Patents

Leahy aims to reverse USPTO’s discretionary denials in new PTAB reform bill

It is unclear whether the legislation will muster the level of support in Congress to make it onto the statute books

Leahy aims to reverse USPTO’s discretionary denials in new PTAB reform bill
NPE litigation in the US bounces back
22 Sep 2021

NPE litigation in the US bounces back

The Long Read: Sector-by-sector analysis reveals that transport, financial services and networking all recorded triple-digit percentage growth in patent suits filed by non-practising entities between 2018 and 2020, writes IAM data reporter Bridget Diakun

TCL obtains audio, video patents from Philips in rare external acquisition
22 Sep 2021

TCL obtains audio, video patents from Philips in rare external acquisition

In latest sale to Chinese firm, Philips assigns portfolio of varied technologies – but litigation between the two has so far been unaffected

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21 Sep 2021

FDA seeks USPTO action to tackle patent thicketing

IP policies proposed by the Department of Health miss the mark, but discussions between the two agencies get closer to the nub of the issue Read more

21 Sep 2021

Taiwan firm’s latest patent sale hints at NPE demand for 5G patent rights

Assertion of rights branded as essential to 5G is already underway in US courts, and Longhorn IP is the latest big-name patent asserter to make a deal with a standards-focused lab Read more

20 Sep 2021

Stakeholders have less than a month to comment on possible changes to IEEE’s patent policy

The SSO's patent committee meets tomorrow but will continue accepting written comments until 15 October Read more

20 Sep 2021

Levelling the playing field in ITC patent cases by identifying redesigns to a set deadline

Recent respondent tactics and how ALJ’s have reacted to them have disadvantaged complainants – but this is a problem that can be overcome Read more

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20 Sep 2021

Have your say on patent office service and quality

A new benchmarking survey from IAM will reveal how perceptions of the world’s top patent offices are changing Read more

18 Sep 2021

It’s time for a new approach to codec licensing

Saturday Opinion: IP and licensing failures are holding back adoption of superior technologies, argues Marconi’s Micky Minhas Read more

11 Sep 2021

The DABUS decision makes Australia look like a champion of innovation, not a chump

Saturday Opinion: Federal Court's AI inventorship decision should serve as a clarion call for Australia to lead on innovation issues Read more

6 Sep 2021

Drafting AI patent applications for success at the EPO – eligibility and claim formulation

Co-published – There are different types of AI inventions and patent claims should be structured differently for each type in order to comply with the office’s eligibility requirements and obtain commercially relevant rights Read more

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20 Sep 2021

Belgian materials giant doubles down on IP enforcement in Asia

Umicore has brought a complaint at South Korea’s ITC equivalent and filed a fresh suit in China seeking $39 million from a local competitor Read more

17 Sep 2021

Bausch Health pays $300 million to settle pay-for-delay class action

The agreement demonstrates the huge sums at stake in reverse payment disputes Read more

17 Sep 2021

US, China staking out strong positions in possible 6G technologies, according to new patent study

Japanese research group highlights nine technologies that could prove important to the next-generation wireless standard Read more

16 Sep 2021

Apple didn’t want fair FRAND arbitration, Qualcomm VP says of epic litigation battle

Marc Snyder also claims that the iPhone giant helped the FTC craft “bizarre” antitrust claims that were eventually dismissed 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