Patents

Blackberry licensing revenues surge thanks to Teletry

Company credits Marconi-affiliated entity as the prime driver behind a $32 million year-on-year income jump

Blackberry licensing revenues surge thanks to Teletry
Oracle doesn’t talk patents that often, but maybe it should
25 Sep 2020

Oracle doesn’t talk patents that often, but maybe it should

Although the company keeps its cards close, it is not to be underestimated - and a TikTok deal would definitely increase its strength in the cloud

Why batteries are a key technology to watch in China
25 Sep 2020

Why batteries are a key technology to watch in China

Litigation activity is already intensifying in the field, and recent data shows Chinese firms lag badly in patent applications

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24 Sep 2020

Big tech wants out of Judge Albright’s courtroom and a pair of academics may have a solution

As Apple asks Federal Circuit to transfer case to Northern California a new paper proposes two reforms to help lessen WDTX’s increasing grip on US patent litigation Read more

24 Sep 2020

Record damages awarded by Paris court in pemetrexed patent battle

France becoming more friendly to pharma IP, experts suggest, following decision over blockbuster cancer treatment Alimta Read more

24 Sep 2020

Chinese EV makers get serious about patents

Startups that have listed in the US and China look more like Tesla than Nikola from an IP portfolio perspective Read more

23 Sep 2020

Signing up to patent pools allows NPEs to demonstrate their FRAND credentials, says Conversant CEO Teksler

But although some licensing outfits are beginning to embrace the potential of joining up to collective platforms, others remain sceptical of the benefits Read more

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15 Sep 2020

Confronting critical challenges, Taiwan’s tech companies must find a way to create patent value

IAM speaks with IP leaders from Foxconn, AU Optronics and others ahead of IPBC Taiwan next week Read more

14 Sep 2020

Changes to Ukraine’s IP laws have major implications for the life sciences

Two recent pieces of legislation have brought the country’s patent system more closely in line with EU rules Read more

12 Sep 2020

It’s the PTAB, stupid

Whether the US chooses four more years of Donald Trump or Joe Biden replaces him, big tech's assault on the PTO shows where the patent policy battle lines are being drawn Read more

5 Sep 2020

Covid-19 shows promise of AI tools – innovators need IP protection, and fast

Breakthroughs by startups across the APAC region show the IP system is working as intended to incentivise innovation - even in a crowded patent landscape Read more

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23 Sep 2020

Canon IP boss speaks on adapting to the ‘new normal’

Kenichi Nagasawa explains the choices he is confronted with as covid-19 accelerates changes that were already taking place in the tech industry Read more

22 Sep 2020

Iancu reveals USPTO maintenance fees almost $20 million below expectations

Comments point to ongoing impact of covid-19 as patent owners appear to be increasing their focus on IP budgets Read more

22 Sep 2020

EPO plant patent decision imperils businesses like ours, says Bayer’s head of IP

Joerg Thomaier tells IAM that the Enlarged Board of Appeal got it wrong in a recent controversial ruling, but says the case is now closed and companies have to learn to live with it Read more

22 Sep 2020

How the JPO is preparing for the age of AI patents

The office has been ahead of the curve in setting out examples of what AI patents it will grant. A new report turns to questions over how to make sure such rights are enforceable 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

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

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

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