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Top EPO opposition firms by technical areas of specialisation revealed

Detailed analysis of representatives shows that while some tend to specialise in certain technologies, others act across a wider range of IPC sections

Top EPO opposition firms by technical areas of specialisation revealed
Big Tech is on notice in China, too
10 Nov 2020

Big Tech is on notice in China, too

New rules for the internet sector call out long-standing business practices and look at data, technology and IP ownership

Strategic IP management can preserve Taiwan’s tech leadership, minister says
9 Oct 2020

Strategic IP management can preserve Taiwan’s tech leadership, minister says

Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-Hua tells IPBC Taiwan attendees that a robust IP environment can encourage re-shoring and greater investment in local R&D efforts

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6 Oct 2020

$1.9bn damages verdict against Cisco is the latest in a series of blockbuster wins for US patent owners

So far this year, there have been nine awards of over $100 million handed down by district courts - that's more than the number for 2017, 2018 and 2019 combined Read more

17 Sep 2020

Back from the dead? Banks and retail groups make last-minute push to resuscitate covered business method reviews

PTAB process ended earlier this week but efforts to extend programme comes as influential banking group eyes “broader conversation about patents” in next Congress Read more

16 Sep 2020

Covid-induced changes are here to stay, Campinos and Iancu agree

Speaking during IPBC Connect plenary session, the EPO and USPTO leaders say there is no going back to the old ways and warn of decreased user engagement caused by the pandemic Read more

15 Sep 2020

Confronting critical challenges, Taiwan’s tech companies must find a way to create patent value

IAM speaks with IP leaders from Foxconn, AU Optronics and others ahead of IPBC Taiwan next week Read more

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12 Sep 2020

It’s the PTAB, stupid

Whether the US chooses four more years of Donald Trump or Joe Biden replaces him, big tech's assault on the PTO shows where the patent policy battle lines are being drawn Read more

25 Jul 2020

As IP moves up Canada’s national agenda, other countries should follow suit

Trio of initiatives shows the country means business and the risk of a global economic downturn means similar moves may also become an important part of recovery plans elsewhere Read more

7 Jul 2020

A patent's journey from IAM Market to Facebook v BlackBerry

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

26 Jun 2020

The era of the mega-NPE is upon us and that wasn't part of Big Tech's plans

Fortress’s offer for Finjan means another PIPCO is set to disappear and confirms that in the IP monetisation business it is now the giants that rule the roost Read more

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14 Sep 2020

Ant Group obtains hundreds of US patent assets from Alibaba

August transfers make clear that the Alipay operator will be a patent power in its own right, inheriting up to one quarter of the e-commerce giant’s US portfolio Read more

11 Sep 2020

Federal Circuit's O’Malley: Supreme Court doesn’t have stomach for another 101 case

In IPBC Connect interview, the CAFC judge also talked about the gutting of injunctive relief in the US and offered her views on recent big ticket European SEP decisions Read more

10 Sep 2020

PTAB filings increase through the summer while new data points to one possible impact of recent reforms

Rise in reviews comes after district court litigation increases in second quarter; digging deep into the numbers shows interesting trend in number of patents challenged at the board Read more

9 Sep 2020

The top 10 takeaways from this year’s Global Innovation Index

The latest edition of the annual WIPO publication reveals that Europe and North America still lead despite rising innovation levels in Asia Read more

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12 Aug 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

12 Aug 2020

As the fallout from covid continues, the two IP superpowers offer different messages

While China cheers an uptick in applications, the USPTO warns of a prolonged downturn Read more

8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more

30 Aug 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform in June and July Read more