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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

Inventor takes aim at Formula 1 elite, claiming that safety devices infringe patent
German constitutional court rules country's accession to the UPC illegal
20 Mar 2020

German constitutional court rules country's accession to the UPC illegal

Decision focuses on process not principle, but the political reality is that the project is - for now, at least - dead

The European patent landscape in 10 charts
13 Mar 2020

The European patent landscape in 10 charts

We give you the top takeaways from the EPO’s annual report for 2019, which was published yesterday

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10 Mar 2020

Sharp vs Oppo patent dispute spreads to China and Germany

The two companies’ patent case has spread beyond Japan as Foxconn-owned firm emerges as increasingly assertive licensor Read more

4 Mar 2020

The rocky road ahead – 2020 Patent 100 reveals fall in applications

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

4 Mar 2020

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

Asset sales, trade wars and new names at the top made last year transformative for IP owners. Read more

3 Mar 2020

Nokia IP supremo delivers a message to the auto industry and, just as important, beyond

Lukander: “Litigation has in some situations become the only way to protect our valuable inventions from being used without authorisation and compensation” Read more

Designs

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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

9 Aug 2019

New survey – IP litigation is increasingly global and, after a few down years, spending is going through the roof again

Study from Morrison & Foerster finds average large company outlay on lawsuits is now four times what it was in 2015 and total costs incurred top $3.3 billion Read more

Finance

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8 Dec 2015

It’s not all bad news in the IP market; things may be getting better (in parts, at least)

After the first day of this year’s IP Dealmakers Forum it was hard to pick the appropriate phrase to accurately describe the general sentiment. “Things might just be improving,” was probably the prevailing view, at least in some parts of the market…

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30 Oct 2015

RPX keeps tabs on Europe as continent's significance in global patent market continues to grow

One of the features of the global patent market in recent years has been the rise in importance of Europe as an assertion venue. Patent owners are increasingly turning to the continent’s courts to bring lawsuits, particularly in Germany where they…

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16 Jun 2015

Patent values about to climb, heroic inventors, the US's patent failure, hope for SMEs, and much more at the IPBC

The first full day of the IPBC Global in San Francisco is now done and dusted. Here, IAM’s editorial team – Joff Wild, Richard Lloyd, Jack Ellis and Sara Jayne Clover – pick out a few of the highlights from the sessions and from the conversations…

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13 Mar 2015

Patent reform on a knife-edge; Germany's growing appeal; PIPCO consolidation; and other highlights from NPE 2015

Yesterday, IAM hosted the NPE 2015 conference at the Convene Center in New York’s Financial District. Close to 200 delegates attended the event, including ,many senior leaders at public and private NPEs, inventors, investors, DC lobbyists, analysts…

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Frand/SEPS

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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

4 Dec 2019

Huawei hones IP message amidst wins and losses

A good result in a German court and the settlement of a key competitor dispute are among positive signs for the company, but US sanctions continue to cloud future 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

23 Nov 2019

Expect more collective action to solve patent market ills

It’s welcome that more rights owners than ever before are banding together to remedy patent market problems, but it may lead in an all-too-familiar direction Read more

Law & Policy

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12 Feb 2020

Cause for concern in German patent reform proposals

Changes to the injunctive relief regime suggested by the Ministry of Justice in a recent discussion paper could significantly weaken IP owners’ 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

22 Nov 2019

Despite possible German Constitutional Court breakthrough, don't bet on the UPC's fate becoming clearer any time soon

In controversial interview, wrongly labelled by some as "fake news", judge says a decision on legality of Germany's ratification could be handed down early next year - but even if it happens many issues remain to be resolved, notably the role the UK might play 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

Litigation

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12 Feb 2020

Cause for concern in German patent reform proposals

Changes to the injunctive relief regime suggested by the Ministry of Justice in a recent discussion paper could significantly weaken IP owners’ rights 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

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

4 Dec 2019

Huawei hones IP message amidst wins and losses

A good result in a German court and the settlement of a key competitor dispute are among positive signs for the company, but US sanctions continue to cloud future Read more

Market Developments

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26 Nov 2019

Korean company plans to auction 5G, LED rights

Seoul Semiconductor is kicking off a “new patent management strategy” with two portfolios going under the hammer later this year Read more

