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Dosage patents come under scrutiny at UK Supreme Court

Justices today considering a much-anticipated case whose outcome could make it harder for pharma companies to obtain such protection in the future

Dosage patents come under scrutiny at UK Supreme Court
19 Nov 2018

Numbers confirm Baidu as China’s top AI patent player

The search firm is carrying the country's banner both domestically and overseas. Report also shows which foreign companies file the most in rapidly-expanding tech area

18 Nov 2018

Pfizer's $650 million setback; how Red Hat's patents will boost IBM; Qualcomm's $4 billion loss; Dolby Labs' IP secrets; and much more

Your essential Sunday reading: a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform in the past week - as well as links to each one

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17 Nov 2018

Open source practices to support in-house innovation

How to ensure that the use of open source packages does not run contrary to corporate IP policies Read more

16 Nov 2018

Apple, Comcast and Qualcomm lead stampede to the PTAB before key rule change

Shift to Phillips claim construction standard brings Board in line with district courts and could make it harder to invalidate patents in a venue that many rights owners have come to dread  Read more

16 Nov 2018

How Dolby uses IP to turn world class innovation into bottom line returns

The inside track on a 50-year exercise in managing a multi-dimensional value creation strategy that keeps on delivering successful results Read more

16 Nov 2018

IP Bridge earns first US litigation win

Jury verdict comes three years after the Japanese sovereign patent fund led by CEO Shigeharu Yoshii (pictured, centre) made Chinese mobile maker TCL its first US litigation target. Read more

15 Nov 2018

Congress needs role in key patent reform debates, says senior GOP legislator

Tipped to be the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, Doug Collins looks set to emerge as one of most powerful IP policy voices on Capitol Hill Read more

15 Nov 2018

Jury still out on foreign NPEs in China

Firms like iPEL are creating a buzz in the country's patent market, but as of yet there are few indications that Beijing will roll out the welcome mat Read more

14 Nov 2018

Modernise or die – why corporates need to push their patents

Legal requirements and market realities mean that boards and directors who fail to prioritise their intellectual property risk their companies’ future. But there is already a model from which they can draw crucial lessons Read more

14 Nov 2018

UK Supreme Court rejects Warner-Lambert’s pregabalin appeal

Company now faces possibility of £500 million pay-out to the NHS, while ruling could also make second medical use patents harder to obtain and easier to invalidate Read more

13 Nov 2018

Red Hat’s patents will help IBM build cloud presence, exclusive analysis reveals

The open source business’s portfolio is not big, but should bolster Big Blue’s attempts to bridge the gap with Amazon, Google and Microsoft in a space that is rapidly growing in importance. Read more

13 Nov 2018

IP trade war puts spotlight on university collaborations  

Johns Hopkins and the University of Wisconsin both had research collaborations come under the microscope for IP reasons last week. Read more

12 Nov 2018

New USPTO deputy director has her own track record criticising the “troll” narrative

Former deputy general counsel of A10 Networks appointed to serve as Director Iancu’s number two and seems to share her boss’s opinion on one of the patent reform movement’s hobby horses Read more

12 Nov 2018

Qualcomm makes big loss as Apple patent dispute hits hard

Royalties owed by iPhone giant said to top $7 billion mark and Northern District of California court deals blow in ongoing litigation with FTC. "It's been an extraordinary year," says CEO Mollenkopf Read more

12 Nov 2018

IP portfolio at stake in fight between EV startup and Chinese investor

Faraday Future says its biggest backer, a Chinese property developer, is deliberately driving it into bankruptcy in order to acquire collateralised intellectual property in a ‘fire sale’. Read more

11 Nov 2018

Whitaker's patent scam link; a big hire by Avanci; Chinese litigation data; major EU SPC decision; and much more

Your essential Sunday reading: a summary of all the stories covered by the IAM team this week - as well as links to each one. Read more

10 Nov 2018

Acting US Attorney General sat on board of Florida company that ran patent filing scam

Matthew Whitaker (right) allegedly sent intimidating emails to victims of World Patent Marketing, a firm that was shut down by the FTC and fined $26 million for cheating inventors. Read more

9 Nov 2018

Activist investor – companies too focused on number of patents they file each year

In some cases problem stems from how businesses incentivise employees to file, insists Starboard co-founder Read more

