5 Jan
2020

EPO rejects machine patent applications; PTAB cases tumble; Huawei to join HEVC Advance pool; time to rethink law school IP approach; the top stories of 2019; and more

All the stories we covered on IAM from 23rd December to 4th January

MONDAY 23rd December 2019

In landmark decision, the EPO rejects patent applications for inventions made by machines, stating that "an inventor designated in the application has to be a human being". But this is only the start. Read more here

MONDAY 30th December 2019

A big year for Apple and Qualcomm; change at the top at Nokia, Ericsson and Microsoft; Huawei under the spotlight; and more – IAM chooses its top 10 stories of 2019. Read more here

TUESDAY 31st December 2019

The members of IAM's editorial team predict the major stories they will be covering during 2020 - and review whether they were right about the calls they made for 2019. Read more here

WEDNESDAY 1st January 2020

We reveal the most read stories of 2019 on the IAM platform and look at the data which tell us it was another record year of engagement with the IP world. Read more here

THURSDAY 2nd January 2020

An impending US-China deal, a big Supreme Court ruling in India and a new licensing programme from Toyota were among the Asia IP highlights at the close of 2019. Read more here

Disruption is rife across legal services but law school programmes do not reflect this. Greater specialisation in areas like IP is vital, argues Franklin Pierce School of Law dean Megan Carpenter. Read more here

FRIDAY 3rd January 2020

Huawei has signed an agreement to join the HEVC Advance patent pool as both a licensor and a licensee, IAM has learned. The licensing group is set to announce the addition early this month. Read more here

US patent litigation numbers for 2019 show another drop for district court filings and a sharp fall in new PTAB cases. Read more here

SATURDAY 4th January 2020

Over the last decade, US patent leadership has waned and IP value creation strategies have evolved, but the coming years look set to be dominated by big data and AI. Read more here

Joff Wild

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Joff Wild