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Google’s acquisition of Fitbit proves that data is king  

Should it be approved, the tie-up will strengthen the tech giant’s position in a high-growth industry and will also give it the tools to penetrate the healthcare market

Google’s acquisition of Fitbit proves that data is king  
8 Nov 2019

A snapshot of the global patent landscape in eight charts  

A recently issued WIPO report based on multiple data points sheds light on the state of play in worldwide patenting activity

24 Oct 2019

Exclusive: Inside the IP protection strategy of an innovative generic

Centrient’s head of IP lifts the lid on why the company has been putting more focus on IP enforcement in India and explains the attractions of trade secrets

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22 Oct 2019

Trade secrets pitfalls in the life sciences – and how to avoid them

Proprietary information and data are vital sources of commercial advantage for biopharma companies, so keeping them safe is a vitally important task Read more

11 Oct 2019

Data reveals strong growth in the number of female inventors, but there is still a long way to go

A report by the UK IP Office finds more women named on patents than ever before – but also that they remain woefully under-represented. We present the top takeaways from a very timely study Read more

26 Jul 2019

Switzerland once again named as the world’s most innovative country

New research finds that Europe is ahead of the rest when it comes to the quality of innovations and also leads in filing international patents Read more

24 Jul 2019

CRISPR patent pool will do little to quash licensing uncertainties

New initiative may help the Broad and MilliporeSigma strike more licensing deals, but is unlikely to heal the deeper fractures in the CRISPR landscape Read more

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13 Feb 2019

IPBC Global 2019 is shaping up to be the biggest and best of the series so far

Senior decision makers from a wide range of companies are already confirmed to attend as demand for tickets exceeds the rate for last year's sell-out event in San Francisco  Read more

30 Jan 2019

Winners of the inaugural Global IP Awards named at gala dinner in London

Law and attorney firms from around the world recognised for their outstanding work in litigation, prosecution and transactions during 2018 Read more

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13 Feb 2019

IPBC Global 2019 is shaping up to be the biggest and best of the series so far

Senior decision makers from a wide range of companies are already confirmed to attend as demand for tickets exceeds the rate for last year's sell-out event in San Francisco  Read more

9 Oct 2018

Who are the world's leading IP strategists? The IAM Strategy 300 nomination process begins

The research process for the 2019 edition of IAM Strategy 300 starts today: let us know who you consider to be a world leading IP strategist. Read more

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13 Jun 2019

How Apple uses patents to win

The iPhone giant’s portfolio is at the heart of the defence it plays when the subject of an assertion – and analysis shows that much of it has been acquired rather than grown organically Read more

13 Feb 2019

IPBC Global 2019 is shaping up to be the biggest and best of the series so far

Senior decision makers from a wide range of companies are already confirmed to attend as demand for tickets exceeds the rate for last year's sell-out event in San Francisco  Read more

25 Jan 2019

Treat IP rights as property to maximise their value, Huawei CEO urges

In a rare public appearance, the Chinese telecom’s founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei, reaffirms commitment to respect third-party patents and explains why paying more than the competition will keep his company ahead Read more

9 Oct 2018

Who are the world's leading IP strategists? The IAM Strategy 300 nomination process begins

The research process for the 2019 edition of IAM Strategy 300 starts today: let us know who you consider to be a world leading IP strategist. Read more

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10 Jul 2019

All the big life sciences IP developments in June

Our round-up of the major patent issues affecting pharma and biotech that emerged on the legal, market and policy fronts last month Read more

1 May 2019

The 2019 inductees into the IP Hall of Fame are named

Three individuals have been selected for the honour by the IP Hall of Fame Academy: Hedy Lamarr, Judge Kathleen O’Malley and Professor Jeffrey Samuels Read more

7 Mar 2019

More technology transfer needed for effective climate change mitigation  

Patent focus has shifted to energy storage as cost-effectiveness achieved for wind and solar power, but the failure to address the role of IP hinders transfer mechanisms     Read more

