France

Record damages awarded by Paris court in pemetrexed patent battle

France becoming more friendly to pharma IP, experts suggest, following decision over blockbuster cancer treatment Alimta

Record damages awarded by Paris court in pemetrexed patent battle
EPO plant patent decision imperils businesses like ours, says Bayer’s head of IP
22 Sep 2020

EPO plant patent decision imperils businesses like ours, says Bayer’s head of IP

Joerg Thomaier tells IAM that the Enlarged Board of Appeal got it wrong in a recent controversial ruling, but says the case is now closed and companies have to learn to live with it

Sanofi eyes more M&A as deals drive increase in IP portfolio quality
28 Aug 2020

Sanofi eyes more M&A as deals drive increase in IP portfolio quality

The French pharmaceutical’s holdings have shrunk over recent years and application output is at a low, but recent acquisitions have provided a boost while a patent revamp is around the corner

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21 Aug 2020

Revealed – the US law firms that receive the most patent filing work from abroad

An in-depth look at the American patent lawyers most sought after by foreign firms when it comes to USPTO applications Read more

14 Aug 2020

How compulsory licensing regimes in key European jurisdictions might respond to a covid-19 cure

Experts in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK explain how their jurisdictions are set up to apply march-in rights should viable coronavirus treatments emerge Read more

12 Aug 2020

Intellectual property on demand

Leading law firms consider how different governments might apply compulsory licensing in response to potential covid-19 breakthroughs Read more

24 Jul 2020

Apple must face France Brevets suit in Shenzhen, court rules

Recent rulings confirm sovereign patent fund and several domestic patent owners are targeting the iPhone maker Read more

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2 Mar 2018

InterDigital more than doubles patent portfolio with acquisition of Technicolor licensing business

InterDigital confirmed last night that it was buying Technicolor’s licensing business in a transaction valued at $475 million. Once completed the deal will draw a line under the French company’s licensing operation which has long been one of the…

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1 Dec 2016

In the thick of it

Laura Quatela has held a succession of market-defining positions in the IP field. As she embarks on perhaps her most exciting role yet, she outlines how she got where she is today and where she is going next

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30 Sep 2016

New priorities and strategies for sovereign patent funds

Sovereign patent funds have become key players in the global IP market. However, a shifting economic, legal and political landscape raises questions for the future of this state-backed aggregation model

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17 Jun 2015

A new approach to the reform debate; China's IP future; the European tide; and much more at IPBC Global Day 3

IPBC Global in San Francisco is now finished, but only after another compelling day of sessions, networking and discussion. Here, IAM’s editorial team – Joff Wild, Richard Lloyd, Jack Ellis and Sara Jayne Clover – pick out a few of the highlights:

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Frand/SEPS

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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

4 Jun 2019

The SEP state of play in Europe’s major jurisdictions

Recent decisions in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and France have shed much greater light on where the continent’s top patent litigation venues are heading on FRAND-related disputes Read more

13 Jul 2018

Qualcomm reigns in global WLAN patents but Marvell rules in the US and Nokia leads by SEP count

A new study of the wireless LAN (WLAN) global patent landscape reveals that while Qualcomm is the dominant player in the space overall, it is beaten by Marvell in the United States by active portfolio size and conspicuously absent from the list of… Read more

23 May 2016

SEP and FRAND 2016: Are French courts patent-FRANDly?

Top legal experts in France provide insight on the latest developments on SEPS and FRAND in the country for 2016 Read more

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16 Jul 2020

Santen judgment raises questions over whether SPC Regulation is fit for purpose

The CJEU decision excludes second medical use inventions from patent extension rights 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

6 Sep 2019

Europe leads the world in the availability of meaningful injunctive relief for patent plaintiffs

The IAM Injunction Tracker moves its focus to France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK - all jurisdictions in which meaningful and powerful exclusionary rights are in the gift of courts which are not afraid to impose them Read more

30 Aug 2019

Trespassing prohibited

The availability of injunctive relief varies widely around the world. In our first analysis of the global injunction landscape we lift the lid on which jurisdictions provide the best opportunity for a sales ban Read more

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16 Jul 2020

Santen judgment raises questions over whether SPC Regulation is fit for purpose

The CJEU decision excludes second medical use inventions from patent extension rights Read more

27 Mar 2020

Inventor takes aim at Formula 1 elite, claiming that safety devices infringe patent

Suit filed in West Texas against outfits including Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull after licensing discussions failed to produce deal Read more

17 Mar 2020

After Theranos suit, Fortress makes patents available on royalty-free basis for COVID-19 tests

IP investment giant makes move after French defendant announces it has launched three tests relating to coronavirus Read more

29 Jan 2020

CJEU Advocate General recommends throwing out innovator-friendly Neurim decision

If the full court agrees with the opinion, which relates to the crucial Santen SPC case, it would limit the IP protection open to second medical use innovations in the EU Read more

Market Developments

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26 May 2020

Revealed: the billions to be spent on patent renewals in 2021 and beyond

Samsung on the hook for over $135 million this year alone, with China's national IP office and the USPTO set to pull in $100 billion over lifetime of all their active grants Read more

23 Oct 2019

IBM patent transaction puts Indian IT firm on par with rivals

Around 200 patents change hands as Big Blue selloff continues and a new HCL IP executive strikes first known deal Read more

2 Jul 2019

Japanese aircon giant latest to pledge patent non-aggression

Ten years ago, the company bet big on sharing technology with Chinese upstarts. Now Daikin is opening up a portfolio of refrigerant patents Read more

1 Jul 2018

Battistelli's achievements overshadow the mistakes he undoubtedly made

A new era gets underway at the European Patent Office tomorrow when Portugal’s Antonio Campinos takes over as its president in succession to Benoît Battistelli, who stepped down on Friday having been in charge since 2010.  

