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Multi-billion dollar Bayer deal shows growing attraction of gene and cell therapy assets

AskBio buyout highlights new transaction patterns around cutting-edge biotech innovations

Multi-billion dollar Bayer deal shows growing attraction of gene and cell therapy assets
After guilty plea in trade secret case, UMC may be rewarded by newest US sanctions move
29 Oct 2020

After guilty plea in trade secret case, UMC may be rewarded by newest US sanctions move

The Taiwanese fab was fined $60 million by US authorities this week, the second largest such penalty in a criminal trade secrets probe

Analysis shows that the LOT network now covers more than 12% of granted US patents
28 Oct 2020

Analysis shows that the LOT network now covers more than 12% of granted US patents

With 1,000 members now on the roster, including recent joiners IBM, Coca Cola and Xiaomi, CEO Ken Seddon has his eyes on start-ups

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28 Oct 2020

Help us to identify the world's leading IP strategists

The research process for the IAM Strategy 300 2021 is now underway and we are inviting nominations as we decide who should be included Read more

28 Oct 2020

Clarivate deepens China presence with latest acquisition

Derwent operator snaps up IncoPat, eyeing new client relationships in the country which produces more patent data than any other Read more

27 Oct 2020

As battle deepens over PTAB reforms, Iancu supporters bring their weight to bear

Letter to legislators backing USPTO head's policies unites IP giants such as Qualcomm and Johnson & Johnson with industry bodies and several hundred individual inventors Read more

27 Oct 2020

Chip tensions create IP opportunity in Asia for DuPont

Companies in China and South Korea link with chemicals giant in chip deals as policymakers seek to bulk up domestic supply chains Read more

Designs

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24 Oct 2020

To educate lawyers who change the world, we cannot let this crisis go to waste

As the covid-19 pandemic continues to upend education in the US and beyond, there is an opportunity to create a new normal in how IP is taught, says Megan Carpenter, Dean of the Franklin Pierce School of Law Read more

12 Oct 2020

External ownership of law firms could herald an IP revolution but clients will need to be convinced

With Arizona and Utah relaxing rules, investors, service providers and lawyers themselves wonder if more states will follow suit - and see plenty of opportunities if they do Read more

12 Oct 2020

What world class IP management looks like

On top of high-quality, day-to-day performance in areas such as prosecution, litigation and licensing, there are three essential elements an in-house function requires to be part of the elite Read more

5 Oct 2020

Arm’s patents will help Nvidia in many of the world’s high-growth industries

The proposed tie-up would significantly improve the US company’s IP cover in a number of key areas – but would not come consequence free Read more

Finance

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7 Oct 2020

Aon launches potentially game-changing IP financing initiative with $100 million loan to agritech company

“This is the first time you have had the financial industry and the insurance industry come together to create this much capital backed solely by IP,” says CEO Lee Read more

24 Sep 2020

Chinese EV makers get serious about patents

Startups that have listed in the US and China look more like Tesla than Nikola from an IP portfolio perspective 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

8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more

Frand/SEPS

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21 Oct 2020

Remembering a blissful summer for SEP owners

As the weather turns wet and cold in the Northern Hemisphere, licensors can look back on a memorable streak of major wins in the period from July through to September Read more

20 Oct 2020

Qualcomm’s Rogers  - if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it should be the rule when it comes to standards bodies

In part two of our exclusive in-depth interview, Qualcomm Technology Licensing's president addresses the rise of the anti anti-suit injunction, ETSI’s success and how to license the IoT Read more

19 Oct 2020

Qualcomm licensing chief says the patent pendulum is moving just in time for 5G

The holder of one of the biggest jobs in corporate IP, Alex Rogers, talks to IAM about an improving climate for SEP holders and what he’s learned from the company’s recent courtroom battles Read more

16 Oct 2020

The missing ingredient if the smartphone patent wars are to be repeated with 5G

The new era of connectivity across multiple industries is fuelling predictions of a resurgence in IP fights, but there’s one key difference between then and now Read more

Law & Policy

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26 Oct 2020

"Patent sales are now an integral part of our innovation cycle," says IBM's global IP head

William LaFontaine talks deals, efficient infringement, the opportunities and challenges emerging from covid-19, and more in an exclusive interview with IAM Read more

22 Oct 2020

Group of leading academics say Humira patent thicketing antitrust issues must be looked at again

