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Inside the patent portfolio Ericsson gets as part of its $6 billion Vonage acquisition

While not great in number, the incoming IP is of good quality and will boost the Swedish company’s presence in key areas such as security, machine learning and wired networks

Inside the patent portfolio Ericsson gets as part of its $6 billion Vonage acquisition
Balance and clarity are the top US policy priorities for patent leaders
25 Nov 2021

Balance and clarity are the top US policy priorities for patent leaders

On the sidelines of IPBC Global last week, IP executives from Xperi, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Valo Health and Aon IP Solutions identified what they see as the most pressing issues

Pfizer acts quickly to tackle alleged covid-19 vaccine trade secrets misappropriation
25 Nov 2021

Pfizer acts quickly to tackle alleged covid-19 vaccine trade secrets misappropriation

With strong policies in place to protect confidential information, the company was able to take swift action against an employee after becoming aware of suspicious activity

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25 Nov 2021

Latest patent sale by Chinese lab shows hot demand for 5G assets

Research outfit Shanghai Langbo has found customers among both operating companies and licensing firms for its recent patent output Read more

24 Nov 2021

How to deal with China's new crackdown on bad-faith patent filings and other examination changes

The Long Read: New guidelines in the works at the CNIPA will continue the fight against 'irregular' applications, make utility models harder to get and heighten the risk of litigation in the software space, write Aaron Wininger of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, PA and Austin Chang of Beijing East IP Read more

24 Nov 2021

Hyundai Motor bolsters portfolio in patent assignment deal with AT&T

Korean automaker acquires dozens of assets in areas including drone technology and speech processing Read more

23 Nov 2021

Corporate IP heads reveal invention harvesting tricks of the trade

Leaders from Johnson Controls, JUUL Labs, Valo Health and IBM discuss tried-and-true methods of capturing innovation, as well as lessons learned from the pandemic Read more

23 Nov 2021

All the highlights from the biggest trademark event of the year

The INTA annual meeting took place last week in a virtual format and at three in-person events in the US and Europe Read more

23 Nov 2021

Novo Nordisk’s $3.3 billion Dicerna purchase shows booming RNA IP market

Danish company makes its biggest-ever acquisition in an area where demand for assets is growing rapidly Read more

23 Nov 2021

Groundbreaking open-source rulings could mean big changes for China’s software industry

Recent copyright infringement judgments in Shenzhen and Guangzhou could upend common practices for commercial software developers Read more

22 Nov 2021

US patent system due for a mid-course correction, says IBM's IP business head

Bill LaFontaine says the current challenging licensing environment stems not only from legal and policy factors, but also from a widespread cultural shift that has normalised infringement Read more

22 Nov 2021

Chinese law should do more to encourage joint patent licensing, says adviser to country's IP courts

Professor Cui Guobin says that both patent owners and implementers want greater clarity around pools and antitrust law Read more

20 Nov 2021

The IP story to engage the c-suite is there, but it takes bravery to tell it

Saturday Opinion: After a highly successful IPBC in Seattle earlier this week, it is clear that there has never been a better time to take the value creation gospel to the boardroom Read more

19 Nov 2021

Why CNIPA could be the go-to venue for Chinese patent linkage plaintiffs

Pharma patentees face difficult choices under the country’s new early dispute resolution framework Read more

19 Nov 2021

The global patent landscape in nine charts

The top takeaways from WIPO’s latest World Intellectual Property Indicators report Read more

19 Nov 2021

Recent lawsuits show urgency of Peloton’s efforts to bulk up its patent portfolio

Maker of high-end exercise equipment sues two rivals just days after new patent grant – the company has used M&A and new filings to boost its holdings dramatically over the last year Read more

18 Nov 2021

How Aon helps lenders and borrowers manage risk in IP-backed deals

Brian Hinman, chief commercial officer at Aon IP Solutions, tells IAM how the group facilitates IP-backed funding deals centred on high-quality assets Read more

18 Nov 2021

Nobel laureate’s troubles are a cautionary tale about the importance of university tech-transfer support

Tasuku Honjo’s recent patent battles highlight the potential IP dangers of academic collaborations Read more

17 Nov 2021

Assignments show Western Digital is the seller in WiLAN’s latest chip patent acquisition

San Jose company transfers semiconductor rights to an affiliate of the Canadian NPE that's litigating against Micron Read more

17 Nov 2021

Chinese patent litigation data: what it tells us and what it doesn’t

The Long Read: Exclusive analysis from Rouse and Berkeley Law’s Mark Cohen suggests that the country's courts publish only around half of the judgments that they hand down, often months after the fact. But the information that is available still has strategic value if you know what to look out for Read more

17 Nov 2021

IPBC Global ends with questions about IP in the boardroom at the top of the agenda

The final day of this year’s event in Seattle saw some of the market’s biggest names explain how to get the attention of the c-suite Read more

16 Nov 2021

Patent suits decline in Dusseldorf and Mannheim, but Munich’s docket is on the rise

Germany is Europe’s biggest and most active litigation forum, but subtle differences in case law and proceedings mean that plaintiffs have important choices to make about where to file their suits Read more

16 Nov 2021

Four things to watch as China’s first patent linkage litigation is filed

Beijing IP Court lawsuit launched by Japan’s Chugai Pharmaceutical will be inaugural test of the new system, and possible procedural issues are already appearing Read more

16 Nov 2021

Semiconductors, FRAND, diversity and danger – Day Two of IPBC Global 2021

Highlights from the plenaries, breakouts and networking sessions as the world’s premier IP business event continues in Seattle Read more

15 Nov 2021

Judge rejects latest attack on PTAB discretionary denials, but other challenges loom

The fierce battle over the NHK-Fintiv rule could become a key question for the Biden Administration’s USPTO director nominee Read more

15 Nov 2021

Xperi highlights recent China deal as it seeks to "re-establish" its chip licensing business

Licence pact with Yangtze Memory heralds new applications for a technology that’s core to the company’s semiconductor holdings Read more

15 Nov 2021

IPBC Global kicks off at a time when private equity money is pouring into the IP market

Delegates talk big ticket investments and speculate on Kathi Vidal’s USPTO Director confirmation hearing in the Senate Read more

13 Nov 2021

A balanced FRAND approach is in China’s best interests

Saturday Opinion: Country must avoid pitfalls if it is to achieve its goal of wielding greater influence on global SEP issues, argues IAM China editor Bing Zhao Read more

12 Nov 2021

A multi-million-dollar patent damages win for J&J in China is good news for foreign rights holders

US company’s subsidiary secures major award against a local infringer at the Supreme People’s Court Read more

12 Nov 2021

IP data analytics providers still struggling to find tools that work for a changing world

A rise in less experienced users of their services has required platforms to design products that speak to the needs of two very different types of consumers Read more

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