Law & Policy

AstraZeneca faces increasingly tough evergreening battle in India

A recent Delhi court decision is a reminder of the tight restrictions around species and follow-on patents in the country

AstraZeneca faces increasingly tough evergreening battle in India
15 Aug 2019

Why the future of patent pools is a case of "it depends"

There are circumstances under which the model can definitely work, but these may not apply to all industries and might mean licensors having to modify their financial expectations

14 Aug 2019

USPTO Director Iancu set to keynote IAM’s patent litigation event as 101 legislation debate continues

American Express, Nokia, Google, Nasdaq, Volkswagen, Novartis and Merck executives among the final speakers revealed for prestigious November conference in Washington DC

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13 Aug 2019

CAFC closes off another defence against inter partes review

IPR cancellations of pre-AIA rights are not unconstitutional takings under Fifth Amendment, Federal Circuit rules Read more

13 Aug 2019

China’s patent attorney profession set to grow as focus shifts to quality

The numbers sitting the annual qualification exam have been rising, but previous threshold requirements, such as foreign language proficiency and work experience, have been lowered Read more

9 Aug 2019

Chinese radio firm recently hit by ITC ruling is latest Trump target

Shenzhen-based Hytera, which makes two-way radios, joins Huawei on proposed list of banned government suppliers. It is already dealing with an ITC import ban won by rival Motorola Solutions Read more

6 Aug 2019

Canadian IP initiative aims to kick-start a revolution

Although it is home to many big ticket patent players, Canada has lagged in encouraging SMEs to maximise the value of the rights they own; new programme designed to reverse that trend Read more

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23 Jul 2019

It's security, stupid - why it's time to see the wood from the trees in the FTC's case against Qualcomm

If the US chipmaker’s recent court defeat stands then the US risks ceding to China a central role in the development of 5G and future wireless technology Read more

17 Jul 2019

Despite huge potential, patent operations at Chinese universities lag international standards

Technology transfer and commercialisation are buzzwords in China and attract more attention everyday. But before widespread IP-based private-public partnerships develop, there are significant systemic hurdles to overcome Read more

13 Jul 2019

New York Times’ seizure call shows how far the tide is turning against pharma IP

The newspaper’s controversial proposal is stark demonstration of the mounting patent pressure the life sciences sector is under in the US Read more

10 Jul 2019

All the big life sciences IP developments in June

Our round-up of the major patent issues affecting pharma and biotech that emerged on the legal, market and policy fronts last month Read more

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5 Aug 2019

CAFC creates blueprint for early stage challenges to claims brought under doctrine of equivalents

Amgen’s infringement suit was barred by prosecution history estoppel as the Federal Circuit affirmed district court’s Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal Read more

5 Aug 2019

China seeks to boost IP lending

Companies staked patents and trademarks to borrow $8.5 billion in the first half of 2019. CNIPA and China’s banking regulator want that figure to increase as SMEs face a credit squeeze Read more

30 Jul 2019

Indian messaging app leads hike in domestic patent filings

Annual figures released by the country’s patent office also showed that it rapidly ramped up its ability to process examinations Read more

26 Jul 2019

Australian diagnostic method judgment shows US to be the eligibility outlier

Federal court’s detailed decision emphatically upholds patentability and emphasises, once again, that the Mayo regime is the exception not the rule Read more

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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

30 Nov 2018

After years of setting the patent agenda Silicon Valley is now playing defence

The USPTO director’s explicit rejection of the ‘troll’ narrative and the departure of key Congressional backers mean that big technology companies find themselves in the unusual position of not being in control of the US IP policy-making narrative. Read more

27 Sep 2018

A Brexit IP issue with serious political consequences

The UPC and EU trademarks will not inflame any Brexit passions among those outside the IP bubble, but geographical indications are a different matter altogether Read more

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Chicago IL, United States
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