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Neglect begets opportunity in femtech IP

Femtech entrepreneurs can take advantage of large empty spaces on the patent landscape to secure IP protection for their innovations

02 February 2023

Your practical guide to obtaining patent protection for software

Mewburn Ellis' James Leach provides a three-step approach to patenting software inventions

25 January 2023

Key provisions and IP considerations of the incoming EU CHIPS Act

R&D collaboration entails risk and it is therefore vital for companies to start thinking about the best strategies to adopt

11 January 2023

The Leahy legacy: the power of conscience in patent policy

With Senator Leahy due to step down this month, IAM takes a look back at his impact on intellectual property

14 December 2022

Video or it didn’t happen: the video epoch and the coming IP reckoning

Nokia IP Executive Arvin Patel warns that the licensing market is “decidedly thin” and on the cusp of change

07 December 2022

How patent pools have fuelled technology licensing

As Via Licensing marks its 20th anniversary, its journey illustrates the importance of collaborative working – as well as the challenges to overcome

30 November 2022

A ‘brand’ new approach to intellectual asset mapping at Spotify

An updated framework allows for renewed understanding of the way that a broad array of potential brand assets can drive value for knowledge companies

23 November 2022

Your guide to synthetic drug royalty dealmaking

Selling revenue streams is an increasingly important way of monetising pharma innovations

16 November 2022

Here’s how to get attorney fee awards in US patent litigation

A seminal US Supreme Court ruling did not result in a flood of fee awards, but lower courts have hashed out some requirements to secure payment.

09 November 2022

Successfully navigating ‘commercially reasonable effort’ obligations in IP agreements

Tips on winning in the courtroom plus case law and compliance guidance

02 November 2022

Why English litigation will retain a crucial strategic role in the era of the UPC

Though the UK will not be part of the new pan-EU system, it will contain to play a vital role in European litigation

26 October 2022

Exploring third-party claims in pharmaceutical patent cases

What are the rights of public healthcare providers and companies seeking damages in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France and Norway?

19 October 2022

Building institutional excellence: how your IP team can become ‘beloved’ by R&D

Often, a company’s IP and R&D units find themselves at odds, which can have serious knock-on impacts on how they work together to generate value

12 October 2022

Your guide to the UPC on day one

The fast-approaching opening of the court looks set to reshape the European patent litigation landscape but uncertainty still surrounds a number of jurisdictional and procedural issues

05 October 2022

The IP-backed finance and litigation funding markets revolution

Insurance policy types are proliferating and the increased certainty is attracting new lenders – a virtuous circle that looks set to cut capital costs for IP-rich companies

28 September 2022

Samsung settles NPE 5G suit; Avanci licensee surge; Top EPO and PCT firms named; The US’s most litigious operating companies; Elon Musk’s patent peril; plus much more

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

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