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Royalty Pharma spends $1.3 billion in latest drug revenue rights purchase

Royalty transactions are an increasingly attractive means of cashing in on life sciences innovation, and the returns can be significant

15 July 2022

SEP holders targeted in proposed Chinese regulatory changes

Consultation on the new rules is open until the end of the month, with current draft seen as much more favourable to licensees than licensors

15 July 2022

Samsung uses Vidal’s new Fintiv guidance to beat back patentee at the PTAB

The Korean company successfully argued that the median-time to-trial in EDTX, where suit had been filed against it, exceeds the 18-month limit within which an IPR would be finalised

14 July 2022

EPO decision shows AI patent rift with other jurisdictions, says DABUS project leader

Professor Ryan Abbott argues that a recently published Board of Appeal ruling reveals a very different approach to inventorship than the one adopted by countries such as the US, UK and Australia

14 July 2022

The five top tech trends in IP: an EUIPO perspective

The office’s Technology Watch System experts share their take on the key IT developments impacting IP

14 July 2022

US patent legislation state of play: lots of heat, little light (at the end of the tunnel)

A number of bills have been tabled in both houses of Congress, but as things stand none of them look close to getting onto the statute books

13 July 2022

The top takeaways from IPBC Global 2022

After a month of reflection following the successful event in Chicago, which was attended by 600 delegates, IAM reporters pick out the biggest stories that emerged from the three days

13 July 2022

UK government reveals plans to simplify design rights system

Plans to simplify the country’s design system published, following a recent call for views on the existing framework

13 July 2022

Auto companies need seat at standard-setting table now, warns BorgWarner chief IP counsel

Naomi Voegtli says lack of involvement in standards, at time when tech companies are active, could see companies in the auto industry left behind

12 July 2022

Breaking: Avanci to hike 4G licence rate

Connected vehicles platform ditches its well-known $15-per-vehicle price tag

12 July 2022

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