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Microsoft IP head quits; Big week for Nokia; Lean times for US licensing pros; Pharma dominates Q3 patent sales market; Huawei-linked NPE busy in China; plus much more

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Microsoft IP head quits; Big week for Nokia; Lean times for US licensing pros; Pharma dominates Q3 patent sales market; Huawei-linked NPE busy in China; plus much more
14 Dec 2019

Even if you forget about 101 reform, don’t forget about DC

The prospects of legislation on patent eligibility may have diminished but the significance of IP policy discussions is only getting greater

8 Dec 2019

Ericsson wins big at CAFC; Fish & Richardson tops patent litigation ranking; Uber IP head moves to Lenovo; China creates patent offenders blacklist; Avanci seals Volvo Cars deal; and much more

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7 Dec 2019

The Indian government must act now to end IPAB dysfunction

A “national embarrassment” that is causing significant harm to India’s IP reputation should either be reformed as a matter of urgency or abolished Read more

5 Dec 2019

The search for the world's leading IP strategists is on

IAM is currently seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for the 2020 edition of the Strategy 300 - our unique guide to the men and women who excel in the creation of IP value Read more

5 Dec 2019

Auto IP stakeholders in Asia call for peace, prepare for war

Huawei, Nokia and top Japanese brands discussed the licensing conflicts confronting the industry in front of a packed room in Shanghai Read more

1 Dec 2019

Apple IP chief tops dealmakers list; Acacia’s $400m boost; IBM licensees revealed; Korean patent auction planned; $9.7bn Novartis deal analysed; and much more

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30 Nov 2019

IoT patent owners still hold the future in their own hands – but the clock is ticking

A successful IAM conference in Munich illustrated the IP complexities that surround the platform, but licensors must think creatively - and quickly - about how to seize opportunities before others do it for them Read more

29 Nov 2019

The 2019 brokered patent market from the buyer and seller perspective

Asking prices for patents are up from last year. However, the size of the market is down and assertion activity from NPEs may be on the rise Read more

25 Nov 2019

Three hidden issues that could affect your China IP transaction

Cross-border deals face regulatory risks that go beyond IP law Read more

24 Nov 2019

IBM sells 500 patents; Big four unite against open source NPE threat; Don’t bet on UPC breakthrough; Apple talks FRAND strategy; Time to rethink EPO oppositions; plus much more

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23 Nov 2019

Expect more collective action to solve patent market ills

It’s welcome that more rights owners than ever before are banding together to remedy patent market problems, but it may lead in an all-too-familiar direction Read more

22 Nov 2019

Despite possible German Constitutional Court breakthrough, don't bet on the UPC's fate becoming clearer any time soon

In controversial interview, wrongly labelled by some as "fake news", judge says a decision on legality of Germany's ratification could be handed down early next year - but even if it happens many issues remain to be resolved, notably the role the UK might play Read more

22 Nov 2019

Three key dynamics facing automakers in Asia

IAM is bringing the region’s IP leaders together in Shanghai on December 5th for the inaugural Auto IP Asia conference Read more

21 Nov 2019

Australian applicants plead for clarity on software patents

At IPBC Australasia in Melbourne, patent owners say more guidance from the patent office would be welcome after courts declined to clarify eligibility rules in a recent decision Read more

20 Nov 2019

More Data Business Congress speakers revealed

Microsoft and Intel provide the keynotes; with senior leaders from a wide range of companies confirmed to participate in groundbreaking event Read more

18 Nov 2019

South Africa's top court issues first patent decision but fails to clarify infringement defence uncertainties

The country’s Constitutional Court, which split down the middle, refused to grant an appeal to challenge a Merck patent on new grounds Read more

17 Nov 2019

Facebook IP chief warns licensees; Google’s Fitbit purchase is major data play; InterDigital boss hails mystery patent deal; US government’s accuses Gilead; LOT signs up member 500; and much more

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16 Nov 2019

Patents are politics, as an eagerly awaited UK Supreme Court FRAND licensing ruling may soon show

A judgment that upholds the Unwired Planet and Conversant decisions could well leave British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a difficult position Read more

