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Five key trends shaping the patent market in France

The arrival of the UPC, a sharp uptick in the number of FRAND disputes and a boost for efforts to promote IP culture, in particular among SMEs, are all having a big impact, writes Magda Voltolini

04 May 2022

ByteDance hit with multimedia patents as global litigation docket grows

A US NPE and a relatively unknown Chinese tech firm are among the plaintiffs going after the TikTok operator in China and the US

04 May 2022

Vidal confirmation calms market outlook on Biden patent policy

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After getting a chance to hear from the US president’s pick to lead the USPTO, respondents to IAM’s insight panel swung from negative to neutral

02 May 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

Patent applications in Japan rebound after a steep drop in 2020

JPO reverses filing decline on the strength of robust international activity, as domestic entities continue to cut back

25 April 2022

We never start a fight but are never afraid of one either, says Oppo’s CIPO

IP head Adler Feng says a difference in views over the value 5G brings each sides’ products sits at the centre of its patent dispute with Nokia

21 April 2022

New customer on the secondary patent market: litigation finance companies

Patent brokers and litigation financiers say that over the past year there is a growing trend of lawsuit funders exploring the idea of acquiring their own patent portfolios for monetisation through licensing or litigation

20 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

Battery giant may struggle to flip the script on Chinese intellectual property

How IP and commercial competition plays out in the critical sector will tell us much about the future of globalised tech supply chains

16 April 2022

Busy Delaware patent court gets judicial nominee with IP litigation experience

Fox Rothschild partner Gregory B Williams has handled dozens of patent infringement cases at district court, representing both plaintiffs and defendants

15 April 2022

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