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China's legislature urged to crack down on patent trolls – and malicious infringers

Gree Electric chairwoman Dong Mingzhu, a National People’s Congress deputy for Guangdong, proposed a number of measures aimed at curbing NPE activity

China's legislature urged to crack down on patent trolls – and malicious infringers
Revealed: the billions to be spent on patent renewals in 2021 and beyond
26 May 2020

Revealed: the billions to be spent on patent renewals in 2021 and beyond

Samsung on the hook for over $135 million this year alone, with China's national IP office and the USPTO set to pull in $100 billion over lifetime of all their active grants

WHO covid-19 IP pool launches this week without strong pharma support
26 May 2020

WHO covid-19 IP pool launches this week without strong pharma support

Open and global sharing of patents, data and know-how is seen as a step too far by many life sciences innovators

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26 May 2020

India’s growing docket of high-tech litigation on hold

Nokia, Philips and Fractus are among the patent owners with active cases targeting major Chinese companies Read more

25 May 2020

Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Uber all back new AST patent buying initiative

Decision to drop into the market outside of the usual IP3 programme comes amid growing signs of assertion ativity Read more

25 May 2020

Japanese covid-19 patent pledge triples membership, but users must read fine print

Big-name electronics and chemical companies have continued to sign on, but several have taken the opportunity to narrow the terms of the pledge and remind potential infringers that they won’t tolerate abuse Read more

21 May 2020

Addition of Samsung to patent pool adds to Via’s grip on the advanced audio space

Outfit's head points to ongoing deal activity despite covid-19 crisis as he eyes possible opportunities in video Read more

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21 May 2020

Global calls for compulsory covid-19 patent licensing build

Scrutiny of biopharma innovators’ coronavirus IP strategies will continue to intensify in coming months as concerns mount about access to treatments Read more

20 May 2020

From the archive – Japan’s patent story

A look into the IAM back catalogue to see how we have covered the developing face of IP strategy in one of the world's great innovation powers Read more

18 May 2020

PGR decision provides much-needed clarity in fast-growing microbiome space

First post-grant decision in the technology sector nevertheless gives some hope to gut bacteria innovators, despite invalidating a key cancer treatment patent Read more

16 May 2020

IP is here to stay, but everything is going to change

As IAM celebrates its 100th issue, a look back at how it all began, a fast forward to the future and a massive thank-you Read more

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21 May 2020

Jail time for trade secret theft in China’s first dispute over 5G intellectual property

Convictions for former ZTE researchers show the country’s big telecom players can make trade secret thieves pay – something foreign companies very rarely achieve in China Read more

20 May 2020

Consultancy backed by TCL bets on more outsourced corporate IP work in China

Shenzhen-based Purplevine IP is helping to manage overseas licensing and litigation for TCL and other clients – a task its vice president tells IAM just a handful of Chinese companies can handle in-house Read more

19 May 2020

Huawei, Facebook, Capital One and Walmart see huge jumps in patent filings

New data from IPO points to some big-name players restocking their portfolios as economic crisis looms Read more

19 May 2020

Huawei, Samsung and Qualcomm back a new model for video licensing

The MPEG-5 EVC standard, developed by the trio alongside Divideon, is constructed on base tools chosen for low IP risk. Features built on top can be switched on or off at will to avoid licensing hang-ups Read more

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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

30 Aug 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform in June and July Read more

30 Jan 2019

IP market news highlights

The big stories from the IAM platform in December and January. Read more

30 Jan 2019

Apple v Qualcomm is the global patent fight for our times

Why Qualcomm’s winning of an injunction in China against Apple is another sign that the patent market is drifting inexorably eastwards. With the country’s answer to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit opening at the start of this year, rights holders have even more reason to turn to Chinese courts. Read more