1 Mar 2019

Have your say on how the global IP market is developing

Our annual benchmarking surveys – one for IP owners and one for private practice lawyers and attorneys – open today, focusing on issues such as licensing, valuation, patent office performance and the best litigation venues Read more

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10 Jul 2019

All the big life sciences IP developments in June

Our round-up of the major patent issues affecting pharma and biotech that emerged on the legal, market and policy fronts last month Read more

5 Jul 2019

Get ready for the first CRISPR patent pool

In an exclusive interview, MPEG LA’s Kristin Neuman says that a pool is on its way despite the UCal v Broad stand-off and talks about the future of licensing in biotech’s ‘golden age’ Read more

13 Jun 2019

How Apple uses patents to win

The iPhone giant’s portfolio is at the heart of the defence it plays when the subject of an assertion – and analysis shows that much of it has been acquired rather than grown organically Read more

11 May 2019

Everything you ever wanted to know about global AI patent activity

WIPO has published an in-depth Technology Trends report focusing on IP in the artificial intelligence space. We provide the top 10 takeaways Read more

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10 Jul 2019

All the big life sciences IP developments in June

Our round-up of the major patent issues affecting pharma and biotech that emerged on the legal, market and policy fronts last month Read more

5 Jul 2019

Get ready for the first CRISPR patent pool

In an exclusive interview, MPEG LA’s Kristin Neuman says that a pool is on its way despite the UCal v Broad stand-off and talks about the future of licensing in biotech’s ‘golden age’ Read more

27 Jun 2019

Everything you wanted to know about AI patents, but were afraid to ask - part 2

After a WIPO report in April, new analysis from the UK IP Office sheds further light on this rapidly growing area and confirms that, despite a Chinese filing surge, the US continues to dominate Read more

11 May 2019

Everything you ever wanted to know about global AI patent activity

WIPO has published an in-depth Technology Trends report focusing on IP in the artificial intelligence space. We provide the top 10 takeaways Read more

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10 Jul 2019

All the big life sciences IP developments in June

Our round-up of the major patent issues affecting pharma and biotech that emerged on the legal, market and policy fronts last month Read more

13 Feb 2019

IPBC Global 2019 is shaping up to be the biggest and best of the series so far

Senior decision makers from a wide range of companies are already confirmed to attend as demand for tickets exceeds the rate for last year's sell-out event in San Francisco  Read more

30 Nov 2018

Time is running out to nominate the world’s leading IP strategists

There is not much time left to make nominations for the 2019 edition of IAM Strategy 300, our exclusive guide on the world's best IP strategists. Read more

9 Oct 2018

Who are the world's leading IP strategists? The IAM Strategy 300 nomination process begins

The research process for the 2019 edition of IAM Strategy 300 starts today: let us know who you consider to be a world leading IP strategist. Read more

Patent pools

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5 Jul 2019

Get ready for the first CRISPR patent pool

In an exclusive interview, MPEG LA’s Kristin Neuman says that a pool is on its way despite the UCal v Broad stand-off and talks about the future of licensing in biotech’s ‘golden age’ Read more

26 Mar 2019

Top state life sciences R&D deal-maker explains how to overcome patent barriers to partnerships

A*STAR’s head of IP and corporate services Suresh Sachi sets out his approach to partnering with biopharma innovators, the exclusivity-related stumbling blocks – and how to overcome them Read more

7 Mar 2019

More technology transfer needed for effective climate change mitigation  

Patent focus has shifted to energy storage as cost-effectiveness achieved for wind and solar power, but the failure to address the role of IP hinders transfer mechanisms     Read more

13 Feb 2019

IPBC Global 2019 is shaping up to be the biggest and best of the series so far

Senior decision makers from a wide range of companies are already confirmed to attend as demand for tickets exceeds the rate for last year's sell-out event in San Francisco  Read more

