Law & Policy

Michel, Iancu and Tillis take aim at “power grab” by China in Ericsson v Samsung fight

In Federal Circuit brief the court's former chief judge, the ex-USPTO head and the influential Republican Senator make plain why they believe the EDTX anti anti-suit injunction should stand

Michel, Iancu and Tillis take aim at “power grab” by China in Ericsson v Samsung fight
Six takeaways from the $1.8 billion finale to the LG Energy Solutions - SK Innovation IP dispute
12 Apr 2021

Six takeaways from the $1.8 billion finale to the LG Energy Solutions - SK Innovation IP dispute

As political wrangling and potential for commercial fallout mounted, the two Korean battery suppliers reached an eleventh-hour settlement deal yesterday

The Tillis USPTO Director red lines have real political bite
10 Apr 2021

The Tillis USPTO Director red lines have real political bite

The North Carolina senator is clear that the he will not vote to confirm a nominee who will row back on the Iancu reforms

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8 Apr 2021

Practitioners stunned after Indian government shutters IP appeal board with immediate effect

Lawyers and rightsholders decry lack of consultation after Modi government preempts Parliament to abolish IPAB by decree Read more

7 Apr 2021

Iancu speaks about his USPTO legacy and return to private practice

Former agency head doubles down on his message that the US needs a national innovation policy and that the country’s policymakers need to wake up to SEPs Read more

7 Apr 2021

Relaxing patent rights in a pandemic is a win for innovators and the public

The long read: Womble Bond Dickinson’s Ben Bourke takes a deep dive into how life science companies have handled their IP portfolios over the covid-19 pandemic – in particular Moderna Therapeutics’ pledge not to enforce patents relating to its vaccine – and examines how such adjustments can prepare the ground for future inventions Read more

6 Apr 2021

Senator Tillis: next USPTO head can’t bring the “death squad” back to the agency

In an exclusive interview, the influential US legislator reveals his tier-one IP priorities and explains why Tiffany Cunningham looks like the right CAFC pick Read more

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29 Jan 2021

Love him or loathe him, few USPTO directors have left an impression like Iancu

From new 101 guidelines to PTAB reform and changing the narrative around innovation, America’s now former IP chief built a considerable legacy Read more

9 Jan 2021

Revealed: the email Andrei Iancu sent to USPTO staff on the day the US Capitol was stormed

“I am heartbroken to see this affront to our constitutional electoral process,” the agency’s Director wrote Read more

19 Dec 2020

Those who adopt a hold-out strategy in SEP FRAND licensing should face the prospect of a market red card

Football shows how to deal with the long delays in licensing negotiations caused by those doing all they can to avoid paying a fair royalty, argues InterDigital’s Eeva Hakoranta Read more

14 Dec 2020

The last 12 months have been good for patent owners, say global IP leaders

Exclusive Panels Report for IAM focuses on key issues, including: portfolio management, litigation, monetisation, the regulatory environment and strategic priorities Read more

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3 Apr 2021

Beware the flow of money into China’s transactions space

Saturday Opinion: Encouraging patent deals and lending through metrics and incentives could lay a trap for those who want a higher-quality patent system Read more

31 Mar 2021

Legislators tell the White House that IP must move up the to-do list

After letter from Senators Leahy and Tillis telling President Biden to pick up the pace of appointments, Hill source tells IAM that IP needs to be seen as a tier one priority Read more

30 Mar 2021

Biden’s pick for CAFC vacancy comes with plenty of patent litigation and Big Tech experience

“No active judge on the court today can match her court litigation experience,” former Federal Circuit chief tells IAM Read more

27 Mar 2021

Patent owners need to get wise to a possible changing of the guard at the Federal Circuit

Judge Wallach’s decision to take senior status might be the first of several and with billions in recent damages verdicts heading the court’s way, any new appointments could prove particularly consequential 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

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

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