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Senator Tillis leads call for biopharma patent protection in any US-India trade deal

Letter to US Trade Representative from head of the Senate's IP sub-committee comes amid growing efforts to put a mini agreement between the two countries in place before November's presidential election

Senator Tillis leads call for biopharma patent protection in any US-India trade deal
Covid-19 shows promise of AI tools – innovators need IP protection, and fast
5 Sep 2020

Covid-19 shows promise of AI tools – innovators need IP protection, and fast

Breakthroughs by startups across the APAC region show the IP system is working as intended to incentivise innovation - even in a crowded patent landscape

Xiaomi’s patent plays prepare it for a global role
4 Sep 2020

Xiaomi’s patent plays prepare it for a global role

The Beijing-based smartphone manufacturer has been busy doing licensing deals and making acquisitions, not only to build its strength at home but also on the international stage

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23 Sep 2020

Making space for patents in space

As the Indian Space Research Organisation plans to launch Chandrayaan-3, it has secured a patent for a type of soil similar to that found on the moon’s surface. However, space law and IP rights are proving to be largely incompatible. Read more

16 Sep 2020

Confusion surrounding ‘essentially biological processes’ in India

In the absence of case law, patents for inventions related to natural or artificial living entities, biological materials, substances derived from these materials, and any processes involved in the production of living substances or entities can be difficult to obtain in India. However, Monsanto Technology v Nuziveedu Seeds may help to pave the way for future applicants in this field. Read more

9 Sep 2020

The rise and rise of IoT patents in India

The Internet of Things is big business around the world, particularly in India. While the patent framework around computer-related inventions is rapidly evolving, greater clarity in this area will help to pave the way for a robust IoT regime. Read more

2 Sep 2020

Decoding AI: the way forward in India

The Indian government has set up venture capital funds to support AI start-ups. This is corroborated by the WIPO Technology Trends Report, which places India in eighth place for AI patents in first-to-file regions since 2015 Read more

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11 Aug 2020

India’s IP office backs calls to abolish patent appeal board

Public records request reveals high-level support for a reform that would hand patent validity questions back to the courts Read more

17 Jul 2020

As Silicon Valley showers Jio Platforms with cash, upstart may need IP crash course

Telco plans to make smartphones and produce made-in-India 5G network gear. The company recently landed in hot water for copying the design of Zoom’s teleconferencing platform Read more

31 Oct 2019

IAM honours Asia’s IP leaders

The winners of our annual Asia IP Elite awards for the teams, deal and individual of the year were revealed before a sold-out crowd at IPBC Asia 2019 Read more

14 Oct 2019

India's patent office appeal board paralysed again

Delhi court refuses to extend chairman’s tenure, leaving the body with just one expert on staff and a growing backlog Read more

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17 Jul 2020

As Silicon Valley showers Jio Platforms with cash, upstart may need IP crash course

Telco plans to make smartphones and produce made-in-India 5G network gear. The company recently landed in hot water for copying the design of Zoom’s teleconferencing platform Read more

5 May 2020

Data the key focus of big tech inroads in India

Investments by Facebook and Silver Lake in telecoms leader Reliance Jio bring lively discussion over data ownership to the fore Read more

22 Jul 2019

Indian startups clash over payment patent

Dispute over secure QR transaction tech follows years of government efforts to stimulate patent filing among the country’s venture-backed companies Read more

5 Jun 2018

Coolpad hints at India suit against Xiaomi, but it may not have much ammunition there

Shenzhen-based Coolpad is seeking to keep up the pressure on Xiaomi as the start-up heads toward its initial public offering in Hong Kong. This time, chief IP officer Nancy Zhang has stated that Coolpad is open to expanding the pair's litigation… Read more

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6 Aug 2020

InterDigital faces Xiaomi FRAND fight, but revenue surges on back of Huawei deal

Despite dispute, CEO Bill Merritt remains positive. "Licensing is all about momentum and we certainly have a good amount of that now,” he says Read more

4 Aug 2020

Patent suits keep coming as India undergoes China tech backlash

Xiaomi and other brands face legal challenges as country rethinks bilateral tech trade and pushes to create its own national champion Read more

30 Jul 2020

Huawei’s increasing China focus may have paved way for Qualcomm deal

Chinese company took quarterly smartphone sales title for the first time in Q2, but it is increasingly reliant on its home market Read more

