Opinion

Biden administration is right to pursue a ‘China Initiative’ reset

Even some of the programme’s architects seem to agree that it has strayed from initial focus on trade secrets and intellectual property

22 January 2022

The Western District of Texas is a problem, but not for the reasons you think

Saturday Opinion: the popularity of Judge Alan Albright’s court as a venue for plaintiffs in patent cases comes down to so many of them not feeling they have a fair chance elsewhere

15 January 2022

Patent marketplace has been the unsung hero of the remote work era

Saturday Opinion: Technology solutions that have helped the world through the pandemic would look very different absent a sophisticated IP licensing ecosystem, argues Dolby GC Andy Sherman

08 January 2022

IP teams must be more proactive about communicating risk

Saturday Opinion: Surprising results of a survey published in IAM last month show that there’s plenty of room to improve the way top-level management is apprised of patent and brand threats

18 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

Australia under-invests in IP, and recent government proposals will not fix that

Saturday Opinion: In-house leaders say a mooted patent box regime limited to life sciences will reward companies that get patents already, failing to encourage IP investment in new industries

04 December 2021

Mainstream focus on supply chains will impact US patent fights

Saturday Opinion: Inflation and goods shortages are making the supply chain an everyday conversation topic this holiday season, and that is already influencing arguments over IP enforcement

27 November 2021

The IP story to engage the c-suite is there, but it takes bravery to tell it

Saturday Opinion: After a highly successful IPBC in Seattle earlier this week, it is clear that there has never been a better time to take the value creation gospel to the boardroom

20 November 2021

A balanced FRAND approach is in China’s best interests

Saturday Opinion: Country must avoid pitfalls if it is to achieve its goal of wielding greater influence on global SEP issues, argues IAM China editor Bing Zhao

13 November 2021

IP rights are an important part of the push for more renewables

Saturday Opinion: IP protection is a significant driver of clean energy production, but it’s not the only key factor

06 November 2021

How next-generation patent pools can encourage adoption of new streaming tech

Saturday Opinion: Video codec licensing platforms must be inclusive, efficient and avoid the siren song of content distribution fees, argues Access Advance CEO Pete Moller

30 October 2021

Talks over covid vaccine IP waiver appear increasingly futile

Saturday Opinion: The prospect of an international agreement on the proposed suspension of TRIPS now appears vanishingly small

23 October 2021

What we’ve learned from an eventful fortnight in auto IP

Saturday Opinion: Litigation is heating up, big antitrust questions remain unanswered and there’s more to the rising conflict than just wireless SEPs

16 October 2021

IPBC Europe in Dublin brought patent value issues to the fore

Saturday Opinion: A memorable two days in the Irish capital showed definitively that face-to-face trumps video and allowed for some detailed debate on key topics

09 October 2021

Expect a dramatic finale to the Humira patent saga

Saturday Opinion: Alvotech’s speedy infringement trial could see its product jump the queue of adalimumab biosimilars in the final months before AbbVie’s exclusivity comes to an end

02 October 2021

A more robust internal licensing market would boost China’s IP development

Saturday Opinion: Recent signs point toward more patent licensing negotiations between Chinese tech companies. That’s good news for the country’s IP system.

25 September 2021

It’s time for a new approach to codec licensing

Saturday Opinion: IP and licensing failures are holding back adoption of superior technologies, argues Marconi’s Micky Minhas

18 September 2021

The DABUS decision makes Australia look like a champion of innovation, not a chump

Saturday Opinion: Federal Court's AI inventorship decision should serve as a clarion call for Australia to lead on innovation issues

11 September 2021

Litigation over state anti-troll law makes clear what a patent troll isn’t

Saturday Opinion: North Carolina’s Abusive Patent Assertions Act survived a constitutional challenge this week because it puts focus where it should be – on bad faith behaviour, not business structure

04 September 2021

5G’s SEP power players are right to fear future standards split

Saturday Opinion: The global nature of current wireless tech is central to what makes it such a powerful licensing opportunity

28 August 2021

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