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Messy leadership dispute at Arm's China JV puts IP risks in the spotlight

UK-based chip designer and owner Softbank have been unable to oust the chief executive of the entity with exclusive rights to license its chip designs in China

Messy leadership dispute at Arm's China JV puts IP risks in the spotlight
Transparency may be a problem with the European patent system – trolls aren’t
22 Jun 2020

Transparency may be a problem with the European patent system – trolls aren’t

A new report reveals that it is often tough to identify the real holders of IP in Europe, but claims that bad-faith NPEs are migrating from the US are tough to sustain

Acacia biotech deal comes under scrutiny but the market gives it the thumbs up
19 Jun 2020

Acacia biotech deal comes under scrutiny but the market gives it the thumbs up

NPE’s share price sees big jump after Woodford deal as further details suggest it got the best side of transaction

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30 Jun 2020

UK Supreme Court sufficiency ruling will have big impact on patent strategies

Biotech innovators may have to wait longer to file applications or disclose more information Read more

15 Jun 2020

UK BLACK LIVES MATTER and I CAN'T BREATHE trademark applications likely to fail

Entrepreneur who made the filings plans to launch non-profit to help disadvantaged children and, if marks are granted, will seek a royalty fee from other entities that use the terms Read more

13 Jun 2020

It’s a great time to be involved in IP finance

Why you should expect an increase in patent-focused financing deals involving biotech and other life sciences companies Read more

10 Jun 2020

The US and Germany top for patent litigation, say survey respondents

IAM benchmarking results send mixed messages about the UK, but show increasing interest in China, India and Brazil Read more

Designs

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10 Aug 2019

A No Deal Brexit now looks unavoidable, so plan accordingly

Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister has totally changed the trajectory of the UK's departure from the EU and IP owners' strategies should reflect that Read more

3 Jul 2019

Law firm’s patent attorney deal shows changing face of IP practice in the UK

Lewis Silkin’s acquisition of Ablett & Stebbing is a first and demonstrates just how far things have moved in a once conservative market Read more

3 Jun 2019

Deloitte makes major IP play with acquisition of top advisory

Big Four firm closes deal to acquire UK-based ClearView in a further sign that IP value creation is moving to the centre of the corporate agenda Read more

20 Feb 2019

"4IR is all-encompassing" says Centrica IP chief ahead of IPBC Europe in Paris

Charles Clark, who has been with the energy multinational since 2016, talks strategy for a new industrial era in an exclusive interview with IAM in advance of the event, taking place at the end of March Read more

Finance

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6 May 2020

UK parliament committee warned on China’s plans for Imagination Technologies

Imagination owner explains that licensing IP is not the same as transferring it, but freshly resigned CEO claims that only diligent management oversight can prevent key trade secret loss Read more

15 Apr 2020

Looking for IP value in a time of economic shock

Patents, know-how and data, as well as other intellectual assets, are all very interesting opportunities right now - if you know what you are doing Read more

7 Apr 2020

Chinese investors spark IP fears with plans for British chip firm

UK government called on to investigate as Chinese backer moves to take up board seats, but the time to worry about IP ownership may be past Read more

3 Jun 2019

Deloitte makes major IP play with acquisition of top advisory

Big Four firm closes deal to acquire UK-based ClearView in a further sign that IP value creation is moving to the centre of the corporate agenda Read more

Frand/SEPS

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28 Apr 2020

Sources: Key Unwired Planet v Huawei SEP case has not settled

Contrary to reports circulating yesterday, parties have not reached an agreement and are waiting on the UK Supreme Court’s much-anticipated ruling Read more

27 Apr 2020

Despite reported Unwired Planet/Huawei settlement, the UK Supreme Court could still issue much-anticipated decision

Were the judgment not to be handed down, the FRAND injunction principles previously established in the lower courts would be confirmed - a big win for SEP owners Read more

22 Apr 2020

Let’s be thankful for a billion miles of IP

The amazing technologies that power the internet have kept us connected as the covid-19 pandemic has raged. This connectivity is down to the investments and contributions made by patent owners Read more

