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Advocacy fight in Europe points to new battleground over patent litigation

Big Tech letter to EU commissioner highlighting danger of "trolls", and the response to it, demonstrate ongoing friction between SEP owners and implementers

Advocacy fight in Europe points to new battleground over patent litigation
21 Jan 2020

Four trends that will shape life sciences IP deal-making in 2020

After a record-breaking 2019, here are the key value-creation issues to look out for in the new decade

20 Jan 2020

Latest India SEP battle pits Philips against OnePlus

The High Court of Delhi will hear arguments this week in another patent assertion targeting a Chinese brand in India

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17 Jan 2020

Volvo Car's IP head takes charge of company's tech investment fund

Expanded role sees Ray Millien tasked with leading team that identifies early stage auto start-ups with potential to become tier 1 or 2 suppliers  Read more

17 Jan 2020

Ford’s challenge is to maintain current levels of innovation  

New ranking celebrates the US automaker’s advances in autonomous driving, but there are more obstacles to overcome Read more

17 Jan 2020

Xiaomi avoids cross-border injunction with Dutch court win

Fractus, a Barcelona-based antenna tech developer, comes up short in its bid to secure a key European injunction against the Chinese mobile maker Read more

16 Jan 2020

Breaking: EPO Board of Appeal upholds invalidation of Broad’s CRISPR-Cas9 patent

Surprise move means Enlarged Board will not now be asked to consider key questions that were referred to it yesterday Read more

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18 Dec 2019

US lawmakers sound alarm on China’s WIPO ambitions

China has nominated agency insider Wang Binying for the director general post, but the US is said to favour Singapore's candidate Read more

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 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

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

Finance

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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 Read more

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

FRAND/SEPS

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9 Jan 2020

Conversant receives timely UK boost before Supreme Court has its say

Unwired Planet judge rules that ZTE and Huawei infringed two of the NPE’s patents while a third was ruled invalid Read more

16 Dec 2019

Xiaomi seeks Sisvel FRAND rate in Beijing

Chinese smartphone maker follows an increasingly popular playbook, setting up another contest for jurisdiction between European and Chinese courts Read more

12 Dec 2019

Christmas comes early for Nokia's IP team in the US and Europe

Finnish telco sees Daimler agree to mediation in high-profile suit while a court in Munich court upholds anti anti-suit injunction and a related Northern California case is sent to Texas Read more

9 Dec 2019

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 Read more

Law & Policy

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11 Jan 2020

The EU should not contemplate abandoning the Unified Patent Court system

Ratification delay in Germany and the spectre of UK non-participation mean many believe the project will quietly be dropped - but to do so would be a serious mistake  Read more

23 Dec 2019

EPO says no to patent applications for inventions made by machines

In landmark decision, the agency states that "an inventor designated in the application has to be a human being". This, though, is only the start Read more

19 Dec 2019

TCS: Current IP paradigm inadequate for the age of AI

IT giant Tata Consultancy Services urges policymakers around the world to clarify and harmonise IP policies in new report Read more

18 Dec 2019

US lawmakers sound alarm on China’s WIPO ambitions

China has nominated agency insider Wang Binying for the director general post, but the US is said to favour Singapore's candidate Read more

Litigation

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15 Jan 2020

Updated: Broad Institute faces tough fight in CRISPR patent appeal hearing

Oral hearings before the EPO’s Boards of Appeal may have a big impact on the European Cas9 landscape Read more

11 Jan 2020

The EU should not contemplate abandoning the Unified Patent Court system

Ratification delay in Germany and the spectre of UK non-participation mean many believe the project will quietly be dropped - but to do so would be a serious mistake  Read more

9 Jan 2020

Conversant receives timely UK boost before Supreme Court has its say

Unwired Planet judge rules that ZTE and Huawei infringed two of the NPE’s patents while a third was ruled invalid Read more

9 Jan 2020

NPE’s litigation move may be a sign of things to come in the healthcare sector

Move by Parallax Health Sciences is an indication that patent assertion plays could increasingly affect life sciences companies as their use of digital technologies increases Read more

Market Developments

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15 Jan 2020

Updated: Broad Institute faces tough fight in CRISPR patent appeal hearing

Oral hearings before the EPO’s Boards of Appeal may have a big impact on the European Cas9 landscape Read more

