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Chinese appliance maker scores $26 million win with patent bought from Toshiba

Sizeable damage award against top white goods maker Gree vindicates smaller rival’s strategy for playing IP catch-up through transactions

14 December 2021

Apple joins Uniloc in opposing court-mandated release of details of the NPE's patent licensing deals

If the CAFC upholds a lower court’s refusal to redact licensees’ identities and information on how much they paid, it could prejudice the interests of both sides in future negotiations, dealmakers say

13 December 2021

US, China bring down hammer on low-quality IP filings

USPTO termination of 15,000 trademark applications and latest CNIPA numbers on patent crackdown illustrate growing pressure on unscrupulous actors in China

13 December 2021

The challenges keeping patent owners awake at night as they look ahead to 2022

IAM’s Global Leaders provide the inside scoop on some of the biggest difficulties they are helping their clients navigate, from patent eligibility to labour shortages

13 December 2021

Major US, UK SEP moves; ZTE’s big monetisation play; Germany last hope for covid IP waiver; China patent challenge survival rates up; JUUL ITC success; 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

12 December 2021

Put patent policy to work to achieve climate goals

Saturday Opinion: Fabrice Mattei of Rouse says two measures that emerged from last month's COP26 climate summit can reshape the future of the patent system

11 December 2021

China slowly becoming a more popular litigation venue for foreign patent plaintiffs

IAM/Rouse yearly review of Chinese patent litigation data reveals case numbers, win rates and the impact of the pandemic

10 December 2021

PepsiCo suffers big loss following David-vs-Goliath battle with Indian farmers

India revokes company’s exclusive right to potato variety used in Lay’s chips, in case that illustrates limits of country’s agricultural IP protections

10 December 2021

Why some patent owners may pursue a wait-and-see strategy for the UPC

Three-quarters of IP market leaders in latest IAM Panel Report say they’re taking a cautious approach to the venue, which passed another key milestone for establishment last week

10 December 2021

How JUUL’s ITC patent enforcement campaign advances the company’s broader business goals

“It really was an opportunity to use IP for exactly what its purpose is,” says Wayne Sobon,  vice president of intellectual property

09 December 2021

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