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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

15 October 2021

Rating the world’s top patent offices

Last chance to take part in this year’s benchmarking survey of the IP5 agencies

15 October 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

11 October 2021

DOJ antitrust chief nominee dodges detailed FRAND talk during Senate hearing

Senator Thom Tillis questioned Jonathan Kanter about the antitrust/IP nexus and SEP policies, but favours confirmation despite disagreements

08 October 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

07 October 2021

Inside the record of the patent litigator touted as Biden’s USPTO chief choice

Analysis shows that Winston & Strawn’s Kathi Vidal has represented accused infringers 85% of the time in court – with Apple, Microsoft and SAP among her biggest clients

06 October 2021

Disentangling the problem of patent thickets

The Long Read: Biosimilars face far larger patent estates in the US than elsewhere. But when considering the causes of – and potential remedies for – the country’s thicketing phenomenon, the problem turns out to be a thorny one

06 October 2021

IP concerns appear low on Biden administration’s China agenda

Remarks by US Trade Representative Katherine Tai outlining new US approach to China almost entirely neglect IP issues that were the centrepiece of Trump 301 investigation

05 October 2021

Negative sentiment around Biden IP policies grows, survey reveals

The Q3 IAM Insight Panel Report shows growing dissatisfaction with the administration’s approach to patents but more confidence in Europe

04 October 2021

Five ways in which the Leahy-Cornyn bill dramatically changes the PTAB process

The proposed legislation would undo nine years of cumulative precedent and tilt proceedings firmly in favour of petitioners

04 October 2021

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