Energy and natural resources

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

Chinese EV makers get serious about patents
EPO plant patent decision imperils businesses like ours, says Bayer’s head of IP
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

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

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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

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

9 Sep 2020

The top 10 takeaways from this year’s Global Innovation Index

The latest edition of the annual WIPO publication reveals that Europe and North America still lead despite rising innovation levels in Asia Read more

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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

23 May 2020

The coronavirus has ended all hope of US patent eligibility reform

Opponents of stronger laws have seized the opportunity created by the pandemic to build a narrative that will make legislative changes to the 101 regime almost impossible to secure Read more

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8 Sep 2020

LOT and AST announce new patent dealmaking relationship

Tie-up will give companies a first look at portfolios set to be put on secondary market and enable them to take a licence Read more

7 Sep 2020

Why it’s so important to understand your buyers when selling patents

Tips from the housing market for companies that are looking to do IP deals Read more

1 Sep 2020

Big tech pushes back against Iancu’s “new day at the PTAB”

Silicon Valley quartet, including Apple and Google, file lawsuit in attempt to block growing use of rule to deny IPRs Read more

1 Sep 2020

US-India trade negotiations could prove an IP turning point

A deal – potentially including reforms to controversial Indian patent laws – is said to be almost agreed with time running out before American presidential elections 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