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Oblon rules roost once more as the US’s top patent prosecution outfit

We reveal which US law firms secured most grants for their clients in 2019 overall and by 10 industry categories, as well as the fastest growers

Oblon rules roost once more as the US’s top patent prosecution outfit
23 Jan 2020

Vivo joins ranks of top Chinese patentees

Homegrown smartphone firm increasingly targeted by licensors has upped its research output in recent years

22 Jan 2020

Advocacy fight in Europe points to new battleground over patent litigation

Big Tech letter to EU commissioner highlighting danger of "trolls", and the response to it, demonstrate ongoing friction between SEP owners and implementers

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21 Jan 2020

InterDigital throws spotlight on its licensing practices in groundbreaking transparency push

Wireless SEP licensor releases treasure trove of information including details of its portfolio, royalty rate structure and its commitment to using arbitration to settle disputes Read more

20 Jan 2020

Latest India SEP battle pits Philips against OnePlus

The High Court of Delhi will hear arguments this week in another patent assertion targeting a Chinese brand in India Read more

17 Jan 2020

Ford’s challenge is to maintain current levels of innovation  

New ranking celebrates the US automaker’s advances in autonomous driving, but there are more obstacles to overcome Read more

16 Jan 2020

What IP owners need to know about the US-China trade deal

There are significant gains for branded pharma in the agreement. But in several other areas, China has made commitments it already meets Read more

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4 Jan 2020

If you thought the last decade was one of big change in IP, you ain't seen nothing yet

Over the last 10 years US patent leadership waned while value creation strategies evolved; but the coming years look set to be dominated by commoditisation, politicisation and, above all else, big data and AI  Read more

21 Dec 2019

New SEP remedies policy statement from US government agencies is good news for licensors  

Position paper from the USPTO, DoJ and NIST opens door - slightly - to possibility of injunctive relief in FRAND-related cases, but a big eBay barrier remains Read more

18 Dec 2019

Microsoft appoints new head of IP

Jennifer Yokoyama previously led the company's IP litigation team and replaces Erich Andersen, whose departure was announced last week Read more

17 Dec 2019

Intel puts connected devices patent portfolio up for sale

After deal for cellular chip business with Apple, the company places rest of the assets that were on the market in the summer back on the auction block Read more

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10 Jan 2020

Everything you need to know about 2019 US district court patent litigation

Apple top defendant again; Eastern District of Texas loses further ground; and other key stats Read more

9 Jan 2020

NPE’s litigation move may be a sign of things to come in the healthcare sector

Move by Parallax Health Sciences is an indication that patent assertion plays could increasingly affect life sciences companies as their use of digital technologies increases Read more

8 Jan 2020

Increasing scrutiny for patent filing subsidies in China

Last year patent agencies came under scrutiny for gaming the system, and corporate IP managers say they expect tighter auditing in the year to come Read more

7 Jan 2020

ITC cases were more China-focused than ever in 2019

But study by Chinese trade body shows that respondents who fight back do surprisingly well 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

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