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Five things to watch for from Japan’s new IP policy leadership

The new commissioner of the JPO and top cabinet advisor on IP will both address IPBC Asia in Tokyo in some of their first appearances in front of a global audience

Five things to watch for from Japan’s new IP policy leadership
10 Sep 2019

Chinese investors dig into IP portfolios

Research reports in China increasingly highlight companies whose claims to innovation may not jibe with their patent portfolios

2 Sep 2019

Sinda may test the market for Chinese IP firm takeovers

A report says the patent filing powerhouse is attracting private equity interest at a possible valuation of around $300 million

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27 Aug 2019

Armed and dangerous - how patents help Unicorns to fight back

Tech-rich start-ups that do not develop portfolios are vulnerable to attack - as recent Houlihan Lokey analysis of pre-IPO software businesses' IP positions revealed  Read more

22 Aug 2019

Too often Unicorns lack meaningful IP protection and that makes them vulnerable to attack

A billion dollar valuation is all well and good, but many stellar start-ups risk being burned by having to pay-out big money to fend off patent infringement suits Read more

22 Aug 2019

Newly listed Chinese projector firm taking on big patent players from Taiwan and Japan

Appotronics touted its IP portfolio to raise money on China’s new tech board, but is also dealing with the patent risks that come with a high-profile listing Read more

12 Aug 2019

How TD Bank embraced patents to ensure it maximised the benefits of the fintech revolution

The Canadian institution is among the industry players to have transformed its approach to IP, but the banking sector still has a fight on its hands to keep up with the tech giants Read more

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10 Jul 2019

Intel takes patents off market and enters exclusive talks with potential buyer

Acquirer not named, but Apple looks like a strong candidate to purchase the portfolio of 8,500 largely unencumbered wireless assets that was due to be auctioned in August Read more

17 Jun 2019

IPBC Global 2019 – Day One highlights

All the big stories from the first full day of the world’s pre-eminent conference about IP value creation Read more

12 Jun 2019

IAM and sister publication GDR launch major data event

The Data Business Congress will take place in San Jose, CA, next February with the focus on the capture, protection, management, exploitation and monetisation of one of the pivotal assets of the 21st century Read more

3 Jun 2019

Deloitte makes major IP play with acquisition of top advisory

Big Four firm closes deal to acquire UK-based ClearView in a further sign that IP value creation is moving to the centre of the corporate agenda  Read more

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5 Aug 2019

China seeks to boost IP lending

Companies staked patents and trademarks to borrow $8.5 billion in the first half of 2019. CNIPA and China’s banking regulator want that figure to increase as SMEs face a credit squeeze Read more

2 Aug 2019

An IP revolution Down Under

Incorporations, public listings, acquisitions and mergers have transformed the once staid world of patent law practice in Australia and New Zealand Read more

22 Jul 2019

Indian startups clash over payment patent

Dispute over secure QR transaction tech follows years of government efforts to stimulate patent filing among the country’s venture-backed companies Read more

11 Jul 2019

China’s venture community knows patents don’t equal innovation

The CEO of a hot AI startup, a top China-focused VC and Lenovo’s CIO shared their views on patents, innovation and trade tensions at one of Asia’s largest tech events Read more

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1 Oct 2017

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past …

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past … Read more

1 Feb 2017

Seen and heard

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past … Read more

1 Feb 2017

IAM names its IP personalities of 2016

There is little doubt that last year was among the most momentous of recent times – in intellectual property as in so many other areas. That made choosing our IP personalities of 2016 a tough task Read more

30 Sep 2016

McRO gives hope to US patent owners, but Section 101 uncertainty remains

After two years of uncertainty and no little gloom, a recent Federal Circuit decision may just herald the long-awaited swing-back in the pendulum that software patent owners in the United States have been waiting for. Some, though, still believe that Congress must bite the bullet and take a look at Section 101 Read more