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LOT passes a major milestone in members with Visa, Disney and Caterpillar signing up

CEO: the PAE problem is only going to increase as patent strength revives under Iancu; get ready for more expansion and the era of “LOT-plus”, with SEPs a focus

LOT passes a major milestone in members with Visa, Disney and Caterpillar signing up
8 Nov 2019

A snapshot of the global patent landscape in eight charts  

A recently issued WIPO report based on multiple data points sheds light on the state of play in worldwide patenting activity

6 Nov 2019

New report reveals why SMEs want patents and the opportunities they bring

Study released by the European Patent Office sheds light on the growing sophistication of smaller businesses seeking protection for their inventions

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6 Nov 2019

Chinese patents surviving validity challenges in greater numbers

Invention patents had a coin flip chance of full invalidation by CNIPA over the past decade, but the past three years show a higher survival rate Read more

1 Nov 2019

Tencent’s IP strategy: business plays, partnerships and open source

The Chinese internet giant has hardly made a dent in the secondary patent market but has over 700 investments under its belt including stakes in Tesla and Epic Games Read more

31 Oct 2019

IAM honours Asia’s IP leaders

The winners of our annual Asia IP Elite awards for the teams, deal and individual of the year were revealed before a sold-out crowd at IPBC Asia 2019 Read more

26 Oct 2019

Japan is the unheralded centre of Asia’s patent market

Long-term filing declines and a staid litigation environment mask the fact that the patent strategies pursued by the country’s elite companies are becoming more aggressive and dynamic Read more

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17 Oct 2019

All eyes on London with globally-important FRAND appeals set for next week

The UK Supreme Court next week will be the first top court in any jurisdiction to consider the enforcement of SEPs subject to a global FRAND licensing undertaking. SEP holders and licensees will be watching closely Read more

11 Oct 2019

Data reveals strong growth in the number of female inventors, but there is still a long way to go

A report by the UK IP Office finds more women named on patents than ever before – but also that they remain woefully under-represented. We present the top takeaways from a very timely study Read more

28 Sep 2019

The US is gifting 5G patent leadership to others

Policy confusion and problematic court decisions mean that the shape of the IP landscape in this pivotal technology is being determined elsewhere Read more

12 Sep 2019

The Boston Manifesto - why IP needs more women and how to make it happen 

The IP world, particularly in the field of patents, continues to be dominated by men. A group of senior professionals from all parts of the IP ecosystem came together before this year's IPBC in Boston to discuss ways to encourage greater diversity and to produce recommendations to achieve it   Read more

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25 Oct 2019

Intel faces multi-pronged injunction threat in China, antitrust suit reveals

Fortress-owned vehicle monetising NXP rights has brought multiple Chinese suits as part of its pressure campaign on the US chipmaker Read more

24 Oct 2019

Latest statistics show foreign firms win in high numbers at Beijing IP Court

Numbers also show that damages are rising. But litigation statistics only tell part of the story on plaintiff success. Read more

23 Oct 2019

IBM patent transaction puts Indian IT firm on par with rivals

Around 200 patents change hands as Big Blue selloff continues and a new HCL IP executive strikes first known deal Read more

16 Oct 2019

WIPO report: US patent filings dip for first time since 2009

The number of grants also drops while UK sees worrying fall in applications; but study has good news for EPO President Campinos Read more

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30 Aug 2019

IP market news highlights

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