Region: North America

Why patent litigators are now central to a wide range of commercial disputes

The Long Read: It’s no longer all about infringement, write Michelle Avery, Nicole McTernan and Drew Sills of Ocean Tomo. Instead, IP specialists are increasingly being called on in a diverse array of corporate lawsuits

01 December 2021

Ant Group and Qualcomm to headline IPBC China next week

Two-day agenda will cover themes including life science disputes in China, country’s efforts to become a standards leader and building a world-class in-house IP team

01 December 2021

USPTO Director nominee Vidal set for Senate hearing tomorrow

President Biden’s pick is likely to face tough questions from senators when she appears in front of the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday

30 November 2021

Moneyball inspired Uber’s data science approach to patent ROI calculation

Company IP head Bill Harmon explains how a rules engine has helped build a quality portfolio while coming in under-budget

30 November 2021

Taiwan lens maker turns to patent enforcement amid rising competition

Lawsuit against Lenovo’s Motorola Mobility signals shift in company’s strategy as it turns to its patent portfolio for value creation opportunities

30 November 2021

EPO voted best for patent quality once more

Europe leads the way among the IP5, say IAM readers in our annual benchmarking survey, but service standards have slipped

29 November 2021

As Micron and UMC settle long-running dispute, all eyes in China are on the US chipmaker’s next move

Taiwan’s UMC will pay an undisclosed sum to end a long, complex and remarkably successful IP enforcement campaign by the Idaho semiconductor firm

29 November 2021

One-on-one with acting USPTO director Drew Hirshfeld

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: IP5 insights

29 November 2021

USPTO rejections: post-Alice insights

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: IP5 insights

29 November 2021

Abandonments in 2020: an in-depth look

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: IP5 insights

29 November 2021

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