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Large IP platform feels the heat as China scrutinises patent services

According to a recent media report, helping companies game subsidies became big business for a self-described unicorn of the IP space

20 April 2021

European Super League could face domain and trademark issues as backlash to football revolution grows

Analysis by the team at IAM's sister publication World Trademark Review finds the 12 clubs involved are IP-savvy, but vulnerable to brand risk

19 April 2021

How India can chart a course to IP leadership

Top voices from industry and private practice reckon with the strengths and weaknesses of country’s IP environment

15 April 2021

How mapping IP and other intangibles can drive business value

The long read: Charting the value of intellectual assets can be difficult, writes Deloitte's Tim Heberden, but there are ways of showing their role as the drivers of revenue, efficiency and risk, and even in locating the value flows between them

14 April 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

31 March 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

24 March 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

23 March 2021

Unified Patents moves into brands to take on online infringers for SMEs

“Fundamentally we troll counterfeiters on behalf of companies,” says COO Shawn Ambwani

05 March 2021

Japan records 6% decline in patent filings for 2020

Preliminary figures also show a drop in PCT filings naming JPO as the receiving office

01 March 2021

Africa’s mobile phone king ramps up IP filings

Shenzhen-based Transsion has dedicated more resources to patents since its 2019 IPO, but still lags far behind rivals

19 February 2021

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