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Downward trend in US patent litigation continues; Big Tech gets busier at the PTAB

Lawsuit filings and inter partes review petitions both fell in 2018, but operating companies’ share of the action was on the rise 

Downward trend in US patent litigation continues; Big Tech gets busier at the PTAB
18 Jan 2019

US prosecutors may resurrect trade secrets charges against Huawei

The Department of Justice is considering charging Huawei with stealing trade secrets related to a phone testing robot developed by T-Mobile . But in a 2014 civil trial on the same issues, the US carrier’s punches failed to land

17 Jan 2019

As the FTC rests its case against Qualcomm it’s advantage Apple at the PTAB

Series of IPRs instituted against chipmaker’s patents including against patent that was subject of controversial ITC ruling

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17 Jan 2019

University domination of the biologics patent landscape points way to heightened deal-making in the coming years

New report shows research institutions dominate the field, with UCAL, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, the NIH, Harvard and Singapore’s Agency for Science Technology & Research leading the way between 2015 and 2018 Read more

17 Jan 2019

Chinese Airpod assembler picks up patents from Panasonic

GoerTek’s billionaire founder modeled his business on Panasonic from day one. Now “China’s Bluetooth king” is buying patents from the Japanese company Read more

16 Jan 2019

New collaboration between leading IP brands set to boost global patent transactions

IAM Market teams up with Richardson Oliver Insights to deliver new tranche of assets to its IP buying, selling, licensing and tech transfer platform being offered by top brokers Read more

16 Jan 2019

Five things you must know about CRISPR

An insider’s guide to how it has revolutionised the life sciences patent landscape - and will continue to do so Read more

15 Jan 2019

Latest lawsuits underline importance of TiVo’s patent battle with Comcast

The TV guide technology business has accused the cable giant of infringing eight of its rights as talk again turns to a possible sell-off of the products business in order to focus entirely on licensing Read more

15 Jan 2019

Indian IP jurisprudence is the real winner in the Monsanto cotton technology case

Supreme Court decision does not bring any clarity to the technical issues at stake, but it does establish clear rules for how judges should handle complex patent suits Read more

15 Jan 2019

Coolpad CEO removed after lamenting lax IP enforcement in China

The executive who charted a new course for the company based in part on patent monetisation sounded disillusioned with China’s IP system days before his ouster Read more

14 Jan 2019

Pool operator questions "fatally flawed" Unified Patents study on HEVC royalty rates

Research was released as a new industry forum met in Silicon Valley to discuss the potential of a different approach to licensing the next video codec standard Read more

14 Jan 2019

The ultimate success of the Bristol-Myers’ Celgene purchase could hinge on one upcoming trial

Biggest life sciences M&A deal for nearly two decades may turn out to be a damp squib if Dr Reddy’s wins a suit relating to follow-on patents that cover flagship cancer treatment Revlimid   Read more

14 Jan 2019

Five takeaways from China’s 2018 patent stats

Patent office officials in Beijing reveal the country's top patent recipients, amount of cross-border royalty flows and ambiguous data on foreign firms' patenting activity Read more

13 Jan 2019

US patent sales up, Monsanto wins big in India, Sisvel and RPX ink major SEP deal, the global patent market in 10 charts - plus 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 Read more

11 Jan 2019

Anticipated tech unicorn IPO stampede may not mean a patent-buying bonanza

Uber, Lyft, Pinterest, Slack among those planning to list or actively considering it, but in comparison to the past the numbers of assets being acquired is low Read more

11 Jan 2019

The global patent market in 10 charts

The key takeaways from WIPO’s 2018 IP indicators report    Read more

11 Jan 2019

Readiness to arbitrate with Huawei demonstrates InterDigital's FRAND intentions, CEO says

In exclusive interview with IAM, Bill Merritt claims that ADR can prevent current licence conflict with Huawei becoming a flashpoint in the US-China trade battle Read more

10 Jan 2019

Iancu-inspired subject matter guidance meets with industry approval, but may make Congressional action less likely

After heavy trailing by the USPTO Director, agency proposes new details on issue of abstract ideas just as the Supreme Court turns its attention to “blockbuster” 101 Fed Circuit case Read more

10 Jan 2019

Sisvel and RPX ink major Wi-Fi SEP licensing deal

Agreement covers a total of 700 patents and is a big win for the CEOs of both firms - Mattia Fogliacco (left) and Dan McCurdy (right) Read more

