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16 Feb 2020

Coronavirus hits global IP market; Toshiba’s big patent moves; It’s McCurdy’s RPX now; Four vie for self-drive patent lead; Germany injunction threat; 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

15 Feb 2020

The impact of Covid-19 will be felt across the global IP market

The race to patent a treatment for coronavirus in China is heating up, but its spread could be the story that affects every other story in tech this year

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12 Feb 2020

Cause for concern in German patent reform proposals

Changes to the injunctive relief regime suggested by the Ministry of Justice in a recent discussion paper could significantly weaken IP owners’ rights Read more

10 Feb 2020

The six big ways the US and Europe differ on software patents

With approaches to computer-implemented inventions varying on either side of the Atlantic, there are a series of key distinctions that applicants should be aware of Read more

9 Feb 2020

Coronavirus patent set to fail; Qualcomm’s licensing surge; Ex-Ericsson CIPO calls for differential 5G royalties; J&J’s medtech portfolio lead; Huawei hits Verizon in $1bn suit; plus much more

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8 Feb 2020

The inconvenient truth is that the West gifted China its 5G leadership

A lack of foresight and a complete absence of joined up thinking in both the US and Europe have handed Huawei and others huge advantages in a technology space that is set to change the world Read more

6 Feb 2020

Iancu makes US concerns about possible Chinese WIPO leadership clear 

USPTO head tells Washington DC event that the next head of the organisation must come from a country that “respects intellectual property rights” Read more

5 Feb 2020

Wuhan lab says it will seek patent protection of Gilead antiviral

Application unlikely to succeed in light of Gilead's prior art, practitioners say. The pharmaceutical company is cooperating on clinical trials with Chinese partners Read more

2 Feb 2020

Apple gets 4G and 5G SEP boost; Nokia’s big Vivo deal; Microsoft patent chief to leave; Ericsson IP royalties hit $1bn; InterDigital CEO exclusive; plus much more

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1 Feb 2020

We need better thinking on US pharma patent reforms

As the presidential race heats up - and with even self-styled Democrat centrist Michael Bloomberg now promising radical regime change - life sciences IP professionals must interject some sanity into the debate Read more

30 Jan 2020

Mobile licensing transparency calls for less dogmatism and more pragmatism, says InterDigital boss

In the wake of the mobile technology R&D and licensing firm's decision to throw more light on its approach to dealmaking, president and CEO Bill Merritt explains what it is seeking to achieve Read more

30 Jan 2020

Global IP Awards winners for 2020 named in London

Law and attorney firms from around the world recognised for their outstanding work in litigation, prosecution and transactions during 2019 Read more

28 Jan 2020

Shanghai research group to license SEPs through Sisvel

Langbo Communications Technology CEO Yang Lin tells IAM he’s hoping to build “China’s InterDigital” Read more

26 Jan 2020

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

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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 Read more

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 Read more

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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