Industrials

The five key takeaways from the USPTO’s report on women and patents

Although female patentees are becoming more common – particularly in areas such as pharma and biotech – the rate of growth is slowing, suggesting that a lot more work needs to be done before equality between the sexes is achieved

The five key takeaways from the USPTO’s report on women and patents
13 Feb 2019

IPBC Global 2019 is shaping up to be the biggest and best of the series so far

Senior decision makers from a wide range of companies are already confirmed to attend as demand for tickets exceeds the rate for last year's sell-out event in San Francisco 

12 Feb 2019

New investment platform aims to break down barriers to capital for innovators

Former IV unit teams up with alternative asset business to give large and small innovators way of attracting finance on Blockchain-based initiative

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7 Feb 2019

An insider look at the IP Asia Elite

The newest members of IAM's IP Asia Elite give us the inside scoop on what makes a great IP function tick   Read more

6 Feb 2019

Help to find the IP Hall of Fame inductees for 2019

The annual search for outstanding individuals to induct into the IP Hall of Fame starts today and we want your help. Read more

5 Feb 2019

Building a corporate IP function in Thailand is no easy task, but the benefits are immense

Chaya Chandavasu, senior vice president for science and innovation at PTT Global Chemical, explains how IP strategy has helped the subsidiary of Thailand's state-owned oil and gas giant better understand its technology space and attract joint venture partners Read more

4 Feb 2019

New names added to IAM's list of Asia-Pac's market-leading IP operations

The Asia IP Elite identifies companies and institutions in the region that have world class IP functions. Here we introduce the 18  latest additions and explain why they have made the cut Read more

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30 Jan 2019

Winners of the inaugural Global IP Awards named at gala dinner in London

Law and attorney firms from around the world recognised for their outstanding work in litigation, prosecution and transactions during 2018 Read more

24 Jan 2019

Patents show the sun shining on renewable energy

As global efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change become increasingly urgent, new developments in solar technology are fuelling a surge in IP Read more

23 Jan 2019

Kokes hails "fantastic first year" as NantWorks CIPO

In exclusive interview with IAM, after confirming as a speaker for IPBC Global 2019, the former BlackBerry IP chief talks in-depth about life sciences and high tech convergence - and the many patent opportunities that creates  Read more

23 Jan 2019

Welcome to the future of patents

New IAM research reports identify the key trends shaping the global IP market – and tell you how to respond Read more

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4 Feb 2019

Taiwan touts trade secret protection as patent filings remain level 

IP office director states that even TSMC, the island's top patentee, relies on trade secrets to protect 90% of innovations Read more

29 Jan 2019

Foxconn filing fewer patents, not more, as it seeks to move up value chain

The company’s applications in its home jurisdiction of Taiwan fell 50% year-on-year in 2018, as it also marked a second year outside the USPTO’s top 50 patentees Read more

21 Jan 2019

New Indian patent office rules set to speed examinations

Draft changes would entitle women inventors and small businesses to expedited patent examination, but some see a backdoor for big business to take advantage too Read more

18 Jan 2019

Downward trend in US patent litigation continues; Big Tech gets busier at the PTAB

Lawsuit filings and inter partes review petitions both fell in 2018, but operating companies’ share of the action was on the rise  Read more