Litigation

Nokia secures second German injunction ruling against Daimler, while details emerge of “major” patent licence renewal

Finnish telco prevails in Munich case with bond set well below previous sales ban

Nokia secures second German injunction ruling against Daimler, while details emerge of “major” patent licence renewal
Many questions remain about patent litigation risk in China
30 Oct 2020

Many questions remain about patent litigation risk in China

Despite a growing amount of data, there are still significant holes to plug before a clear picture of the state of play emerges

After guilty plea in trade secret case, UMC may be rewarded by newest US sanctions move
29 Oct 2020

After guilty plea in trade secret case, UMC may be rewarded by newest US sanctions move

The Taiwanese fab was fined $60 million by US authorities this week, the second largest such penalty in a criminal trade secrets probe

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28 Oct 2020

Analysis shows that the LOT network now covers more than 12% of granted US patents

With 1,000 members now on the roster, including recent joiners IBM, Coca Cola and Xiaomi, CEO Ken Seddon has his eyes on start-ups Read more

27 Oct 2020

As battle deepens over PTAB reforms, Iancu supporters bring their weight to bear

Letter to legislators backing USPTO head's policies unites IP giants such as Qualcomm and Johnson & Johnson with industry bodies and several hundred individual inventors Read more

27 Oct 2020

Health insurer’s damages win against AstraZeneca creates new patent risks in The Netherlands

IP owners are liable to be sued by third parties if they assert rights that are subsequently invalidated, rules Dutch court. Read more

26 Oct 2020

"Patent sales are now an integral part of our innovation cycle," says IBM's global IP head

William LaFontaine talks deals, efficient infringement, the opportunities and challenges emerging from covid-19, and more in an exclusive interview with IAM 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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26 Oct 2020

French Court of Appeal SPC decision raises validity concerns

Merck IP right fails test in latest Article 3(a) judgment in case that may make France an even more attractive venue for nullity actions Read more

22 Oct 2020

Group of leading academics say Humira patent thicketing antitrust issues must be looked at again

Professors seek reversal of original district court decision, following the dismissal of a potential landmark dispute over the nature of sham litigation Read more

21 Oct 2020

Apple staves off threat of a UK injunction in SEP fight with NPEs by agreeing to consent order

“This is all about at what point the implementer should be on the hook,” says lawyer for Optis and Unwired Planet Read more

21 Oct 2020

Remembering a blissful summer for SEP owners

As the weather turns wet and cold in the Northern Hemisphere, licensors can look back on a memorable streak of major wins in the period from July through to September Read more

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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

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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