Computers & Software

The impact of Covid-19 will be felt across the global IP market

The race to patent a treatment for coronavirus in China is heating up, but its spread could be the story that affects every other story in tech this year

The impact of Covid-19 will be felt across the global IP market
14 Feb 2020

Help to choose the IP Hall of Fame inductees for 2020

Nominate someone who deserves recognition for their outstanding, long-term contribution to the IP world

14 Feb 2020

It’s a tight race for autonomous driving patent leadership

New analysis gives unparalleled insight into the key players in self-drive technologies and shows Waymo, Toyota, GM and Ford vying for top spot

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14 Feb 2020

In surprise reversal, Indonesia to scrap patent working requirement

Sweeping economic reform package backed by president Jokowi will deliver a big win for patent owners in Southeast Asia’s biggest market Read more

13 Feb 2020

Slack the latest tech company to pick up former Yahoo! assets

As parent company winds itself up, Excalibur IP keeps doing deals - although big syndicated transaction remains elusive Read more

13 Feb 2020

TSMC surge fuels increase in patenting by Taiwanese companies

Alibaba continues to outpace semiconductor players as the biggest patent filer from outside the island Read more

12 Feb 2020

US play for Nokia or Ericsson no long-term 5G solution, says Qualcomm engineering chief

Speaking at an event in Washington DC, Susie Armstrong claims that if policymakers want to help they should support a strong IP system and clarify rules on American participation in standards setting Read more

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12 Feb 2020

Cause for concern in German patent reform proposals

Changes to the injunctive relief regime suggested by the Ministry of Justice in a recent discussion paper could significantly weaken IP owners’ rights Read more

10 Feb 2020

The six big ways the US and Europe differ on software patents

With approaches to computer-implemented inventions varying on either side of the Atlantic, there are a series of key distinctions that applicants should be aware of Read more

8 Feb 2020

The inconvenient truth is that the West gifted China its 5G leadership

A lack of foresight and a complete absence of joined up thinking in both the US and Europe have handed Huawei and others huge advantages in a technology space that is set to change the world Read more

30 Jan 2020

Global IP Awards winners for 2020 named in London

Law and attorney firms from around the world recognised for their outstanding work in litigation, prosecution and transactions during 2019 Read more

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12 Feb 2020

Patent transfer sets stage for possible Ant Financial IPO

Assets assigned to the Alipay operator financed Alibaba’s purchase of a 33% stake in what could be one of the biggest Asian listings ever Read more

11 Feb 2020

Former Ford IP supremo Bill Coughlin on the end of the “age of unreasonableness” in auto

Speaking exclusively to IAM, the new CEO of law firm Harness Dickey advocates revisiting US royalty rate case law, while hailing a new Toyota licensing initiative as a big step   Read more

11 Feb 2020

Toshiba patent disposals continue with Toyota deal

Transaction comes shortly after former Toshiba patents appeared in US NPE litigation against Fiat Chrysler Read more

10 Feb 2020

“Aggregate licensees, don’t do other stuff” - why it’s Dan McCurdy’s RPX now

With the sale of e-discovery business, Microsoft back on board and a drop in patent sales, defensive operator’s CEO has put his stamp on the business Read more

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29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

30 Aug 2019

IP market news highlights

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

1 Apr 2019

IP market news highlights

The big stories from the IAM platform in February and March. Read more

1 Apr 2019

Even as the storm clouds gather, Huawei’s enviable IP position means that it cannot be ignored in 5G

Storm clouds are gathering over the most talked about company in the telecoms sector but as we embark on a new era of mobile technology, Huawei still enjoys a number of notable advantages. Read more