Law & Policy

How Sonos’s case against Google could help shift the US patent narrative

Coverage of the speaker pioneer’s suit highlights shift in the way the general media engages with IP issues

How Sonos’s case against Google could help shift the US patent narrative
16 Jan 2020

SEP FRAND policy rewrite designed to bring predictability, says senior legal adviser to USPTO head

Guiding principle behind pre-Christmas statement was need for uniform rules for all patents, Nicholas Matich explained at ABA event, where he also spoke about new agency 101 initiative following SCOTUS refusal to hear key eligibility case

16 Jan 2020

What IP owners need to know about the US-China trade deal

There are significant gains for branded pharma in the agreement. But in several other areas, China has made commitments it already meets

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15 Jan 2020

The world's top private practice patent lawyers and attorneys reveal the secrets of their success - and much more

The first IAM Global Leaders publication runs interviews with internationally-respected practitioners who, among other things, talk the future, the past, deal-making, practice management and how to meet changing client demands  Read more

13 Jan 2020

After SCOTUS denies cert in high profile 101 cases focus moves back to Congress

Decision not to hear Athena dispute will disappoint many, but may prove catalyst to reinvigorate stalled efforts to reform US patent eligibility regime Read more

11 Jan 2020

The EU should not contemplate abandoning the Unified Patent Court system

Ratification delay in Germany and the spectre of UK non-participation mean many believe the project will quietly be dropped - but to do so would be a serious mistake  Read more

10 Jan 2020

South Korea rolls out policy initiatives around IP finance and tech independence

Patent office measures target long-held goal of greater IP activity from the SME sector and less reliance on conglomerates Read more

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4 Jan 2020

If you thought the last decade was one of big change in IP, you ain't seen nothing yet

Over the last 10 years US patent leadership waned while value creation strategies evolved; but the coming years look set to be dominated by commoditisation, politicisation and, above all else, big data and AI  Read more

2 Jan 2020

Why the traditional US model of educating tomorrow’s lawyers must change

Intellectual property systems are becoming more complex and that makes law schools’ one-size-fits all approach looks increasingly out of date, says Franklin Pierce dean Read more

30 Dec 2019

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

A big year for Apple and Qualcomm; change at the top at Nokia, Ericsson and Microsoft; Huawei under the spotlight; and more from the past 12 months Read more

23 Dec 2019

EPO says no to patent applications for inventions made by machines

In landmark decision, the agency states that "an inventor designated in the application has to be a human being". This, though, is only the start Read more

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7 Jan 2020

Google brief in Oracle fight kicks off what could be a big six months for IP at SCOTUS

Search giant claims Fed Circuit ruling threatens interconnected software ecosystem, while three 101 cases also on Supreme Court’s radar in big term for rights owners Read more

7 Jan 2020

ITC cases were more China-focused than ever in 2019

But study by Chinese trade body shows that respondents who fight back do surprisingly well Read more

3 Jan 2020

Big drop in new PTAB cases, smaller decline in US district court patent suits

Numbers for 2019 point to big fall among most frequent filers of IPRs, indicating that reforms introduced by USPTO director Andrei Iancu are having an impact Read more

2 Jan 2020

The most important Asia IP developments you missed over the holiday season

Impending US-China deal, a big Supreme Court ruling in India and a new licensing programme from Toyota are among the regional highlights Read more

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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

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