Law & Policy

As battle deepens over PTAB reforms, Iancu supporters bring their weight to bear

Letter to legislators backing USPTO head's policies unites IP giants such as Qualcomm and Johnson & Johnson with industry bodies and several hundred individual inventors

As battle deepens over PTAB reforms, Iancu supporters bring their weight to bear
Health insurer’s damages win against AstraZeneca creates new patent risks in The Netherlands
27 Oct 2020

Health insurer’s damages win against AstraZeneca creates new patent risks in The Netherlands

IP owners are liable to be sued by third parties if they assert rights that are subsequently invalidated, rules Dutch court.

Chip tensions create IP opportunity in Asia for DuPont
27 Oct 2020

Chip tensions create IP opportunity in Asia for DuPont

Companies in China and South Korea link with chemicals giant in chip deals as policymakers seek to bulk up domestic supply chains

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26 Oct 2020

"Patent sales are now an integral part of our innovation cycle," says IBM's global IP head

William LaFontaine talks deals, efficient infringement, the opportunities and challenges emerging from covid-19, and more in an exclusive interview with IAM Read more

26 Oct 2020

French Court of Appeal SPC decision raises validity concerns

Merck IP right fails test in latest Article 3(a) judgment in case that may make France an even more attractive venue for nullity actions Read more

26 Oct 2020

Headache relief for high-tech patent owners as working requirements ease in key Asian markets

India cuts red tape while Indonesia scraps its system altogether. Both are markets on the rise where compulsory licensing has been a key concern Read more

22 Oct 2020

Group of leading academics say Humira patent thicketing antitrust issues must be looked at again

Professors seek reversal of original district court decision, following the dismissal of a potential landmark dispute over the nature of sham litigation Read more

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3 Oct 2020

When it comes to tackling gender equality in IP, saying the present is better than the past is not enough

An IPBC Connect discussion among leading women in Asia’s patent professions, focusing on equality between the sexes in the region’s major jurisdictions, showed the way forward – but left one Millennial attendee still wanting more Read more

14 Sep 2020

Changes to Ukraine’s IP laws have major implications for the life sciences

Two recent pieces of legislation have brought the country’s patent system more closely in line with EU rules Read more

12 Sep 2020

It’s the PTAB, stupid

Whether the US chooses four more years of Donald Trump or Joe Biden replaces him, big tech's assault on the PTO shows where the patent policy battle lines are being drawn Read more

2 Sep 2020

CAFC Illumina clarification is good news for diagnostics innovators

Updated decision increases potential for protecting preparation methods based on natural phenomena under Section 101 Read more

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21 Oct 2020

Remembering a blissful summer for SEP owners

As the weather turns wet and cold in the Northern Hemisphere, licensors can look back on a memorable streak of major wins in the period from July through to September Read more

21 Oct 2020

Korea’s push for chip independence could draw IP pushback

Worries about patent claims from Japanese rivals do not seem to have materialised yet, but trade secrets could be another concern Read more

20 Oct 2020

Qualcomm’s Rogers  - if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it should be the rule when it comes to standards bodies

In part two of our exclusive in-depth interview, Qualcomm Technology Licensing's president addresses the rise of the anti anti-suit injunction, ETSI’s success and how to license the IoT Read more

20 Oct 2020

Proposal to waive TRIPS is the latest sign of deepening global IP rifts over covid-19

WHO-backed proposal seeks to suspend key multilateral protections for patents and trade secrets 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

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