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Oblon rules roost once more as the US’s top patent prosecution outfit

We reveal which US law firms secured most grants for their clients in 2019 overall and by 10 industry categories, as well as the fastest growers

Oblon rules roost once more as the US’s top patent prosecution outfit
23 Jan 2020

Vivo joins ranks of top Chinese patentees

Homegrown smartphone firm increasingly targeted by licensors has upped its research output in recent years

16 Jan 2020

What IP owners need to know about the US-China trade deal

There are significant gains for branded pharma in the agreement. But in several other areas, China has made commitments it already meets

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10 Jan 2020

Everything you need to know about 2019 US district court patent litigation

Apple top defendant again; Eastern District of Texas loses further ground; and other key stats Read more

10 Jan 2020

South Korea rolls out policy initiatives around IP finance and tech independence

Patent office measures target long-held goal of greater IP activity from the SME sector and less reliance on conglomerates Read more

8 Jan 2020

Increasing scrutiny for patent filing subsidies in China

Last year patent agencies came under scrutiny for gaming the system, and corporate IP managers say they expect tighter auditing in the year to come Read more

21 Dec 2019

New SEP remedies policy statement from US government agencies is good news for licensors  

Position paper from the USPTO, DoJ and NIST opens door - slightly - to possibility of injunctive relief in FRAND-related cases, but a big eBay barrier remains Read more

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5 Dec 2019

The search for the world's leading IP strategists is on

IAM is currently seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for the 2020 edition of the Strategy 300 - our unique guide to the men and women who excel in the creation of IP value Read more

25 Nov 2019

Three hidden issues that could affect your China IP transaction

Cross-border deals face regulatory risks that go beyond IP law Read more

21 Nov 2019

Australian applicants plead for clarity on software patents

At IPBC Australasia in Melbourne, patent owners say more guidance from the patent office would be welcome after courts declined to clarify eligibility rules in a recent decision Read more

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 Read more

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20 Dec 2019

Unified Patents sells majority stake to private equity firm

Defensive player's CEO Kevin Jakel hails milestone that sees Boston-based investor offer significant boost to expansion plans  Read more

20 Dec 2019

Shanghai prosecutors decry “lenient” four-year sentence for patent troll

Verdict focused on forgery rather than timing of assertions with IPOs, but prosecutors wish the court had gone further to punish Li Xingwen Read more

19 Dec 2019

Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt revealed as number one filer for the IAM/ktMINE US Patent Elite

Arlington-based firm acts for more of the companies that own the biggest US portfolios than any other, with Foley & Lardner and Harness Dickey & Pierce rounding out the top three Read more

9 Dec 2019

Examination agreement between Japan and India steers clear of life sciences

The two countries inaugurated a Patent Prosecution Highway scheme last week, but it will be one-way traffic when it comes to pharma rights 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