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MPEG LA forms wireless charging pool; Key life sciences IP deal trends; InterDigital opens up; top US filing firms revealed; China patent numbers tumble; plus much more

Get ready for the new working week with a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform over the past seven days

MPEG LA forms wireless charging pool; Key life sciences IP deal trends; InterDigital opens up; top US filing firms revealed; China patent numbers tumble; plus much more
25 Jan 2020

Why China should be celebrating a decline in patent applications

National IP office officials are not exactly shouting from the rooftops about a 9% drop in filings for 2019, but it is the most promising sign yet that the country is serious about quality

24 Jan 2020

The focus in Europe moves from patent hold-up to hold-out

Key court decisions and policy pronouncements from the European Commission show how the balance has shifted in SEP conversations

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19 Jan 2020

IBM joins LOT; EPO confirms CRISPR-Cas9 rejection; China IP head faces bribe trial; Volvo CIPO made tech fund boss; US media’s patent narrative shift; plus much more

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18 Jan 2020

How Sonos’s case against Google could help shift the US patent narrative

Coverage of the speaker pioneer’s suit highlights shift in the way the general media engages with IP issues Read more

15 Jan 2020

The world's top private practice patent lawyers and attorneys reveal the secrets of their success - and much more

The first IAM Global Leaders publication runs interviews with internationally-respected practitioners who, among other things, talk the future, the past, deal-making, practice management and how to meet changing client demands  Read more

12 Jan 2020

EU mustn’t abandon the UPC; surge in MPEG-LA HEVC licensees; ITC cases against Chinese companies soar; Healthcare faces NPE challenges; Korean IP financing boost; and much more

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11 Jan 2020

The EU should not contemplate abandoning the Unified Patent Court system

Ratification delay in Germany and the spectre of UK non-participation mean many believe the project will quietly be dropped - but to do so would be a serious mistake  Read more

10 Jan 2020

Data is a legal minefield and a major opportunity - and is only going to get more important

At a two-day event taking place in Silicon Valley at the start of February, experts in data capture, protection, privacy, management and exploitation will discuss the future for the world's fastest-growing asset class Read more

5 Jan 2020

EPO rejects machine patent applications; PTAB cases tumble; Huawei to join HEVC Advance pool; time to rethink law school IP approach; the top stories of 2019; and more

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4 Jan 2020

If you thought the last decade was one of big change in IP, you ain't seen nothing yet

Over the last 10 years US patent leadership waned while value creation strategies evolved; but the coming years look set to be dominated by commoditisation, politicisation and, above all else, big data and AI  Read more

2 Jan 2020

Why the traditional US model of educating tomorrow’s lawyers must change

Intellectual property systems are becoming more complex and that makes law schools’ one-size-fits all approach looks increasingly out of date, says Franklin Pierce dean Read more

1 Jan 2020

The US remains the number one source for IAM readers, but users from China surge

We reveal the most read stories of 2019 and look at the data which tell us it was another record year of engagement with the IP world Read more

31 Dec 2019

The big IP stories you will be reading about in 2020

IAM's editorial team predicts the major issues it will be covering over the coming years - and reviews whether it was right about the calls it made for 2019 Read more

30 Dec 2019

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

A big year for Apple and Qualcomm; change at the top at Nokia, Ericsson and Microsoft; Huawei under the spotlight; and more from the past 12 months Read more

24 Dec 2019

Merry Christmas!!!

We will be back in a few days with some special features to get you ready for the start of the new year Read more

23 Dec 2019

EPO says no to patent applications for inventions made by machines

In landmark decision, the agency states that "an inventor designated in the application has to be a human being". This, though, is only the start Read more

22 Dec 2019

Microsoft names new IP head; Intel launches fresh patent sale; PE firm secures majority Unified Patents stake; China jails “troll”; Oblon top prosecution firm; and much more

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21 Dec 2019

New SEP remedies policy statement from US government agencies is good news for licensors  

Position paper from the USPTO, DoJ and NIST opens door - slightly - to possibility of injunctive relief in FRAND-related cases, but a big eBay barrier remains Read more

19 Dec 2019

Federal Circuit ruling marks out dangers of doctrine of equivalents estoppel

The CAFC’s Pharma Tech decision provides a series of important pointers on how to avoid amendment-based and argument-based estoppel during prosecution Read more

19 Dec 2019

TCS: Current IP paradigm inadequate for the age of AI

IT giant Tata Consultancy Services urges policymakers around the world to clarify and harmonise IP policies in new report Read more

18 Dec 2019

Microsoft appoints new head of IP

Jennifer Yokoyama previously led the company's IP litigation team and replaces Erich Andersen, whose departure was announced last week Read more

17 Dec 2019

Intel puts connected devices patent portfolio up for sale

After deal for cellular chip business with Apple, the company places rest of the assets that were on the market in the summer back on the auction block Read more

15 Dec 2019

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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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 Read more

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

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