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Drafting AI patent applications for success at the EPO – drafting the full specification

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Drafting AI patent applications for success at the EPO – drafting the full specification
Talks over covid vaccine IP waiver appear increasingly futile
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

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

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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

20 Oct 2021

Courts split on AI inventorship and patenting

The Long Read: Those hoping for clarity on whether AI programmes can be regarded as inventors for patent purposes will be disappointed by the different ways in which courts around the world have handled the issue so far. Helen Macpherson, Tanvi Shah and Avi Toltzis of Baker & McKenzie look at recent developments 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

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 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

8 Oct 2021

Sharp-Oppo patent dispute ends with cross-licence deal

Global agreement means a Chinese court’s first attempt to set a global FRAND rate will not go ahead Read more

6 Oct 2021

New Ericsson lawsuit is a direct challenge to Apple’s 2019 FRAND manifesto

Swedish company contests iPhone maker's “core principles” on SSPPUs and end-product licensing just two months after its big Fifth Circuit win against HTC 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

Law & Policy

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15 Oct 2021

Rating the world’s top patent offices

Last chance to take part in this year’s benchmarking survey of the IP5 agencies 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

30 Sep 2021

Supreme Court appeal and legislation possible after latest UK DABUS patent decision

The England and Wales Court of Appeal has ruled that AI-created inventions are not patentable, but that may not be the end of the story Read more

20 Sep 2021

Stakeholders have less than a month to comment on possible changes to IEEE’s patent policy

The SSO's patent committee meets tomorrow but will continue accepting written comments until 15 October Read more

Litigation

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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

8 Oct 2021

Sharp-Oppo patent dispute ends with cross-licence deal

Global agreement means a Chinese court’s first attempt to set a global FRAND rate will not go ahead Read more

6 Oct 2021

New Ericsson lawsuit is a direct challenge to Apple’s 2019 FRAND manifesto

Swedish company contests iPhone maker's “core principles” on SSPPUs and end-product licensing just two months after its big Fifth Circuit win against HTC Read more

30 Sep 2021

Supreme Court appeal and legislation possible after latest UK DABUS patent decision

The England and Wales Court of Appeal has ruled that AI-created inventions are not patentable, but that may not be the end of the story Read more

Market Developments

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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

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

20 Sep 2021

Have your say on patent office service and quality

A new benchmarking survey from IAM will reveal how perceptions of the world’s top patent offices are changing Read more

9 Sep 2021

Private practice leadership roundtable

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Non-Practising Entities

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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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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

Patent Pools

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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

7 Oct 2021

Analysis indicates that Access Advance is currently the top HEVC patent pool

Licensees get access to higher-quality rights via the platform than those available through Velos Media and MPEG-LA Read more

9 Sep 2021

IAM’s Top 40 Market Makers

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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

Patents Law

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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

15 Oct 2021

Rating the world’s top patent offices

Last chance to take part in this year’s benchmarking survey of the IP5 agencies 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

8 Oct 2021

Sharp-Oppo patent dispute ends with cross-licence deal

Global agreement means a Chinese court’s first attempt to set a global FRAND rate will not go ahead Read more

Strategy

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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

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

29 Sep 2021

Nokia’s billion-euro licensing business rests on a quality-focused IP management system

President of Nokia Technologies Jenni Lukander says ISO 9001 certification for portfolio management – believed to be a first for a major in-house patent department – reinforces company’s commitment to patent quality Read more

9 Sep 2021

Biologics patent thicketing problem getting worse, says Fresenius’ IP chief

The growing IP estates of new drugs such as Keytruda give an idea of the mounting challenges for US biosimilars, claims Rachel Moodie Read more

Technology Licensing

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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

8 Oct 2021

Sharp-Oppo patent dispute ends with cross-licence deal

Global agreement means a Chinese court’s first attempt to set a global FRAND rate will not go ahead Read more

6 Oct 2021

New Ericsson lawsuit is a direct challenge to Apple’s 2019 FRAND manifesto

Swedish company contests iPhone maker's “core principles” on SSPPUs and end-product licensing just two months after its big Fifth Circuit win against HTC Read more

29 Sep 2021

Nokia’s billion-euro licensing business rests on a quality-focused IP management system

President of Nokia Technologies Jenni Lukander says ISO 9001 certification for portfolio management – believed to be a first for a major in-house patent department – reinforces company’s commitment to patent quality Read more

Trade Secrets

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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 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

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

Valuation

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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

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

20 Jul 2021

Biopharma M&A has fallen off a cliff – but IP owners in the sector have reasons to be cheerful

The number and value of acquisitions have both tumbled further than in the early months of 2020 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