UPC start date clarity; Teva competition law accusations; poor trade secret management; Fintiv denials decline; Nokia’s patent opportunity drive; 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

Building institutional excellence by making your IP team ‘beloved’ by R&D. Read more here

MONDAY 10 October

Some much-needed clarity arrived about Europe’s Unified Patent Court when the date on which the new regime is planned to come into being was said: 1 April 2023. Read more here

A data dive showed Amgen’s unique pharma patent litigation strategy is securing good results. Read more here

TUESDAY 11 October

INTA’s CEO revealed there will be a ‘stronger patent focus’ at the trademark association's upcoming annual meeting in Singapore. Read more here

The European Commission accused Teva of breaching EU antitrust rules with its Copaxone patent strategy in a Brussels enforcement first. Read more here

US patent owners should welcome a recent ruling giving helpful guidance on defeating early-filed Section 101 patent subject matter eligibility challenges. Read more here

WEDNESDAY 12 October

Early-stage companies must plan ahead and develop their IP portfolios for long-term success in future litigation. Read more here

Qualcomm seeks focus on patent quality over quantity to power US in global tech race. Read more here

THURSDAY 13 October

A report by the European Commission suggested that trade secret management may be lagging behind the commercial and technological curve. Read more here

In the first full quarter after USPTO Director Kathi Vidal placed limits on Fintiv discretionary denials, use of these institution rejections is on the decline. Read more here

Germany leads the pack in filing climate change mitigation technology patent applications, accounting for 41.7% of the total volume filed by EU applicants between 2015 and 2019. Read more here

FRIDAY 14 October

Canon’s IP head talks to IAM about pivoting patent portfolios to emerging technologies and handling geopolitical tensions. Read more here

Having been quick out of the blocks, Nokia’s New Segments team is targeting a slew of major patent opportunities. Read more here

An explosion in banking innovation sees move to collaboration and partnerships. Read more here

SATURDAY 15 October

How to add value to your portfolio and ‘mind the constructive notice gap’ using virtual patent marking tools. Read more here

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