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Time is running out to help choose the IP Hall of Fame inductees for 2021

Nomination process has just a week to go, then the Academy makes its picks

Time is running out to help choose the IP Hall of Fame inductees for 2021
Another big-ticket Nokia licensing deal announced
7 Apr 2021

Another big-ticket Nokia licensing deal announced

Finnish company concludes multi-year cross-licence agreement with Lenovo that includes a balancing payment

Latest US litigation numbers point to scale of Ericsson’s fight with Samsung
2 Apr 2021

Latest US litigation numbers point to scale of Ericsson’s fight with Samsung

In the first quarter the Swedish telecoms giant was the most targeted patent owner at the PTAB while data shows new district court cases increased in Q1

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1 Apr 2021

How the EPO’s latest CRISPR revocation affects the Cas9 landscape

Sigma-Aldrich’s patent loss could be a sign of things to come for several ongoing opposition proceedings Read more

25 Mar 2021

New IAM report names the companies that own the biggest US, Chinese and European patent portfolios

Samsung, Robert Bosch and Huawei take the top spots in the world’s most important markets, exclusive data and analysis shows Read more

25 Mar 2021

Europe is seeing a boom in pharma and biotech patenting

A surge in life sciences applications offset a disappointing performance in other areas, the latest EPO statistics suggest Read more

25 Mar 2021

Top US patent filers: positions 1 to 100

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Designs

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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

5 Oct 2020

Arm’s patents will help Nvidia in many of the world’s high-growth industries

The proposed tie-up would significantly improve the US company’s IP cover in a number of key areas – but would not come consequence free Read more

7 Sep 2020

Geely to boost R&D war chest with Shanghai listing

China’s next big IPO will feature one of the country’s auto IP leaders, which has more than 9,000 patents and counts licensing as a major revenue source Read more

Finance

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18 Feb 2021

Seven top IP tips for biotech SMEs

How smaller biotechs can best overcome pitfalls and maximise the value of their inventions Read more

2 Nov 2020

Leaders of the world’s patent deals pack

The countdown of this year's IAM Market Makers - our annual ranking of the 40 most influential players in the global IP market - begins today with places 40 to 21 Read more

8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more

6 May 2020

UK parliament committee warned on China’s plans for Imagination Technologies

Imagination owner explains that licensing IP is not the same as transferring it, but freshly resigned CEO claims that only diligent management oversight can prevent key trade secret loss Read more

Frand/SEPS

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23 Mar 2021

Some believe Open RAN may lessen 5G infrastructure dependence on Huawei, but patent data suggests it's not as simple as that

While the US and other countries are seeking out alternatives to the small pool of providers, the numbers point to familiar faces dominating parts of the landscape Read more

19 Mar 2021

"We feel good about our business - it’s very profitable and on a sustainable foundation," says Nokia Technologies chief

In an exclusive interview, Jenni Lukander emphasises the strong support her unit receives from company CEO Pekka Lundmark, as well as its prospects for growth Read more

11 Mar 2021

Nokia secures another litigation-free, royalty-bearing, licensing deal with Samsung

Agreement covers video standards and comes almost 18 months after the companies announced expansion of wireless accord Read more

8 Mar 2021

In a second Sisvel v Haier ruling, Germany’s Federal Court of Justice provides more cheer for SEP owners

The country’s highest court further defines the obligations of both licensors and licensees in FRAND licensing negotiations Read more

Law & Policy

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22 Mar 2021

All CII patent applications should be treated the same, EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal confirms

Decision provides a high degree of legal certainty and will enhance predictability in the examination process Read more

19 Mar 2021

"We feel good about our business - it’s very profitable and on a sustainable foundation," says Nokia Technologies chief

In an exclusive interview, Jenni Lukander emphasises the strong support her unit receives from company CEO Pekka Lundmark, as well as its prospects for growth Read more

18 Mar 2021

EU Teva investigation shows IP’s competition law issues aren’t limited to patent litigation settlements

Commission’s move against the Israeli generic is unprecedented, but could be a sign of things to come Read more

8 Mar 2021

In a second Sisvel v Haier ruling, Germany’s Federal Court of Justice provides more cheer for SEP owners

The country’s highest court further defines the obligations of both licensors and licensees in FRAND licensing negotiations Read more

Litigation

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24 Mar 2021

In latest litigation play, Ocado looks for quick leverage in rival’s largest market

Pair of suits filed in Mannheim and Munich accuses AutoStore of infringing two utility models and raises prospect of a sales ban Read more

18 Mar 2021

EU Teva investigation shows IP’s competition law issues aren’t limited to patent litigation settlements

Commission’s move against the Israeli generic is unprecedented, but could be a sign of things to come Read more

8 Mar 2021

In a second Sisvel v Haier ruling, Germany’s Federal Court of Justice provides more cheer for SEP owners

The country’s highest court further defines the obligations of both licensors and licensees in FRAND licensing negotiations Read more

3 Mar 2021

UK court clarifies when patents can be used without owner authorisation for “the service of the crown”

Concerns that rarely deployed Crown Use might become more commonplace have been significantly alleviated after appeals judges deliver ruling in IPCom v Vodafone Read more

Market Developments

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24 Mar 2021

BioNTech’s IP team leaders on their role in the race to develop the first covid vaccine

The long read: In an exclusive interview, the German company's James Ryan and Julie Anne Gillespie talk about their once-in-a-career experience of working on a project that will help change the world Read more

