Chemicals

Companies from South Korea and Japan spearhead battery technologies patent rush

LG Chem and Toyota own two of the world’s largest portfolios in the field and as countries prioritise green energy this advantage may well translate into big money

Companies from South Korea and Japan spearhead battery technologies patent rush
Korea’s push for chip independence could draw IP pushback
21 Oct 2020

Korea’s push for chip independence could draw IP pushback

Worries about patent claims from Japanese rivals do not seem to have materialised yet, but trade secrets could be another concern

Proposal to waive TRIPS is the latest sign of deepening global IP rifts over covid-19
20 Oct 2020

Proposal to waive TRIPS is the latest sign of deepening global IP rifts over covid-19

WHO-backed proposal seeks to suspend key multilateral protections for patents and trade secrets

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15 Oct 2020

Despite the praise, there may be less to Moderna’s covid patent pledge than meets the eye

The leading vaccine innovator has won plaudits for its commitment not to enforce its coronavirus-related IP rights against other mRNA inventors Read more

14 Oct 2020

CAFC decision prevents skinny label use, warns dissenting judge

Expect further appeals after majority ruling finds in favour of GSK and makes it easier to prove infringement despite carve outs Read more

8 Oct 2020

The patent system’s social contract has broken down, says IP billionaire Dr Gary Michelson

Spinal surgery pioneer tells IAM that it is important to ensure the US public does not get a rough deal from rights owners Read more

6 Oct 2020

Dividing UPC life sciences division would be a mistake, warns Bracco IP strategy chief

Splitting what should have been the London court’s competencies between Paris and Munich must only be a temporary fix, says Francesco Macchetta Read more

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14 Sep 2020

Changes to Ukraine’s IP laws have major implications for the life sciences

Two recent pieces of legislation have brought the country’s patent system more closely in line with EU rules Read more

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

22 Aug 2020

If Nvidia purchases Arm it will create a processor patent powerhouse

The semiconductor industry is buzzing on the news of a potential tie-up and portfolio analysis shows that there is a lot to be gained from such a move 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

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5 Oct 2020

Arm’s patents will help Nvidia in many of the world’s high-growth industries

The proposed tie-up would significantly improve the US company’s IP cover in a number of key areas – but would not come consequence free Read more

2 Oct 2020

Push for discovery system in South Korea meets chip sector opposition

Policymakers want to make the country’s litigation system more attractive, but reports suggest some parts of industry remain sceptical Read more

1 Oct 2020

AbbVie’s huge Imbruvica patent wall remains standing despite PTAB setback

Drug imitators are facing the challenge of increasingly large IP thickets – and not just in the biologics space Read more

30 Sep 2020

Elite patent owners in electronics sector saw big share price decline in August

The monthly IAM/ktMINE US Patent Elite share tracker finds top IP owners' stock performance falling behind their peers for the first time 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