Law & Policy

“First do no harm” should be the guiding light of all attempts at patent reform

The current debate in the US around legislative changes to the eligible subject matter regime stands in marked contrast to the one triggered by the Innovation Act between 2013 and 2016

“First do no harm” should be the guiding light of all attempts at patent reform
13 Jun 2019

Three questions that require answers before we get a patent eligibility bill

Section 101 hearings end with Senator Tillis admitting that work needs to be done on key parts of the proposal; says to expect draft legislation after 4th July break

12 Jun 2019

IAM and sister publication GDR launch major data event

The Data Business Congress will take place in San Jose, CA, next February with the focus on the capture, protection, management, exploitation and monetisation of one of the pivotal assets of the 21st century

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12 Jun 2019

Group including Ericsson Nokia, InterDigital and Qualcomm releases SEP licence negotiation principles

Move designed to influence debate in Europe and comes on same day as implementers publish their own guidelines.   Read more

11 Jun 2019

University seizes on Supreme Court ruling to breathe new life into PTAB sovereign immunity arguments

In Return Mail SCOTUS rules that government cannot bring post issuance patent challenges; lawyers for University of Minnesota claim that decision supports their case currently before the CAFC Read more

10 Jun 2019

After $31 million award inventor swaps East Texas for Washington and takes his PTAB fight to Congress

Josh Malone’s Bunch O Balloons success has made him a leading figure in the invention community and positioned him to challenge some of the patent narratives on Capitol Hill Read more

10 Jun 2019

Rare Panasonic assertion targets Taiwanese laptop maker

Osaka-based firm seeks to fend off Toughbook rival with design rights, a field of IP that Japanese policymakers are seeking to boost with legislative IP reforms currently under consideration Read more

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8 Jun 2019

Alice inventor - why more needs to be done on the Tillis and Coons 101 proposal

In this opinion piece, Ian K Shepherd - the man whose invention was at the heart of the pivotal SCOTUS decision - explains what the current patentable subject matter reform draft gets wrong  Read more

4 Jun 2019

The SEP state of play in Europe’s major jurisdictions

Recent decisions in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and France have shed much greater light on where the continent’s top patent litigation venues are heading on FRAND-related disputes Read more

1 Jun 2019

A rotten Apple standard

In a blistering opinion piece, former Vringo chief legal officer David Cohen accuses the iPhone giant of deliberately plotting to destroy SEP licensing Read more

28 May 2019

Kevin Rivette: why we need $100,000 patents

It should cost six figures from the start of the grant process if you want quality, strategic assets that are going to do real work in helping their owners, Rembrandts author says Read more

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7 Jun 2019

China overhauls criminal IP enforcement

Food and drug authorities will take responsibility for criminal IP investigations, as government re-shuffle continues. It’s good news for pharma IP owners – others may have questions Read more

6 Jun 2019

Unprecedented Congressional engagement on patent eligibility reform, but don't bet on a rush to legislation

All the key takeaways from six panels and 30 witnesses across two days of hearings which highlighted the progress made and big challenges ahead as US senators put the focus on section 101  Read more

6 Jun 2019

Siemens asserting Chinese wireless patents against four local mobile firms

Following successful invalidation petitions lodged by Vivo against the German company, industry sources tell IAM that Oppo, Xiaomi and Meizu also face SEP assertions in specialised IP courts Read more

4 Jun 2019

India makes concessions to high tech on patent ‘working’

The Patent Office has proposed simplifications to Form 27, which plays a role in compulsory licensing and injunctions, after complaints by Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei and others Read more

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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

Even as the storm clouds gather, Huawei’s enviable IP position means that it cannot be ignored in 5G

Storm clouds are gathering over the most talked about company in the telecoms sector but as we embark on a new era of mobile technology, Huawei still enjoys a number of notable advantages. 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

27 Sep 2018

A Brexit IP issue with serious political consequences

The UPC and EU trademarks will not inflame any Brexit passions among those outside the IP bubble, but geographical indications are a different matter altogether Read more

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