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Identifying opportunities in the 5G landscape

The next generation of mobile communication looks set to kick off a technological revolution across a range of sectors. Understanding the IP terrain will be crucial for those companies seeking to profit

Identifying opportunities in the 5G landscape
5 Dec 2019

InterDigital head – China mustn't become the dominant player in setting FRAND rates

Bill Merritt speaks exclusively to IAM after the company files London lawsuit against Huawei which, he claims, is "working hard to have Chinese courts set-up as a royalty-determining jurisdiction for the world”

5 Dec 2019

The search for the world's leading IP strategists is on

IAM is currently seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for the 2020 edition of the Strategy 300 - our unique guide to the men and women who excel in the creation of IP value

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5 Dec 2019

Auto IP stakeholders in Asia call for peace, prepare for war

Huawei, Nokia and top Japanese brands discussed the licensing conflicts confronting the industry in front of a packed room in Shanghai Read more

4 Dec 2019

What leaked US trade talks tell us about future of UK pharma IP

Secret government documents detailing pharma patent discussions between UK and US officials have stirred up a controversy in the run up to the British general election later this month Read more

4 Dec 2019

Huawei hones IP message amidst wins and losses

A good result in a German court and the settlement of a key competitor dispute are among positive signs for the company, but US sanctions continue to cloud future Read more

4 Dec 2019

Year of change for Polish Industrial Property Law

With amendments to the trademark regulations in March, further updates and refinements in October and an ongoing discussion on the concept of IP courts, 2019 has been a year of change for the Polish Industrial Property Law. This article addresses the October update, which was adopted on 16 October 2019 and will take effect on 27 February 2020. Read more

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Designs

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24 Oct 2019

Latest statistics show foreign firms win in high numbers at Beijing IP Court

Numbers also show that damages are rising. But litigation statistics only tell part of the story on plaintiff success. Read more

30 Sep 2019

Europe and Latin America moving to marriage, but IP could be grounds for divorce

The recent trade accord agreed in principle between the EU and Mercosur promises to deliver significant benefits, but political controversies around issues such as data protection and SPCs mean that the deal is not yet sealed Read more

25 Sep 2019

Copyright clarification from Europe’s top court

Judges at the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered good news for designers in their Cofomel decision earlier this month Read more

10 Aug 2019

A No Deal Brexit now looks unavoidable, so plan accordingly

Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister has totally changed the trajectory of the UK's departure from the EU and IP owners' strategies should reflect that Read more

Finance

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29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

12 Jun 2019

IAM and sister publication GDR launch major data event

The Data Business Congress will take place in San Jose, CA, next February with the focus on the capture, protection, management, exploitation and monetisation of one of the pivotal assets of the 21st century Read more

3 Jun 2019

Deloitte makes major IP play with acquisition of top advisory

Big Four firm closes deal to acquire UK-based ClearView in a further sign that IP value creation is moving to the centre of the corporate agenda  Read more

7 Mar 2019

Lone inventor takes on Huawei in case that exposes the deep disparities in the US patent system

Portuguese national says he has sold his house to hire an attorney to go after the Chinese company over alleged IP theft – a huge leap of faith given US assertion realities Read more

FRAND/SEPS

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2 Dec 2019

Ericsson CEO makes very public point about the company’s 5G patent strength

Piece by Börje Ekholm demonstrates that the big licensing players now realise the importance of talking about the quality of their IP at the very highest level Read more

29 Nov 2019

Star turns – counting down the best of the best

New names, familiar faces: what it takes to earn a place in the Market Makers’ club Read more

29 Nov 2019

The state of play for SEPs in Europe's major jurisdictions

A country-by-country analysis warns of uneven ground in the standards landscape Read more

29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

Law & Policy

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29 Nov 2019

UK general election could lead to paradigm shift in pharma patents

With the two main parties split over patents, could consumer concerns finally be heard? Read more

