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Senator Tillis: next USPTO head can’t bring the “death squad” back to the agency

In an exclusive interview, the influential US legislator reveals his tier-one IP priorities and explains why Tiffany Cunningham looks like the right CAFC pick

Senator Tillis: next USPTO head can’t bring the “death squad” back to the agency
Legislators tell the White House that IP must move up the to-do list
31 Mar 2021

Legislators tell the White House that IP must move up the to-do list

After letter from Senators Leahy and Tillis telling President Biden to pick up the pace of appointments, Hill source tells IAM that IP needs to be seen as a tier one priority

Korean royalty gap widens as tech giants pay more patent fees
24 Mar 2021

Korean royalty gap widens as tech giants pay more patent fees

Country’s central bank says conglomerates’ patent licensing obligations drove big swing in national balance of IP payments

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23 Mar 2021

Ant Group and Alibaba deploy blockchain for IP trading and enforcement, but patent solutions are further off

Chinese businesses with vast interest in protecting content and brands are turning to distributed ledger technology, and the country’s innovative Internet Courts are very receptive Read more

11 Mar 2021

Taiwan’s Largan walks away from IP fight with record damage award, CEO apology and big ownership stake in rival

Recent PTAB filings, however, suggest that the lens maker’s conflict with US tech company HP continues Read more

5 Mar 2021

Key takeaways from the second year of China’s IP appeals court

High-tech IP disputes in China continue to increase, with more software and antitrust cases reaching the nation’s top appellate body Read more

25 Feb 2021

What life sciences businesses need to know about data commercialisation

A strategy for protecting and exploiting data is now a must for entities involved in healthcare research Read more

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28 Oct 2020

Help us to identify the world's leading IP strategists

The research process for the IAM Strategy 300 2021 is now underway and we are inviting nominations as we decide who should be included Read more

24 Oct 2020

To educate lawyers who change the world, we cannot let this crisis go to waste

As the covid-19 pandemic continues to upend education in the US and beyond, there is an opportunity to create a new normal in how IP is taught, says Megan Carpenter, Dean of the Franklin Pierce School of Law Read more

12 Oct 2020

What world class IP management looks like

On top of high-quality, day-to-day performance in areas such as prosecution, litigation and licensing, there are three essential elements an in-house function requires to be part of the elite Read more

3 Oct 2020

When it comes to tackling gender equality in IP, saying the present is better than the past is not enough

An IPBC Connect discussion among leading women in Asia’s patent professions, focusing on equality between the sexes in the region’s major jurisdictions, showed the way forward – but left one Millennial attendee still wanting more Read more

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17 Feb 2021

How SMEs can use IP to secure success in the new data-fuelled AI paradigm

The long read: Data does not have to be an opportunity just for the biggest players, smaller businesses can also get in on the act – but only if they think carefully about IP strategy Read more

16 Feb 2021

Modi government moves to shutter controversial IP appeals board

Indian finance minister introduces bill in parliament which would see appeals from patent office decisions transferred to High Courts Read more

8 Feb 2021

In search for new USPTO head, diversity is emerging as a major factor

A formal announcement may still be months away, but the jockeying to influence who might become America's next IP chief is in full swing Read more

23 Jan 2021

Rebooting IP engagement with China need not mean giving up ground on key concerns

The patent world functions better when its two most powerful players have a constructive, though competitive, relationship Read more

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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

30 Mar 2012

The 2012 inductees into the IP Hall of Fame

The IP Hall of Fame was established in 2006 to identify
and honour the individuals who have helped to establish
intellectual property as one of the key business assets of the 21 century.

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30 Sep 2011

It’s time for European IP owners to meet the pirate challenge head-on

The Pirate Party’s stunning
success in a key German
election held in September
sets IP owners in Europe a
challenge that they cannot
afford to duck

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6 Apr 2010

There is more IP litigation in China than anywhere else on earth

The IAM blog (www.iamblog.
com) is updated four
or five times a week and
currently has a regular
readership of around 9,000
unique users, who visit the site
an average of three times a
month. In this series, some of
the blog’s most popular posts
are reproduced in the Insight
section of IAM magazine,
along with the responses that
they generated.

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