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19 Jul 2019

Alphabet is trimming down its portfolio - but only after sustained growth  

The tech giant saw a steep drop in the number of US patents granted in 2018 after having spent years building its portfolio organically and through strategic acquisitions Read more

10 Jul 2019

All the big life sciences IP developments in June

Our round-up of the major patent issues affecting pharma and biotech that emerged on the legal, market and policy fronts last month Read more

27 Jun 2019

Everything you wanted to know about AI patents, but were afraid to ask - part 2

After a WIPO report in April, new analysis from the UK IP Office sheds further light on this rapidly growing area and confirms that, despite a Chinese filing surge, the US continues to dominate Read more

18 Jun 2019

Pfizer’s $11 billion Array purchase shows oncology assets continue to drive pharma transactions

The world’s largest life sciences company demonstrates that it is still a major presence in the M&A landscape, despite its stated focus on organic growth. Read more

Technology licensing

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10 Jul 2019

All the big life sciences IP developments in June

Our round-up of the major patent issues affecting pharma and biotech that emerged on the legal, market and policy fronts last month Read more

5 Jul 2019

Get ready for the first CRISPR patent pool

In an exclusive interview, MPEG LA’s Kristin Neuman says that a pool is on its way despite the UCal v Broad stand-off and talks about the future of licensing in biotech’s ‘golden age’ Read more

26 Mar 2019

Top state life sciences R&D deal-maker explains how to overcome patent barriers to partnerships

A*STAR’s head of IP and corporate services Suresh Sachi sets out his approach to partnering with biopharma innovators, the exclusivity-related stumbling blocks – and how to overcome them Read more

7 Mar 2019

More technology transfer needed for effective climate change mitigation  

Patent focus has shifted to energy storage as cost-effectiveness achieved for wind and solar power, but the failure to address the role of IP hinders transfer mechanisms     Read more

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26 Apr 2018

The inductees into the IP Hall of Fame for 2018 have been announced

A pioneer in Asia, a renowned US judge and the head of IP at one of the world’s most innovative companies are this year’s inductees into the IP Hall of Fame. Ella Cheong, Richard Linn and Kevin Rhodes were selected to join the pantheon by the IP… Read more

Trade secrets

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26 Mar 2019

Top state life sciences R&D deal-maker explains how to overcome patent barriers to partnerships

A*STAR’s head of IP and corporate services Suresh Sachi sets out his approach to partnering with biopharma innovators, the exclusivity-related stumbling blocks – and how to overcome them Read more

27 Feb 2019

The search to find 2019’s entrants into the IP Hall of Fame continues

Your chance to nominate someone to join last year’s inductees Richard Linn, Ella Cheong and Kevin Rhodes in the pantheon of all-time greats Read more

13 Feb 2019

IPBC Global 2019 is shaping up to be the biggest and best of the series so far

Senior decision makers from a wide range of companies are already confirmed to attend as demand for tickets exceeds the rate for last year's sell-out event in San Francisco  Read more

30 Jan 2019

Winners of the inaugural Global IP Awards named at gala dinner in London

Law and attorney firms from around the world recognised for their outstanding work in litigation, prosecution and transactions during 2018 Read more

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19 Jul 2019

Alphabet is trimming down its portfolio - but only after sustained growth  

The tech giant saw a steep drop in the number of US patents granted in 2018 after having spent years building its portfolio organically and through strategic acquisitions Read more

5 Jul 2019

Get ready for the first CRISPR patent pool

In an exclusive interview, MPEG LA’s Kristin Neuman says that a pool is on its way despite the UCal v Broad stand-off and talks about the future of licensing in biotech’s ‘golden age’ Read more

13 Jun 2019

How Apple uses patents to win

The iPhone giant’s portfolio is at the heart of the defence it plays when the subject of an assertion – and analysis shows that much of it has been acquired rather than grown organically Read more

7 Jun 2019

Roche trumps rivals with strongest biotech patent portfolio

Trailing behind the Swiss giant are DowDuPont and Bayer, both of which have seen a drop in the value of their holdings Read more

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