Europe

Ant Group and Qualcomm to headline IPBC China next week

Two-day agenda will cover themes including life science disputes in China, country’s efforts to become a standards leader and building a world-class in-house IP team

Ant Group and Qualcomm to headline IPBC China next week
Data monetisation drives Sanofi’s $180 million investment in AI biotech Owkin
29 Nov 2021

Data monetisation drives Sanofi’s $180 million investment in AI biotech Owkin

The deal shows how privacy and silo barriers to the commercialisation of information are being overcome

EPO voted best for patent quality once more
29 Nov 2021

EPO voted best for patent quality once more

Europe leads the way among the IP5, say IAM readers in our annual benchmarking survey, but service standards have slipped

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29 Nov 2021

Strategic patent countries: evidence from EPO oppositions

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29 Nov 2021

Benchmarking the IP5

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26 Nov 2021

Inside the patent portfolio Ericsson gets as part of its $6 billion Vonage acquisition

While not great in number, the incoming IP is of good quality and will boost the Swedish company’s presence in key areas such as security, machine learning and wired networks Read more

24 Nov 2021

Russia approves radical new anti-counterfeiting plans

A decisive new strategy looks set to transform the war on fake goods in Russia. The measures will extend landlord liability for counterfeits and will initially apply to priority sectors only – although there are already discussions underway about extending them. Read more

Designs

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10 Aug 2021

FC Barcelona faces possible €137 million drop in brand value in wake of Messi’s departure

The Argentine superstar is also IP-savvy, with a trademark portfolio far bigger than any of his rivals for the crown of the world's best footballer Read more

5 Aug 2021

Volvo Cars chief IP officer departs to head up US boutique

Ray Millien becomes CEO of Harness, Dickey & Pierce, bringing with him deep experience of what in-house clients are looking for from their legal advisers Read more

28 Oct 2020

Help us to identify the world's leading IP strategists

The research process for the IAM Strategy 300 2021 is now underway and we are inviting nominations as we decide who should be included Read more

12 Oct 2020

What world class IP management looks like

On top of high-quality, day-to-day performance in areas such as prosecution, litigation and licensing, there are three essential elements an in-house function requires to be part of the elite Read more

Finance

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9 Oct 2021

IPBC Europe in Dublin brought patent value issues to the fore

Saturday Opinion: A memorable two days in the Irish capital showed definitively that face-to-face trumps video and allowed for some detailed debate on key topics Read more

31 Aug 2021

Alibaba deploys tool to provide price guidance for patents going under the hammer

Intangio, developed by valuation specialists Inngot and IP services firm Rouse, is helping insolvency practitioners set a data-driven reserve price for patent assets at bankruptcy auctions Read more

10 Aug 2021

FC Barcelona faces possible €137 million drop in brand value in wake of Messi’s departure

The Argentine superstar is also IP-savvy, with a trademark portfolio far bigger than any of his rivals for the crown of the world's best footballer Read more

29 Jun 2021

University and Big Pharma JV’s $145 million take-off is a big boost for tech transfer dealmaking

Apollo Therapeutics is an innovative biotech formed by three UK universities and three major companies, with a promising model for creating and monetising life sciences IP Read more

Frand/SEPS

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16 Nov 2021

Patent suits decline in Dusseldorf and Mannheim, but Munich’s docket is on the rise

Germany is Europe’s biggest and most active litigation forum, but subtle differences in case law and proceedings mean that plaintiffs have important choices to make about where to file their suits Read more

30 Oct 2021

How next-generation patent pools can encourage adoption of new streaming tech

Saturday Opinion: Video codec licensing platforms must be inclusive, efficient and avoid the siren song of content distribution fees, argues Access Advance CEO Pete Moller Read more

29 Oct 2021

Nokia Technologies boosts revenues and profits in strong Q3 patent licensing performance

Royalties grow on the back of new deals and renewals; company also shares new details on legal fight with Oppo, which does not appear to have significantly dimmed income outlook Read more

20 Oct 2021

Our 5G licensing rates will be ready before mass vehicle roll-out begins, says top Avanci executive

Senior VP Laurie Fitzgerald was speaking after Swedish truck and bus manufacturer the Volvo Group became the latest licensee of the platform’s 4G programme Read more

Law & Policy

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4 Nov 2021

European plausibility uncertainties could be cleared up by new Enlarged Board of Appeal referral

