Law & Policy

Mainstream focus on supply chains will impact US patent fights

Saturday Opinion: Inflation and goods shortages are making the supply chain an everyday conversation topic this holiday season, and that is already influencing arguments over IP enforcement

Mainstream focus on supply chains will impact US patent fights
Balance and clarity are the top US policy priorities for patent leaders
25 Nov 2021

Balance and clarity are the top US policy priorities for patent leaders

On the sidelines of IPBC Global last week, IP executives from Xperi, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Valo Health and Aon IP Solutions identified what they see as the most pressing issues

“Every crisis brings about innovation" – how the vaccine race is transforming biopharma IP
24 Nov 2021

“Every crisis brings about innovation" – how the vaccine race is transforming biopharma IP

From greater respect for researchers to a fresh focus on compulsory licences, IAM’s Global Leaders share their views on how the life sciences space has been changed by the quest for covid-19 vaccines

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24 Nov 2021

How to deal with China's new crackdown on bad-faith patent filings and other examination changes

The Long Read: New guidelines in the works at the CNIPA will continue the fight against 'irregular' applications, make utility models harder to get and heighten the risk of litigation in the software space, write Aaron Wininger of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, PA and Austin Chang of Beijing East IP Read more

22 Nov 2021

US patent system due for a mid-course correction, says IBM's IP business head

Bill LaFontaine says the current challenging licensing environment stems not only from legal and policy factors, but also from a widespread cultural shift that has normalised infringement Read more

22 Nov 2021

Chinese law should do more to encourage joint patent licensing, says adviser to country's IP courts

Professor Cui Guobin says that both patent owners and implementers want greater clarity around pools and antitrust law Read more

19 Nov 2021

Why CNIPA could be the go-to venue for Chinese patent linkage plaintiffs

Pharma patentees face difficult choices under the country’s new early dispute resolution framework Read more

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15 Oct 2021

Rating the world’s top patent offices

Last chance to take part in this year’s benchmarking survey of the IP5 agencies Read more

7 Oct 2021

Can the EPO hold on to its world-leading reputation for quality in a ‘new normal’?

Office says digital pivot in the post-covid era provides an opportunity to enhance both quality and timeliness of its services Read more

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 Read more

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

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17 Nov 2021

IPBC Global ends with questions about IP in the boardroom at the top of the agenda

The final day of this year’s event in Seattle saw some of the market’s biggest names explain how to get the attention of the c-suite Read more

16 Nov 2021

Four things to watch as China’s first patent linkage litigation is filed

Beijing IP Court lawsuit launched by Japan’s Chugai Pharmaceutical will be inaugural test of the new system, and possible procedural issues are already appearing Read more

16 Nov 2021

Semiconductors, FRAND, diversity and danger – Day Two of IPBC Global 2021

Highlights from the plenaries, breakouts and networking sessions as the world’s premier IP business event continues in Seattle Read more

15 Nov 2021

Judge rejects latest attack on PTAB discretionary denials, but other challenges loom

The fierce battle over the NHK-Fintiv rule could become a key question for the Biden Administration’s USPTO director nominee 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