Although conditions are tough, the brokered patent market remains viable and robust; and while prices may have bottomed out, new buying opportunities are emergingKent Richardson , Erik Oliver and Michael Costa
Laura Quatela has held a succession of market-defining positions in the IP field. As she embarks on perhaps her most exciting role yet, she outlines how she got where she is today and where she is going next
Southeast Asia presents a wealth of technology investment and commercialisation opportunities. However, the fact that its IP infrastructure is still developing means that novel approaches are needed
US software patent eligibility may not be the nightmare that some claim, with recent Federal Circuit decisions fleshing out the Supreme Court’s pivotal ruling in Alice
Both the US Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office are strongly committed to issuing high-quality patent assets, and have strengths as well as weaknesses that need addressing
A huge market and a pro-patent owner system are fuelling an increase in patent litigation in China. Whether up against a local firm or a global non-practising entity, accused infringers need to be prepared for any scenario
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s approach to trade secrets goes far beyond IP protection to create value through enhanced competitiveness.
Under threat from investors and generic rivals, pharma and biotech have become staunch opponents of the inter partes review regime. However, as they push for reform, they face a stiff challenge from the US Patent and Trademark Office and Congress
Japanese companies are increasingly changing their approach to patents. But will the patent system change with them?
The payment of patent annuities is an important part of ensuring that a valuable IP portfolio is primed for monetisation
Donald Trump said nothing about patents during his election campaign. At a conference in Washington DC this November, the task of working out what his administration might herald began in earnest
A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past …
The decision by UK voters to leave the European Union has thrown plans for the Unified Patent Court into chaos. Specialists from three top European law firms discuss what is likely to happen now, as well as other key issues
A selection of key IP facts and figures, as reported by IAM and other sources