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Key senator backs call to increase transparency in patent ownership

In letter to USPTO director, senate IP subcommittee chair Thom Tillis throws his weight behind pair of proposals from Stanford academics

Key senator backs call to increase transparency in patent ownership
Honda identifies 7,000 patents for potential abandonment in trial of AI tool
6 Aug 2020

Honda identifies 7,000 patents for potential abandonment in trial of AI tool

Human analysts agreed with automated system’s maintenance decisions about 85% of the time, says IP general manager Hirokazu Bessho

Patenting emerging technologies – determining how far an artisan’s knowledge goes
5 Aug 2020

Patenting emerging technologies – determining how far an artisan’s knowledge goes

A recent Federal Circuit decision and new USPTO guidance have brought a possible conflict in case law into focus

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25 Jul 2020

As IP moves up Canada’s national agenda, other countries should follow suit

Trio of initiatives shows the country means business and the risk of a global economic downturn means similar moves may also become an important part of recovery plans elsewhere Read more

21 Jul 2020

The signs are that Canada is upping its IP game

Bank announces launch of multi-million-dollar financing package for IP-rich businesses while Ontario government unveils new action plan Read more

17 Jul 2020

Revealed – the US law firms that send the most prosecution work abroad and who they send it to

An in-depth look at who America’s patent lawyers work with in Canada, China, Germany, Japan and the UK Read more

14 Jul 2020

Data shows why US IP owners are flocking to patent litigation’s hottest venue

Judge Albright in WDTX is quicker to hold claim construction hearings, less likely to transfer cases and is reluctant to scupper cases in early motions 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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13 Jul 2020

US companies lead European 3D printing patent boom

GE, United Technologies and Siemens top ranking of EPO filers, while Chinese applicants are conspicuous by their absence Read more

10 Jul 2020

Foxconn and Sharp – a patent strategy marriage made in heaven

The extent to which Taiwan’s patent heavyweight has slashed its holdings, expanded its technology coverage and monetised its Japanese acquisition’s assets is revealed in this week’s data analysis Read more

9 Jul 2020

Budget cuts are on the cards, say corporate patent executives in exclusive IAM survey

New filing strategies, a rise in litigation, more IP value creation and less work for outside advisers are among the key findings of the research Read more

8 Jul 2020

Infosys lures IP head from Wipro as a key in-house leader moves on

Faiz Rahman takes over the IP team at Infosys as Anjali Balagopal departs for general counsel job at Tata Technologies Read more

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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