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Lessons from China's $46 billion IP financing market

After over a decade and the involvement of various stakeholders, China achieved $46 billion in IP financing in 2021

08 July 2022

How patents facilitate market entry and promote competition

It may seem like unconventional wisdom to some, but it is more important than ever to challenge the belief that strong IP protection discourages innovation and hinders choice, argues Jonathan M Barnett

06 July 2022

The EU SPC manufacturing waiver transitional period comes to an end

Life sciences companies in Europe are now operating under a regime in which many more patent extension rights are affected by exemptions

05 July 2022

Covid-19 has exposed the limits of compulsory licensing

The pandemic has brought the difficulties of bypassing life sciences IP into plain view

02 July 2022

Big week for US patent eligibility leaves resolution of “morass of uncertainty” still unclear

Despite a USPTO report, the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the American Axle case leaves many doubtful that there will be any clarity in the immediate future

01 July 2022

Ireland commits to UPC referendum – here’s everything you need to know

Local IP professionals are hoping for a vote in early 2023 but may have to wait longer, while outcome is also uncertain

01 July 2022

UK plans to diverge from EU on AI-related IP exemption

Moves announced after consultation will affect copyright and database rights, but leave status quo in place for inventorship

29 June 2022

Why it's time to create transparency around 5G SEPs

Shared perspective among industry participants will stimulate greater understanding of the cellular market environment and increase confidence and accuracy in IP executive decision-making, write Bowman Heiden and Lew Zeretzki

29 June 2022

Delhi High Court reaches landmark decision on patent examination report deadlines

The court’s ruling means that delays in responding to examination reports may be permitted when it is clear that an applicant does not intend to abandon their patent application and an unfavourable result is due to negligence on the part of the prosecuting agent.

29 June 2022

Good news for patent challengers - Vidal’s Fintiv tweaks will reduce discretionary denials

PTAB practitioners say rights holders will view the recently announced changes with disappointment, but there is likely to be greater certainty and predictability around IPR institutions

24 June 2022

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