITC complaint is accused of letting the side down, but it says it's putting business considerations first. Read more

18 Sep 2018

Patent groups respond to proposed increases in USPTO fees

Spotlight falls on new patent practitioner levy and big jump in cost of filing IPRs as the agency waits for Congressional action on fee-setting Read more

18 Sep 2018

The Supreme Court’s continuing fascination with patent law

From Oil States to SAS Institute and WesternGeco, the Supreme Court’s most recent term had plenty for patent practitioners to consider. Read more

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13 Sep
2018
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IPBC Japan 2018

Japan remains Asia’s IP powerhouse and IAM is pleased to announce that our bi-annual IPBC dedicated to this influential jurisdiction will return to the Hotel Okura Tokyo on September 13 2018.

18 Sep
2018
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Patent Licensing 2018

As the licensing landscape remains uncertain in many of the world’s major markets, it has never been more important for licensors and licensees to stay up to speed on deal-making best practices and the changing legal and regulatory environments.

25 Oct
2018
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IPBC Australasia 2018

Built on IAM’s extensive relationships within the Australian and NZ IP communities, IPBC Australasia is specifically designed for senior IP executives at the region’s leading corporates, research institutions and governmental agencies, plus emerging companies from across the industry spectrum.

Insights

1 Aug 2018

As the US trade war intensifies, pro-plaintiff China may not be what it seems

A new US NPE with big-money backing has identified China as the place in which to build a major licensing programme. However, recent geopolitical and courtroom developments might give its owners some pause for thought. Read more

1 Aug 2018

Seen and heard

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past … Read more

1 Jun 2018

Supreme Court shakes up the PTAB, while new USPTO head sends strong pro-patent signals

No one expected the Supreme Court to turn the US patent system upside down with Oil States – and it did not. But its SAS judgment issued on the same day could mean some big post-grant changes. Meanwhile, Andrei Iancu is exhibiting pro-patent inclinations Read more

1 Jun 2018

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past …

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