Nokia’s big German win; West Texas patent suits surge; Canon assigns OLED assets to Samsung; An IP revolution Down Under; Pfizer’s $12 billion off-patent Mylan deal; 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 29th July

Munich court hands down unprecedented order preventing Continental from applying for a US anti-suit injunction that would stymy Nokia patent litigation in Germany. Read more here 

Lawyers in Korea have requested that IP seized from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries be sold after the company failed to pay compensation to Korean World War 2 forced labour victims. Read more here

TUESDAY 30th July

Patent filings in India are on the rise, according to the latest data, with a surge in applications from domestic entities leading the way. Read more here

Sigma-Aldrich seeks to revive its claims to key CRISPR patents with an audacious move to insert itself into a new interference proceeding involving the Broad and the University of California. Read more here

Semiconductor patent filings have dropped off globally, but the market is expected to rev up soon with companies like Samsung and BOE leading the way. Read more here


A rundown of the IPBC and one-day, subject-specific conferences being organised by IAM on five different continents between October and December. Read more here

THURSDAY 1st August

Canon’s assignment of a portfolio of OLED-related rights to Samsung appears to be a very rare disposal for the Japanese company, which earlier this year did a deal through the LOT Network. Read more here

The annual assessment of the European Patent Office’s performance finds that that satisfaction rates are up, but timeliness remains a problem. Read more here

After $12 billion off-patent Upjohn deal with Mylan, Pfizer CEO Bourla says company is on the hunt for early- and mid-stage oncology assets. Read more here

FRIDAY 2nd August

Executives from Qualcomm and InterDigital explained some of the effects US-China tensions are having on their businesses in earnings calls this week. Huawei also gave an update. Read more here

Incorporations, public listings, acquisitions and mergers have transformed the once staid world of patent law practice in Australia and New Zealand. Read more here

A judge in the Western District of Texas pitched his court as a hub for patent cases and it looks like plaintiffs heard him. Read more here

SATURDAY 3rd August

There were some big life sciences IP stories in July, including news on two separate CRISPR-related patent pools. Here’s IAM’s round-up of all the major developments. Read more here

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