The last seven days on IAM ...

This week IAM broke the news of a major consolidation of power in China: the merger of the country’s patent and trademark offices into an entity that will  play a pivotal role in enforcement and anti-trust, too. We also revealed details of a significant departure at speaker company Sonos; and we argued patent data indicates that Brexit may not be the unalloyed trading triumph for the UK that some claim it will be.

Links to all pieces published over the last seven days …

SIPO to take over trademark duties in major consolidation of IP authority in China – agency will also cover antitrust

Former Microsoft and IBM licensing heavyweight makes a sudden exit from Sonos

With a year to go before Brexit, swashbuckling, buccaneering Britain has a patent problem

Examining Dropbox’s patent strategy in the run-up to its IPO: exclusive data analysis

Of the big Supreme Court patent cases the wait for a decision in Oil States is one of the longest

Transfers from ZTE and Panasonic are the latest involving a new Delaware firm with strong links to Transpacific IP

Mohawk Restasis deal could backfire on all pharma patent holders, not just Allergan

New JPO document on SEPs is a far cry from past controversial proposals, patent owners say

After blockbuster Symantec payout the question for Finjan is where it goes next

India seeks to re-vamp patent working form, but rights owners are sceptical of the whole endeavour

Debunking an IPR myth - reviews have a nominal impact on the overall cost of litigation

New study reveals what kinds of patents win at IPR. It’s good news for biotech, bad news for semiconductors

Southeast Asian markets hold opportunities for tech transfer and licensing, but don't count on quick wins

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