It’s fair to say that…

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Non-Practising Entities

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27 Mar 2020

Inventor takes aim at Formula 1 elite, claiming that safety devices infringe patent

Suit filed in West Texas against outfits including Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull after licensing discussions failed to produce deal Read more

17 Mar 2020

After Theranos suit, Fortress makes patents available on royalty-free basis for COVID-19 tests

IP investment giant makes move after French defendant announces it has launched three tests relating to coronavirus Read more

12 Mar 2020

Patent acquisitions to fuel Didi’s autonomous push

The Chinese ride-sharing giant has spun out its self-driving technology unit, and armed it with patents from both internal and external sources Read more

18 Jul 2019

France Brevets puts pair of portfolios up for sale - including a set of 5G assets

Both packages were developed by French research institutes with close support from the sovereign patent fund Read more

Patent Pools

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16 May 2016

Technicolor CIPO explains why the company left the HEVC Advance patent pool

Arvin Patel became the chief IP officer at Technicolor in November last year. As CIPO, Patel is responsible for licensing Technicolor’s IP to companies across a variety of industries, with major programmes focusing on digital TV, mobile…

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Patents Law

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16 Jul 2020

Santen judgment raises questions over whether SPC Regulation is fit for purpose

The CJEU decision excludes second medical use inventions from patent extension rights Read more

26 May 2020

Revealed: the billions to be spent on patent renewals in 2021 and beyond

Samsung on the hook for over $135 million this year alone, with China's national IP office and the USPTO set to pull in $100 billion over lifetime of all their active grants Read more

15 May 2020

Hoffmann Eitle named top EPO filer for 2019

German and UK firms dominate the list of firms filing most published patent applications for clients at the agency last year Read more

27 Mar 2020

Inventor takes aim at Formula 1 elite, claiming that safety devices infringe patent

Suit filed in West Texas against outfits including Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull after licensing discussions failed to produce deal Read more

Strategy

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16 Jul 2020

Santen judgment raises questions over whether SPC Regulation is fit for purpose

The CJEU decision excludes second medical use inventions from patent extension rights Read more

26 May 2020

Revealed: the billions to be spent on patent renewals in 2021 and beyond

Samsung on the hook for over $135 million this year alone, with China's national IP office and the USPTO set to pull in $100 billion over lifetime of all their active grants Read more

12 Mar 2020

Patent acquisitions to fuel Didi’s autonomous push

The Chinese ride-sharing giant has spun out its self-driving technology unit, and armed it with patents from both internal and external sources Read more

14 Feb 2020

It’s a tight race for autonomous driving patent leadership

New analysis gives unparalleled insight into the key players in self-drive technologies and shows Waymo, Toyota, GM and Ford vying for top spot Read more

Technology Licensing

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27 Mar 2020

Inventor takes aim at Formula 1 elite, claiming that safety devices infringe patent

Suit filed in West Texas against outfits including Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull after licensing discussions failed to produce deal Read more

17 Mar 2020

After Theranos suit, Fortress makes patents available on royalty-free basis for COVID-19 tests

IP investment giant makes move after French defendant announces it has launched three tests relating to coronavirus Read more

6 Nov 2019

New report reveals why SMEs want patents and the opportunities they bring

Study released by the European Patent Office sheds light on the growing sophistication of smaller businesses seeking protection for their inventions Read more

2 Jul 2019

Japanese aircon giant latest to pledge patent non-aggression

Ten years ago, the company bet big on sharing technology with Chinese upstarts. Now Daikin is opening up a portfolio of refrigerant patents Read more

Trade Secrets

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2 Jul 2019

Japanese aircon giant latest to pledge patent non-aggression

Ten years ago, the company bet big on sharing technology with Chinese upstarts. Now Daikin is opening up a portfolio of refrigerant patents Read more

8 Dec 2015

Vringo's $21.5 million global settlement with ZTE reflects the IP market's new realities

US PIPCO Vringo announced late yesterday that its Vringo Infrastructure subsidiary had reached a litigation settlement and licence agreement with Chinese telecoms major ZTE, bringing to an end a sprawling, multi-jurisdictional and at times…

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14 Feb 2020

It’s a tight race for autonomous driving patent leadership

New analysis gives unparalleled insight into the key players in self-drive technologies and shows Waymo, Toyota, GM and Ford vying for top spot Read more

2 Mar 2018

InterDigital more than doubles patent portfolio with acquisition of Technicolor licensing business

InterDigital confirmed last night that it was buying Technicolor’s licensing business in a transaction valued at $475 million. Once completed the deal will draw a line under the French company’s licensing operation which has long been one of the…

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19 Dec 2017

Technicolor in “advanced stages” of talks to sell off patent licensing business, CEO says

Yesterday, Technicolor told investors that it is negotiating a “strategic transaction” relating to its patent licensing business. In a subsequent call with analysts, CEO Frederic Rose suggested that that transaction would take the shape of an… Read more

1 Dec 2016

In the thick of it

Laura Quatela has held a succession of market-defining positions in the IP field. As she embarks on perhaps her most exciting role yet, she outlines how she got where she is today and where she is going next

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