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Get ready for the new working week with a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform over the past seven days

25 September 2022

How the America Invents Act has hurt SMEs

As the legislation celebrates 10 years, Michael Renaud, Jonathan Engler and Jessica Perry of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo analyse a decade of data to reveal that, far from helping small businesses by improving patent quality, it has only succeeded in driving them out of US district courts.

21 September 2022

Meet 2022’s IP Hall of Fame inductees

Following a selection process that ran between March and May, IAM announced that four new individuals had been chosen to join the IP Hall of Fame in 2022: Pravin Anand, Justice Stephen Breyer, Louis Foreman and James Malackowski. They were officially inducted at this year’s IPBC Global in June.

14 September 2022

Why the United States urgently needs patent subject-matter eligibility reform

The law is in a state of disarray that has led to inconsistent case decisions, deep uncertainty in the innovative, investment and legal communities, and unpredictable outcomes in prosecution and litigation. David Kappos, Paul Michel, Corey Salsberg and Matthew Dowd argue that the United States' legislators must act to ensure the country maintains its long-standing competitive edge in the global innovation race

07 September 2022

How the UPC will change the global patent litigation landscape

This time next year, the new EU system is almost certain to be up and running. For rights holders and potential defendants, it will mean rethinking long-established strategic choices and preparing for a new set of major challenges. Gwilym Roberts, David Rose and Suzanne Harrison explain why 'game changing' may not be too hyperbolic a way to describe what is approaching

31 August 2022

The contribution patents make to enterprise value

No commonly used valuation methods are much help at putting a number on an entire portfolio unless there is a specific transaction on the horizon. Cipher’s Nigel Swycher and Steve Harris suggest an original methodology to fill this gap

03 August 2022

Optimising the integration of AI and human intelligence – lessons for tomorrow’s IP practice

While a new generation of tools promise to facilitate the creation of high-value assets, Benedikt Biechele, Brendan Sever and Bruce Rubinger warn that integrating them with professionals’ subject-matter expertise remains a major challenge

27 July 2022

Building incentives to overcome the SEP licensing prisoner’s dilemma

Patent pools can provide long-term mutual benefits for many industries, especially those based on FRAND-enabled technology standards. But for them to succeed, write Bowman Heiden and Gustav Brismark, short-term buy and sell-side misalignments must be overcome. The recently announced Sisvel WiFi 6 Pool may provide some answers

20 July 2022

The top takeaways from IPBC Global 2022

After a month of reflection following the successful event in Chicago, which was attended by 600 delegates, IAM reporters pick out the biggest stories that emerged from the three days

13 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

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

Why IP valuation in Asia has yet to take off

Although various government-led programmes have emerged over the years to encourage activity in the field, writes Joyce Ng, professionals reveal that a lack of transaction data and an absence of corporate buy-in is preventing it from going mainstream

22 June 2022

The importance of IP to US national security interests is finally being understood

At a recent event in Washington DC, it was clear that American policymakers and government officials are beginning to pay closer attention to the role that patents and other rights can play as key geopolitical assets. William New reports

15 June 2022

5G standards and the stark divide between innovators and implementers

More than 70% of the technical contributions in the standardisation process have been submitted by just 10 companies and that poses a significant challenge for policymakers, write Qualcomm’s Georgios Effraimidis and Kirti Gupta

08 June 2022

AT&T’s billion dollar secret sauce

Scott Frank, President and CEO of the company’s IP operation, reveals how its team of patent developers takes a venture capital approach to interactions with inventors and lawyers to ensure the development of a highly diversified, revenue-generating, portfolio of rights

01 June 2022

A missing piece to maximise digital business capability

Strategic planning of data access, contract and IP-based control points, and its operational execution (IP StratOps) is an essential mechanism that can pay handsome dividends, argue Jens Bördin and Robin Sparrefors

25 May 2022

Copyright law must keep up with evolving AI technology if industry is to flourish

Legal ambiguities over ownership and protection are holding back a cutting-edge technology that could have immense value. Faiz Rahman and Kamalkumar Rathinasamy of Infosys argue that policy makers must focus on creating an IP framework that serves businesses, the economy and the public good

18 May 2022

Why patentees should learn to love multidistrict ANDA suits

Recent US court decisions have had a seismic impact on venue selection in Hatch-Waxman cases. Faegre Drinker’s Alison Baldwin, Eric Friedman and Susan Sharko argue that this can be a favourable development for rights holders and a useful tool for cases in this area of the law

11 May 2022

Five key trends shaping the patent market in France

The arrival of the UPC, a sharp uptick in the number of FRAND disputes and a boost for efforts to promote IP culture, in particular among SMEs, are all having a big impact, writes Magda Voltolini

04 May 2022

Exclusive data reveals top owners of Chinese patents

Featured in Portfolio Data

Research undertaken for IAM by Dolcera details the holders of the 100 largest portfolios. Domestic entities dominate the ranking, but a select group of foreign businesses - including Samsung, Qualcomm and Panasonic - also make the list

27 April 2022

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