Law & Policy

FDA seeks USPTO action to tackle patent thicketing

IP policies proposed by the Department of Health miss the mark, but discussions between the two agencies get closer to the nub of the issue

FDA seeks USPTO action to tackle patent thicketing
Stakeholders have less than a month to comment on possible changes to IEEE’s patent policy
20 Sep 2021

Stakeholders have less than a month to comment on possible changes to IEEE’s patent policy

The SSO's patent committee meets tomorrow but will continue accepting written comments until 15 October

Have your say on patent office service and quality
20 Sep 2021

Have your say on patent office service and quality

A new benchmarking survey from IAM will reveal how perceptions of the world’s top patent offices are changing

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17 Sep 2021

The FTC creates a potential new US headache for SEP owners

Recent agency announcement beefing up investigative powers and targeting alleged IP abuses signals another Biden administration move away from the Trump presidency’s views on patents and anti-trust Read more

17 Sep 2021

Bausch Health pays $300 million to settle pay-for-delay class action

The agreement demonstrates the huge sums at stake in reverse payment disputes Read more

16 Sep 2021

Apple didn’t want fair FRAND arbitration, Qualcomm VP says of epic litigation battle

Marc Snyder also claims that the iPhone giant helped the FTC craft “bizarre” antitrust claims that were eventually dismissed Read more

15 Sep 2021

A decade on, PTAB debate still dominates discussion of the AIA’s legacy

The Long Read: The Congressional authors of the America Invents Act and the USPTO directors who implemented and reformed it weigh in on the 10-year anniversary of the game-changing legislation Read more

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11 Sep 2021

The DABUS decision makes Australia look like a champion of innovation, not a chump

Saturday Opinion: Federal Court's AI inventorship decision should serve as a clarion call for Australia to lead on innovation issues Read more

21 Aug 2021

Semiconductor shortage shows need for US innovation policy re-think

Saturday Opinion: the United States should be investing in people and infrastructure to enable the production of critical technologies at home, argues Arvin Patel of Intellectual Ventures Read more

7 Aug 2021

Creation of an IP division in Delhi is superficial for now, but could pay dividends in the long run

The new specialist court is a good signal for India even if its practical effects in the short term will be limited Read more

31 Jul 2021

Top IP owners have pledged to boost inventor diversity, but more must follow

Companies such as AT&T, Cisco Systems, Facebook and Google are among those that have agreed to track patenting performance among women and other under-represented inventor groups, and to share the data Read more

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13 Sep 2021

Either the courts fix 101 or Congress will have to, says Iancu

Eligibility is the biggest single issue now facing the US patent system, says the former USPTO head Read more

10 Sep 2021

Inflated patent filings of low quality the outcome of China’s subsidies, new research finds

Despite the many flaws, though, ultimately the strategy may have built a level of IP awareness in the country that otherwise would not exist Read more

9 Sep 2021

We have had 800 responses on possible PTAB procedure reforms, says acting USPTO director

“We normally do not get anywhere near that, so this is a very hot issue,” Drew Hirshfeld tells IAM in an exclusive interview Read more

9 Sep 2021

Biologics patent thicketing problem getting worse, says Fresenius’ IP chief

The growing IP estates of new drugs such as Keytruda give an idea of the mounting challenges for US biosimilars, claims Rachel Moodie 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