Law & Policy

How a wave of CAFC reversals is affecting the Albright court in the Western District of Texas

The Long Read: Data from Docket Navigator and analysis of 35 Federal Circuit mandamus rulings show that the judge presiding over the US's busiest patent litigation venue has changed some of his procedures, writes Angela Morris, but that there are other practices he has been slower to address

How a wave of CAFC reversals is affecting the Albright court in the Western District of Texas
Leahy and Tillis appear divided on Biden’s pick for USPTO Director
26 Oct 2021

Leahy and Tillis appear divided on Biden’s pick for USPTO Director

Kathi Vidal looks set to face tough questions during her upcoming confirmation hearing based on the duelling statements issued by the the top Democrat and Republican lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee's IP subcommittee after her nomination today

Talks over covid vaccine IP waiver appear increasingly futile
23 Oct 2021

Talks over covid vaccine IP waiver appear increasingly futile

Saturday Opinion: The prospect of an international agreement on the proposed suspension of TRIPS now appears vanishingly small

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22 Oct 2021

Pharma speaks loud and clear on need for 101 changes, but consensus for reform remains elusive

US life sciences leadership is at stake, industry tells USPTO, but comments on eligibility study show deep divisions remain Read more

21 Oct 2021

Leahy-Tillis patent transparency bill draws scepticism from Democrat senators

At a hearing on Tuesday, Chris Coons and Mazie Hirono stated that the penalty for non-recordal in the Pride in Patent Ownership Act needs more work Read more

21 Oct 2021

EU-wide SPCs would make unitary patent system more attractive, says Bayer IP chief

Joerg Thomaier believes unitary supplementary protection certificates should be introduced to coincide with the roll-out of the UPC Read more

20 Oct 2021

Courts split on AI inventorship and patenting

The Long Read: Those hoping for clarity on whether AI programmes can be regarded as inventors for patent purposes will be disappointed by the different ways in which courts around the world have handled the issue so far. Helen Macpherson, Tanvi Shah and Avi Toltzis of Baker & McKenzie look at recent developments 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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19 Oct 2021

Stakeholders weigh in on controversial IEEE patent policy

After submissions from SEP owners and implementers, the standard association’s board of governors must now decide whether to make changes to the 2015 document Read more

18 Oct 2021

Starz Entertainment attacks VideoLabs’ patents after refusing to take licence

New DJ action is more evidence of platform’s push for royalties, but senior VP Ira Blumberg says it is pursuing a dual strategy Read more

15 Oct 2021

Moderna’s covid-19 patent pledge may be backfiring

Though a short-term PR success, the company’s commitment risks looking hollow after its decision not to license know-how to new WHO Africa tech-transfer hub Read more

11 Oct 2021

China’s goals for 6G: self-reliance, but a single global standard

Both government and industry are pushing for an independent tech supply chain, but have called on industry not to walk away from a single unified standard for wireless 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