Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Trade secrets, injunctions and AI: the IAM-WTR Latin America IP Summit

IP experts offered their strategic advice for protecting and monetising intangible assets in São Paulo

13 November 2023

Last chance to join Latin America IP strategy event

In less than two weeks, corporate IP executives, deal makers, brand leaders, policy experts and legal advisers will gather in São Paulo

27 October 2023

Brazil: SEPs and FRAND – litigation, policy and latest developments

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub 2023/2024

With a large middle-class population, a pro-market government and a sizeable domestic market, Brazil already owns one of the largest markets worldwide and is becoming increasingly relevant in global patent disputes.

27 October 2023

Vidal is right, Europe is wrong, pools rock and other 5G SEP observations

A new report reveals a complex connectivity market whose immense potential will only be maximised if businesses, regulators and courts all play their part. Some get that. Unfortunately, others seemingly do not

12 October 2023

There is so much more to IP value than monetisation

A recent IAM article that cast doubts on whether patents, trademarks and other rights can normally be regarded as standalone assets distinct from the entities that own them sparked a big response. This led its author, Joff Wild, to do some further thinking

07 September 2023

Mexico’s patent linkage system and allopathic medicines

Featured in The Guide to Life Sciences: Key issues for senior life sciences executives 2023

Following an IP law reform introduced to combat confusion around allopathic medicines, IMPI and COFEPRIS are legally bound to cooperate. However, a new opposition process has thrust Mexico's patent linkage regime into the spotlight once again.

25 August 2023

On the cusp of change: patent landscape overhaul is good news for healthcare innovation in Brazil

Featured in The Guide to Life Sciences: Key issues for senior life sciences executives 2023

The reduction of the patent term for pharmaceuticals resulted in uncertainty for stakeholders in Brazil. However, new legislation designed to modernise the country’s patent system and foster the innovation ecosystem are paving the way to Brazil becoming an increasingly attractive jurisdiction.

25 August 2023

The problem with IP valuation

Most patents and trademarks have little to no external worth. There is nothing to support the idea that a large body of assets exists that can be used by their owners to raise money against

24 August 2023

Availability of preliminary injunctions makes Brazil an attractive litigation venue for SEP owners

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub 2022/2023

Brazil has become a prominent venue for SEP litigation, mainly due to the early remedies that courts provide, particularly in Rio de Janeiro. As a result, there is an increasing number of declaratory judgment suits being filed by implementers aiming to secure other venues. However, this tactic is not deterring patent assertion.

09 August 2023

Availability of preliminary injunctions makes Brazil an attractive litigation venue for SEP owners

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub 2023/2024

Brazil has become a prominent venue for SEP litigation, mainly due to the early remedies that courts provide, particularly in Rio de Janeiro. As a result, there is an increasing number of declaratory judgment suits being filed by implementers aiming to secure other venues. However, this tactic is not deterring patent assertion.

09 August 2023

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