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WHO covid-19 IP pool launches this week without strong pharma support

Open and global sharing of patents, data and know-how is seen as a step too far by many life sciences innovators

WHO covid-19 IP pool launches this week without strong pharma support
Japanese covid-19 patent pledge triples membership, but users must read fine print
25 May 2020

Japanese covid-19 patent pledge triples membership, but users must read fine print

Big-name electronics and chemical companies have continued to sign on, but several have taken the opportunity to narrow the terms of the pledge and remind potential infringers that they won’t tolerate abuse

Addition of Samsung to patent pool adds to Via’s grip on the advanced audio space
21 May 2020

Addition of Samsung to patent pool adds to Via’s grip on the advanced audio space

Outfit's head points to ongoing deal activity despite covid-19 crisis as he eyes possible opportunities in video

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21 May 2020

Global calls for compulsory covid-19 patent licensing build

Scrutiny of biopharma innovators’ coronavirus IP strategies will continue to intensify in coming months as concerns mount about access to treatments Read more

19 May 2020

Huawei, Samsung and Qualcomm back a new model for video licensing

The MPEG-5 EVC standard, developed by the trio alongside Divideon, is constructed on base tools chosen for low IP risk. Features built on top can be switched on or off at will to avoid licensing hang-ups Read more

14 May 2020

Huawei's push into auto will put it at centre of licensing discussions in China

The Shenzhen-based telecommunications firm unveiled an alliance with nearly all of China's top automakers aimed at getting 5G into vehicles Read more

7 May 2020

Top Japanese corporates pledge patent non-assertion to speed virus fight

Canon and 15 other companies in tech, auto and healthcare make Open Covid-19 Declaration Read more

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30 Apr 2020

IP is crucial to finding breakthrough covid-19 medicines, Novartis policy head states

“We are only in the position to tackle the pandemic, because of where the system has brought us so far,” says Corey Salsberg in an exclusive interview with IAM Read more

29 Apr 2020

From the archive – The rise of China IP Inc

A look into the IAM back catalogue to see how we have charted the rise of an IP superpower Read more

18 Apr 2020

Intellectual Discovery and IP Bridge sales mark the end of an era

The state-backed patent funds helped change the culture around patents in the South Korea and Japan, and now both face the task of surviving the private sector Read more

16 Apr 2020

Exclusive: New IP policy to help forge partnerships on potential UK covid-19 vaccine

Licensing deals on crucial technologies expected in next two months, says Oxford University tech transfer chief, after scientist indicates significant progress in efforts to find coronavirus treatment Read more

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27 Apr 2020

Tesla targeted again - this time by Conversant

West Texas complaints follow Sharp lawsuit in Japan as friction between auto OEMs and SEP owners continues to build Read more

26 Mar 2020

No, pools should not be testing for validity

HEVC Advance counsel explains why the job of deciding whether a patent is valid or not is one for government agencies and courts, not licensing platforms Read more

26 Mar 2020

Intellectual Discovery notches US court win as it enters a new phase

Profit is the top priority as patent fund goes private under a new CEO who is also its biggest shareholder Read more

19 Mar 2020

Tesla is the next automaker in Sharp’s patent sights

Hon Hai subsidiary brings the auto IP wars to Asia with Tokyo suit; Elon Musk company now faces two assertions by Avanci members Read more

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4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

4 Mar 2020

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

Asset sales, trade wars and new names at the top made last year transformative for IP owners. Read more

30 Aug 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform in June and July Read more

24 May 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform from March to mid-May. Read more