Patents

Any attempts at 101 reform must deal with a Silicon Valley sized problem

Closed door meeting on Capitol Hill looks to set the agenda for patent legislation in next Congress

Any attempts at 101 reform must deal with a Silicon Valley sized problem
7 Dec 2018

Boston Scientific enhances its patent portfolio with BTG acquisition

An in-depth analysis shows that the American medical device manufacturer may not gain much in terms of quantity from its $4 billion purchase, but that the British healthcare company’s IP assets will boost its peripheral interventional offerings

7 Dec 2018

“No barriers, no fees”: China Mobile announces 5G royalty policy

World’s largest mobile operator pledges not to collect licence fees on 5G contributions which reports say have generated nearly 1,000 patent applications

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6 Dec 2018

Top Google dealmaker becomes latest senior player to exit tech giant

John LaBarre's move to a biotech start-up follows previous departures of Allen Lo and Jeremiah Chan to Facebook, and is further evidence of the narrowing IP strategy gap between high-tech and the life sciences   Read more

6 Dec 2018

China to blacklist "serious" patent infringers 

Days after announced trade truce, China’s government explains ‘social credit score’ consequences for IP infringers first floated three years ago. Penalties range from borrowing restrictions to air travel bans. Read more

4 Dec 2018

New lawsuits against AT&T, Sprint and Verizon suggest ETRI is doubling down on US monetisation strategy

After setback in Huawei suit, latest court cases show the state-funded Korean research institute is behind massive licensing programme Read more

4 Dec 2018

All the action from the final day of IPBC Asia 2018

This year's event in Shanghai has now come to an end. It's been a great couple of days, including the IP Asia Elite Gala Dinner and Awards held last night Read more

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3 Dec 2018

IPBC Asia Day One report - all the highlights from another sell-out event

How Chinese courts will rule the patent world; Qualcomm's 5G licensing spree; don't jail trolls, says former supreme court judge; patent sales are on the up; plus a whole lot more from a wet, but spectacular, Shanghai Pudong Read more

2 Dec 2018

Oppo’s big Nokia deal; pharma patents under pressure; Silicon Valley woe; patent market data revealed; plus much more

Your essential Sunday reading: a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform in the past week - as well as links to each one Read more

30 Nov 2018

Time is running out to nominate the world’s leading IP strategists

There is not much time left to make nominations for the 2019 edition of IAM Strategy 300, our exclusive guide on the world's best IP strategists. Read more

30 Nov 2018

How a Chinese court would have decided the Unwired Planet appeal

Previous FRAND-related rulings indicate judges in China could set a global rate, would adopt the hard-edged non-discrimination obligation and would consider the parties' negotiation behaviours when reaching their decisions  Read more

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3 Dec 2018

Facebook’s IP evolution extends beyond high-profile hires and deal making

New research highlights growth in social media giant’s portfolio and extent of its own patent filing strategy  Read more

30 Nov 2018

Local players make case for Brazil as monetisation hub although spectre of huge patent backlog looms large

Inaugural IPBC Latin America throws spotlight on untapped potential of region’s largest economy although Volkswagen’s long wait for grants underline challenges that rights owner face in country Read more

30 Nov 2018

Continuation patent assertion in the US may be tougher after CAFC decision

First application of the court’s SimpleAir standard led to a 45% slump in Invidior’s share price and could prove to be a boon for generics companies Read more

29 Nov 2018

Apple, Lumileds hit with $72m patent infringement complaint in China

Stinging from a $66m loss in a California trade secrets case, Chinese LED maker hits back on its home turf, also dragging the smartphone giant into an IP theft dispute that could get political Read more

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30 Nov 2018

After years of setting the patent agenda Silicon Valley is now playing defence

The USPTO director’s explicit rejection of the ‘troll’ narrative and the departure of key Congressional backers mean that big technology companies find themselves in the unusual position of not being in control of the US IP policy-making narrative. Read more

1 Jun 2018

Supreme Court shakes up the PTAB, while new USPTO head sends strong pro-patent signals

No one expected the Supreme Court to turn the US patent system upside down with Oil States – and it did not. But its SAS judgment issued on the same day could mean some big post-grant changes. Meanwhile, Andrei Iancu is exhibiting pro-patent inclinations Read more

1 Feb 2018

Rollercoaster ride for SEP owners continues through 2017

SEP owners had much to celebrate in 2017 but a major decision from a US court meant that the year ended with a familiar amount of uncertainty Read more

1 Oct 2017

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past …

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past … Read more

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