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31 Jan 2019

Latest Samsung acquisition could re-ignite patent war with Apple

The Korean electronics giant has bought Corephotonics, an Israeli startup that is taking on Apple in Judge Lucy Koh’s Northern District of California courtroom

23 Jan 2019

Welcome to the future of patents

New IAM research reports identify the key trends shaping the global IP market – and tell you how to respond

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11 Jan 2019

The global patent market in 10 charts

The key takeaways from WIPO’s 2018 IP indicators report    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

14 Nov 2018

Israel Patent Office Annual Report – more Israeli women inventors; shorter examination times

The Israel Patent Office recently published its 2017 Annual Report, revealing interesting trends and changes in the IP registration system in Israel. Read more

25 Sep 2018

Ministry of Health considers granting data exclusivity to biological drugs 

The Ministry of Health has invited individuals, organisations and stakeholders to participate in the examination process for the need to amend Section 47D of the Pharmacists Ordinance. Read more

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20 Jul 2018

China and South Korea will displace the West as the world’s innovation leaders by 2029

New report claims status of US, EU and UK as leading innovators under threat as they struggle to maximise return on R&D investment.  Read more

7 Jul 2018

All the big legal, market and deals news from the life sciences sector in June

In June’s round-up of life sciences-related news, we report on the US Supreme Court’s decision to grant certiorari in the Helsinn Healthcare v Teva Pharmaceuticals Section 102 dispute, but not in the Cleveland Clinic’s Section 101 case against True… Read more

15 Jun 2018

South Africa moves to substantive examination for pharma patents, amid fears system could grind to halt

New IP policy looks to get tough on evergreening in pharma industry but also brings country closer to international best practices.  Read more

6 May 2018

Israel's innovation story is extraordinary, but just assuming it will continue would be a big mistake

Series of unique factors contributed to country's status as start-up hub but there are growing signs that more needs to be done to preserve it.  Read more

Litigation

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7 Jul 2018

All the big legal, market and deals news from the life sciences sector in June

In June’s round-up of life sciences-related news, we report on the US Supreme Court’s decision to grant certiorari in the Helsinn Healthcare v Teva Pharmaceuticals Section 102 dispute, but not in the Cleveland Clinic’s Section 101 case against True… Read more

15 Jun 2018

South Africa moves to substantive examination for pharma patents, amid fears system could grind to halt

New IP policy looks to get tough on evergreening in pharma industry but also brings country closer to international best practices.  Read more

26 Apr 2018

Israeli startup litigating with Apple inks camera tech licence with Oppo

Corephotonics, a developer of dual camera technologies based in Tel Aviv, last week announced a licensing agreement with Chinese smartphone maker Oppo. It appears to be the first publicly announced IP licence with a major smartphone OEM for the… Read more

14 Nov 2017

In what looks to be a PTAB first, Saudi Arabia's national oil company seeks IPR aimed at Korean rival

The world’s largest oil and gas company Saudi Aramco has filed an inter partes review (IPR) against a Korean petrochemical business in what is a highly unusual move by one of the energy majors. The Saudi national oil giant, which produces 12.5… Read more

Market Developments

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20 Jul 2018

China and South Korea will displace the West as the world’s innovation leaders by 2029

New report claims status of US, EU and UK as leading innovators under threat as they struggle to maximise return on R&D investment.  Read more

Non practising entities

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26 Apr 2018

Israeli startup litigating with Apple inks camera tech licence with Oppo

Corephotonics, a developer of dual camera technologies based in Tel Aviv, last week announced a licensing agreement with Chinese smartphone maker Oppo. It appears to be the first publicly announced IP licence with a major smartphone OEM for the… Read more

Strategy

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7 Jul 2018

All the big legal, market and deals news from the life sciences sector in June

In June’s round-up of life sciences-related news, we report on the US Supreme Court’s decision to grant certiorari in the Helsinn Healthcare v Teva Pharmaceuticals Section 102 dispute, but not in the Cleveland Clinic’s Section 101 case against True… Read more

6 May 2018

Israel's innovation story is extraordinary, but just assuming it will continue would be a big mistake

Series of unique factors contributed to country's status as start-up hub but there are growing signs that more needs to be done to preserve it.  Read more

26 Apr 2018

Israeli startup litigating with Apple inks camera tech licence with Oppo

Corephotonics, a developer of dual camera technologies based in Tel Aviv, last week announced a licensing agreement with Chinese smartphone maker Oppo. It appears to be the first publicly announced IP licence with a major smartphone OEM for the… Read more

14 Nov 2017

In what looks to be a PTAB first, Saudi Arabia's national oil company seeks IPR aimed at Korean rival

The world’s largest oil and gas company Saudi Aramco has filed an inter partes review (IPR) against a Korean petrochemical business in what is a highly unusual move by one of the energy majors. The Saudi national oil giant, which produces 12.5… Read more

Technology licensing

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26 Apr 2018

Israeli startup litigating with Apple inks camera tech licence with Oppo

Corephotonics, a developer of dual camera technologies based in Tel Aviv, last week announced a licensing agreement with Chinese smartphone maker Oppo. It appears to be the first publicly announced IP licence with a major smartphone OEM for the… Read more

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