Law & Policy

Any attempts at 101 reform must deal with a Silicon Valley sized problem

Closed door meeting on Capitol Hill looks to set the agenda for patent legislation in next Congress

Any attempts at 101 reform must deal with a Silicon Valley sized problem
6 Dec 2018

China to blacklist "serious" patent infringers 

Days after announced trade truce, China’s government explains ‘social credit score’ consequences for IP infringers first floated three years ago. Penalties range from borrowing restrictions to air travel bans.

4 Dec 2018

All the action from the final day of IPBC Asia 2018

This year's event in Shanghai has now come to an end. It's been a great couple of days, including the IP Asia Elite Gala Dinner and Awards held last night

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3 Dec 2018

IPBC Asia Day One report - all the highlights from another sell-out event

How Chinese courts will rule the patent world; Qualcomm's 5G licensing spree; don't jail trolls, says former supreme court judge; patent sales are on the up; plus a whole lot more from a wet, but spectacular, Shanghai Pudong Read more

2 Dec 2018

Oppo’s big Nokia deal; pharma patents under pressure; Silicon Valley woe; patent market data revealed; plus much more

Your essential Sunday reading: a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform in the past week - as well as links to each one Read more

30 Nov 2018

Continuation patent assertion in the US may be tougher after CAFC decision

First application of the court’s SimpleAir standard led to a 45% slump in Invidior’s share price and could prove to be a boon for generics companies Read more

30 Nov 2018

US pharma patents are under greater threat than ever before

Life sciences companies in the United States are under increasing pressure. Campaigners for changes to the patent system are working to prevent what they see as abusive practices – and it looks as if they are winning the argument. Read more

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30 Nov 2018

How a Chinese court would have decided the Unwired Planet appeal

Previous FRAND-related rulings indicate judges in China could set a global rate, would adopt the hard-edged non-discrimination obligation and would consider the parties' negotiation behaviours when reaching their decisions  Read more

29 Nov 2018

OPINION: It's time to sort out the connected car disconnect

TCL v Ericsson and Unwired Planet v Huawei send two very different messages to auto companies being approached by patent pools such as Avanci to take SEP licences, says Unified Patents' chief IP counsel Jonathan Stroud  Read more

26 Nov 2018

Pharma patent owners in the US are under pressure like they have never been before

Life sciences IP is on the front line as American consumers, legislators and the Trump administration kick back against the high cost of medicines. Reform campaigners say they have never been more confident of change. Read more

25 Nov 2018

Patent sales on the rise; Microsoft’s deal with Chinese drone company; a deep dive into Oppo’s portfolio; IP insurance goes mainstream; and much more

Your essential Sunday reading: a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform in the past week - as well as links to each one Read more

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22 Nov 2018

Second medical use patents on life support in the UK after Supreme Court pregabalin decision

The landmark judgment makes it harder for pharmaceutical companies to use what has become an important source of protection – so opening the way for more generic competition Read more

22 Nov 2018

Chinese NPE claiming 3G patents takes aim at MediaTek and Coolpad

Shanghai Xuanpu appears to have risen from ashes of a state-backed semiconductor venture. Recent validity decisions mean its activities should be monitored by anyone implementing the TD-SCDMA standard in China   Read more

20 Nov 2018

CAFC ruling adds to growing case law on software patentability post-Alice

In overturning a lower court decision to invalidate, the court has provided some welcome relief to those holding rights in the field - but for applicants there remains a great deal of uncertainty Read more

20 Nov 2018

Is the tide turning against pharmaceutical patentees in Australia?

A pair of recent decisions from the Federal Court of Australia suggest that it may be about to become more difficult for drug patent owners to prevail in requests for interlocutory injunctions. Read more

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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

1 Jun 2018

Supreme Court shakes up the PTAB, while new USPTO head sends strong pro-patent signals

No one expected the Supreme Court to turn the US patent system upside down with Oil States – and it did not. But its SAS judgment issued on the same day could mean some big post-grant changes. Meanwhile, Andrei Iancu is exhibiting pro-patent inclinations Read more

1 Feb 2018

Rollercoaster ride for SEP owners continues through 2017

SEP owners had much to celebrate in 2017 but a major decision from a US court meant that the year ended with a familiar amount of uncertainty Read more

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