Opinion

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

Semiconductor shortage shows need for US innovation policy re-think

Saturday Opinion: the United States should be investing in people and infrastructure to enable the production of critical technologies at home, argues Arvin Patel of Intellectual Ventures

21 August 2021

A $300 million damages award against Apple shows why equating all NPEs with patent trolls is so wrong

Yesterday’s decision in favour of PanOptis by an Eastern District of Texas jury was the consequence of significant investments made by the firm over many years

14 August 2021

Creation of an IP division in Delhi is superficial for now, but could pay dividends in the long run

The new specialist court is a good signal for India even if its practical effects in the short term will be limited

07 August 2021

Top IP owners have pledged to boost inventor diversity, but more must follow

Companies such as AT&T, Cisco Systems, Facebook and Google are among those that have agreed to track patenting performance among women and other under-represented inventor groups, and to share the data

31 July 2021

English courts will thrive in life sciences patent litigation alongside the UPC

Rather than being overshadowed by the new pan-EU system, the UK will remain a crucial venue for pharma and biotech disputes

24 July 2021

The Arthrex fix is no fix at all

Neither SCOTUS nor the USPTO has come up with a workable solution to the issues at the heart of the case

17 July 2021

It will be a long time before non-patent professionals utilise IP analytics

Patent data, especially when integrated with other datasets, is a goldmine of information – but you need to be skilled to know how to extract it

10 July 2021

Feds don’t need a ‘China Initiative’ to go after trade secret theft

Saturday Opinion: American IP owners would be better served by a DOJ focus on bringing home blockbuster trade secrets cases regardless of nationality

03 July 2021

For India and other countries, an IP waiver is a distraction not a solution to the covid-19 vaccine crisis

A TRIPs suspension will not provide the shot in the arm that millions of Indians need, but the country does have a major role to play in supplying vaccines to the world

26 June 2021

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