Region: Africa & Middle East

The connection between Israeli design reform and lively Israeli mobile market

According to the Israel Patent Office’s annual reports, there has been a considerable rise in foreign submissions made in Class 14, also known as the Mobile Class. This is not a coincidence – changes in design law have made Israel stand out as a competitor in the global mobile market.

31 July 2019

Switzerland once again named as the world’s most innovative country

New research finds that Europe is ahead of the rest when it comes to the quality of innovations and also leads in filing international patents

26 July 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

17 June 2019

Tech push in oil and gas sector could fuel more patent activity

Saudi Aramco claims victory in PTAB showdown as Korean refiner faces second IP setback in as many weeks

16 May 2019

Everything you ever wanted to know about global AI patent activity

WIPO has published an in-depth Technology Trends report focusing on IP in the artificial intelligence space. We provide the top 10 takeaways

11 May 2019

Another Chinese mobile giant approaches IPO light on patents and facing potential trouble as a result

Shenzhen-based Transsion is a dominant market player in Africa, but a light IP portfolio might complicate its ambitious expansion plans

05 April 2019

More technology transfer needed for effective climate change mitigation

Patent focus has shifted to energy storage as cost-effectiveness achieved for wind and solar power, but the failure to address the role of IP hinders transfer mechanisms

07 March 2019

The state of play in the global IP market

IAM's annual benchmarking survey is designed to identify the key concerns of senior decision makers in areas such as deal-making, valuation, patent office performance, top litigation venues and policy

06 March 2019

Pharma still dominates in Israel, but Big Tech also likes what it sees

The Start-Up Nation is widely recognised for its contributions to the life sciences industries. However, patent analysis shows why global technology players are also going shopping there

22 February 2019

Help to find the IP Hall of Fame inductees for 2019

The annual search for outstanding individuals to induct into the IP Hall of Fame starts today and we want your help.

06 February 2019

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