IAM Issue 101

Licensing 2.0 – licensing platforms for the knowledge economy

As the pace towards a knowledge-driven economy increases, there is an urgent need for holistic licensing solutions that support collaboration

Gustav Brismark and Bowman Heiden

Features

SEPs and the next industrial revolution

Standards are pivotal in telecoms; other sectors need to catch up

Intellectual property on demand

Leading law firms consider how different governments might apply compulsory licensing in response to potential covid-19 breakthroughs

Meet the new faces in the IP Hall of Fame

This year’s inductees share what it takes to become the best of the best

AI-driven start-ups are key to evolution of drug discovery

When it comes to the latest tech, the smaller players have the upper hand

Lessons from the front line of digital manufacturing

A Nordic engineering group with intellectual property front and centre is a shining example of how to get ahead in Industry 4.0

The past and future of standards development and licensing

InterDigital’s retired chief licensing officer reflects on a stellar career in the wireless industry and imparts the best approaches for weathering change

The value of (partially) invalidated patents

There is a longstanding preconception that grants found partially invalid are poor quality – but the data reveals a different story

Applying cryptographic services to intellectual property

With so many offerings, it can be tough for IP players to choose the right one

Reimagining the patent grant process

Issuance of IP rights must be capable of rapid and radical change to keep up with the tech it protects

The best way to value biotech for deal making and investments

Why analysts must look beyond traditional valuation methodologies to an alternative ‘real options’ framework

Asia’s elite navigate the new normal

Although it is business as usual for some in-house IP managers, the true visionaries are already looking for new opportunities

Co-published

Start your engines

Private practice experts explore the patent forces shaping the auto sector

Columns

Facebook campaign highlights the power of brands, but activism is not risk free

An online ad boycott underlines the need for businesses to make social responsibility part of their DNA

Reporting serious allegations made against WIPO director general was not fake news, it was essential

The outgoing WIPO director insists that full transparency should be a key concern of the new head

What the age of mega NPEs really means for the IP world

Fortress’s prospective acquisition of PIPCO Finjan signals that licensing behemoths are rising higher

Insights

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

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July

Data centre

Foxconn and Sharp – a patent strategy marriage made in heaven

Analysis exposes the extent to which Foxconn has slashed its holdings, expanded its tech coverage and monetised assets