Region: Europe

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

29 November 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

29 November 2021

Strategic patent countries: evidence from EPO oppositions

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: IP5 insights

29 November 2021

Benchmarking the IP5

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: IP5 insights

29 November 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

26 November 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.

24 November 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

23 November 2021

The global patent landscape in nine charts

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

19 November 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

16 November 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

10 November 2021

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