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From time to time, issues of IAM feature management reports that take an in-depth look at a specific industry or practice area. Written by acknowledged experts in the field being covered, these reports are designed as user-friendly briefings that will keep readers up to date with the latest developments and cutting-edge thinking.

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Issue 37

September/October 2009
Issue #37
  • Patent pools in China

    China was initially suspicious of patent pools, viewing them as a threat to national interests. However, there is now a growing appreciation of the importance of joining pools and creating its own technologies, rather than resisting them read more

  • A FRANDly dud – patent smurfs defeated

    A recent German Federal Court of Justice decision on the FRAND defence strikes the perfect balance between the interests of patent owners and those of parties seeking a licence to their technology read more

  • Patent pools in high-tech industries

    Patent pools are the ideal solution wherever an independently administered, one-stop patent licence would be a convenient alternative providing efficient access to core patented technology read more

  • Patent pools in practice

    Patent pools help markets develop and accelerate the adoption of technology standards while saving patent owners time and expense. They can bring order to a chaotic IP landscape read more

Issue 35

May/June 2009
Issue #35

Issue 34

March/April 2009
Issue #34
  • How does your licence agreement address timely issues?

    Licensing deals are negotiated and licensing agreements written in real time. A robust pro forma licence agreement can save hours of transaction time at critical points in a deal read more

  • The Indian version of the Bayh-Dole Act

    A bill that would allow governmentfunded academic institutions to patent their inventions has received a mixed reception. It should result in greater interaction between industry, academia and government, but some fear it does not protect the public interest read more

  • Options available when commercialising university IP

    By implementing a sound and flexible IP management process, universities can spot the technologies most suitable for exploitation and give them a good start in life. For those that do so, there are rich rewards to be reaped read more

  • The truth about business method patents

    Business method patents are still alive and well in the United States. However, the Federal Circuit’s landmark Bilski decision is a reminder that they must meet the “machine-or-transformation” test, like any other process claim. read more

Issue 32

October/November 2008
Issue #32