Opinion

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

Reform of Section 101 should be part of US government technology policy

Saturday Opinion: Without a coherent approach to capturing domestic value from R&D including greater clarity on subject matter patentability, the positive consequences of higher US government funding will be felt as much in Berlin, Bangalore and Beijing as Boston

24 September 2022

Driving ICT innovation and development with standards and IP rights

Saturday opinion: Choices made by mobile network operators will continue to be pivotal in shaping the future of connectivity standards-setting and IP, argue Xiaohui Jia from China Mobile and Chunli Bi of CAICT

17 September 2022

Vidal’s take on discretionary denials breathes fresh air into PTAB

Saturday Opinion: The new USPTO director is doing what Congress intended the America Invents Act to do with the post-grant invalidity challenge system it created

10 September 2022

Moderna is likely regretting its covid-19 patent pledge

The company’s October 2020 non-enforcement promise may be a roadblock for its legal action against Pfizer/BioNTech

03 September 2022

Tell Judge Connolly about litigation finance and ownership structures – or else

The chief judge of the US District Court for the District of Delaware has taken action against two patent plaintiffs who did not comply with recent standing orders

27 August 2022

A message from IAM’s new editor

Rachel Mountain sets out her vision for the platform’s future at a time when interest in IP as a business asset has never been greater

20 August 2022

Musk v Twitter is a reminder that brands must be prepared for targeting by passionate fan bases

The unfolding legal dispute between the ubiquitous social media giant and the billionaire with 100 million followers is set to become the legal battle of the year when it hits court in October

13 August 2022

Tillis’s 101 bill will rev the US innovation engine once again

Paul Michel, former Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and ex-USPTO Director David Kappos urge Congress to embrace legislation designed to repair patent eligibility law which they believe the US Supreme Court has distorted

06 August 2022

Developments at the EPO on patenting AI-assisted inventions require close scrutiny

A recent decision handed down by the Boards of Appeal may mean greater patenting opportunities for innovators using AI to help create their inventions

30 July 2022

Innovative deal and pricing structures show that licensors are listening

Sisvel, Via and Avanci are among those demonstrating that patent holders have thought deeply about how best to meet the needs of those who want to access their technology

23 July 2022

The US leaves it to Europe to build the global framework for SEPs

With no concrete American policy, the door is now open for the European Union to decide the future of FRAND licensing

20 July 2022

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