Chemicals

Why CNIPA could be the go-to venue for Chinese patent linkage plaintiffs

Pharma patentees face difficult choices under the country’s new early dispute resolution framework

Why CNIPA could be the go-to venue for Chinese patent linkage plaintiffs
Generics are the winners as CAFC doubles down on strict Hatch-Waxman venue selection criteria
9 Nov 2021

Generics are the winners as CAFC doubles down on strict Hatch-Waxman venue selection criteria

A decision handed down last Friday against Celgene elaborates on the rules set out in the landmark Valeant case and makes life tough for pharma patent owners

European plausibility uncertainties could be cleared up by new Enlarged Board of Appeal referral
4 Nov 2021

European plausibility uncertainties could be cleared up by new Enlarged Board of Appeal referral

The EPO is seeking clarity on a crucial question facing patentees, but not everyone is sure that a recent referral is the best vehicle

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28 Oct 2021

China to let foreign patent agencies set up representative offices

Prosecution firms will be able to advise local clients on overseas filings and IP risks, but Chinese patent practice will remain out-of-bounds Read more

25 Oct 2021

Oppo, Huawei were most prolific patent challengers in China last year

Exclusive invalidation statistics from IncoPat show the busiest companies on the offensive and the defensive at the CNIPA Read more

14 Oct 2021

How a new business strategy at GlobalFoundries has affected its push for patents

The semiconductor company is taking a narrower approach to both R&D and IP procurement as it focuses on the foundry market Read more

16 Sep 2021

CAFC decision highlights continued danger of inequitable conduct rulings

The Federal Circuit’s judgment in a recent pharma patent case is a stark reminder that IP professionals must remain vigilant Read more

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25 Aug 2021

IAM parent company acquires market-leading US patent litigation data and analytics firm

Austin-based Docket Navigator - which also covers trademarks, antitrust and other practice areas - becomes a Law Business Research company Read more

15 Feb 2021

Uptrend in oppositions could spell costly delays for Indian patent applicants

Practitioners say greater attention to detail during the prosecution process can head off frivolous challenges Read more

15 Dec 2020

East Asian giants leave their stamp on the IP market

IAM reveals the Asia IP Elite members for 2020 from two dynamic high-tech jurisdictions: South Korea and Taiwan Read more

14 Dec 2020

The Asia IP Elite – a shared commitment to excellence across very different markets

IAM reveals the top in-house IP teams from India, Southeast Asia and Australasia Read more

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10 Sep 2021

With little overseas patent footprint, a Chinese battery champion faces its first litigation

A Zhuhai company that has grown to be the world’s second largest supplier of laptop and tablet batteries faces new US patent claims as it prepares to go public Read more

3 Sep 2021

Bolsonaro vetoes Brazil’s first-of-a-kind compulsory tech transfer law

The president’s rejection of forced know-how licensing will now be reviewed by the country’s Congress, but a new patent suspension regime is set to come into force Read more

27 Aug 2021

As solar patent war rolls on, Chinese panel leader says it has seen off biggest threats

JinKo Solar explains how a Sino-Korean patent battle has played out so far, revealing big differences in US and German results Read more

20 Aug 2021

Legal challenges to the PTAB’s NHK-Fintiv discretionary denial regime mount

Life sciences companies are among those leading the way in going to court to get the current rules struck down 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