Micron/Wi-LAN settlement; WIPO DDG on patent trends; Equifax interview; Optis victory against Apple; AI-generated inventions; 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

Although the UK will not be part of UPC, we explore why it will contain to play a vital role in European litigation. Read more here

MONDAY 24 October

The research process for the 2023 edition of IAM Strategy 300 is underway and we want you to take part. Read more here

Micron Technology announced a settlement with three Wi-LAN subsidiaries after striking many of the asserted patent claims in inter partes reviews and bagging a ruling that limited some damages. Read more here

TUESDAY 25 October

It was success at the USPTO that clinched a premium-price acquisition of $566 million for Aveo Oncology. Read more here

WIPO DDG Lisa Jorgenson gave IAM her insight on women in IP and global patent trends. Read more here

Major IP stakeholders weighed-in on USPTO director reviews, with patent owners urging for limits on director review proceedings. Read more here

WEDNESDAY 26 October

IP Counsel at startup support organisation Engine and Executive Director of the Public Interest Patent Law Institute analyse the benefits of the America Invents Act. Read more here

Equifax’s intellectual property chief spoke to IAM about prioritising time in her small team and collaborating with outside counsel to realise the most value from the company’s IP portfolio. Read more here

THURSDAY 27 October

In an exclusive interview, IPOS chief executive Rena Lee detailed digital innovations in the registry’s services and her ambitions for Singapore as an IP hub. Read more here

Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma agreed to pay $2.9 billion to acquire the remaining 48% of Myovant – a company born out of, and shaped by, smart, creative IP deal-making. Read more here

Six things to watch in Atlantic IP NPE’s upcoming trial against Continental, which will shape the future of claims against General Motors, Nissan Motor, Tesla and Toyota Motor. Read more here

FRIDAY 28 October

An important decision for the future of SEP/FRAND licensing disputes was handed down by the English Court of Appeal in a dispute between Apple and Optis. Read more here

The pursuit of clarity over whether an AI-generated invention can be patented may be headed to SCOTUS. Read more here

Statistics show aspiring patent owners whose hopes were dashed in examination with a Section 101 rejection should think twice before appealing to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Read more here

SATURDAY 29 October

Has Blackberry ‘lost the signal’ again? A series of missteps in the Canadian company’s struggling patent portfolio sale offers a cautionary tale. Read more here

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