22 Nov 2019

Despite possible German Constitutional Court breakthrough, don't bet on the UPC's fate becoming clearer any time soon

In controversial interview, wrongly labelled by some as "fake news", judge says a decision on legality of Germany's ratification could be handed down early next year - but even if it happens many issues remain to be resolved, notably the role the UK might play Read more

22 Nov 2019

Three key dynamics facing automakers in Asia

IAM is bringing the region’s IP leaders together in Shanghai on December 5th for the inaugural Auto IP Asia conference 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

Non-Practising Entities

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12 Feb 2020

Cause for concern in German patent reform proposals

Changes to the injunctive relief regime suggested by the Ministry of Justice in a recent discussion paper could significantly weaken IP owners’ rights 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

26 Nov 2019

Korean company plans to auction 5G, LED rights

Seoul Semiconductor is kicking off a “new patent management strategy” with two portfolios going under the hammer later this year Read more

23 Nov 2019

Expect more collective action to solve patent market ills

It’s welcome that more rights owners than ever before are banding together to remedy patent market problems, but it may lead in an all-too-familiar direction Read more

Patent Pools

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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

23 Nov 2019

Expect more collective action to solve patent market ills

It’s welcome that more rights owners than ever before are banding together to remedy patent market problems, but it may lead in an all-too-familiar direction Read more

22 Nov 2019

Three key dynamics facing automakers in Asia

IAM is bringing the region’s IP leaders together in Shanghai on December 5th for the inaugural Auto IP Asia conference Read more

18 Oct 2019

AVANCI platform covers just under 50% of 3G and 4G SEPs, research for IAM indicates

The platform’s long list of licensors account for a significant chunk of technologies relating to connectivity, but LG Electronics and Huawei are major omissions Read more

Patents Law

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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

12 Feb 2020

Cause for concern in German patent reform proposals

Changes to the injunctive relief regime suggested by the Ministry of Justice in a recent discussion paper could significantly weaken IP owners’ rights Read more

7 Feb 2020

Johnson & Johnson takes the patent lead in medtech innovation

The company has surpassed other healthcare powerhouses and kept Apple and Alphabet at bay, but a robust portfolio does not guarantee smooth sailing Read more

3 Feb 2020

How India’s top research labs instill a culture of patenting

IP leaders from Samsung, Daimler, Tivo and others explain how they get the most out of their local R&D functions Read more

Strategy

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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

3 Feb 2020

How India’s top research labs instill a culture of patenting

IP leaders from Samsung, Daimler, Tivo and others explain how they get the most out of their local R&D functions 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

4 Dec 2019

Huawei hones IP message amidst wins and losses

A good result in a German court and the settlement of a key competitor dispute are among positive signs for the company, but US sanctions continue to cloud future Read more

Technology Licensing

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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

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

23 Nov 2019

Expect more collective action to solve patent market ills

It’s welcome that more rights owners than ever before are banding together to remedy patent market problems, but it may lead in an all-too-familiar direction Read more

22 Nov 2019

Three key dynamics facing automakers in Asia

IAM is bringing the region’s IP leaders together in Shanghai on December 5th for the inaugural Auto IP Asia conference Read more

Trade Secrets

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12 Feb 2020

Cause for concern in German patent reform proposals

Changes to the injunctive relief regime suggested by the Ministry of Justice in a recent discussion paper could significantly weaken IP owners’ rights 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

9 Aug 2019

New survey – IP litigation is increasingly global and, after a few down years, spending is going through the roof again

Study from Morrison & Foerster finds average large company outlay on lawsuits is now four times what it was in 2015 and total costs incurred top $3.3 billion Read more

4 Jan 2019

All the major China IP stories you missed over the holidays

Retrial ordered in Huawei v InterDigital; Apple representatives threatened with detention in continuing injunction flap; national IP appeals court opens doors and much more from the Middle Kingdom Read more

Valuation

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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

7 Feb 2020

Johnson & Johnson takes the patent lead in medtech innovation

The company has surpassed other healthcare powerhouses and kept Apple and Alphabet at bay, but a robust portfolio does not guarantee smooth sailing Read more

31 Jan 2020

It’s a tight race for quantum patent supremacy

Portfolio analysis shows there is no clear leader right now, but Microsoft, IBM, Intel and Northrop Grumman are among those vying for top spot 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

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