Region: North America

Senator Coons’ co-sponsorship of Tillis bill potential breakthrough for patent eligibility

Patent Eligibility Restoration Act would reset how courts assess Section 101

29 September 2022

New high-level lobby group will promote role of IP in US innovation

The Council for Innovation Promotion (C4IP) bipartisan coalition assembles an all-star cast of former policy makers and judges, among others

29 September 2022

The Trademark Modernisation Act: mechanisms to declutter the register with practice tips

Featured in IAM Innovation & Invention Yearbook 2023

On 27 December 2021, The Trademark Modernisation Act of 2021 (TMA) took effect in the United States. The TMA was part of the larger Consolidate Appropriations Act of 2021.

29 September 2022

Covid and economic fears spur rising IP monetisation trend

Companies in more industries and sectors are looking to raise capital using their intellectual property as collateral

28 September 2022

The IP-backed finance and litigation funding markets revolution

Insurance policy types are proliferating and the increased certainty is attracting new lenders – a virtuous circle that looks set to cut capital costs for IP-rich companies

28 September 2022

Patent pools pass the antitrust test and are here to stay, say IAM event delegates

As long as key issues of concern are always addressed, collective licensing will continue to get regulatory sign-off

27 September 2022

Importance of cash-only agreements plummets in IP licensing, according to new LES USA and Canada report

With the effects of the America Invents Act and Supreme Court eligibility decisions biting, the survey finds that deal values are down overall - with NPEs seeing among the sharpest falls

27 September 2022

US armed forces insurer bags more than half a billion dollars in cheque deposit patent assertion campaign

USAA also has an impressive track record fending off PTAB attacks on its assets, according to Docket Navigator

26 September 2022

Reform of Section 101 should be part of US government technology policy

Saturday Opinion: Without a coherent approach to capturing domestic value from R&D including greater clarity on subject matter patentability, the positive consequences of higher US government funding will be felt as much in Berlin, Bangalore and Beijing as Boston

24 September 2022

USPTO director Kathi Vidal is wielding review authority to change policy on discretionary denials

Despite her caution against reading too much into her rulings, PTAB practitioners are noting patterns and predicting their significance

23 September 2022

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