Patents

Politics look set to trump patents in China’s coronavirus vaccine effort

Remarks made by Xi Jinping suggest that if a Chinese company develops a covid-19 cure, compulsory licensing’s big moment might not arrive after all

Politics look set to trump patents in China’s coronavirus vaccine effort
Google and Facebook add to their patent portfolios in further sign of increasing secondary market activity
29 May 2020

Google and Facebook add to their patent portfolios in further sign of increasing secondary market activity

Pair of deals involving assets owned by Provenance and Goldpeak Innovations comes at the same time as NPEs continue to re-stock

How elite patent-owning companies have performed on the markets since 2018
29 May 2020

How elite patent-owning companies have performed on the markets since 2018

Research undertaken for IAM finds that while a composite of the biggest rights holders under-performs the NASDAQ, on a sector-by-sector basis the picture is a lot more positive

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29 May 2020

Seeking approval for China IPO, Ninebot embarks on wide-ranging patent offensive

The Segway owner once relied on US courts to go after infringers, but its IP strategy has shifted closer to home Read more

28 May 2020

IBM semiconductor patents we acquired have years left to run, says WiLAN CEO

The Canadian NPE's deal with Big Blue involved over 1,000 assets and was finalised in March Read more

28 May 2020

Netflix is an increasingly attractive patent litigation target

Recently targeted by Broadcom and Personalized Media Communications, the streaming giant is beginning to prepare for its new IP normal Read more

28 May 2020

CRISPR patent war flares up again at the PTAB

Uncertainty continues to hinder the Cas9 IP landscape as US dispute enters its next phase Read more

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26 May 2020

WHO covid-19 IP pool launches this week without strong pharma support

Open and global sharing of patents, data and know-how is seen as a step too far by many life sciences innovators Read more

25 May 2020

Japanese covid-19 patent pledge triples membership, but users must read fine print

Big-name electronics and chemical companies have continued to sign on, but several have taken the opportunity to narrow the terms of the pledge and remind potential infringers that they won’t tolerate abuse Read more

23 May 2020

The coronavirus has ended all hope of US patent eligibility reform

Opponents of stronger laws have seized the opportunity created by the pandemic to build a narrative that will make legislative changes to the 101 regime almost impossible to secure Read more

22 May 2020

Iancu on new USPTO licensing platform – “IP will play critically important role in fighting pandemic”

The agency's Patents 4 Partnerships initiative is designed to help rights owners make relevant assets available in fight against covid-19 Read more

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28 May 2020

Chinese firms turn tables in solar patent battle

South Korea’s Hanwha Q-Cells looks to be coming up short in a big ITC case, and now a state-owned Chinese rival is going on the offensive Read more

27 May 2020

New data points to big jump in NPE patent assertions in the auto sector

Along with headline suits targeting the likes of Daimler and Tesla, the numbers point to much broader activity involving OEMs and suppliers Read more

27 May 2020

European Patent Office still top for quality and service, new IAM benchmarking report finds

Top ratings once again for the agency led by António Campinos, but Andrei Iancu’s USPTO slips down, according to respondents to our annual survey of in-house and private practice professionals Read more

27 May 2020

China's legislature urged to crack down on patent trolls – and malicious infringers

Gree Electric chairwoman Dong Mingzhu, a National People’s Congress deputy for Guangdong, proposed a number of measures aimed at curbing NPE activity Read more

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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

29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

29 Nov 2019

All eyes turn to London as UK Supreme Court mulls SEP FRAND cases

How the appeals brought by Huawei and ZTE could upend the licensing market Read more

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