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Your guide to covid-19 vaccine stakeholders’ IP strategies

IAM examines the approaches taken by – and the issues facing – the leading companies in the race to find effective coronavirus inoculations

Your guide to covid-19 vaccine stakeholders’ IP strategies
Budget pressures accelerate Japan Inc’s IP strategy re-think
6 Nov 2020

Budget pressures accelerate Japan Inc’s IP strategy re-think

Leading lights from Canon, Hitachi and NTT among those who will discuss the way forward at virtual IPBC Japan conference

IBM’s LaFontaine takes top spot in this year’s <em>IAM</em> Market Makers ranking
4 Nov 2020

IBM’s LaFontaine takes top spot in this year’s IAM Market Makers ranking

On the back of 12 months of ferocious dealmaking, Big Blue’s IP head sits at number one in the annual list

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3 Nov 2020

Lions of global patent dealmaking revealed

IP leaders from the likes of Panasonic, InterDigital, Broadcom and Microsoft sit in places 20 to 11 of this year’s IAM Market Makers ranking Read more

2 Nov 2020

Leaders of the world’s patent deals pack

The countdown of this year's IAM Market Makers - our annual ranking of the 40 most influential players in the global IP market - begins today with places 40 to 21 Read more

2 Nov 2020

Mitsubishi Electric notches Chinese validity wins in wireless pool fight

A portfolio of 3G patents from a Sisvel pool is ruled valid by patent office ahead of key FRAND cases Read more

31 Oct 2020

Despite apparent convergence, life sciences and high-tech IP management will remain worlds apart

Pharma and biotech companies can learn from how strategies are developed in other sectors, but will still have to forge their own paths to meet new challenges Read more

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15 Aug 2020

SEP owners may never have had it so good

It's been a great 2020 for rights holders so far and that's why a rallying call deployed by UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in the 1950s could well be ringing in their ears Read more

8 Aug 2020

China's universities can shape the future of video - and more besides - if they get IP right

Robust technical contributions to VVC could turn into future royalty streams as the country's academic institutions get more involved than ever before in standards-setting Read more

20 Jul 2020

After success of early stage covid-19 vaccine trial, Oxford University's coronavirus IP policy explained

With the promising news today that a coronavirus vaccine being developed by scientists at the university is safe and triggers an immune response, we revisit our exclusive April interview with the head of Oxford's tech transfer office in which he talks about its new, expedited, approach to granting covid-related licences Read more

7 Jul 2020

How a platform technology patent list can expedite covid-19 vaccine research

More transparency around IP ownership in this vital area will help the development of treatments designed to tackle the coronavirus Read more

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20 Oct 2020

Patent sale may have helped seal big Sharp Huawei auto licence

Transfer shows Hon Hai Group is betting on its own ability to license key wireless technology developed by Sharp Read more

8 Oct 2020

Xiaomi’s Paul Lin: video implementers must work together to avoid standard dysfunction

Company’s IP strategy chief says cost of codec licensing not justified by the state of the technology Read more

1 Oct 2020

At IAM auto IP event, more evidence of an industry struggling with a new SEP licensing normal

Avanci comes in for sharp criticism, while DOJ’s recent business review letter backing proposed 5G platform is attacked for failing to take into account the views of car makers and suppliers Read more

30 Sep 2020

China’s new antitrust IP guidelines leave much to interpretation

Long-awaited policy could frame a new round of battles between SEP owners and implementers Read more

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12 Aug 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more

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

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