18 Mar 2021

Another brick in the wall towards patents becoming fully-fledged assets

Announcing the creation of SPIF - a non-partisan, open standard, human readable solution for uniquely identifying patent assets that is consistent with existing formats Read more

25 Feb 2021

What life sciences businesses need to know about data commercialisation

A strategy for protecting and exploiting data is now a must for entities involved in healthcare research Read more

19 Jan 2021

After early FRAND litigation efforts in China, KPN targets Xiaomi and others in US courts

Expanded US litigation campaign targets some of the same mobile companies Dutch firm has pursued in China for years Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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18 Feb 2021

Seven top IP tips for biotech SMEs

How smaller biotechs can best overcome pitfalls and maximise the value of their inventions Read more

15 Feb 2021

Open Invention Network adds major banks to membership with Barclays and TD Bank sign-ups

Risk from rivals, threats from patent assertion entities and the widespread adoption of open source software is increasing financial institutions’ interest in defensive networks, says OIN CEO Read more

7 Jan 2021

Touchscreen NPE settles patent suits with tech giants, including Samsung, Lenovo and Microsoft

Ireland-based Neodrón closes deal that sees litigation with a host of big name players come to an end Read more

17 Dec 2020

Irish NPE has German injunction upheld against LG and Sony

Solas OLED wins valuable court ruling in its multi-front assertion campaign against the Asian giants and a host of other big names Read more

Patent Pools

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14 Dec 2020

The last 12 months have been good for patent owners, say global IP leaders

Exclusive Panels Report for IAM focuses on key issues, including: portfolio management, litigation, monetisation, the regulatory environment and strategic priorities Read more

2 Nov 2020

Leaders of the world’s patent deals pack

The countdown of this year's IAM Market Makers - our annual ranking of the 40 most influential players in the global IP market - begins today with places 40 to 21 Read more

2 Nov 2020

Mitsubishi Electric notches Chinese validity wins in wireless pool fight

A portfolio of 3G patents from a Sisvel pool is ruled valid by patent office ahead of key FRAND cases Read more

20 Oct 2020

Patent sale may have helped seal big Sharp Huawei auto licence

Transfer shows Hon Hai Group is betting on its own ability to license key wireless technology developed by Sharp Read more

Strategy

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24 Mar 2021

BioNTech’s IP team leaders on their role in the race to develop the first covid vaccine

The long read: In an exclusive interview, the German company's James Ryan and Julie Anne Gillespie talk about their once-in-a-career experience of working on a project that will help change the world Read more

18 Mar 2021

Another brick in the wall towards patents becoming fully-fledged assets

Announcing the creation of SPIF - a non-partisan, open standard, human readable solution for uniquely identifying patent assets that is consistent with existing formats Read more

18 Mar 2021

EU Teva investigation shows IP’s competition law issues aren’t limited to patent litigation settlements

Commission’s move against the Israeli generic is unprecedented, but could be a sign of things to come Read more

16 Mar 2021

We worked at triple speed on vaccine patent strategy to help the world, says BioNTech IP chief

“You could go through a practice of 30 years, never experiencing what we have just been through in a year,” says Julie Anne Gillespie in exclusive interview alongside colleague James Ryan Read more

Technology Licensing

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19 Mar 2021

"We feel good about our business - it’s very profitable and on a sustainable foundation," says Nokia Technologies chief

In an exclusive interview, Jenni Lukander emphasises the strong support her unit receives from company CEO Pekka Lundmark, as well as its prospects for growth Read more

18 Mar 2021

Another brick in the wall towards patents becoming fully-fledged assets

Announcing the creation of SPIF - a non-partisan, open standard, human readable solution for uniquely identifying patent assets that is consistent with existing formats Read more

8 Mar 2021

In a second Sisvel v Haier ruling, Germany’s Federal Court of Justice provides more cheer for SEP owners

The country’s highest court further defines the obligations of both licensors and licensees in FRAND licensing negotiations Read more

23 Feb 2021

How hub-and-spoke businesses are creating new pharma IP monetisation models

The launch of Centessa is the latest development in a trend that has big implications for the monetisation of unpartnered or deprioritised IP-backed pharma assets Read more

Trade Secrets

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25 Feb 2021

What life sciences businesses need to know about data commercialisation

A strategy for protecting and exploiting data is now a must for entities involved in healthcare research Read more

18 Feb 2021

Seven top IP tips for biotech SMEs

How smaller biotechs can best overcome pitfalls and maximise the value of their inventions Read more

22 Dec 2020

Three life sciences trade secrets and data strategy lessons

As non-patent assets become increasingly important, pharma and biotech innovators must adapt their IP strategies. Read more

20 Nov 2020

Risks and rewards of trade secrets in Europe

Until recently, trade secrets were, apart from a few exceptions, often overlooked in favour of patent rights in terms of the value that they contribute as IP assets. Read more

Valuation

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25 Feb 2021

What life sciences businesses need to know about data commercialisation

A strategy for protecting and exploiting data is now a must for entities involved in healthcare research Read more

18 Feb 2021

Seven top IP tips for biotech SMEs

How smaller biotechs can best overcome pitfalls and maximise the value of their inventions Read more

9 Feb 2021

Five IP takeaways from Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ $7 billion medical cannabis buyout

A major milestone in the medical cannabinoid patent market has been passed Read more

22 Dec 2020

Three life sciences trade secrets and data strategy lessons

As non-patent assets become increasingly important, pharma and biotech innovators must adapt their IP strategies. Read more

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