Spotify asset mapping; China patent volumes; Panasonic IP director; ZTE sues Oppo; former PTAB judge interview; plus much more

Spotify asset mapping; China patent volumes; Panasonic IP director; ZTE sues Oppo; former PTAB judge 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

The Long Read

A ‘brand’ new approach to intellectual asset mapping at Spotify - an updated framework allows for renewed understanding of how a broad array of potential assets can drive value. Read more here

MONDAY 21 November

Legal IP experts weigh in on how AI is transforming work practices. Read more here

Analog Devices Inc and Advanced Micro Devices mutually agreed to resolve patent litigation that has embroiled them since 2019. We took a closer look at their litigation track records. Read more here

TUESDAY 22 November

WIPO data showed an astonishing increase in the number of patent applications made in China or by Chinese inventors however change looks to be inevitable. Read more here

AbbVie’s Imbruvica victory at the US Federal Circuit has added to its Humira successes. Read more here

As GE Licensing reaches the 10-year anniversary of a programme that revolutionised colour on TVs, executives reflect on strategic choices and lessons. Read more here

WEDNESDAY 23 November

“Conventional business and IP frameworks and ideas are no longer applicable. Business and IP activities must change,” Yoshiaki Tokuda, Director of the IP department at Panasonic, told IAM. Read more here

EPO cements ‘new normal’ with permanent move to videoconferencing although long-term use by Boards of Appeal less certain. Read more here

THURSDAY 24 November

Design patent enforcers must mind procedural requirements for injunctive relief in US. Read more here

Nokia suffered a setback in India, where an application for interim payments from Oppo was rejected, but an imminent interim injunction decision will be more important for the parties. Read more here

The Unified Patent Court could be a global gamechanger but there are some key developments to look for when deciding whether it has actually become one. Read more here

FRIDAY 25 November

“Talented professionals don’t need marble or glass surroundings” – inside IP experts’ post-pandemic working practices. Read more here

ZTE sues Oppo in China as licensing push gains momentum. Read more here

Former PTAB judges endorses Kathi Vidal’s use of director review in an interview with IAM. Read more here

SATURDAY 26 November

The US Supreme Court decision to review Amgen v Sanofi is based on a false dichotomy, writes Charles R Macedo, Darren Haber, Yangfan Xu and Gary J Gershik of Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP. Read more here

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