Litigation

Why batteries are a key technology to watch in China

Litigation activity is already intensifying in the field, and recent data shows Chinese firms lag badly in patent applications

Why batteries are a key technology to watch in China
Big tech wants out of Judge Albright’s courtroom and a pair of academics may have a solution
24 Sep 2020

Big tech wants out of Judge Albright’s courtroom and a pair of academics may have a solution

As Apple asks Federal Circuit to transfer case to Northern California a new paper proposes two reforms to help lessen WDTX’s increasing grip on US patent litigation

Record damages awarded by Paris court in pemetrexed patent battle
24 Sep 2020

Record damages awarded by Paris court in pemetrexed patent battle

France becoming more friendly to pharma IP, experts suggest, following decision over blockbuster cancer treatment Alimta

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23 Sep 2020

Signing up to patent pools allows NPEs to demonstrate their FRAND credentials, says Conversant CEO Teksler

But although some licensing outfits are beginning to embrace the potential of joining up to collective platforms, others remain sceptical of the benefits Read more

22 Sep 2020

EPO plant patent decision imperils businesses like ours, says Bayer’s head of IP

Joerg Thomaier tells IAM that the Enlarged Board of Appeal got it wrong in a recent controversial ruling, but says the case is now closed and companies have to learn to live with it Read more

21 Sep 2020

Philips targets TV and PC manufacturers in series of new patent suits and ITC complaint

Dell, Lenovo and Intel among those in the crosshairs as Dutch giant once again looks to make its IP pay Read more

21 Sep 2020

Why Daimler would have the upper hand if its patent fight with Nokia were taking place in China

Chinese courts want to make their mark on global FRAND disputes and are likely to have a different way of looking at them than their counterparts in countries such as Germany Read more

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14 Sep 2020

Changes to Ukraine’s IP laws have major implications for the life sciences

Two recent pieces of legislation have brought the country’s patent system more closely in line with EU rules Read more

12 Sep 2020

It’s the PTAB, stupid

Whether the US chooses four more years of Donald Trump or Joe Biden replaces him, big tech's assault on the PTO shows where the patent policy battle lines are being drawn Read more

2 Sep 2020

CAFC Illumina clarification is good news for diagnostics innovators

Updated decision increases potential for protecting preparation methods based on natural phenomena under Section 101 Read more

29 Aug 2020

Despite last Wednesday's Supreme Court decision, the UK won't become the global hub for resolving FRAND disputes

The Unwired Planet/Conversant judgment was great news for SEP owners, but Brexit Britain is not economically or politically important enough to be home to the world's royalty-setting court Read more

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21 Sep 2020

Chinese LED firms square up with foreign patent portfolios on both sides

Mainland opponents in notoriously litigious sector have stocked up with rights from Sony, Sharp, Panasonic and Korea’s ILJIN Read more

19 Sep 2020

Google’s anticompetitive infringement of IP reduces innovation

Ahead of the company’s pivotal Supreme Court case against Oracle, a former GHW Bush Administration official outlines what he believes to be a deliberate strategy to appropriate the work of first-movers Read more

18 Sep 2020

Samsung, Apple deals confirm KAIST has joined the big leagues of licensing

National research university reached an agreement with Korea’s top tech company following a $200 million court win in Texas Read more

17 Sep 2020

Back from the dead? Banks and retail groups make last-minute push to resuscitate covered business method reviews

PTAB process ended earlier this week but efforts to extend programme comes as influential banking group eyes “broader conversation about patents” in next Congress Read more

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12 Aug 2020

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A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

8 Jun 2020

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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

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

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