Both sides of the standards wars are threatening to destroy our future. It is time to step back from the brink and take action to ensure a standards system fit for the 21st centuryArvin Patel
The US Supreme Court has had a major impact on US patent law during the last decade. From injunctive relief to fee shifting and patent-eligible subject matter, its opinions have reshaped the entire market
Recent developments in the United States – as well as new innovation approaches – call for a complete rethink of the way in which businesses see patents
Technology transfer from Japanese universities and research institutions has been minimal, compared to that in the United States. However, a new initiative looks set to change this
A growing number of countries have specialised IP courts, but their powers are varied and they are organised in different ways
This year’s list of IAM Market Makers reflects the increasing dominance of operating companies in IP deal making and the growing internationalisation of the market
Sovereign patent funds have become key players in the global IP market. However, a shifting economic, legal and political landscape raises questions for the future of this state-backed aggregation model
The growth of China’s innovation economy, with the resulting surge in patent filings, has been a signal event in the IP world. Is the country blazing an unprecedented trail or following in the well-trodden paths of previous East Asian boom economies?
Europe’s major patent offices are often lauded for the quality of the patents that they issue, but is the praise justified?
A selection of key IP facts and figures, as reported by IAM and other sources
A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past …