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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

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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

Top European Patent Owners 2021

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The IAM/Dolcera Euro Patent 100 not only highlights the top filers, but also sheds light on abandonment trends, with most rights lapsing in the auto space.

20 April 2022

What rights holders need to know about China’s high-level IP policy blueprint

Gowling WLG’s Jian Xu breaks down China’s plans to build a “powerful IP nation” and what this strong top-down signal means for policy and practice.

13 April 2022

The lessons Big Tech can learn from pharma on inventor diversity

IAM’s Diversity 100 is a listing of the entities with the greatest proportion of female inventors named on US patent grants maintained between 1 January 2010 and 1 January 2022. It is dominated by life sciences companies and is a timely reminder of the importance of targeted and early recruitment, as well as inclusion programmes that genuinely promote parity

06 April 2022

European Union rolls the dice with big push on standards and SEPs

As the European Commission simultaneously pursues a standardisation strategy, new SEP framework and DG Comp guidelines, Haris Tsilikas argues that any inconsistencies or contradictions in these efforts could damage the continent’s standards leadership

30 March 2022

JPO presses case for grace period harmony as trade deals bring issue to the fore

The grace period gap between major jurisdictions has recently been thrust into the spotlight. The JPO is one stakeholder pushing for major players to seize momentum and work towards harmonisation

23 March 2022

Machine-learning patents at the EPO: how to overcome the pitfalls

As applicants from a wider range of fields seek patent protection in the space, Harry Strange, Diego Black and Karl Barnfather of Withers & Rogers explain how to draft specifications with a view to sufficiency

16 March 2022

Why proposed IoT licensing negotiation groups are an antitrust non-starter

Igor Nikolic takes a deep dive into competition law to show how the proposed SEP licensing negotiation groups could be both unnecessary and damaging

09 March 2022

The EU WTO patent attack on China explored from every angle

Europe has anti-suit injunctions involving SEPs firmly in its sights, but there are multiple, highly complex issues at play and context is all important. Adam Houldsworth, Jacob Schindler, Joff Wild and Bing Zhao report

02 March 2022

Anti-suit injunctions are a race to the bottom – and arbitration is the answer

Alternative dispute resolution offers one of the few remaining ways out of the growing anti-suit injunction morass, argue Roberto Dini, Jing He and Mario Franzosi

23 February 2022

Why the proposed covid TRIPs waiver is a solution in search of a problem

Rigorous correlation analysis makes the case that IP rights are not the barrier to vaccine and treatment access that advocates claim, argues David Torstensson

16 February 2022

The truth about mobile SEP invalidation decisions in China

In an exclusive data analysis, Zhang Xin of Lung Tin Law Firm surveys over 250 challenges to wireless patents at the China National IP Administration and draws lessons for both petitioners and patentees

09 February 2022

Top takeaways from Docket Navigator’s 2021 Year in Review

Comprehensive US patent litigation data from 2021 shows more district court litigation and the continuing decline in PTAB filings. IAM speaks to expert practitioners to unpack the narratives behind the numbers

02 February 2022

How managing data into a business asset is key to unlocking its value

There are lessons to be learned from how digital-born businesses and industrial companies undergoing digital transformation approach data asset management, protection and value creation, write Marta Sadriu, Michelle Fransson and Bo Heiden

26 January 2022

Building blocks for the metaverse – practical IP considerations for NFT investors and creators

Nader Mousavi, Mehdi Ansari, Jay Thornton and Jonathan Hofman of Sullivan & Cromwell explore the legal issues facing creators and buyers of NFTs, alongside the regulatory frameworks in which they are being used

19 January 2022

mRNA vaccines: how to navigate the freedom-to-operate maze

The Long Read: Jeffrey Morton and Thomas Ehrich unpack the complex patent considerations surrounding one of the most important leaps forward in biotechnology

12 January 2022

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