Analysis

A deep dive into global innovation landscape emphasises the need for collaboration

Working together to develop new products is becoming a new business imperative, according to Clarivate’s latest top 100 global innovators report

A deep dive into global innovation landscape emphasises the need for collaboration
19 Feb 2020

Huawei seeks to leverage invalidations in InterDigital dispute

The US-based licensing company faces an onslaught of invalidity actions at China's Patent Office, with about half of the decisions still to come

18 Feb 2020

IPR slump leads to fall in PTAB caseloads for top 20 US law firms

Fish and Sterne Kessler still lead, but both saw reductions in the number of reviews they handled in 2019

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18 Feb 2020

UK Supreme Court case could have big impact on biotech IP strategies

A much-watched dispute over Regeneron transgenic mice patents will affect when and how life sciences innovators seek protection for their increasingly complex inventions Read more

18 Feb 2020

Chinese chipmakers clash over fingerprint recognition tech

A dispute over biometrics continues to ensnare two companies backed by China’s big government chip fund Read more

17 Feb 2020

Irish NPE doubles down on US litigation campaign and continues to add patents

Recent transfer of more than 50 assets from Microchip Technology suggests there might be more litigation on the way from Neodrón   Read more

17 Feb 2020

The keys to securing diagnostic method claims patents in the US

Understanding three significant Federal Circuit rulings – and then following clear procedural advice – could make the difference between success and failure Read more

17 Feb 2020

PTAB decisions may derail Taiwan company’s litigation campaign 

ITRI spinoff CyWee has been “basically bankrupted by some of the largest companies in the world”, according to its counsel in an IPR case Read more

14 Feb 2020

Five keys to successful technology licensing with the not-for-profit community

Huge amounts of innovation in the university and wider research worlds remain untapped but there are some clear tips to follow as companies search for new sources of value Read more

14 Feb 2020

It’s a tight race for autonomous driving patent leadership

New analysis gives unparalleled insight into the key players in self-drive technologies and shows Waymo, Toyota, GM and Ford vying for top spot Read more

14 Feb 2020

In surprise reversal, Indonesia to scrap patent working requirement

Sweeping economic reform package backed by president Jokowi will deliver a big win for patent owners in Southeast Asia’s biggest market Read more

13 Feb 2020

Slack the latest tech company to pick up former Yahoo! assets

As parent company winds itself up, Excalibur IP keeps doing deals - although big syndicated transaction remains elusive Read more

13 Feb 2020

Gilead suffers setback in controversial $1 billion patent dispute with US government

A loss for the Californian company in the high-profile case could lead to a more proactive IP strategy from the federal government Read more

13 Feb 2020

TSMC surge fuels increase in patenting by Taiwanese companies

Alibaba continues to outpace semiconductor players as the biggest patent filer from outside the island Read more

12 Feb 2020

US play for Nokia or Ericsson no long-term 5G solution, says Qualcomm engineering chief

Speaking at an event in Washington DC, Susie Armstrong claims that if policymakers want to help they should support a strong IP system and clarify rules on American participation in standards setting Read more

12 Feb 2020

Patent transfer sets stage for possible Ant Financial IPO

Assets assigned to the Alipay operator financed Alibaba’s purchase of a 33% stake in what could be one of the biggest Asian listings ever Read more

11 Feb 2020

Former Ford IP supremo Bill Coughlin on the end of the “age of unreasonableness” in auto

Speaking exclusively to IAM, the new CEO of law firm Harness Dickey advocates revisiting US royalty rate case law, while hailing a new Toyota licensing initiative as a big step   Read more

11 Feb 2020

Antitrust considerations now a much bigger factor in pharma patent dealmaking

Following recent forced divestments - and with growing political concern about life sciences acquisitions - the signs are that regulators will play a larger role in transactions Read more

11 Feb 2020

Toshiba patent disposals continue with Toyota deal

Transaction comes shortly after former Toshiba patents appeared in US NPE litigation against Fiat Chrysler Read more

10 Feb 2020

“Aggregate licensees, don’t do other stuff” - why it’s Dan McCurdy’s RPX now

With the sale of e-discovery business, Microsoft back on board and a drop in patent sales, defensive operator’s CEO has put his stamp on the business Read more

10 Feb 2020

Gilead downplays Chinese lab’s coronavirus patent

“Too early to discuss” compulsory licensing of remdesivir, US company says as it continues clinical trials of antiviral in Wuhan Read more

7 Feb 2020

Qualcomm and Nokia report licensing numbers in a week to remember for 5G

Chip giant continues to see big uplift after Apple settlement, while Finnish company’s royalty income suggest it is still waiting for significant monetary boost from latest technology Read more

7 Feb 2020

Johnson & Johnson takes the patent lead in medtech innovation

The company has surpassed other healthcare powerhouses and kept Apple and Alphabet at bay, but a robust portfolio does not guarantee smooth sailing Read more

7 Feb 2020

China’s top chip foundry is latest target of US NPE

It is the second time SMIC, said to do one-third of its sales with American customers, will contend with former AMD patents in US courts Read more

6 Feb 2020

Huawei makes good on Verizon lawsuit threat following $1b demand letter

The Chinese telecom is asserting 12 patents against the US carrier in both the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas Read more

5 Feb 2020

How policy and case law are transforming the ITC as a venue for FRAND disputes

Standards essential patent owners now have a clearer and potentially more favourable option for asserting their rights in the US Read more

5 Feb 2020

Why it’s tough to patent quantum computing inventions

There are four primary reasons why applicants – particularly those without extensive R&D backing – struggle to get USPTO approval in this emerging field Read more

4 Feb 2020

CalTech hits big league of patent awards, now comes to the tricky part

Massive award against Apple and Broadcom ranks among top 10 largest victories - but the iPhone maker has a habit of overturning nine-figure judgmentd   Read more

4 Feb 2020

Pharma companies need data strategies more than ever following recent CJEU decisions

Judgments from Europe’s top court rejecting a presumption of confidentiality for clinical study reports submitted for marketing authorisation have significant implications Read more

4 Feb 2020

Indonesian compulsory licensing policy could affect high tech companies

The country has rolled out a new framework for compulsory licensing, including special provisions related to semiconductors Read more

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Brian Napper
Senior Managing Director
San Francisco, United States
FTI Consulting Inc