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The IP dangers in life sciences collaborations and how to avoid them

Partnership agreements are a growing part of the biopharma R&D process, so anticipating potential pitfalls in such arrangements is vital

The IP dangers in life sciences collaborations and how to avoid them
Bolstered by LG SEP acquisition, Japanese patent fund takes on the Nordics
14 Jun 2021

Bolstered by LG SEP acquisition, Japanese patent fund takes on the Nordics

IP Bridge lawsuits against Nokia and Ericsson confirm NPE’s focus on the wireless space

How Roche, Bristol-Myers and Pfizer use M&A to strengthen their patent positions
11 Jun 2021

How Roche, Bristol-Myers and Pfizer use M&A to strengthen their patent positions

The pharmaceutical sector has always been hot on dealmaking and the most active players continue to make serious portfolio gains in terms of volume and quality

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11 Jun 2021

Germany’s automatic injunction regime for patent cases looks set to end

Bundestag vote means the introduction of a proportionately test is almost certain, but in practice that may not mean much change – at least for now Read more

11 Jun 2021

How China views its place in the SEP world

At a conference in China, key judicial figures and licensing executives grapple with the major legal and business questions of the moment Read more

10 Jun 2021

Getting IP and antitrust right is crucial to turbocharging the US innovation economy

The DoJ’s warnings of a change in approach to SEPs raises important questions about the basis for decision-making across the government Read more

10 Jun 2021

Post-Brexit, the UK is poised to become a global biosimilars hotspot

Regulatory developments and changing attitudes at the courts make the country an increasingly attractive jurisdiction in which to launch products Read more

10 Jun 2021

China’s “overly broad” junk patent dragnet could snare legitimate filings

The IPO takes issue with rules proposed by the Chinese patent office to filter out 'abnormal' applications Read more

9 Jun 2021

Research confirms trade secret protection now a major boardroom issue

Multi-jurisdictional survey of over 300 senior executives in six industries identifies cybersecurity and employee leaks as the two major vulnerabilities Read more

9 Jun 2021

What critics get right about forced tech transfer in China – and where they miss the mark

The Long Read: The Chinese IP landscape is much more nuanced and complex than many commentators give it credit for. Dan Prud’homme has spent a number of years in the country observing developments. In an exclusive interview, he debunks various myths and explains why businesses, both domestic and foreign, need to look past lazy and out-of-date stereotypes Read more

9 Jun 2021

Battle over aircraft start-up shows why Chinese investments fuel IP fears

Investors file Delaware lawsuit in bid to block IP deal with Chinese company Read more

8 Jun 2021

Patent dealmaking down in the US during Q1 of 2021

More than half of the assets that were transacted were acquired by NPEs, many of which were active for the first time Read more

8 Jun 2021

US district court trademark filings slump to 10-year low

Data from Lex Machina shows that the drop in the amount of litigation comes after small recoveries in both 2018 and 2019. Overall, though, the picture for the last decade is one of decline Read more

8 Jun 2021

South Korea’s strategic approach to IP sets up key global deals

Agreements around chips and vaccines show that IP-related issues are high on the diplomatic agendas of advanced economies Read more

7 Jun 2021

We’re rethinking our policy on SEPs, says senior DoJ official

Richard Powers, acting head of the department’s AntiTrust Division, provides strongest indication yet that the Delrahim ‘New Madison’ approach is on the way out Read more

7 Jun 2021

China’s big focus on good faith in patents could give defendants new tools

Application clampdown, amendments to the Patent Law and a recent clarification that defendants can recover legal costs all point to focus on abuse of patent system Read more

4 Jun 2021

TiVo secures IPTV patents after auction in which RPX also took part

That both the Xperi subsidiary and the defensive aggregator were involved in bidding for MobiTV’s assets shows the growing importance of the content delivery space to dealmakers Read more

4 Jun 2021

The Nokia and Daimler deal leaves key SEP questions unanswered

Tuesday’s settlement brought an end to the conflict between the two companies, but for the wider auto industry there are still any number of licensing unknowns Read more

4 Jun 2021

Chinese buyer of 10,000+ LED patents from LG Innotek revealed

Newly-created Suzhou Lekin Semiconductor is backed by a well-connected Chinese lighting magnate Read more

3 Jun 2021

Oppo adds over 1,400 patents to portfolio through third-party acquisitions

The Guangdong-based smartphone vendor is a familiar face on the secondary market, using tactical purchases to boost its overseas holdings and strengthen its presence in cellular technologies Read more

3 Jun 2021

Senate IP big hitters propose greater patent ownership transparency

Leahy and Tillis amendment to landmark US Innovation and Competition incentivises rapid recordal of ownership changes with the USPTO Read more

3 Jun 2021

Government review puts specialist IP courts back on the Australian agenda

Report on under-use of the patent system by SMEs concludes a forum for faster and cheaper dispute resolution is needed Read more

2 Jun 2021

Apple, Facebook and Google still have work to do with inventor diversity

The Long Read: The Big Three each have a significant and prolific public record promoting DI&E within their organisations. However, writes Michael Pellegrino, a deep drill into USPTO patent data reveals that they are not yet meeting their ambitions when it comes to those doing the inventing Read more

2 Jun 2021

Zespri asks kiwifruit growers to explore a deal in China to address unauthorised plantings

Co-operative of New Zealand producers warns that plant variety litigation is unlikely to succeed on its own Read more

1 Jun 2021

Xiaomi royalty figures show importance of IP strategy as it grows international footprint

In a banner quarter, company gets off US government blacklist, grows profits, and pays a hefty royalty sum Read more

1 Jun 2021

Australian patent extension pitfalls highlighted by recent decision

Ono Pharmaceutical is the latest in a series of rulings that show the need for caution when seeking all-important extension rights in the country Read more

1 Jun 2021

Nokia and Daimler bring long-running SEP licensing dispute to an end

The pair agree a settlement deal under which the Finnish company receives royalties, while Dusseldorf court referral to the CJEU falls away Read more

31 May 2021

As another major Chinese corporate joins its ranks, OIN approaches an inflection point

The defensive patent community led by Keith Bergelt, that is focused on safeguarding Linux, has been so successful it could now have outgrown the reasons for its establishment Read more

31 May 2021

China's new patent law: the big picture

Changes taking effect this week will strengthen patent rights on balance, but also include measures to tackle abusive litigation Read more

29 May 2021

China's courts deserve a bigger say in global SEP policy

The country’s judges are ready and willing to play a greater role in shaping the world’s licensing landscape, but they must do more to win confidence abroad Read more

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