The EPO is seeking clarity on a crucial question facing patentees, but not everyone is sure that a recent referral is the best vehicle Read more

1 Nov 2021

Why a Russian patent injunction against 61 Samsung handset models could be a gamechanger

Exclusive analysis on the expansive legal theory used to bar use of Samsung Pay service and dozens of Galaxy smartphones Read more

23 Oct 2021

Talks over covid vaccine IP waiver appear increasingly futile

Saturday Opinion: The prospect of an international agreement on the proposed suspension of TRIPS now appears vanishingly small Read more

21 Oct 2021

EU-wide SPCs would make unitary patent system more attractive, says Bayer IP chief

Joerg Thomaier believes unitary supplementary protection certificates should be introduced to coincide with the roll-out of the UPC Read more

Litigation

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16 Nov 2021

Patent suits decline in Dusseldorf and Mannheim, but Munich’s docket is on the rise

Germany is Europe’s biggest and most active litigation forum, but subtle differences in case law and proceedings mean that plaintiffs have important choices to make about where to file their suits Read more

10 Nov 2021

Chongqing is home to latest Chinese court asked to set global FRAND rate

The dispute between Oppo and Nokia has brought big-ticket global patent litigation to one of China’s biggest cities Read more

4 Nov 2021

European plausibility uncertainties could be cleared up by new Enlarged Board of Appeal referral

The EPO is seeking clarity on a crucial question facing patentees, but not everyone is sure that a recent referral is the best vehicle Read more

1 Nov 2021

Why a Russian patent injunction against 61 Samsung handset models could be a gamechanger

Exclusive analysis on the expansive legal theory used to bar use of Samsung Pay service and dozens of Galaxy smartphones Read more

Market Developments

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23 Nov 2021

Novo Nordisk’s $3.3 billion Dicerna purchase shows booming RNA IP market

Danish company makes its biggest-ever acquisition in an area where demand for assets is growing rapidly Read more

21 Oct 2021

EU-wide SPCs would make unitary patent system more attractive, says Bayer IP chief

Joerg Thomaier believes unitary supplementary protection certificates should be introduced to coincide with the roll-out of the UPC Read more

9 Oct 2021

IPBC Europe in Dublin brought patent value issues to the fore

Saturday Opinion: A memorable two days in the Irish capital showed definitively that face-to-face trumps video and allowed for some detailed debate on key topics Read more

7 Oct 2021

Can the EPO hold on to its world-leading reputation for quality in a ‘new normal’?

Office says digital pivot in the post-covid era provides an opportunity to enhance both quality and timeliness of its services Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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20 Oct 2021

Our 5G licensing rates will be ready before mass vehicle roll-out begins, says top Avanci executive

Senior VP Laurie Fitzgerald was speaking after Swedish truck and bus manufacturer the Volvo Group became the latest licensee of the platform’s 4G programme Read more

16 Oct 2021

What we’ve learned from an eventful fortnight in auto IP

Saturday Opinion: Litigation is heating up, big antitrust questions remain unanswered and there’s more to the rising conflict than just wireless SEPs Read more

28 Sep 2021

Apple threat to leave British market over FRAND royalty is not credible, says judge

Latest decision in the iPhone maker’s long-running dispute with Optis makes clear that there is no reason to believe the company will pull-out of the UK rather than accept a court mandated licensing rate Read more

9 Sep 2021

IAM’s Top 40 Market Makers

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Patent Pools

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16 Nov 2021

Patent suits decline in Dusseldorf and Mannheim, but Munich’s docket is on the rise

Germany is Europe’s biggest and most active litigation forum, but subtle differences in case law and proceedings mean that plaintiffs have important choices to make about where to file their suits Read more

30 Oct 2021

How next-generation patent pools can encourage adoption of new streaming tech

Saturday Opinion: Video codec licensing platforms must be inclusive, efficient and avoid the siren song of content distribution fees, argues Access Advance CEO Pete Moller Read more

20 Oct 2021

Our 5G licensing rates will be ready before mass vehicle roll-out begins, says top Avanci executive

Senior VP Laurie Fitzgerald was speaking after Swedish truck and bus manufacturer the Volvo Group became the latest licensee of the platform’s 4G programme Read more

16 Oct 2021

What we’ve learned from an eventful fortnight in auto IP

Saturday Opinion: Litigation is heating up, big antitrust questions remain unanswered and there’s more to the rising conflict than just wireless SEPs Read more

