Patents

Pfizer’s $11 billion Array purchase shows oncology assets continue to drive pharma transactions

The world’s largest life sciences company demonstrates that it is still a major presence in the M&A landscape, despite its stated focus on organic growth.

Pfizer’s $11 billion Array purchase shows oncology assets continue to drive pharma transactions
18 Jun 2019

Below the radar, a changing of the guard at Apple

Long-time chief IP Counsel BJ Watrous quietly left the position at the end of last year to be replaced by former lead patent counsel

17 Jun 2019

IPBC Global 2019 – Day One highlights

All the big stories from the first full day of the world’s pre-eminent conference about IP value creation

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17 Jun 2019

Why it's time for the world of patents to embrace diversity and gender equality

Special IAM boardroom session at IPBC Global 2019 focuses on how to get more women involved in senior positions in the global IP market - and why everyone will win when it happens Read more

17 Jun 2019

Acacia patents asserted against Vivo, Oppo and other mobile firms in China

An entity with sub-licensing rights is litigating with the re-vamped PIPCO’s patents in China, and some early validity results are encouraging Read more

14 Jun 2019

$100,000 for a patent? Not all are convinced, but many admit the price tag should rise

In an interview with IAM Rembrandts in the Attic author Kevin Rivette made the case for applicants spending a lot more on the prosecution process. We asked the market whether it agreed. Read more

14 Jun 2019

“First do no harm” should be the guiding light of all attempts at patent reform

The current debate in the US around legislative changes to the eligible subject matter regime stands in marked contrast to the one triggered by the Innovation Act between 2013 and 2016 Read more

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8 Jun 2019

Alice inventor - why more needs to be done on the Tillis and Coons 101 proposal

In this opinion piece, Ian K Shepherd - the man whose invention was at the heart of the pivotal SCOTUS decision - explains what the current patentable subject matter reform draft gets wrong  Read more

5 Jun 2019

Inside the rapidly changing global market for patent legal services

In advance of the online publication of the 2019 edition of the IAM Patent 1000, we reveal the key takeaways uncovered during the research process Read more

4 Jun 2019

The SEP state of play in Europe’s major jurisdictions

Recent decisions in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and France have shed much greater light on where the continent’s top patent litigation venues are heading on FRAND-related disputes Read more

3 Jun 2019

Deloitte makes major IP play with acquisition of top advisory

Big Four firm closes deal to acquire UK-based ClearView in a further sign that IP value creation is moving to the centre of the corporate agenda  Read more

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14 Jun 2019

Toyota’s new IP chief explains ‘open patent’ hybrid strategy

In an exclusive sit-down with IAM at the automaker’s headquarters, Yosuke Iida says that its latest royalty-free licence scheme can help transform the company’s business – and the environment Read more

13 Jun 2019

Three questions that require answers before we get a patent eligibility bill

Section 101 hearings end with Senator Tillis admitting that work needs to be done on key parts of the proposal; says to expect draft legislation after 4th July break Read more

13 Jun 2019

How Apple uses patents to win

The iPhone giant’s portfolio is at the heart of the defence it plays when the subject of an assertion – and analysis shows that much of it has been acquired rather than grown organically Read more

13 Jun 2019

Huawei’s $1 billion Verizon demand: politics or profit?

Ongoing royalty negotiations are revealed after US network operator reportedly notifies government. Why the conflict, which follows a 2016 dispute with T-Mobile, may alarm Nokia and Ericsson Read more

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24 May 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform from March to mid-May. Read more

24 May 2019

Toyota showcases the dynamism of IP strategy in the auto sector

The giant Japanese car company has opened up a significant portion of its patent portfolio for royalty-free use as it looks to push the adoption of hybrid engine technology. Read more

1 Apr 2019

IP market news highlights

The big stories from the IAM platform in February and March. Read more

30 Jan 2019

Apple v Qualcomm is the global patent fight for our times

Why Qualcomm’s winning of an injunction in China against Apple is another sign that the patent market is drifting inexorably eastwards. With the country’s answer to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit opening at the start of this year, rights holders have even more reason to turn to Chinese courts. Read more

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