29 Nov 2019

The state of play for SEPs in Europe's major jurisdictions

A country-by-country analysis warns of uneven ground in the standards landscape Read more

29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

29 Nov 2019

All eyes turn to London as UK Supreme Court mulls SEP FRAND cases

How the appeals brought by Huawei and ZTE could upend the licensing market Read more

Litigation

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29 Nov 2019

Star turns – counting down the best of the best

New names, familiar faces: what it takes to earn a place in the Market Makers’ club Read more

29 Nov 2019

The state of play for SEPs in Europe's major jurisdictions

A country-by-country analysis warns of uneven ground in the standards landscape Read more

29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

29 Nov 2019

All eyes turn to London as UK Supreme Court mulls SEP FRAND cases

How the appeals brought by Huawei and ZTE could upend the licensing market Read more

Market Developments

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26 Nov 2019

Korean company plans to auction 5G, LED rights

Seoul Semiconductor is kicking off a “new patent management strategy” with two portfolios going under the hammer later this year Read more

22 Nov 2019

Despite possible German Constitutional Court breakthrough, don't bet on the UPC's fate becoming clearer any time soon

In controversial interview, wrongly labelled by some as "fake news", judge says a decision on legality of Germany's ratification could be handed down early next year - but even if it happens many issues remain to be resolved, notably the role the UK might play Read more

22 Nov 2019

Three key dynamics facing automakers in Asia

IAM is bringing the region’s IP leaders together in Shanghai on December 5th for the inaugural Auto IP Asia conference Read more

19 Nov 2019

Shorter EPO opposition process requires new approaches from life sciences patentees

Strategies employed not only by rights owners but also by those opposing their grants will need to be recalibrated to reflect the new realities Read more

Non practising entities

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29 Nov 2019

Star turns – counting down the best of the best

New names, familiar faces: what it takes to earn a place in the Market Makers’ club Read more

29 Nov 2019

All eyes turn to London as UK Supreme Court mulls SEP FRAND cases

How the appeals brought by Huawei and ZTE could upend the licensing market Read more

26 Nov 2019

Korean company plans to auction 5G, LED rights

Seoul Semiconductor is kicking off a “new patent management strategy” with two portfolios going under the hammer later this year Read more

23 Nov 2019

Expect more collective action to solve patent market ills

It’s welcome that more rights owners than ever before are banding together to remedy patent market problems, but it may lead in an all-too-familiar direction Read more

Patent pools

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3 Dec 2019

Volvo Cars joins Avanci, adding another major auto manufacturer to platform’s stable of brands

CEO Alfalahi – deal is further sign that one-stop solution is paying off; expect Internet of Things deals to follow in 2020   Read more

29 Nov 2019

Star turns – counting down the best of the best

New names, familiar faces: what it takes to earn a place in the Market Makers’ club Read more

23 Nov 2019

Expect more collective action to solve patent market ills

It’s welcome that more rights owners than ever before are banding together to remedy patent market problems, but it may lead in an all-too-familiar direction Read more

22 Nov 2019

Three key dynamics facing automakers in Asia

IAM is bringing the region’s IP leaders together in Shanghai on December 5th for the inaugural Auto IP Asia conference Read more

Strategy

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2 Dec 2019

Ericsson CEO makes very public point about the company’s 5G patent strength

Piece by Börje Ekholm demonstrates that the big licensing players now realise the importance of talking about the quality of their IP at the very highest level Read more

29 Nov 2019

Star turns – counting down the best of the best

New names, familiar faces: what it takes to earn a place in the Market Makers’ club Read more

29 Nov 2019

Crunching the numbers: how patent analytics can help IP owners get ahead

How data is used is reshaping large parts of the patent market, from portfolio development and maintenance to prosecution and deal making, providing rights holders with a new range of tools to master Read more

26 Nov 2019

Korean company plans to auction 5G, LED rights

Seoul Semiconductor is kicking off a “new patent management strategy” with two portfolios going under the hammer later this year Read more

