Law & Policy

Huawei’s 5G spinoff bluff shows why export ban will hurt US tech firms

CEO Ren Zhengfei doesn’t think another company can build a business around Huawei’s 5G technology stack. Not only will the company's predicament not help US tech firms, it is actively hurting them

Huawei’s 5G spinoff bluff shows why export ban will hurt US tech firms
19 Sep 2019

After Congressional hearing, still no clarity over US government divide in FTC v Qualcomm

SEP owners left in the dark following Senate committee session in which antitrust chiefs Delrahim and Simons played down significance of split in agencies' views of key case

18 Sep 2019

Why China’s new patent amendments may take time to raise damages

The Fourth Amendment to the Patent Law provides for bigger statutory awards and would let judges quintuple awards for punitive purposes

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17 Sep 2019

Australia’s harsh approach to software patents set to continue

Observers had hoped Friday’s decision in the Encompass case would clarify key patentability questions. But a Full Bench of the Federal Court of Australia did not take the opportunity to do so Read more

16 Sep 2019

Genentech dispute highlights growing importance of trade secrets for life sciences companies

Legal and commercial developments suggest that disputes over increasingly valuable biopharma know-how, proprietary information and data will increase in years to come. Read more

13 Sep 2019

Patent litigation is one reason why the UK will remain in the legal premier league

Despite the pervading sense of gloom, the quality of English courts and lawyers - and the remedies now available to plaintiffs - mean that there is an IP bright spot amidst the carnage of Brexit Read more

11 Sep 2019

We got it wrong on 2013 SEP guidance, says former USPTO Director Kappos, and the DOJ was right to walk away

Agency's ex-head claims the evidence of the last six years is that the assumptions underpinning the guidelines were flawed, while on the same day current chief Iancu says a new joint statement with the Justice Department remains under review    Read more

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11 Sep 2019

Five things to watch for from Japan’s new IP policy leadership

The new commissioner of the JPO and top cabinet advisor on IP will both address IPBC Asia in Tokyo in some of their first appearances in front of a global audience Read more

7 Sep 2019

Life sciences IP - the major developments in August

All the big pharma and biotech patent stories from last month in our regular monthly round-up Read more

7 Sep 2019

For the US Defense Department, China is not the IP problem – data is

Despite the claims being made by politicians, a re-engineered IP strategy at the Pentagon has little to do with theft and everything to do with trade secrets Read more

21 Aug 2019

US removes 5G work exemption from Huawei ban

The Commerce Department extended Huawei’s temporary licence yesterday, but it dropped a provision that allowed technology sharing as part of 5G standards development Read more

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10 Sep 2019

IP boutique seeks to show that new thinking on diversity is not just for Big Law

“We’re in a field of innovation but firms don’t do anything,” claims Harrity & Harrity managing partner John Harrity  on launch of incubator project Read more

10 Sep 2019

Indian high court rules injunctions cannot be maintained pending patent revocation appeals

Judgment handed down following decision of Controller of Patents to revoke key Novartis right underpinning small cell lung cancer treatment Read more

9 Sep 2019

Looming Australian IP reforms are a concern for life sciences innovators

Worries about patent eligible subject matter, compulsory licensing and the abolition of innovation patents have been expressed as the country moves closer to re-jigging the system Read more

6 Sep 2019

Europe leads the world in the availability of meaningful injunctive relief for patent plaintiffs

The IAM Injunction Tracker moves its focus to France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK - all jurisdictions in which meaningful and powerful exclusionary rights are in the gift of courts which are not afraid to impose them 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