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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

Japanese covid-19 patent pledge triples membership, but users must read fine print
The coronavirus has ended all hope of US patent eligibility reform
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

IBM, LG and Nokia among top patent sellers in bumper Q1 for deals
20 May 2020

IBM, LG and Nokia among top patent sellers in bumper Q1 for deals

Intellectual Ventures divestments continue to dominate the market while other NPEs seek to bolster their portfolios

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19 May 2020

Huawei, Facebook, Capital One and Walmart see huge jumps in patent filings

New data from IPO points to some big-name players restocking their portfolios as economic crisis looms Read more

19 May 2020

Top 50 PCT representative firms revealed

Japan’s Shiga International Patent Office is number one on the list, with Fish & Richardson and Epping Hermann Fischer leading for the US and Europe respectively Read more

19 May 2020

Huawei, Samsung and Qualcomm back a new model for video licensing

The MPEG-5 EVC standard, developed by the trio alongside Divideon, is constructed on base tools chosen for low IP risk. Features built on top can be switched on or off at will to avoid licensing hang-ups Read more

18 May 2020

Aon takes a big step forward in IP insurance

On the back of two years of growth, firm launches its own underwriting platform in a space that it claims is "starting to mature" Read more

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15 May 2020

Patent owners should prepare for further PTAB changes

From key case law to radical new ways of working, four leading experts share their predictions about what might happen next at the board Read more

14 May 2020

Why patent practitioners are warming to Iancu’s PTAB reforms

Leading experts put recent changes to post-issuance reviews under the microscope and like what they see Read more

13 May 2020

Ominous signs for the global IP market in a covid-19 world

Leading in-house and private practice lawyers share their experiences of working in the shadow of a pandemic and explain what they believe might happen next Read more

12 May 2020

How to win post-issuance reviews at the PTAB

Thought leaders from key US law firms debate how to maximise the chances of success in an inter partes review Read more

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15 May 2020

Hoffmann Eitle named top EPO filer for 2019

German and UK firms dominate the list of firms filing most published patent applications for clients at the agency last year Read more

14 May 2020

New data shows PTAB pendulum swing towards patent owners

Board’s growing use of procedural denials is helping to drive down institution rate but, claims one observer, its decisions run counter to the AIA Read more

14 May 2020

Huawei's push into auto will put it at centre of licensing discussions in China

The Shenzhen-based telecommunications firm unveiled an alliance with nearly all of China's top automakers aimed at getting 5G into vehicles Read more

13 May 2020

Japan to screen foreign stakes in key firms, citing need to protect tech

Unveiling a list of core firms that includes many of the country’s top IP owners, finance minister Taro Aso stated that “technology and patents” must be safeguarded Read more

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4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

30 Aug 2019

IP market news highlights

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