Technology licensing

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2 Dec 2019

Ericsson CEO makes very public point about the company’s 5G patent strength

Piece by Börje Ekholm demonstrates that the big licensing players now realise the importance of talking about the quality of their IP at the very highest level Read more

23 Nov 2019

Expect more collective action to solve patent market ills

It’s welcome that more rights owners than ever before are banding together to remedy patent market problems, but it may lead in an all-too-familiar direction Read more

22 Nov 2019

Three key dynamics facing automakers in Asia

IAM is bringing the region’s IP leaders together in Shanghai on December 5th for the inaugural Auto IP Asia conference Read more

21 Nov 2019

Just in case you didn’t get the message - Apple issues SEP FRAND statement

With Intel deal set to close, and as courts around the world continue to weigh in on standards debate, iPhone maker stakes out its position Read more

Trademarks

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18 May 2018

Suing a Chinese entity in the United States? Expect a two year wait to serve process

There are a host of challenges when it comes to trying to assert US patents against a Chinese legal entity. A recent court filing by Dutch telecom KPN, which is suing Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus in the District of Delaware, underlines what looks to be a… Read more

8 Apr 2018

Barcelona court reveals 40% rise in fast track protocol activity during this year's Mobile World Congress

If you were to name Europe’s patent litigation hotspots, places like Dusseldorf, Munich, Mannheim, London and The Hague would spring quickly to mind; perhaps followed by the likes of Paris and Milan. One thing is for sure, though: no Spanish city… Read more

5 Apr 2018

For the first time this century Philips does not have a chief IP officer

Very quietly, something of a revolution has taken place at Philips. For the first time this century, the company’s IP function – Philips IP & Standards - is headed up by someone who has no long-term IP background and who is not labelled its chief IP… Read more

30 Mar 2018

Expect patent-heavy pharma acquisitions following Novartis’ $13 billion consumer healthcare divestment

This week saw the headline-grabbing multi-billion dollar sell-off by Novartis of its consumer healthcare business. Reflecting the Swiss entity’s desire to focus resources on strengthening its position in higher-priority therapeutic spaces, the deal… Read more

Trade secrets

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14 Nov 2019

Skyhawk deal with Celgene confirms growing importance of platform technologies in life sciences IP value creation

Increased focus on gene and cell-related therapies as well as falling R&D returns, promise to heighten biopharma interest in tapping into the potential of SkySTAR and other platforms Read more

8 Nov 2019

Catch up on the most important life sciences IP developments from the past month

Read our most recent monthly round-up for key pharma and biotech IP stories from October 2019 Read more

24 Oct 2019

Exclusive: Inside the IP protection strategy of an innovative generic

Centrient’s head of IP lifts the lid on why the company has been putting more focus on IP enforcement in India and explains the attractions of trade secrets Read more

24 Oct 2019

Latest statistics show foreign firms win in high numbers at Beijing IP Court

Numbers also show that damages are rising. But litigation statistics only tell part of the story on plaintiff success. Read more

Valuation

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26 Nov 2019

Korean company plans to auction 5G, LED rights

Seoul Semiconductor is kicking off a “new patent management strategy” with two portfolios going under the hammer later this year Read more

14 Nov 2019

Skyhawk deal with Celgene confirms growing importance of platform technologies in life sciences IP value creation

Increased focus on gene and cell-related therapies as well as falling R&D returns, promise to heighten biopharma interest in tapping into the potential of SkySTAR and other platforms Read more

8 Nov 2019

Catch up on the most important life sciences IP developments from the past month

Read our most recent monthly round-up for key pharma and biotech IP stories from October 2019 Read more

1 Nov 2019

Unwired Planet and Conversant decisions likely to stand, which leaves Huawei and ZTE with big calls to make

The justices hearing the much-watched UK Supreme Court FRAND licensing appeals did not seem disposed to reverse, but that may not be the end of the story Read more

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