10 Nov 2019

RPX closes Blackberry deal; Monsanto wins big in Brazil; TSMC CEO on Globalfoundries settlement; Iancu talks Arthrex; EPO data reveals SME patent priorities; plus much more

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9 Nov 2019

The patent dodgers trolling the IP landscape

IPCom is one of Europe’s oldest NPEs – and usually one of its most reticent. Not anymore, though. In this opinion piece, managing director Pio Suh explains why he believes firms such as his have a key role to play in FRAND licensing Read more

8 Nov 2019

A snapshot of the global patent landscape in eight charts  

A recently issued WIPO report based on multiple data points sheds light on the state of play in worldwide patenting activity Read more

6 Nov 2019

New report reveals why SMEs want patents and the opportunities they bring

Study released by the European Patent Office sheds light on the growing sophistication of smaller businesses seeking protection for their inventions Read more

3 Nov 2019

LOT sells on Symantec assets; Life sciences patents under UK threat; Possible Unwired Planet twist ahead; TenCent portfolio analysis; all the IPBC Asia 2019 news; plus much more

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2 Nov 2019

UK general election could result in a paradigm shift on pharma IP

The Labour Party – the main opposition to Boris Johnson’s Conservatives – recently set out a radical plan to change the patent regime for life sciences innovators Read more

31 Oct 2019

IAM visitors surge past 400,000 for the year

A stellar 2019 continues with a 24% jump in unique users and sharp rises for both sessions and page views Read more

31 Oct 2019

IAM honours Asia’s IP leaders

The winners of our annual Asia IP Elite awards for the teams, deal and individual of the year were revealed before a sold-out crowd at IPBC Asia 2019 Read more

30 Oct 2019

IPBC Asia comes to a brilliant end in Tokyo

A hugely successful conference that attracted a record attendance is now over after a day of talk about 5G licensing, the Chinese and Japanese IP landscapes, data, litigation and a whole lot more Read more

29 Oct 2019

Highlights from Day One of this year’s IPBC Asia

New market entrants, 5G futures, trade secret challenges, top dealmaking tips, the end of the foundry patent war, a new billion dollar IP fund and much more discussed at the sell-out event in Tokyo Read more

28 Oct 2019

Record attendance for this year's IPBC Asia in Tokyo

With over 530 registered delegates, including senior IP representatives from many of Asia's most innovative and iconic businesses, the sold-out sign has gone up at the Palace Hotel in the Japanese capital Read more

27 Oct 2019

Ericsson and Xiaomi sign global deal; Unwired Planet appeal reports; Telefónica’s IP head talks IoT; TSMC’s patent surge; Beijing IP Court is good news for foreign litigants; plus much more

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26 Oct 2019

Japan is the unheralded centre of Asia’s patent market

Long-term filing declines and a staid litigation environment mask the fact that the patent strategies pursued by the country’s elite companies are becoming more aggressive and dynamic Read more

25 Oct 2019

UK Supreme Court hands employee-inventor a dramatic £2 million victory

Judgment vindicates professor’s 20-year fight for share of Unilever licensing profit and looks set to reshape British law on employee compensation for inventions Read more

23 Oct 2019

The IoT is different for licensing dealmakers, Telefónica IP head claims

In an exclusive interview with IAM in the run-up to next month’s IoT IP conference in Munich, Luis Iganacio Vicente del Olmo identifies some of the challenges the network poses for licensors Read more

20 Oct 2019

Microsoft IP jobs cut; UK Supreme Court to hear pivotal FRAND cases; AVANCI SEPs near 50% market share; Red Hat to guide IBM IP strategy; California takes aim at pay-to-delay; and much more

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19 Oct 2019

Why the Red Hat tail will end up wagging the Big Blue dog

IBM's decision to purchase the open source powerhouse was a $34 billion bet on the future and from an IP perspective something has to give Read more

17 Oct 2019

All eyes on London with globally-important FRAND appeals set for next week

The UK Supreme Court next week will be the first top court in any jurisdiction to consider the enforcement of SEPs subject to a global FRAND licensing undertaking. SEP holders and licensees will be watching closely Read more

13 Oct 2019

World’s most valuable portfolios named; Blackberry’s PTAB setback; Female inventor numbers soar; Chinese patent fund mooted; US litigation number rises; and much more

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