Patents

Constitutional challenges to the IPR regime hit a brick wall in the US

After several attempts to challenge legality of the PTAB administrative proceedings, rights holders seem to have run out of options

Constitutional challenges to the IPR regime hit a brick wall in the US
Infosys lures IP head from Wipro as a key in-house leader moves on
8 Jul 2020

Infosys lures IP head from Wipro as a key in-house leader moves on

Faiz Rahman takes over the IP team at Infosys as Anjali Balagopal departs for general counsel job at Tata Technologies

A patent's journey from <em>IAM</em> Market to <em>Facebook v BlackBerry</em>
7 Jul 2020

A patent's journey from IAM Market to Facebook v BlackBerry

Analysis shows that assets listed on the platform sell at a higher rate than average, while they are also litigated more often

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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

7 Jul 2020

China’s Supreme Court resurrects voice assistant patent asserted against Apple

Decision could re-activate a long-running campaign by a Shanghai company which first went after Siri in 2012 Read more

6 Jul 2020

New data shows dramatic rise in use of deferred examination at the USPTO

As budgetary constraints become increasingly central to strategic planning it is likely that the ability to delay examination for up to three years will become even more popular Read more

6 Jul 2020

Pharma linkage provisions headline proposed Chinese patent reforms

New amendments look set to cement a key feature of the US-China trade deal Read more

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3 Jul 2020

Germany’s Supreme Court releases full judgment in key FRAND licensing case

Ruling in Sisvel v Haier clarifies issues around areas including what constitutes a “willing” licensee, obligations on implementers and the scope licensors have to vary royalty rates Read more

26 Jun 2020

The era of the mega-NPE is upon us and that wasn't part of Big Tech's plans

Fortress’s offer for Finjan means another PIPCO is set to disappear and confirms that in the IP monetisation business it is now the giants that rule the roost Read more

20 Jun 2020

Japan’s position as a 5G follower will shape its IP policy

Scuttled plan to protect IoT industry from patent threats is a sign of anxiety over the landscape around the latest telecom standard Read more

13 Jun 2020

It’s a great time to be involved in IP finance

Why you should expect an increase in patent-focused financing deals involving biotech and other life sciences companies Read more

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3 Jul 2020

Olympus exit from consumer business sets stage for IP strategy re-think

The Japanese company is shifting its portfolio away from cameras and toward next-generation technologies, while also keeping an eye on costs Read more

2 Jul 2020

Why IP licensing is the best way to close biopharma innovation gaps

Impact of covid-19 pandemic remain unclear, but new research points to the big benefits of bringing in technology from outside Read more

2 Jul 2020

SCOTUS doctrine of equivalents case refusal is good news for patent owners

Denial of cert in Eli Lilly v Hospira means that “tangential exception” will not be narrowed, but innovators must beware of pitfalls Read more

2 Jul 2020

Door “wide open” for software patents in China, but enforcement could be another matter

Chinese courts are more cautious than the patent office, Tsinghua professor cautions, and it could be some time before we know how software-friendly they are Read more

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8 Jun 2020

IP Market news highlights

IAM’s biggest spring reads 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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