13 Apr 2020

To make effective 5G IP decisions policy-makers need the full picture

A recently published paper, commissioned by Germany’s economics ministry, has several worrying flaws that create a false impression about how courts currently handle FRAND royalty calculations Read more

Law & Policy

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12 May 2020

We need answers on AI and inventorship - and soon, says DABUS pioneer

Rejected at the UKIPO, the EPO and now the USPTO, the two patent applications highlight how laws are lagging reality and potentially harming the innovation process as lines between human and machine powered inventions blur Read more

23 Apr 2020

AI has never been more important in the life sciences

Use of artificial intelligence and machine learning has produced an explosion in life sciences partnerships, while raising new IP questions Read more

22 Apr 2020

Let’s be thankful for a billion miles of IP

The amazing technologies that power the internet have kept us connected as the covid-19 pandemic has raged. This connectivity is down to the investments and contributions made by patent owners Read more

15 Apr 2020

Looking for IP value in a time of economic shock

Patents, know-how and data, as well as other intellectual assets, are all very interesting opportunities right now - if you know what you are doing Read more

Litigation

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15 May 2020

Five key takeaways from Akebia v Fibrogen

UK High Court judgment highlights vulnerability of broad Markush claims Read more

28 Apr 2020

Sources: Key Unwired Planet v Huawei SEP case has not settled

Contrary to reports circulating yesterday, parties have not reached an agreement and are waiting on the UK Supreme Court’s much-anticipated ruling Read more

27 Apr 2020

Despite reported Unwired Planet/Huawei settlement, the UK Supreme Court could still issue much-anticipated decision

Were the judgment not to be handed down, the FRAND injunction principles previously established in the lower courts would be confirmed - a big win for SEP owners Read more

23 Apr 2020

AI has never been more important in the life sciences

Use of artificial intelligence and machine learning has produced an explosion in life sciences partnerships, while raising new IP questions Read more

Market Developments

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26 May 2020

Revealed: the billions to be spent on patent renewals in 2021 and beyond

Samsung on the hook for over $135 million this year alone, with China's national IP office and the USPTO set to pull in $100 billion over lifetime of all their active grants Read more

16 Apr 2020

Exclusive: New IP policy to help forge partnerships on potential UK covid-19 vaccine

Licensing deals on crucial technologies expected in next two months, says Oxford University tech transfer chief, after scientist indicates significant progress in efforts to find coronavirus treatment Read more

15 Apr 2020

Looking for IP value in a time of economic shock

Patents, know-how and data, as well as other intellectual assets, are all very interesting opportunities right now - if you know what you are doing Read more

13 Apr 2020

Alibaba leads China's surging blockchain patent filings

Part two of an exclusive data analysis reveals the Chinese companies that have pulled ahead of IBM and MasterCard to become the technology’s top patentees Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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4 Jun 2020

Acacia ponders UK biotech deal that could bring Starboard relationship to the fore

After Yahoo! acquisition, possible $300 million transaction would be a significant departure from NPE's recent playbook Read more

28 Apr 2020

Sources: Key Unwired Planet v Huawei SEP case has not settled

Contrary to reports circulating yesterday, parties have not reached an agreement and are waiting on the UK Supreme Court’s much-anticipated ruling Read more

27 Apr 2020

Despite reported Unwired Planet/Huawei settlement, the UK Supreme Court could still issue much-anticipated decision

Were the judgment not to be handed down, the FRAND injunction principles previously established in the lower courts would be confirmed - a big win for SEP owners Read more

16 Apr 2020

Exclusive: New IP policy to help forge partnerships on potential UK covid-19 vaccine

Licensing deals on crucial technologies expected in next two months, says Oxford University tech transfer chief, after scientist indicates significant progress in efforts to find coronavirus treatment Read more

Patent Pools

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16 Apr 2020

Exclusive: New IP policy to help forge partnerships on potential UK covid-19 vaccine

Licensing deals on crucial technologies expected in next two months, says Oxford University tech transfer chief, after scientist indicates significant progress in efforts to find coronavirus treatment Read more

4 Mar 2020

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

Asset sales, trade wars and new names at the top made last year transformative for IP owners. Read more

16 Dec 2019

Xiaomi seeks Sisvel FRAND rate in Beijing

Chinese smartphone maker follows an increasingly popular playbook, setting up another contest for jurisdiction between European and Chinese courts Read more

30 Aug 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform in June and July Read more

Patents Law

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8 Jun 2020

Is 3D printing a threat to the value of IP portfolios?

