Litigation

Mainstream focus on supply chains will impact US patent fights

Saturday Opinion: Inflation and goods shortages are making the supply chain an everyday conversation topic this holiday season, and that is already influencing arguments over IP enforcement

Mainstream focus on supply chains will impact US patent fights
Pfizer acts quickly to tackle alleged covid-19 vaccine trade secrets misappropriation
25 Nov 2021

Pfizer acts quickly to tackle alleged covid-19 vaccine trade secrets misappropriation

With strong policies in place to protect confidential information, the company was able to take swift action against an employee after becoming aware of suspicious activity

Groundbreaking open-source rulings could mean big changes for China’s software industry
23 Nov 2021

Groundbreaking open-source rulings could mean big changes for China’s software industry

Recent copyright infringement judgments in Shenzhen and Guangzhou could upend common practices for commercial software developers

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22 Nov 2021

US patent system due for a mid-course correction, says IBM's IP business head

Bill LaFontaine says the current challenging licensing environment stems not only from legal and policy factors, but also from a widespread cultural shift that has normalised infringement Read more

19 Nov 2021

Why CNIPA could be the go-to venue for Chinese patent linkage plaintiffs

Pharma patentees face difficult choices under the country’s new early dispute resolution framework Read more

19 Nov 2021

Recent lawsuits show urgency of Peloton’s efforts to bulk up its patent portfolio

Maker of high-end exercise equipment sues two rivals just days after new patent grant – the company has used M&A and new filings to boost its holdings dramatically over the last year Read more

18 Nov 2021

Nobel laureate’s troubles are a cautionary tale about the importance of university tech-transfer support

Tasuku Honjo’s recent patent battles highlight the potential IP dangers of academic collaborations Read more

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11 Sep 2021

The DABUS decision makes Australia look like a champion of innovation, not a chump

Saturday Opinion: Federal Court's AI inventorship decision should serve as a clarion call for Australia to lead on innovation issues Read more

25 Aug 2021

IAM parent company acquires market-leading US patent litigation data and analytics firm

Austin-based Docket Navigator - which also covers trademarks, antitrust and other practice areas - becomes a Law Business Research company Read more

7 Aug 2021

Creation of an IP division in Delhi is superficial for now, but could pay dividends in the long run

The new specialist court is a good signal for India even if its practical effects in the short term will be limited Read more

17 Jul 2021

The Arthrex fix is no fix at all

Neither SCOTUS nor the USPTO has come up with a workable solution to the issues at the heart of the case Read more

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17 Nov 2021

Assignments show Western Digital is the seller in WiLAN’s latest chip patent acquisition

San Jose company transfers semiconductor rights to an affiliate of the Canadian NPE that's litigating against Micron Read more

17 Nov 2021

Chinese patent litigation data: what it tells us and what it doesn’t

The Long Read: Exclusive analysis from Rouse and Berkeley Law’s Mark Cohen suggests that the country's courts publish only around half of the judgments that they hand down, often months after the fact. But the information that is available still has strategic value if you know what to look out for Read more

17 Nov 2021

IPBC Global ends with questions about IP in the boardroom at the top of the agenda

The final day of this year’s event in Seattle saw some of the market’s biggest names explain how to get the attention of the c-suite Read more

16 Nov 2021

Patent suits decline in Dusseldorf and Mannheim, but Munich’s docket is on the rise

Germany is Europe’s biggest and most active litigation forum, but subtle differences in case law and proceedings mean that plaintiffs have important choices to make about where to file their suits Read more

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4 Nov 2020

Supreme Court could signal time’s up for Google’s anti-competitive IP infringement

A long-running battle with Oracle once again shines the spotlight on a pattern of alleged major IP infringements by the search giant Read more

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

8 Jun 2020

IP Market news highlights

IAM’s biggest spring reads 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