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Proposal to waive TRIPS is the latest sign of deepening global IP rifts over covid-19

WHO-backed proposal seeks to suspend key multilateral protections for patents and trade secrets

Proposal to waive TRIPS is the latest sign of deepening global IP rifts over covid-19
Patent moves accompany Denso/Toyota push into chip tech
6 Oct 2020

Patent moves accompany Denso/Toyota push into chip tech

Auto supplier has acquired hundreds of rights from its top client and biggest shareholder as it launches a semiconductor JV and takes over manufacture of key components

Monetisers face validity woes at China’s patent office
5 Oct 2020

Monetisers face validity woes at China’s patent office

A slew of recently published decisions knock out Chinese patents belonging to Fractus, Sharp, Sisvel, Conversant and others

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2 Oct 2020

GE’s pivot away from old energy is mirrored in its patent holdings

The company continues to be a major filer and in-depth data analysis of its IP portfolio shows it is preparing for a new role Read more

2 Oct 2020

Push for discovery system in South Korea meets chip sector opposition

Policymakers want to make the country’s litigation system more attractive, but reports suggest some parts of industry remain sceptical Read more

25 Sep 2020

Why batteries are a key technology to watch in China

Litigation activity is already intensifying in the field, and recent data shows Chinese firms lag badly in patent applications Read more

24 Sep 2020

Chinese EV makers get serious about patents

Startups that have listed in the US and China look more like Tesla than Nikola from an IP portfolio perspective Read more

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12 Sep 2020

It’s the PTAB, stupid

Whether the US chooses four more years of Donald Trump or Joe Biden replaces him, big tech's assault on the PTO shows where the patent policy battle lines are being drawn Read more

7 Jul 2020

A patent's journey from IAM Market to Facebook v BlackBerry

Analysis shows that assets listed on the platform sell at a higher rate than average, while they are also litigated more often Read more

11 Jun 2020

We name the world's top patent lawyers, attorneys, practices and firms

The 2020 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 features in-depth analysis of the markets in 48 key jurisdictions and is based on thousands of submissions, interviews and client references Read more

25 May 2020

Japanese covid-19 patent pledge triples membership, but users must read fine print

Big-name electronics and chemical companies have continued to sign on, but several have taken the opportunity to narrow the terms of the pledge and remind potential infringers that they won’t tolerate abuse Read more

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22 Sep 2020

EPO plant patent decision imperils businesses like ours, says Bayer’s head of IP

Joerg Thomaier tells IAM that the Enlarged Board of Appeal got it wrong in a recent controversial ruling, but says the case is now closed and companies have to learn to live with it Read more

16 Sep 2020

Covid-induced changes are here to stay, Campinos and Iancu agree

Speaking during IPBC Connect plenary session, the EPO and USPTO leaders say there is no going back to the old ways and warn of decreased user engagement caused by the pandemic Read more

11 Sep 2020

Federal Circuit's O’Malley: Supreme Court doesn’t have stomach for another 101 case

In IPBC Connect interview, the CAFC judge also talked about the gutting of injunctive relief in the US and offered her views on recent big ticket European SEP decisions Read more

10 Sep 2020

PTAB filings increase through the summer while new data points to one possible impact of recent reforms

Rise in reviews comes after district court litigation increases in second quarter; digging deep into the numbers shows interesting trend in number of patents challenged at the board 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

1 Apr 2019

IP market news highlights

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