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Columbia University scores $185 million jury verdict on back of anti virus patents

NortonLifeLock has pledged to appeal the jury verdict, which could balloon to $550 million with enhanced damages for wilful infringement

03 May 2022

Pharma, not high-tech, concerns now dominate US patent politics

The first pronouncements from new USPTO Director Kathi Vidal are the latest indication that the centre of gravity in IP debate and policy-making has shifted significantly

30 April 2022

How Seagate is working to advance diversity and inclusion in patenting

Nikki Price Shaffer and Bob Pechman share insights on how the computer storage company is using data to understand and address the patent inclusion gap

29 April 2022

Google issues patent policy manifesto as industry gears up for reform debate

Company’s general counsel suggests USPTO fees for the largest filers, like the search giant itself, should be raised

29 April 2022

How revised EPO guidelines affect treatment of AI inventions

Co-published – Although changes will make it tougher to secure patent protection, there are still ways through

27 April 2022

Toyota, GE lead US patent holdings in climate change-related patent classes

A ranking by Anaqua shows big names from the auto sector and key EV battery suppliers among the leaderboard of the biggest US green-tech patent portfolios

26 April 2022

NPE litigation drops in 2022’s first quarter, and data shows Big Tech dodging PTAB denials

Reports from Unified Patents and RPX agree that NPE assertions dropped more than 10% in Q1, and both noted upticks in ex parte re-exam requests

19 April 2022

Large Asian corporates stake out greater share of European patents than ever

EPO patent applications originating in Japan, China and Korea suggest the region’s tech giants are poised to take advantage as Europe becomes even more important to patent strategy

18 April 2022

As WiLAN potentially goes up for sale, here’s a look at its litigation track record

Docket Navigator data shows that 45 subsidiaries of the Canadian licensing business have filed 302 lawsuits since 2008, enjoying high settlement rates and defending themselves fairly well in 160 IPRs

04 April 2022

Five key takeaways from IPBC Europe

Returning from two action-packed days in London, IAM Deputy Editor Adam Houldsworth reflects on the surprising state of corporate UPC strategies, the rise of AI, FRAND fireworks and more

02 April 2022

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