10 Jan 2019

Microsoft and LG Electronics announce auto tech deal after December patent transfer

The companies renewed their cross-licence over the summer. Patent assignments last month and a new technology partnership show there is plenty of opportunity for the two to collaborate Read more

9 Jan 2019

Nokia Technologies president to keynote IPBC Global 2019

Maria Varsellona - the woman who runs the Finnish company's patent business and is also its chief legal officer - will be talking 5G and the future of technology licensing in Boston this June Read more

8 Jan 2019

Immersion hands CEO job to former Nokia and Dolby patent monetisation head

The appointment of Ramzi Haidamus comes just days after the touchscreen technology company announced a partnership and licensing deal with Google Read more

8 Jan 2019

Monsanto prevails in closely-watched Indian Supreme Court case

Reports say the top court upheld the patentability of novel genetically lab-engineered chemical entities like the company's blockbuster Bt cotton variety Read more

7 Jan 2019

US patent sales jump, with Samsung, InterDigital and Fortress among those leading the way

Transactions back up in third quarter after Q2 slump. More NPEs are buying up assets, while software continues to attract most interest indicating a price rise may be on the way Read more

7 Jan 2019

Canon sues TCL over TVs equipped with Roku operating system

Rare assertion against a major technology company comes after Canon IP boss Kenichi Nagasawa told IAM he sees US enforcement becoming more challenging and wilful infringement on the rise Read more

4 Jan 2019

In licensing battle with Qualcomm, Apple is now in a very unfamiliar position

When it fought the smartphone wars, the iPhone giant was riding the crest of a sales wave; the current dispute, though, is being conducted as times get tougher Read more

4 Jan 2019

All the major China IP stories you missed over the holidays

Retrial ordered in Huawei v InterDigital; Apple representatives threatened with detention in continuing injunction flap; national IP appeals court opens doors and much more from the Middle Kingdom Read more

3 Jan 2019

IAM's IP personalities of 2018, part two

The final five individuals who helped shape the global patent market last year, including a highly influential. potentially game-changing US president Read more

2 Jan 2019

Our IP personalities of 2018, part one

We name the people and entities who did big things last year and helped to shape the development of the global patent market Read more

31 Dec 2018

A Happy New Year from everyone at IAM!!

As 2018 comes to an end, our sincere thanks to all our readers for their support throughout the year and some IAM-related stats to get you through to the other side Read more

28 Dec 2018

What the IP future looks like

You read it here first as the members of the IAM editorial team summon up all their magic powers to identify some of the major developments in the patent market you can expect over the coming year Read more

24 Dec 2018

The biggest stories of 2018

As Christmas approaches, we select the 10 most significant developments in the IP market during 2018, with a look at a flipped script in the US, UPC stalemate and Brexit uncertainty, a CAFC for China, trailblazing at Nokia, and a whole lot more Read more

23 Dec 2018

Qualcomm secures German injunction; Chinese patent linkage plans seem doomed; US patent litigation filings set to drop below 4,000 for 2018; 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 Read more

21 Dec 2018

Life sciences round-up - UK Supreme Court rules in landmark case, patent linkage shelved in China, big CAFC decision and much more

A summary of the major IP news from the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical technology sectors in November and the first-half of December Read more

21 Dec 2018

Senator Hatch’s proposal to limit biopharma IPRs has come at the wrong time

Lame duck session attempt at reform looks likely to fail given recent changes at the PTAB and growing public concern over drugs pricing in the US Read more

21 Dec 2018

Everything you need to know about China’s new preliminary injunction rules

China will ring in the New Year with brand new PI guidance that takes effect January 1. The rules were published just days before a Fuzhou court’s high-profile injunctions against Apple Read more

20 Dec 2018

After China win, Qualcomm follows up with German injunction against Apple

Decision of the District Court of Munich orders Apple "to cease the sale, offer for sale and importation for sale in Germany of infringing iPhones" and could be spur to settlement talks Read more

20 Dec 2018

MIT and Harvard lead the world’s research institutions in patent quality, but look out for the rise of China  

The research centres which produce the most world-leading assets are currently found in the US and Europe, but analysis shows that Chinese universities are beginning to catch up (Picture: MIT) Read more

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