Professors seek reversal of original district court decision, following the dismissal of a potential landmark dispute over the nature of sham litigation Read more

21 Oct 2020

Remembering a blissful summer for SEP owners

As the weather turns wet and cold in the Northern Hemisphere, licensors can look back on a memorable streak of major wins in the period from July through to September Read more

20 Oct 2020

Qualcomm’s Rogers  - if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it should be the rule when it comes to standards bodies

In part two of our exclusive in-depth interview, Qualcomm Technology Licensing's president addresses the rise of the anti anti-suit injunction, ETSI’s success and how to license the IoT Read more

Litigation

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26 Oct 2020

"Patent sales are now an integral part of our innovation cycle," says IBM's global IP head

William LaFontaine talks deals, efficient infringement, the opportunities and challenges emerging from covid-19, and more in an exclusive interview with IAM Read more

22 Oct 2020

Group of leading academics say Humira patent thicketing antitrust issues must be looked at again

Professors seek reversal of original district court decision, following the dismissal of a potential landmark dispute over the nature of sham litigation Read more

21 Oct 2020

Remembering a blissful summer for SEP owners

As the weather turns wet and cold in the Northern Hemisphere, licensors can look back on a memorable streak of major wins in the period from July through to September Read more

20 Oct 2020

Qualcomm’s Rogers  - if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it should be the rule when it comes to standards bodies

In part two of our exclusive in-depth interview, Qualcomm Technology Licensing's president addresses the rise of the anti anti-suit injunction, ETSI’s success and how to license the IoT Read more

Market Developments

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22 Oct 2020

IBM’s recently announced split is big news for the company, less so on the IP front

Much remains to be decided in terms of the NewCo but the legacy business will remain a patent behemoth Read more

14 Oct 2020

New Nokia report pegs 5G benefit to global economy at $8 trillion highlighting possible step change for licensors

Study points to range of “asset-intensive industries” which are playing digital catch-up and underline 5G’s huge potential Read more

12 Oct 2020

External ownership of law firms could herald an IP revolution but clients will need to be convinced

With Arizona and Utah relaxing rules, investors, service providers and lawyers themselves wonder if more states will follow suit - and see plenty of opportunities if they do Read more

12 Oct 2020

What world class IP management looks like

On top of high-quality, day-to-day performance in areas such as prosecution, litigation and licensing, there are three essential elements an in-house function requires to be part of the elite Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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21 Oct 2020

Remembering a blissful summer for SEP owners

As the weather turns wet and cold in the Northern Hemisphere, licensors can look back on a memorable streak of major wins in the period from July through to September Read more

9 Oct 2020

New deals with Intel, Konica and IBM push WiLAN revenues higher

NPE’s owner signals Q3 income to grow significantly year-on-year as focus on semiconductor sector continues to pay off Read more

8 Oct 2020

Xiaomi’s Paul Lin: video implementers must work together to avoid standard dysfunction

Company’s IP strategy chief says cost of codec licensing not justified by the state of the technology Read more

6 Oct 2020

$1.9bn damages verdict against Cisco is the latest in a series of blockbuster wins for US patent owners

So far this year, there have been nine awards of over $100 million handed down by district courts - that's more than the number for 2017, 2018 and 2019 combined Read more

Patent Pools

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8 Oct 2020

Xiaomi’s Paul Lin: video implementers must work together to avoid standard dysfunction

Company’s IP strategy chief says cost of codec licensing not justified by the state of the technology Read more

1 Oct 2020

At IAM auto IP event, more evidence of an industry struggling with a new SEP licensing normal

Avanci comes in for sharp criticism, while DOJ’s recent business review letter backing proposed 5G platform is attacked for failing to take into account the views of car makers and suppliers Read more

28 Sep 2020

Sisvel and u-blox eye future cooperation after settlement announcement

Auto supplier and licensing specialist end FRAND litigation and agree “multi-year solution” Read more

18 Sep 2020

InterDigital’s re-vamp makes it an even more powerful patent player

The technological and geographic scope of the firm’s portfolio means new chief licensing officer Eeva Hakoranta has a lot to play with Read more

Patents Law

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26 Oct 2020

"Patent sales are now an integral part of our innovation cycle," says IBM's global IP head

William LaFontaine talks deals, efficient infringement, the opportunities and challenges emerging from covid-19, and more in an exclusive interview with IAM Read more

