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Japan’s leading corporate IP departments revealed

The country's Asia IP Elite made some big strategic shifts in 2020 as they weathered an unprecedented year

Japan’s leading corporate IP departments revealed
China’s top in-house IP teams revealed
17 Dec 2020

China’s top in-house IP teams revealed

In a year marked by resilience, Chinese IP giants are pushing to close the gap with overseas competitors

East Asian giants leave their stamp on the IP market
15 Dec 2020

East Asian giants leave their stamp on the IP market

IAM reveals the Asia IP Elite members for 2020 from two dynamic high-tech jurisdictions: South Korea and Taiwan

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14 Dec 2020

The Asia IP Elite – a shared commitment to excellence across very different markets

IAM reveals the top in-house IP teams from India, Southeast Asia and Australasia Read more

10 Dec 2020

China’s gene sequencing equipment champion seeks public listing amidst sprawling global patent battle

BGI and its sequencer-manufacturing subsidiary MGI Tech made over 70% of their revenue abroad last year, but face over 20 patent assertions in overseas markets Read more

8 Dec 2020

Australian vaccine patent ruling shows tough new support requirements for life sciences innovators

Wyeth’s dispute with MSD underscores move towards stricter, UK-style disclosure obligations for IP rights Read more

4 Dec 2020

3M’s diversity pioneer on why data and collaboration are key to broadening the innovation pool

After seeing her work recognised by the IPO, the company's assistant chief IP counsel Sandra Nowak spoke with IAM on why some parts of the market are still playing catch-up Read more

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6 Nov 2020

Budget pressures accelerate Japan Inc’s IP strategy re-think

Leading lights from Canon, Hitachi and NTT among those who will discuss the way forward at virtual IPBC Japan conference Read more

15 Sep 2020

Confronting critical challenges, Taiwan’s tech companies must find a way to create patent value

IAM speaks with IP leaders from Foxconn, AU Optronics and others ahead of IPBC Taiwan next week Read more

12 Sep 2020

It’s the PTAB, stupid

Whether the US chooses four more years of Donald Trump or Joe Biden replaces him, big tech's assault on the PTO shows where the patent policy battle lines are being drawn Read more

26 Aug 2020

Three lessons from the Federal Circuit’s recent 101 reversal in XY v Trans Ova Genetics

The appellate court overturned an earlier ruling invalidating an animal breeding tech patent Read more

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3 Dec 2020

Top EPO opposition firms by technical areas of specialisation revealed

Detailed analysis of representatives shows that while some tend to specialise in certain technologies, others act across a wider range of IPC sections Read more

11 Nov 2020

How a Korean IP dispute could become political fodder in crucial Georgia Senate run-off

With the future of a planned battery factory on the line, President Trump may face ITC veto choice in midst of vote that could decide which party controls Congress Read more

9 Nov 2020

Applicants beware: patent oppositions are off the charts in India

Nearly 300% increase over a three-year span indicates greater attention being paid to publications in a jurisdiction where disputes are rising Read more

5 Nov 2020

Elite patent stocks fell in September but outperformed NASDAQ

The composite stock performance of the IAM/ktMINE US Patent Elite dipped though not by as much as most major exchanges Read more

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12 Aug 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

12 Aug 2020

As the fallout from covid continues, the two IP superpowers offer different messages

While China cheers an uptick in applications, the USPTO warns of a prolonged downturn Read more

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