9 Nov 2018

SEP owners must beware of hindering Europe's golden 5G opportunity

In an exclusive opinion piece for IAM, Jim Beveridge of the Innovators' Network argues that originators need to embrace transparency and avoid royalty stacking to allow IoT innovation to thrive  Read more

9 Nov 2018

Three perspectives on recent IP trade war developments

Last week the DOJ charged Jinhua and UMC with stealing Micron trade secrets. China sees an effort to cut off its tech progress, US sees a pattern of disrespect for IP and Taiwan is caught in the crossfire. Read more

8 Nov 2018

More valuable to offer patent licences through LOT and OIN than do it ourselves, says Microsoft IP chief

Andersen explains decision to join defensive platforms; also heaps praise on USPTO Director – “I think he’s doing a super job” Read more

8 Nov 2018

Oppo turns to licensing to jump-start its battery charging standard

The company has ‘opened’ its patent portfolio related to rapid phone charging. Head of IP Adler Feng says it will collect reasonable rates from companies that adopt the technology. Read more

7 Nov 2018

Following US mid-terms don't expect big patent moves in DC, but the life sciences industries should beware

A split Congress and a USPTO director looking to rebalance the system probably rule out further legislative reform, but pharma may be vulnerable to moves related to pricing issues  Read more

6 Nov 2018

Former Nokia patent deals chief becomes latest Marconi recruit

A month after leaving the Finnish company - where he helped to build a world-class licensing operation - Ilkka Rahnasto signs up with the firm that manages several platforms including Avanci and Teletry Read more

6 Nov 2018

RPX data throws low China damages into sharp relief

In a universe of 21,000 civil patent infringement judgments, just 14 produced awards of over $1 million. But the company’s VP for analytics tells IAM that China remains a major concern for RPX clients. Read more

5 Nov 2018

Acacia Research says it's "back in business" as a major patent player

Google, Huawei and Lenovo are among the companies targeted by Newport Beach-based NPE that once had a market cap of close to $2 billion Read more

5 Nov 2018

European SPC ruling is a blow for medical device innovators

Court of Justice delivers decision that will make it harder for inventors of device-drug combination products to obtain patent term extensions Read more

5 Nov 2018

Korean patent fund fuels more US NPE suits with latest disposals

Intellectual Discovery has transferred auto and LED portfolios in recent weeks; both have spurred assertions in Delaware - increasingly the number one venue for US plaintiffs post-TC Heartland  Read more

4 Nov 2018

All the big stories on IAM from the last seven days

Make sure you do not miss a thing by catching up on the news, intelligence, data and analysis we published on this platform last week  Read more

2 Nov 2018

After Technicolor deal InterDigital turns its attention to China

Licensing business announces third quarter results and raises possibility of office in one of world’s most dynamic IP markets Read more

2 Nov 2018

Four patent lessons the tech sector can teach life sciences companies

With biopharma businesses facing up to unprecedented technological change, the IP issues that they deal with may begin to look more like those that have already become common elsewhere Read more

2 Nov 2018

Chinese chipmaker and Taiwan partner hit with US criminal indictments for IP theft

Days after Trump administration slaps Fujian Jinhua with harsh sanctions, the DOJ announces criminal espionage case carrying penalties of up to $20 billion. Read more

1 Nov 2018

Soon-to-be-released USPTO examination guidance looks like being good news for applicants

Changes on patent eligible subject matter will lead to fewer 101 rejections, says the agency's Silicon Valley chief at IAM's Software IP event in San Francisco Read more

1 Nov 2018

The four big trends that will transform life sciences patent strategies

As pharmaceutical R&D increasingly relies on interoperability, connectivity and data sharing, the way in which life sciences companies approach IP will have to change Read more

1 Nov 2018

We are top in the 5G standards process and that will feed through to patents, claims Ericsson

“It is clear that, no matter which viewpoint one takes, Ericsson is the leader in 3GPP and has influenced the technology in 5G over the years more than any other contributor,” company states in new report Read more

1 Nov 2018

BOE faces first big US patent test as Dominion Harbor comes knocking with former Intellectual Ventures patents

Beijing-based panel maker that’s one of China’s fastest-growing patent filers is latest target of the deepening partnership between IV and the Texas-based NPE Read more

30 Oct 2018

What every SEP owner and licensee needs to know about the Unwired Planet decision

In upholding the first instance judgment of Mr Justice Birss last week, the Court of Appeals in London has confirmed the UK as a go-to jurisdiction for FRAND-related disputes Read more

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