3D printing and IP in a pandemic

As the technology is increasingly being used to manufacture vital supplies a balance can be struck between protecting rights and helping the fight against covid-19

3D printing and IP in a pandemic
Latest litigation data shows NPEs flocking to the US’s hottest patent district
1 Apr 2020

Latest litigation data shows NPEs flocking to the US’s hottest patent district

As Austin continues to grow as a tech centre, West Texas is quickly becoming the venue of choice for those looking to take a shot at Silicon Valley

How covid-19 is impacting US district courts and the PTAB
31 Mar 2020

How covid-19 is impacting US district courts and the PTAB

The ongoing pandemic is having a big impact on patent disputes as litigants adapt to new court directives


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28 Mar 2020

This, too, shall pass ...

The world is hurting, times are tough, but even as they endure pain today IP professionals can look forward to a golden, new dawn Read more

26 Mar 2020

Final call to take part in this year’s IAM benchmarking survey

Help us to identify the key trends currently shaping the global IP market Read more

25 Mar 2020

USPTO launches new diversity platform, but there is still much more for the IP community to do

Hub is designed to foster cooperation among stakeholders and to provide guidance on mentoring next generation of patent creators Read more

25 Mar 2020

Why a patenting decline of between 10% and 20% is on the cards this year

The global Covid-19 pandemic looks set to have a major impact on filings across the world in 2020, with a far steeper fall in applications than was seen in 2009 Read more


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19 Mar 2020

Final call for IP Hall of Fame 2020 nominations

You have until the end of the week to put forward names for consideration Read more

18 Mar 2020

Help us map the latest developments in the global IP market

There’s not long left to answer our annual IP benchmarking survey Read more

14 Mar 2020

The danger COVID-19 presents to biopharma patent owners

If they were to mishandle their response to the coronavirus pandemic, innovative life sciences companies could further polarise opinion on IP protection in the sector Read more

6 Mar 2020

Notice of postponement - IPBC Europe 2020 and IP Risk Management Europe 2020

New dates for both events, which had been scheduled to take place in the last week of March, will be announced as soon as possible Read more


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24 Mar 2020

China’s top battery maker takes aim at upstart rival in new patent suit

Fast-rising CATL has taken business from patent-rich multinational incumbents, and now it’s deploying its own burgeoning portfolio to shore up its domestic position Read more

20 Mar 2020

IBM tops the 2019 dealmaking charts with Global Foundries, Samsung and IV all featuring

Four Big Blue deals among the largest transactions of the year; AST, Pure Storage and a group of NPEs dominate on the buyside Read more

20 Mar 2020

German constitutional court rules country's accession to the UPC illegal

Decision focuses on process not principle, but the political reality is that the project is - for now, at least - dead Read more

19 Mar 2020

Dealmaking broadly flat in 2019 but big drop in number of assets changing hands

Healthcare and pharma sector sees jump in activity in a market that remains dominated by operating companies on the buy and sell sides Read more