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Malaysia more patentee-friendly after rare Federal Court U-turn

In its third ever IP case, the country’s top court overturned its previous ruling that dependent claims automatically fall if their independent claims are found invalid

Malaysia more patentee-friendly after rare Federal Court U-turn
19 Sep 2019

Huawei picks up activity tracking portfolio from US firm  

In its first patent transaction closed since designation on the entity list, Chinese firm buys from Silicon Valley inventor credited with first camera phone picture

18 Sep 2019

Patent suit against real estate website shows there's no change yet in the IBM playbook

Flexing its IP muscles against a relative newcomer in the tech space, Big Blue claims Zillow infringes seven US rights 

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17 Sep 2019

The firms that act for Google at the PTAB revealed

Familiar names top the list - but when it comes to institution rate the search giant is eclipsed by its tech rivals Read more

16 Sep 2019

TiVo CEO: expect company split in first half of next year

Licensing business will take on company debt and needs to be “willing to litigate and litigate for years” Read more

16 Sep 2019

Kyocera scores another auto deal in haptics push

Litigation filed in Germany helped the Japanese electronics firm add auto supplier Preh to a list of licensees which already includes Robert Bosch Read more

13 Sep 2019

The world's most valuable patent revealed - and it's not owned by a pharma giant or a BigTech titan

New index attempts to score grants by family, according to where they’re filed and to what extent they're cited. We list the top 10 its methodology produces Read more

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12 Sep 2019

The Boston Manifesto - why IP needs more women and how to make it happen 

The IP world, particularly in the field of patents, continues to be dominated by men. A group of senior professionals from all parts of the IP ecosystem came together before this year's IPBC in Boston to discuss ways to encourage greater diversity and to produce recommendations to achieve it   Read more

12 Sep 2019

Huawei CEO: our 5G IP can be had for an upfront fee

Ren Zhengfei welcomes telecom equipment competition with a grandiose offer, but some key details are still open to question Read more

11 Sep 2019

Five things to watch for from Japan’s new IP policy leadership

The new commissioner of the JPO and top cabinet advisor on IP will both address IPBC Asia in Tokyo in some of their first appearances in front of a global audience Read more

31 Aug 2019

Despite the difficulties, it is time to embrace arbitration as the best way to resolve licensing disputes

Resolving FRAND and SEP-related royalty stand-offs via the courts is inefficient, expensive and damaging to innovation. A new way forward has to be found Read more

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11 Sep 2019

We got it wrong on 2013 SEP guidance, says former USPTO Director Kappos, and the DOJ was right to walk away

Agency's ex-head claims the evidence of the last six years is that the assumptions underpinning the guidelines were flawed, while on the same day current chief Iancu says a new joint statement with the Justice Department remains under review    Read more

9 Sep 2019

Latest patent deal numbers reveal that, for the first time in a decade, software has lost its lead

Healthcare and pharma takes top spot by number of transactions, with Industrial following in second place; while IBM was the biggest seller in Q2 Read more

9 Sep 2019

Why IBM’s latest open source move could benefit Chinese companies

Another royalty-free chip architecture becomes available as semiconductor self-sufficiency push continues Read more

5 Sep 2019

China delays foreign patent applications while India gives them priority, study suggests

Recent paper builds on previous work claiming CNIPA ‘bias’ against foreign applicants in sensitive tech areas Read more

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30 Aug 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform in June and July Read more

24 May 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform from March to mid-May. Read more

1 Apr 2019

IP market news highlights

The big stories from the IAM platform in February and March. Read more

30 Nov 2018

After years of setting the patent agenda Silicon Valley is now playing defence

The USPTO director’s explicit rejection of the ‘troll’ narrative and the departure of key Congressional backers mean that big technology companies find themselves in the unusual position of not being in control of the US IP policy-making narrative. Read more