24 Oct 2020

To educate lawyers who change the world, we cannot let this crisis go to waste

As the covid-19 pandemic continues to upend education in the US and beyond, there is an opportunity to create a new normal in how IP is taught, says Megan Carpenter, Dean of the Franklin Pierce School of Law Read more

22 Oct 2020

IBM’s recently announced split is big news for the company, less so on the IP front

Much remains to be decided in terms of the NewCo but the legacy business will remain a patent behemoth Read more

22 Oct 2020

Group of leading academics say Humira patent thicketing antitrust issues must be looked at again

Professors seek reversal of original district court decision, following the dismissal of a potential landmark dispute over the nature of sham litigation Read more

Strategy

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26 Oct 2020

"Patent sales are now an integral part of our innovation cycle," says IBM's global IP head

William LaFontaine talks deals, efficient infringement, the opportunities and challenges emerging from covid-19, and more in an exclusive interview with IAM Read more

24 Oct 2020

To educate lawyers who change the world, we cannot let this crisis go to waste

As the covid-19 pandemic continues to upend education in the US and beyond, there is an opportunity to create a new normal in how IP is taught, says Megan Carpenter, Dean of the Franklin Pierce School of Law Read more

22 Oct 2020

Group of leading academics say Humira patent thicketing antitrust issues must be looked at again

Professors seek reversal of original district court decision, following the dismissal of a potential landmark dispute over the nature of sham litigation Read more

20 Oct 2020

Proposal to waive TRIPS is the latest sign of deepening global IP rifts over covid-19

WHO-backed proposal seeks to suspend key multilateral protections for patents and trade secrets Read more

Technology Licensing

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26 Oct 2020

"Patent sales are now an integral part of our innovation cycle," says IBM's global IP head

William LaFontaine talks deals, efficient infringement, the opportunities and challenges emerging from covid-19, and more in an exclusive interview with IAM Read more

21 Oct 2020

Remembering a blissful summer for SEP owners

As the weather turns wet and cold in the Northern Hemisphere, licensors can look back on a memorable streak of major wins in the period from July through to September Read more

20 Oct 2020

Proposal to waive TRIPS is the latest sign of deepening global IP rifts over covid-19

WHO-backed proposal seeks to suspend key multilateral protections for patents and trade secrets Read more

16 Oct 2020

The missing ingredient if the smartphone patent wars are to be repeated with 5G

The new era of connectivity across multiple industries is fuelling predictions of a resurgence in IP fights, but there’s one key difference between then and now Read more

Trade Secrets

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24 Oct 2020

To educate lawyers who change the world, we cannot let this crisis go to waste

As the covid-19 pandemic continues to upend education in the US and beyond, there is an opportunity to create a new normal in how IP is taught, says Megan Carpenter, Dean of the Franklin Pierce School of Law Read more

20 Oct 2020

Proposal to waive TRIPS is the latest sign of deepening global IP rifts over covid-19

WHO-backed proposal seeks to suspend key multilateral protections for patents and trade secrets Read more

12 Oct 2020

External ownership of law firms could herald an IP revolution but clients will need to be convinced

With Arizona and Utah relaxing rules, investors, service providers and lawyers themselves wonder if more states will follow suit - and see plenty of opportunities if they do Read more

12 Oct 2020

What world class IP management looks like

On top of high-quality, day-to-day performance in areas such as prosecution, litigation and licensing, there are three essential elements an in-house function requires to be part of the elite Read more

Valuation

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8 Oct 2020

Xiaomi’s Paul Lin: video implementers must work together to avoid standard dysfunction

Company’s IP strategy chief says cost of codec licensing not justified by the state of the technology Read more

7 Oct 2020

Aon launches potentially game-changing IP financing initiative with $100 million loan to agritech company

“This is the first time you have had the financial industry and the insurance industry come together to create this much capital backed solely by IP,” says CEO Lee Read more

6 Oct 2020

$1.9bn damages verdict against Cisco is the latest in a series of blockbuster wins for US patent owners

So far this year, there have been nine awards of over $100 million handed down by district courts - that's more than the number for 2017, 2018 and 2019 combined Read more

25 Sep 2020

Oracle doesn’t talk patents that often, but maybe it should

Although the company keeps its cards close, it is not to be underestimated - and a TikTok deal would definitely increase its strength in the cloud Read more