Region: France

Intellectual property on demand

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

12 August 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

24 July 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

16 July 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

26 May 2020

Top EPO representatives 2019

Featured in Prosecution data

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

15 May 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

27 March 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

17 March 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

12 March 2020

Top 100 US patent owners 2020

Featured in Portfolio Data

Despite a startling drop in applications, this year’s IAM/ktMINE ranking shows that financial institutions are ramping up activity.

04 March 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

14 February 2020

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