26 May 2020

India’s growing docket of high-tech litigation on hold

Nokia, Philips and Fractus are among the patent owners with active cases targeting major Chinese companies Read more

Law & Policy

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1 Sep 2020

US-India trade negotiations could prove an IP turning point

A deal – potentially including reforms to controversial Indian patent laws – is said to be almost agreed with time running out before American presidential elections Read more

12 Aug 2020

Compulsory licensing of covid-19 treatments unlikely in China, Japan and South Korea

Experts consulted by IAM in the three countries downplay interventions, but it may be a different story in Indonesia and India 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

12 Aug 2020

Government moves to fill long-vacant appellate posts in India

Long term future of the IPAB is in doubt, but the meantime, overdue appointments should spur board back to work Read more

Litigation

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12 Aug 2020

Government moves to fill long-vacant appellate posts in India

Long term future of the IPAB is in doubt, but the meantime, overdue appointments should spur board back to work Read more

11 Aug 2020

India’s IP office backs calls to abolish patent appeal board

Public records request reveals high-level support for a reform that would hand patent validity questions back to the courts Read more

6 Aug 2020

InterDigital faces Xiaomi FRAND fight, but revenue surges on back of Huawei deal

Despite dispute, CEO Bill Merritt remains positive. "Licensing is all about momentum and we certainly have a good amount of that now,” he says Read more

4 Aug 2020

Patent suits keep coming as India undergoes China tech backlash

Xiaomi and other brands face legal challenges as country rethinks bilateral tech trade and pushes to create its own national champion Read more

Market Developments

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12 Aug 2020

Government moves to fill long-vacant appellate posts in India

Long term future of the IPAB is in doubt, but the meantime, overdue appointments should spur board back to work Read more

6 Aug 2020

InterDigital faces Xiaomi FRAND fight, but revenue surges on back of Huawei deal

Despite dispute, CEO Bill Merritt remains positive. "Licensing is all about momentum and we certainly have a good amount of that now,” he says Read more

4 Aug 2020

Patent suits keep coming as India undergoes China tech backlash

Xiaomi and other brands face legal challenges as country rethinks bilateral tech trade and pushes to create its own national champion Read more

17 Jul 2020

As Silicon Valley showers Jio Platforms with cash, upstart may need IP crash course

Telco plans to make smartphones and produce made-in-India 5G network gear. The company recently landed in hot water for copying the design of Zoom’s teleconferencing platform Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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6 Aug 2020

InterDigital faces Xiaomi FRAND fight, but revenue surges on back of Huawei deal

Despite dispute, CEO Bill Merritt remains positive. "Licensing is all about momentum and we certainly have a good amount of that now,” he says Read more

26 May 2020

India’s growing docket of high-tech litigation on hold

Nokia, Philips and Fractus are among the patent owners with active cases targeting major Chinese companies Read more

8 Apr 2020

Fractus global licensing campaign continues with US suit against TCL

Barcelona-based antenna pioneer accuses the Chinese manufacturer of Alcatel-branded appliances of infringing seven patents in case filed in the Eastern District of Texas Read more

27 Feb 2020

India Inc's increasing exposure to the licensing world poses big challenges

Reliance Industries, Wipro and other tech players discussed the barriers to getting an out-licensing programme up and running at IPBC India in Bengaluru Read more

Patent Pools

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27 Feb 2020

India Inc's increasing exposure to the licensing world poses big challenges

Reliance Industries, Wipro and other tech players discussed the barriers to getting an out-licensing programme up and running at IPBC India in Bengaluru Read more

17 Jul 2018

After almost a decade of litigation, Philips wins India’s first-ever SEP infringement decision

Dutch company comes out on top in the first Indian SEP trial to go the distance. But the ruling does not offer much guidance on what's FRAND, practitioners explain. Read more

25 Jun 2018

No settlement for Xiaomi and Ericsson in India, but the Chinese firm can sell MediaTek-powered devices there

Some recent statements by MediaTek CFO David Ku stirred rumours that Xiaomi and Ericsson had settled their patent dispute in India, but the Swedish telecom has confirmed to IAM that there is no truth to this. It means Xiaomi will head into its Hong… Read more

