Region: North America

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

Elon Musk is right about patents …

… and that makes what he says about them even more misguided and potentially dangerous

23 September 2022

World class patents and strategic freedom will deliver big returns for Adeia, say firm’s leaders

On the cusp of its formal split with Xperi, senior executives have outlined a positive future for the video, audio and semiconductor IP licensing business

22 September 2022

Next WDTX chief judge unlikely to overturn random patent case assignment order

With rumours swirling, IAM spoke exclusively to US District Judge Fred Biery who is among those poised to take on more IP litigation

21 September 2022

How the America Invents Act has hurt SMEs

As the legislation celebrates 10 years, Michael Renaud, Jonathan Engler and Jessica Perry of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo analyse a decade of data to reveal that, far from helping small businesses by improving patent quality, it has only succeeded in driving them out of US district courts.

21 September 2022

Ocean Tomo founder discusses IP asset value ‘revolution’ and the policy issues of the moment

IP Hall of Fame inductee James Malackowski speaks with IAM about his career and IP’s untapped opportunities

20 September 2022

Samsung takes licence to settle US 5G patent suit

NPE 5G IP Holdings secures a settlement with the Korean giant in dispute over assets previously owned by Taiwanese R&D lab with links to Foxconn, Sharp

20 September 2022

Oakley, Canon among operating companies asserting most patents in US courts

Docket Navigator data shows top firms filed between 14 and 30 infringement complaints in 2021 and year-to-date

19 September 2022

Samsung, TSMC, Qualcomm hit with new offensive by NPE wielding Intel patents

Daedalus Prime is asserting 22 patents in six complaints in a US district court, the US International Trade Commission and a German forum

16 September 2022

US patent transactions in Q2 dropped close to four-year low

Data from AST shows that wider economic uncertainties had an impact on secondary market activity between April and June with deal numbers falling to under 300

16 September 2022

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