IBM IP chief stepping down; SEP/FRAND suits in Indonesia; sustainability challenges; EC licensing proposal; UKIPO CEO interview; plus much more

Everything we covered on IAM over the last seven days – and all you need to know from the global IP market to set yourself up for the start of another busy week

MONDAY 03 April

Interview: IBM’s IP monetisation guru Bill LaFontaine steps down after 33-year career. Read more here

Data dive: The top US patent jury verdicts of 2023’s first quarter. Read more here

TUESDAY 04 April

Design filings soar in India as government seeks to bolster global position. Read more here

Nokia’s Oppo/Vivo lawsuits were a false start for Indonesian SEP/FRAND litigation. Read more here


Long read: Scaling green innovation – new IP challenges in the sustainability transition. Read more here

Walking the tightrope between infringement notice and declaratory judgment risk. Read more here

DG GROW seeks to replace established FRAND valuation and licensing practices with top-down rate setting. Read more here


EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal confirms use of post-published data to support inventive step. Read more here

Weekly column: How the EC’s SEP licensing regulation will harm SMEs. Read more here

Ericsson win in India cements country as a go-to SEP litigation venue. Read more here

FRIDAY 07 April

Interview: SEP/FRAND policy is about finding the middle ground, says UKIPO CEO. Read more here

Patent litigation’s uncertain intersection between venue and alternative service of process. Read more here


Opinion: The EU is worryingly ambivalent about IP. Read more here

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