Market Developments

Novo Nordisk’s $3.3 billion Dicerna purchase shows booming RNA IP market

Danish company makes its biggest-ever acquisition in an area where demand for assets is growing rapidly

Novo Nordisk’s $3.3 billion Dicerna purchase shows booming RNA IP market
US patent system due for a mid-course correction, says IBM's IP business head
22 Nov 2021

US patent system due for a mid-course correction, says IBM's IP business head

Bill LaFontaine says the current challenging licensing environment stems not only from legal and policy factors, but also from a widespread cultural shift that has normalised infringement

The IP story to engage the c-suite is there, but it takes bravery to tell it
20 Nov 2021

The IP story to engage the c-suite is there, but it takes bravery to tell it

Saturday Opinion: After a highly successful IPBC in Seattle earlier this week, it is clear that there has never been a better time to take the value creation gospel to the boardroom

News

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2 Nov 2021

Five major platforms adopt standardised patent identification format to reduce portfolio management costs

Cipher, Unified Patents, RPX, Aon and Google Patents come together for the public launch of SPIF Read more

18 Oct 2021

Patent assignment activity of major semiconductor vendors remains robust

Co-published - IP transfers in the sector happen for many reasons but one of the primary ones is to create additional value from the assets concerned Read more

9 Oct 2021

IPBC Europe in Dublin brought patent value issues to the fore

Saturday Opinion: A memorable two days in the Irish capital showed definitively that face-to-face trumps video and allowed for some detailed debate on key topics Read more

7 Oct 2021

Can the EPO hold on to its world-leading reputation for quality in a ‘new normal’?

Office says digital pivot in the post-covid era provides an opportunity to enhance both quality and timeliness of its services Read more

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17 Nov 2021

Chinese patent litigation data: what it tells us and what it doesn’t

The Long Read: Exclusive analysis from Rouse and Berkeley Law’s Mark Cohen suggests that the country's courts publish only around half of the judgments that they hand down, often months after the fact. But the information that is available still has strategic value if you know what to look out for Read more

17 Nov 2021

IPBC Global ends with questions about IP in the boardroom at the top of the agenda

The final day of this year’s event in Seattle saw some of the market’s biggest names explain how to get the attention of the c-suite Read more

12 Nov 2021

IP data analytics providers still struggling to find tools that work for a changing world

A rise in less experienced users of their services has required platforms to design products that speak to the needs of two very different types of consumers Read more

5 Nov 2021

A $650 million deal is the latest in a growing number of CRISPR IP transactions

Last week’s licensing agreement between Mammoth and Vertex shows how deal-making in the space is gathering momentum Read more

Insights

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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