Law & Policy

At the post-Iancu USPTO, will the PTAB squeeze on petitioners continue?

Changes introduced by the agency's former head have tilted the balance of power in the direction of patent owners but that trend is not guaranteed to carry on

At the post-Iancu USPTO, will the PTAB squeeze on petitioners continue?
India is staring at some of the biggest opportunities in global IP
27 Feb 2021

India is staring at some of the biggest opportunities in global IP

Decision to abolish troubled patent board is the right one, but policymakers should double down on reform

China’s top court hands out record trade secrets award
26 Feb 2021

China’s top court hands out record trade secrets award

The $25 million ruling comes in a clash between two of the world’s biggest producers of vanillin, a synthetic alternative to vanilla

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25 Feb 2021

IEEE opens review of controversial patent policy

Standards body calls for “removal or revision” of factors relating to royalty calculations and injunctive relief Read more

24 Feb 2021

Biden nominee for Attorney General pressed on the “shambles” of 101 and SEP policy

In written questions, Senator Tillis has asked Merrick Garland to back attempts to bring new patentable subject matter cases before the Supreme Court Read more

22 Feb 2021

US must up its game in 5G’s hidden standards battlefield to counter Chinese threat, says prominent Republican lawmaker

As America slept, claims Senator Tom Cotton, Huawei "shaped intellectual property rights standards in ways that bolstered its bottom line and strengthened its market position” Read more

20 Feb 2021

Why the US must now take the lead on SEP FRAND

Being a rule taker does not sit well with American interests nor with those of the wider global patent community. It is time for a change of approach Read more

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29 Jan 2021

Love him or loathe him, few USPTO directors have left an impression like Iancu

From new 101 guidelines to PTAB reform and changing the narrative around innovation, America’s now former IP chief built a considerable legacy Read more

9 Jan 2021

Revealed: the email Andrei Iancu sent to USPTO staff on the day the US Capitol was stormed

“I am heartbroken to see this affront to our constitutional electoral process,” the agency’s Director wrote Read more

19 Dec 2020

Those who adopt a hold-out strategy in SEP FRAND licensing should face the prospect of a market red card

Football shows how to deal with the long delays in licensing negotiations caused by those doing all they can to avoid paying a fair royalty, argues InterDigital’s Eeva Hakoranta Read more

14 Dec 2020

The last 12 months have been good for patent owners, say global IP leaders

Exclusive Panels Report for IAM focuses on key issues, including: portfolio management, litigation, monetisation, the regulatory environment and strategic priorities Read more

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18 Feb 2021

Ericsson IP policy head explains why she dissented in high-profile EU SEP FRAND report

Monica Magnusson claims not enough was done at the outset to frame the problems the paper was seeking to tackle and ultimately to build on consensus among authors Read more

16 Feb 2021

A familiar face takes key Senate IP role while USPTO director race is said to tighten

Senator Patrick Leahy was a driving force behind the America Invents Act and will play a key role in the confirmation of Andrei Iancu’s successor Read more

16 Feb 2021

The CAFC’s Amgen v Sanofi decision spells trouble for broad functional patent claims

The CAFC’s much-anticipated ruling has major implications for antibody patents and continues the court’s trend of imposing a tough enablement standard for genus claims Read more

12 Feb 2021

No UK withdrawal from the EPO despite plan to join CPTPP, says government spokesperson

The apparent incompatibility in grace period provisions between the two agreements not seen as an obstacle to membership of both 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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