9 Mar 2017

Via changes LTE royalty structure in latest bid to crack smartphone market

Via Licensing has announced a significant change to the royalty rates for its pool relating to long-term evolution (LTE), fourth generation wireless technology. The move is an attempt to attract small and medium-sized players in the smartphone and… Read more

Patents Law

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1 Sep 2020

US-India trade negotiations could prove an IP turning point

A deal – potentially including reforms to controversial Indian patent laws – is said to be almost agreed with time running out before American presidential elections Read more

12 Aug 2020

Compulsory licensing of covid-19 treatments unlikely in China, Japan and South Korea

Experts consulted by IAM in the three countries downplay interventions, but it may be a different story in Indonesia and India 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

12 Aug 2020

Reimagining the patent grant process

Issuance of IP rights must be capable of rapid and radical change to keep up with the tech it protects Read more

Strategy

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12 Aug 2020

Reimagining the patent grant process

Issuance of IP rights must be capable of rapid and radical change to keep up with the tech it protects Read more

4 Aug 2020

Patent suits keep coming as India undergoes China tech backlash

Xiaomi and other brands face legal challenges as country rethinks bilateral tech trade and pushes to create its own national champion Read more

17 Jul 2020

As Silicon Valley showers Jio Platforms with cash, upstart may need IP crash course

Telco plans to make smartphones and produce made-in-India 5G network gear. The company recently landed in hot water for copying the design of Zoom’s teleconferencing platform Read more

5 May 2020

Data the key focus of big tech inroads in India

Investments by Facebook and Silver Lake in telecoms leader Reliance Jio bring lively discussion over data ownership to the fore Read more

Technology Licensing

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12 Aug 2020

Compulsory licensing of covid-19 treatments unlikely in China, Japan and South Korea

Experts consulted by IAM in the three countries downplay interventions, but it may be a different story in Indonesia and India Read more

6 Aug 2020

InterDigital faces Xiaomi FRAND fight, but revenue surges on back of Huawei deal

Despite dispute, CEO Bill Merritt remains positive. "Licensing is all about momentum and we certainly have a good amount of that now,” he says Read more

30 Jul 2020

Huawei’s increasing China focus may have paved way for Qualcomm deal

Chinese company took quarterly smartphone sales title for the first time in Q2, but it is increasingly reliant on its home market Read more

8 Apr 2020

Fractus global licensing campaign continues with US suit against TCL

Barcelona-based antenna pioneer accuses the Chinese manufacturer of Alcatel-branded appliances of infringing seven patents in case filed in the Eastern District of Texas Read more

Trade Secrets

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5 May 2020

Data the key focus of big tech inroads in India

Investments by Facebook and Silver Lake in telecoms leader Reliance Jio bring lively discussion over data ownership to the fore Read more

26 Mar 2020

Trade secrets not akin to property in India, says Delhi High Court

The recent decision highlights patchy protection in India and highlights potential pitfalls in know-how licensing Read more

11 Mar 2020

Supreme Court order restarts Indian patent appeals

After some foot-dragging by the government, Justice Manmohan Singh is given six months to continue clearing a crushing backlog of IP Appeals Board cases Read more

27 Feb 2020

India Inc's increasing exposure to the licensing world poses big challenges

Reliance Industries, Wipro and other tech players discussed the barriers to getting an out-licensing programme up and running at IPBC India in Bengaluru Read more

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5 May 2020

Data the key focus of big tech inroads in India

Investments by Facebook and Silver Lake in telecoms leader Reliance Jio bring lively discussion over data ownership to the fore Read more

24 Apr 2020

Private equity investor buys majority stake in IP pioneer Ocean Tomo

New capital will help Chicago-based business scale-up as it looks to develop new marketplace, says firm's head Jim Malackowski; possible expansion of international arm into India and Brazil also being considered Read more

6 Feb 2020

Key takeaways from IAM’s 2020 Pharma and Biotech IP event

The UPC, the rise of AI, international patent litigation and pharma patent dealmaking were among the hot topics discussed at this year’s conference Read more

9 Jan 2020

NPE’s litigation move may be a sign of things to come in the healthcare sector

Move by Parallax Health Sciences is an indication that patent assertion plays could increasingly affect life sciences companies as their use of digital technologies increases Read more

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