9 Jan 2020

NPE’s litigation move may be a sign of things to come in the healthcare sector

Move by Parallax Health Sciences is an indication that patent assertion plays could increasingly affect life sciences companies as their use of digital technologies increases Read more

17 Dec 2019

We are working with pharma companies better than ever before, says top university patent dealmaker

In an exclusive interview, Adam Stoten, the of COO Oxford University Innovation - one of Europe’s largest tech transfer offices - explains the challenges of protecting and commercialising early-stage life sciences inventions Read more

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 Read more

Non practising entities

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15 Jan 2020

Updated: Broad Institute faces tough fight in CRISPR patent appeal hearing

Oral hearings before the EPO’s Boards of Appeal may have a big impact on the European Cas9 landscape Read more

9 Jan 2020

Conversant receives timely UK boost before Supreme Court has its say

Unwired Planet judge rules that ZTE and Huawei infringed two of the NPE’s patents while a third was ruled invalid Read more

9 Jan 2020

NPE’s litigation move may be a sign of things to come in the healthcare sector

Move by Parallax Health Sciences is an indication that patent assertion plays could increasingly affect life sciences companies as their use of digital technologies increases Read more

17 Dec 2019

We are working with pharma companies better than ever before, says top university patent dealmaker

In an exclusive interview, Adam Stoten, the of COO Oxford University Innovation - one of Europe’s largest tech transfer offices - explains the challenges of protecting and commercialising early-stage life sciences inventions Read more

Patent pools

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16 Dec 2019

Xiaomi seeks Sisvel FRAND rate in Beijing

Chinese smartphone maker follows an increasingly popular playbook, setting up another contest for jurisdiction between European and Chinese courts Read more

12 Dec 2019

Christmas comes early for Nokia's IP team in the US and Europe

Finnish telco sees Daimler agree to mediation in high-profile suit while a court in Munich court upholds anti anti-suit injunction and a related Northern California case is sent to Texas Read more

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 Read more

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

Strategy

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9 Jan 2020

NPE’s litigation move may be a sign of things to come in the healthcare sector

Move by Parallax Health Sciences is an indication that patent assertion plays could increasingly affect life sciences companies as their use of digital technologies increases Read more

23 Dec 2019

EPO says no to patent applications for inventions made by machines

In landmark decision, the agency states that "an inventor designated in the application has to be a human being". This, though, is only the start Read more

19 Dec 2019

TCS: Current IP paradigm inadequate for the age of AI

IT giant Tata Consultancy Services urges policymakers around the world to clarify and harmonise IP policies in new report Read more

17 Dec 2019

We are working with pharma companies better than ever before, says top university patent dealmaker

In an exclusive interview, Adam Stoten, the of COO Oxford University Innovation - one of Europe’s largest tech transfer offices - explains the challenges of protecting and commercialising early-stage life sciences inventions Read more

Technology licensing

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15 Jan 2020

Updated: Broad Institute faces tough fight in CRISPR patent appeal hearing

Oral hearings before the EPO’s Boards of Appeal may have a big impact on the European Cas9 landscape Read more

9 Jan 2020

Conversant receives timely UK boost before Supreme Court has its say

Unwired Planet judge rules that ZTE and Huawei infringed two of the NPE’s patents while a third was ruled invalid Read more

9 Jan 2020

NPE’s litigation move may be a sign of things to come in the healthcare sector

Move by Parallax Health Sciences is an indication that patent assertion plays could increasingly affect life sciences companies as their use of digital technologies increases Read more

17 Dec 2019

We are working with pharma companies better than ever before, says top university patent dealmaker

In an exclusive interview, Adam Stoten, the of COO Oxford University Innovation - one of Europe’s largest tech transfer offices - explains the challenges of protecting and commercialising early-stage life sciences inventions 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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18 Dec 2019

US lawmakers sound alarm on China’s WIPO ambitions

China has nominated agency insider Wang Binying for the director general post, but the US is said to favour Singapore's candidate Read more

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 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

Valuation

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9 Jan 2020

NPE’s litigation move may be a sign of things to come in the healthcare sector

Move by Parallax Health Sciences is an indication that patent assertion plays could increasingly affect life sciences companies as their use of digital technologies increases Read more

12 Dec 2019

Seoul Semiconductor patent auction analysis reveals a mixed bag of assets

In sales due to be held this month and next, the Korean company offers two radically different portfolios. But value is in the eye of the beholder - and a range of businesses could be making bids Read more

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 Read more

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

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