Law & Policy

Politics look set to trump patents in China’s coronavirus vaccine effort

Remarks made by Xi Jinping suggest that if a Chinese company develops a covid-19 cure, compulsory licensing’s big moment might not arrive after all

Politics look set to trump patents in China’s coronavirus vaccine effort
Seeking approval for China IPO, Ninebot embarks on wide-ranging patent offensive
29 May 2020

Seeking approval for China IPO, Ninebot embarks on wide-ranging patent offensive

The Segway owner once relied on US courts to go after infringers, but its IP strategy has shifted closer to home

European Patent Office still top for quality and service, new <em>IAM</em> benchmarking report finds
27 May 2020

European Patent Office still top for quality and service, new IAM benchmarking report finds

Top ratings once again for the agency led by António Campinos, but Andrei Iancu’s USPTO slips down, according to respondents to our annual survey of in-house and private practice professionals

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27 May 2020

China's legislature urged to crack down on patent trolls – and malicious infringers

Gree Electric chairwoman Dong Mingzhu, a National People’s Congress deputy for Guangdong, proposed a number of measures aimed at curbing NPE activity Read more

26 May 2020

WHO covid-19 IP pool launches this week without strong pharma support

Open and global sharing of patents, data and know-how is seen as a step too far by many life sciences innovators Read more

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 Read more

22 May 2020

Iancu on new USPTO licensing platform – “IP will play critically important role in fighting pandemic”

The agency's Patents 4 Partnerships initiative is designed to help rights owners make relevant assets available in fight against covid-19 Read more

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21 May 2020

Global calls for compulsory covid-19 patent licensing build

Scrutiny of biopharma innovators’ coronavirus IP strategies will continue to intensify in coming months as concerns mount about access to treatments Read more

20 May 2020

IP Hall of Fame 2020 inductees announced

A UK Supreme Court justice, a former USPTO acting director, a globally-renowned IP scholar, a trailblazing trademark lawyer and a one-time presidential candidate form the class of 2020 Read more

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

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21 May 2020

Jail time for trade secret theft in China’s first dispute over 5G intellectual property

Convictions for former ZTE researchers show the country’s big telecom players can make trade secret thieves pay – something foreign companies very rarely achieve in China Read more

20 May 2020

Consultancy backed by TCL bets on more outsourced corporate IP work in China

Shenzhen-based Purplevine IP is helping to manage overseas licensing and litigation for TCL and other clients – a task its vice president tells IAM just a handful of Chinese companies can handle in-house Read more

19 May 2020

EPO plant patent change after president’s intervention raises major concerns

The enlarged board’s decision that plants produced by biological processes are unpatentable has shocked the IP profession and came after office head António Campinos asked it to look again at previous ruling Read more

15 May 2020

Chair pledges smooth functioning of Indian appeal board as critics call for its abolition

Justice Manmohan Singh outlines plan for the understaffed tribunal to take up hundreds of matters virtually, as government continues to stonewall on new appointments 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

4 Mar 2020

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

Asset sales, trade wars and new names at the top made last year transformative for IP owners. Read more

29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

29 Nov 2019

All eyes turn to London as UK Supreme Court mulls SEP FRAND cases

How the appeals brought by Huawei and ZTE could upend the licensing market Read more

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