Advances in manufacturing leave outdated protection strategies exposed Read more

8 Jun 2020

AI has finally arrived, and change is coming to life sciences

IP professionals will need to adapt to AI inventions and new types of partnership Read more

4 Jun 2020

Acacia ponders UK biotech deal that could bring Starboard relationship to the fore

After Yahoo! acquisition, possible $300 million transaction would be a significant departure from NPE's recent playbook Read more

26 May 2020

Revealed: the billions to be spent on patent renewals in 2021 and beyond

Samsung on the hook for over $135 million this year alone, with China's national IP office and the USPTO set to pull in $100 billion over lifetime of all their active grants Read more

Strategy

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8 Jun 2020

AI has finally arrived, and change is coming to life sciences

IP professionals will need to adapt to AI inventions and new types of partnership Read more

4 Jun 2020

Acacia ponders UK biotech deal that could bring Starboard relationship to the fore

After Yahoo! acquisition, possible $300 million transaction would be a significant departure from NPE's recent playbook Read more

26 May 2020

Revealed: the billions to be spent on patent renewals in 2021 and beyond

Samsung on the hook for over $135 million this year alone, with China's national IP office and the USPTO set to pull in $100 billion over lifetime of all their active grants Read more

15 May 2020

Five key takeaways from Akebia v Fibrogen

UK High Court judgment highlights vulnerability of broad Markush claims Read more

Technology Licensing

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6 May 2020

UK parliament committee warned on China’s plans for Imagination Technologies

Imagination owner explains that licensing IP is not the same as transferring it, but freshly resigned CEO claims that only diligent management oversight can prevent key trade secret loss Read more

27 Apr 2020

Despite reported Unwired Planet/Huawei settlement, the UK Supreme Court could still issue much-anticipated decision

Were the judgment not to be handed down, the FRAND injunction principles previously established in the lower courts would be confirmed - a big win for SEP owners Read more

23 Apr 2020

AI has never been more important in the life sciences

Use of artificial intelligence and machine learning has produced an explosion in life sciences partnerships, while raising new IP questions Read more

22 Apr 2020

Let’s be thankful for a billion miles of IP

The amazing technologies that power the internet have kept us connected as the covid-19 pandemic has raged. This connectivity is down to the investments and contributions made by patent owners Read more

Trade Secrets

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6 May 2020

UK parliament committee warned on China’s plans for Imagination Technologies

Imagination owner explains that licensing IP is not the same as transferring it, but freshly resigned CEO claims that only diligent management oversight can prevent key trade secret loss Read more

23 Apr 2020

AI has never been more important in the life sciences

Use of artificial intelligence and machine learning has produced an explosion in life sciences partnerships, while raising new IP questions Read more

18 Feb 2020

UK Supreme Court case could have big impact on biotech IP strategies

A much-watched dispute over Regeneron transgenic mice patents will affect when and how life sciences innovators seek protection for their increasingly complex inventions Read more

6 Feb 2020

Key takeaways from IAM’s 2020 Pharma and Biotech IP event

The UPC, the rise of AI, international patent litigation and pharma patent dealmaking were among the hot topics discussed at this year’s conference Read more

Valuation

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8 Jun 2020

Is 3D printing a threat to the value of IP portfolios?

Advances in manufacturing leave outdated protection strategies exposed Read more

16 Apr 2020

Exclusive: New IP policy to help forge partnerships on potential UK covid-19 vaccine

Licensing deals on crucial technologies expected in next two months, says Oxford University tech transfer chief, after scientist indicates significant progress in efforts to find coronavirus treatment Read more

15 Apr 2020

Looking for IP value in a time of economic shock

Patents, know-how and data, as well as other intellectual assets, are all very interesting opportunities right now - if you know what you are doing Read more

7 Apr 2020

Chinese investors spark IP fears with plans for British chip firm

UK government called on to investigate as Chinese backer moves to take up board seats, but the time to worry about IP ownership may be past Read more

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