Opinion

It’s time to make consideration of IP value in lending mainstream

Saturday Opinion: Martin Brassell, Co-founder and CEO of Inngot, counters Joff Wild’s case about the problem with IP valuation, pointing to the worth of intangible assets in situ and the need to deliver reliable, comparable and affordable valuations

02 September 2023

Ericsson and Huawei show how cooperation drives the connectivity patent world

The cross-licensing deal announced by the two companies last week came just days after a piece in the Financial Times which painted the picture of a complex system “defined by vicious litigation”

31 August 2023

Chief IP officers must support more female lead patent counsel in their cases

Opinion: Over Baker Botts partner Rachael Lamkin’s 20-year IP litigation career she has observed a gross lack of female lead litigators in patent cases, but she and peers are pushing for change

26 August 2023

The problem with IP valuation

Most patents and trademarks have little to no external worth. There is nothing to support the idea that a large body of assets exists that can be used by their owners to raise money against

24 August 2023

Avanci’s 5G licensing platform is a very big deal

The new programme delivers significant value to automakers and their customers, while demonstrating to policy makers that the market knows how to build solutions that work

17 August 2023

More UPC transparency is needed to make the most of its potential

Saturday Opinion: The court must work hard to address opacity issues in the coming months to secure its position as the world's premier patent dispute resolution venue

12 August 2023

A promising start for the UPC - but, as yet, no more

If the current trajectory continues, the new court could see over 100 filings by the end of this year. However, a lot more data will be required before any definitive conclusions can be reached about its pulling power

10 August 2023

A ripple in the cup – unpacking Huawei’s royalty rates

Saturday Opinion: Avikka AB managing director Eric Stasik gives his take on the Chinese telecoms company’s licensing programmes and what may be its next move

05 August 2023

The US may have left it too late to take FRAND leadership

Kathi Vidal and Chris Coons clearly see standards as a pivotal issue and have made no secret of their concerns about the proposed EU SEP licensing regulation, but they are constrained in how far and how quickly they can act

03 August 2023

IP must pass its climate change test

With the world heating up and extreme weather events more common, technology may be the only hope there is of mitigating the effects of global warming. This sets the patent community a challenge it cannot duck

27 July 2023

IAM and WTR join forces for Latin America IP strategy event

Corporate IP executives, deal makers, brand leaders, policy experts and legal advisers will convene in São Paulo to share best practices and insights

22 July 2023

AI’s patent challenges are too big to leave to tomorrow

A revolution is taking place at breakneck speed. That means international cooperation is required now to find solutions to what are existential challenges. Failure to act will almost certainly mean it is too late

20 July 2023

The climate is changing, so should IP?

Saturday opinion: Resolving tensions between environmental climate change concerns and intellectual property rights requires creative thinking and optimism

15 July 2023

The EUIPO must understand what taking on SEPs will mean

Any notion that the plans set out in DG GROW’s controversial regulation can be quietly implemented for an audience of largely supportive stakeholders will not survive contact with reality

13 July 2023

Entering the fascinating world of IP – my second career as a trade secrets reporter

Saturday opinion: IAM reporter Maia Biermann speaks about her background and how she became interested in trade secrets, one of the most dynamic topics in IP

08 July 2023

IP rocks – shout it to the world!

There is no excuse for not embracing diversity, equity and inclusion as part of the effort to attract and retain talent, but solving IP’s visibility problem is what will deliver the most meaningful results

06 July 2023

As a global IP powerhouse, Asian companies cannot afford to ignore the UPC

Saturday opinion: IP holders in the region are well placed to test out the benefits of the UPC, but fear of uncertainty is holding them back

01 July 2023

Huawei’s patent monetisation push will only get bigger

The Chinese company has been hit by trading restrictions in many parts of the world and an increasing focus on generating IP royalties is one way it will seek to compensate

29 June 2023

If Leahy’s PTAB bill was a dark night for patentees, Coons’ legislation is daylight

Saturday opinion: The proposal to reform the Patent Trial and Appeal Board could not be more pro-patentee compared to former Senator Patrick Leahy’s attempt last Congress

24 June 2023

Neither Optis nor InterDigital should regret their London FRAND trials

Although the firms did not get the outcomes they wanted, there are still positives to take away from an experience that was not a disaster for either

22 June 2023

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