Data Analysis

Moderna, Nike and TSMC among pandemic-era outperformers in patent portfolio strength

Innovation metric that’s agnostic to patent quantity highlights diverse group of companies that have put distance between themselves and their competition over the past two years

25 January 2022

Ericsson taps long-time litigation counsel with Vidal ties for Apple battle

Docket Navigator data shows why Swedish telco has once again turned to Tom Melsheimer of Winston & Strawn – who has worked closely with USPTO Director nominee Kathi Vidal for 20 years

24 January 2022

Apple heads into Ericsson clash without long-time in-house litigation chief

Noreen Krall, who served as vice president and chief litigation counsel for more than a decade and helped build the company’s reputation as a fierce courtroom opponent, left Apple in December, IAM has learned

21 January 2022

USPTO reports strong finances despite a fall in patent filings

Increased fees helped the office's budget escape unscathed from a drop in applications, and the agency expects 1.5% growth in patenting this year

19 January 2022

Ten things to know about patent litigation in the Central District of California

Docket Navigator data shows the nation’s fourth-busiest patent venue is less defendant-friendly than its neighbour to the north

17 January 2022

The Western District of Texas is a problem, but not for the reasons you think

Saturday Opinion: the popularity of Judge Alan Albright’s court as a venue for plaintiffs in patent cases comes down to so many of them not feeling they have a fair chance elsewhere

15 January 2022

IBM comes very close to losing its US patent leadership crown

Kyndryl spin-out saw Samsung get within 24 grants of taking the top slot from Big Blue in 2021

13 January 2022

New wave of fitness-related patent litigation driven by booming market and brand concerns

Recent lawsuits involving Nike, Peloton, lululemon and others suggest an explosion in consumer demand for high-tech workout gear is leading to IP conflict

11 January 2022

Why the Illinois Northern District has become a hotbed of design patent injunctions

Lead counsel representing brands Oakley and Ugg explains how design rights help companies pursue copycats that have gotten savvier about trademark use

10 January 2022

Why it’s time to forget the idea of “good” and “bad” patent examiners

But using individual and technology unit allowance rates as the springboard for a prosecution strategy will reap dividends

17 December 2021

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