Opinion

The FTC’s war against US technology competition with China

Saturday Opinion: Supporting the legality of fair non-compete agreements will enhance foreign investors’ reasonable expectations of protection by the US IP system

28 January 2023

Patents set to lose out as trade secrets take centre stage

Emerging technologies and changing business priorities, alongside more legal certainty and new management tools, are leading many to rethink their IP strategies

26 January 2023

A view from inside the IP world of Silicon Valley

Saturday Opinion: Tech industry layoffs will impact everyone but those in the hub also see room for manoeuvre

21 January 2023

Collaboration not confrontation is the route to US patent reform

Individual inventors and innovative small businesses have a compelling story to tell about a system that does not work for them, but it has yet to hit home

19 January 2023

Diversity in IP: a global conversation that needs to continue

Saturday Opinion: IAM editor Rachel Mountain reflects on social mobility and offers a glimpse into an upcoming special report on DEI

14 January 2023

The patent licensing market is working, so let it be

A string of deals announced during December and the beginning of January send a very clear message to policymakers and regulators

12 January 2023

The biggest IP stories coming up in 2023

Saturday Opinion: The IAM team is once again passing around the crystal ball and predicting the shape of things to come

07 January 2023

FRAND is in the eye of the beholder

Saturday Opinion: Bird & Bird’s Richard Vary argues the case for SEP owners

17 December 2022

South Africa’s lonely DABUS island

Saturday Opinion: Christopher Mhangwane, Associate, and David Cochrane, Partner, at Spoor & Fisher argue the country should not have granted a patent listing an AI as inventor

10 December 2022

The UPC must take action to clear up its CMS access mess

Saturday Opinion: Difficulties gaining case management system access are throwing the court’s start date into question

03 December 2022

Bilibili - The Chinese tech company mitigating overseas litigation risks via a patent pool approach

General Counsel Nan Liu speaks with IAM about international strategies, NPE threats and the UPC

01 December 2022

US Supreme Court to review a false dichotomy in Amgen v Sanofi

Saturday Opinion: In its petition for certiorari, Amgen painted a picture of a Federal Circuit run amok. However, the dichotomy presented by Amgen in its petition for certiorari is a false one

26 November 2022

Renewed US Congress should seize chance to make IP policy impact

Saturday Opinion: A decade after the AIA entered into force the IP community is calling for – and may well see – substantial change

19 November 2022

Flip-flopping USPTO rules are a problem and here’s the solution

Saturday Opinion: The agency must better utilise the formal notice-and-comment process – rather than precedential rulings – to shape PTAB regulations

05 November 2022

BlackBerry has ‘lost the signal’ … again

The series of missteps and errors in the Canadian company’s struggling patent portfolio sale offers a cautionary tale to any IP owner emulating this in future

29 October 2022

UK IPO case studies offer some clarity on AI invention patentability

Saturday Opinion: EIP patent attorneys discuss value of concrete examples including as important ammunition for prosecution of AI cases

22 October 2022

CNIPA latest patent filing clampdown will end in ‘smoke’

Local expert says scrapping government subsidies for applications would soon see the volume subside

21 October 2022

Ignore virtual patent marking at your peril

Saturday Opinion: VPM tool co-founder and IP attorney weigh-in on how to add value to your portfolio and ‘mind the constructive notice gap’

15 October 2022

The UPC is a game-changer on both sides of the Atlantic

The go-live date for the UPC is nearing and IP leaders in the US are taking it seriously

08 October 2022

Uniloc v Motorola Mobility appeal will not disrupt patent litigation finance industry

Saturday Opinion: While IP professionals may welcome opportunity for legal clarity on standing, warnings of harmful impacts on litigation financing are overblown

01 October 2022

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