Patents Law

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23 Nov 2021

Novo Nordisk’s $3.3 billion Dicerna purchase shows booming RNA IP market

Danish company makes its biggest-ever acquisition in an area where demand for assets is growing rapidly Read more

19 Nov 2021

The global patent landscape in nine charts

The top takeaways from WIPO’s latest World Intellectual Property Indicators report Read more

16 Nov 2021

Patent suits decline in Dusseldorf and Mannheim, but Munich’s docket is on the rise

Germany is Europe’s biggest and most active litigation forum, but subtle differences in case law and proceedings mean that plaintiffs have important choices to make about where to file their suits Read more

10 Nov 2021

Chongqing is home to latest Chinese court asked to set global FRAND rate

The dispute between Oppo and Nokia has brought big-ticket global patent litigation to one of China’s biggest cities Read more

Strategy

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16 Nov 2021

Patent suits decline in Dusseldorf and Mannheim, but Munich’s docket is on the rise

Germany is Europe’s biggest and most active litigation forum, but subtle differences in case law and proceedings mean that plaintiffs have important choices to make about where to file their suits Read more

4 Nov 2021

European plausibility uncertainties could be cleared up by new Enlarged Board of Appeal referral

The EPO is seeking clarity on a crucial question facing patentees, but not everyone is sure that a recent referral is the best vehicle Read more

30 Oct 2021

How next-generation patent pools can encourage adoption of new streaming tech

Saturday Opinion: Video codec licensing platforms must be inclusive, efficient and avoid the siren song of content distribution fees, argues Access Advance CEO Pete Moller Read more

29 Oct 2021

European and Asian automakers most likely to collaborate on innovation

Joint R&D is critical for carmakers to grow in strategic areas and patent data reveals that EV and AI technologies have benefited the most from such activity Read more

Technology Licensing

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23 Nov 2021

Novo Nordisk’s $3.3 billion Dicerna purchase shows booming RNA IP market

Danish company makes its biggest-ever acquisition in an area where demand for assets is growing rapidly Read more

16 Nov 2021

Patent suits decline in Dusseldorf and Mannheim, but Munich’s docket is on the rise

Germany is Europe’s biggest and most active litigation forum, but subtle differences in case law and proceedings mean that plaintiffs have important choices to make about where to file their suits Read more

10 Nov 2021

Chongqing is home to latest Chinese court asked to set global FRAND rate

The dispute between Oppo and Nokia has brought big-ticket global patent litigation to one of China’s biggest cities Read more

30 Oct 2021

How next-generation patent pools can encourage adoption of new streaming tech

Saturday Opinion: Video codec licensing platforms must be inclusive, efficient and avoid the siren song of content distribution fees, argues Access Advance CEO Pete Moller Read more

Trade Secrets

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23 Oct 2021

Talks over covid vaccine IP waiver appear increasingly futile

Saturday Opinion: The prospect of an international agreement on the proposed suspension of TRIPS now appears vanishingly small Read more

25 Aug 2021

IAM parent company acquires market-leading US patent litigation data and analytics firm

Austin-based Docket Navigator - which also covers trademarks, antitrust and other legal practice areas - becomes a Law Business Research company Read more

12 Aug 2021

Chinese court enforces trade secret arbitration award of over $100 million against Chinese company

Dow and Johnson Matthey welcome enforcement action, which comes on the heels of a civil trade secrets litigation win in a different Chinese court last year Read more

11 Aug 2021

Chip company’s copyright win in China shows promise of shifting evidence burden in IP cases

Court in Hangzhou gets tough on a Chinese company that refused to provide its source code for infringement analysis on national security grounds Read more

Valuation

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29 Oct 2021

Nokia Technologies boosts revenues and profits in strong Q3 patent licensing performance

Royalties grow on the back of new deals and renewals; company also shares new details on legal fight with Oppo, which does not appear to have significantly dimmed income outlook Read more

19 Oct 2021

Investment in medical device IP is surging

Diagnostic innovation buyouts drive resurgence of med-tech deal-making Read more

19 Oct 2021

Ericsson turns in strong licensing quarter with Apple renewal looming

Continued impact of Samsung deal pushes Swedish company’s royalty take near $300 million – but executives warn upcoming re-negotiations could produce temporary disruption again Read more

6 Sep 2021

Smartphone royalty stack continues multi-year decline, says analyst

Financial disclosures from four major publicly-listed patent owners suggest that their collective licensing revenues are on a downward trend Read more