Corporate IP leaders expect budget cuts; Ex-TiVo CIPO joins IV; Foxconn + Sharp = patent heaven; USPTO deferred exam surge; Biopharma’s big China win; 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 6th July

There are some big wins for the biopharma sector in recently published proposals to amend the Chinese patent law, while significant changes to the damages regime are also envisaged. Read more here

As budgetary constraints become increasingly central to strategic planning, use of the USPTO’s deferred examination programme is surging. Read more here

TUESDAY 7th July

China’s Supreme People’s Court has overturned the invalidation of a patent that featured in a high-profile campaign against Apple several years ago. Read more here 

Analysis shows that assets listed on the IAM Market platform sell at a higher rate than average, while they are also litigated more often. Read more here

It is time to create a database listing information about IP relating to the platform technologies that will be vital in finding treatments for covid-19. Read more here


A carousel of executive moves has seen three of India’s biggest technology firms appoint experienced IP professionals to new roles. Read more here

After several attempts to challenge the constitutionality of PTAB administrative proceedings at the Supreme Court, US patent holders seem to have run out of options. Read more here

An IAM scoop on the UK not being part of the UPC system tops the list of our most-read stories for the first half of 2020, but covid-19 coverage dominates. Read more here


Huawei, Oppo and BOE led the way in a China invention patent surge, with first half applications up year-on-year despite the coronavirus lockdown. Read more here

Arvin Patel, the former chief IP officer of TiVo, is joining Intellectual Ventures as chief operating officer of its Invention Investment Fund. Read more here

Budget cuts are on the cards in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, say senior corporate patent executives in an exclusive IAM survey. Read more here

FRIDAY 10th July

CEO of Chinese R&D lab says deals with Sisvel and Harfang IP will help support business as it prepares to monetise its core patents in the 5G era. Read more here

When Foxconn and Sharp tied the knot in 2016, the union created a patent marriage that could have been made in heaven. Read more here

Following a Federal Circuit decision in a case involving Apple, we may be about to learn a lot more about the relationship between Fortress IP and one of the US’s most litigious NPEs. Read more here

SATURDAY 11th July

WIPO DG Francis Gurry has hit out at media coverage of complaints made against him by his deputy, but the real problem was a total lack of transparency in how the affair was handled. Read more here

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