Corporate tech transfer is on the rise, say chief IP officers

Convergence is making partnerships more important, with deals including not just licensing but also know-how, source code and technical support

Corporate tech transfer is on the rise, say chief IP officers
Why patent litigators are now central to a wide range of commercial disputes
1 Dec 2021

Why patent litigators are now central to a wide range of commercial disputes

The Long Read: It’s no longer all about infringement, write Michelle Avery, Nicole McTernan and Drew Sills of Ocean Tomo. Instead, IP specialists are increasingly being called on in a diverse array of corporate lawsuits

USPTO Director nominee Vidal set for Senate hearing tomorrow
30 Nov 2021

USPTO Director nominee Vidal set for Senate hearing tomorrow

President Biden’s pick is likely to face tough questions from senators when she appears in front of the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday


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30 Nov 2021

Moneyball inspired Uber’s data science approach to patent ROI calculation

Company IP head Bill Harmon explains how a rules engine has helped build a quality portfolio while coming in under-budget Read more

30 Nov 2021

China patent term extensions create new pitfalls for pharma innovators

Life sciences IP professionals must work closer than ever before with regulatory teams to ensure eligibility for lucrative exclusivity add-ons Read more

30 Nov 2021

Taiwan lens maker turns to patent enforcement amid rising competition

Lawsuit against Lenovo’s Motorola Mobility signals shift in company’s strategy as it turns to its patent portfolio for value creation opportunities Read more

29 Nov 2021

Data monetisation drives Sanofi’s $180 million investment in AI biotech Owkin

The deal shows how privacy and silo barriers to the commercialisation of information are being overcome Read more


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24 Nov 2021

“Every crisis brings about innovation" – how the vaccine race is transforming biopharma IP

From greater respect for researchers to a fresh focus on compulsory licences, IAM’s Global Leaders share their views on how the life sciences space has been changed by the quest for covid-19 vaccines Read more

22 Nov 2021

Technology trends – why patent your hidden AI?

Co-published – The case for securing protection has never been stronger, and is likely to become even more compelling over the coming years Read more

2 Nov 2021

Five major platforms adopt standardised patent identification format to reduce portfolio management costs

Cipher, Unified Patents, RPX, Aon and Google Patents come together for the public launch of SPIF Read more

25 Oct 2021

Drafting AI patent applications for success at the EPO – drafting the full specification

Co-published - How applicants can give themselves the best possible chance of obtaining commercially useful rights Read more


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29 Nov 2021

EPO voted best for patent quality once more

Europe leads the way among the IP5, say IAM readers in our annual benchmarking survey, but service standards have slipped Read more

27 Nov 2021

Mainstream focus on supply chains will impact US patent fights

Saturday Opinion: Inflation and goods shortages are making the supply chain an everyday conversation topic this holiday season, and that is already influencing arguments over IP enforcement Read more

26 Nov 2021

Inside the patent portfolio Ericsson gets as part of its $6 billion Vonage acquisition

While not great in number, the incoming IP is of good quality and will boost the Swedish company’s presence in key areas such as security, machine learning and wired networks Read more

26 Nov 2021

Big Chinese prosecution firms continue to ride the wave of rising patent filings

Prosecution data shows the patent agencies in China that obtain the most patents for clients in key technical fields Read more


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4 Nov 2020

Supreme Court could signal time’s up for Google’s anti-competitive IP infringement

A long-running battle with Oracle once again shines the spotlight on a pattern of alleged major IP infringements by the search giant Read more

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

12 Aug 2020

As the fallout from covid continues, the two IP superpowers offer different messages

While China cheers an uptick in applications, the USPTO warns of a prolonged downturn Read more

8 Jun 2020

IP Market news highlights

IAM’s biggest spring reads Read more