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EPO plant patent decision imperils businesses like ours, says Bayer’s head of IP

Joerg Thomaier tells IAM that the Enlarged Board of Appeal got it wrong in a recent controversial ruling, but says the case is now closed and companies have to learn to live with it

EPO plant patent decision imperils businesses like ours, says Bayer’s head of IP
Despite last Wednesday's Supreme Court decision, the UK won't become the global hub for resolving FRAND disputes
29 Aug 2020

Despite last Wednesday's Supreme Court decision, the UK won't become the global hub for resolving FRAND disputes

The Unwired Planet/Conversant judgment was great news for SEP owners, but Brexit Britain is not economically or politically important enough to be home to the world's royalty-setting court

Following big UK win, Conversant seals injunction against ZTE and Huawei in German suit
28 Aug 2020

Following big UK win, Conversant seals injunction against ZTE and Huawei in German suit

CEO Teksler tells IAM it has been “a long time in the making” after Düsseldorf verdict adds extra gloss to a big week for the NPE

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27 Aug 2020

Translational research key to realising value of university IP, says UCL biopharma chief

Dr Richard Fagan of University College London Business tells IAM about the process of turning patents for early-stage research into investable assets Read more

26 Aug 2020

Unwired Planet and Conversant - victory for evidence-based, practicable and rational interpretation

The verdict on today’s landmark win for SEP owners in the UK Supreme Court Read more

26 Aug 2020

Reactions to today’s huge UK Supreme Court victory for Unwired Planet and Conversant

Rights owners’ golden summer continues, the China angle, a growing consensus on some key FRAND questions and more as the market reacts to decision Read more

26 Aug 2020

UK Supreme Court hands Unwired Planet and Conversant victory in key SEP FRAND dispute

Huge decision confirms that English court can require a company to take a global licence and can adjudicate multinational FRAND disputes 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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17 Aug 2020

With Chinese courts back in business, FRAND is on the agenda

Xiaomi’s Wuhan litigation is just latest reminder that China’s recovery from covid-19 could give local judges first say in major SEP litigations Read more

14 Aug 2020

Four big questions about China’s first top-down FRAND ruling, answered

Dragon Wang of Sitao IP says Huawei v Conversant judgment out of Nanjing is not as damaging for licensors as it may appear Read more

13 Aug 2020

With the chance of $1 billion damages, focus of NPE’s litigation with Apple now shifts to the UK

Fight on two fronts gives PanOptis possible edge where other licensors have failed; finding of willful infringement by district court means verdict could turn into top 10 award Read more

12 Aug 2020

Meet the new faces in the IP Hall of Fame

This year’s inductees share what it takes to become the best of the best Read more

Law & Policy

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21 Aug 2020

Countries that seek to lead in AI must think seriously about how to use IP to protect what it creates

Exclusive article for IAM written by Professor Ryan Abbott, one of the team behind the groundbreaking DABUS patent applications Read more

14 Aug 2020

How compulsory licensing regimes in key European jurisdictions might respond to a covid-19 cure

Experts in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK explain how their jurisdictions are set up to apply march-in rights should viable coronavirus treatments emerge Read more

12 Aug 2020

Meet the new faces in the IP Hall of Fame

This year’s inductees share what it takes to become the best of the best Read more

5 Aug 2020

Inside China's first top-down FRAND royalty decision

Exclusive analysis of the recently published full judgment of the Nanjing Intermediate People's Court in Huawei v Conversant Read more

Litigation

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17 Aug 2020

US company secures injunction against Chinese rival in UK trade secrets case

Dispute between an American plaintiff and a Shenzhen-based defendant, involving alleged theft of IP in China, sees London court making preliminary grant Read more

17 Aug 2020

With Chinese courts back in business, FRAND is on the agenda

Xiaomi’s Wuhan litigation is just latest reminder that China’s recovery from covid-19 could give local judges first say in major SEP litigations Read more

14 Aug 2020

Four big questions about China’s first top-down FRAND ruling, answered

Dragon Wang of Sitao IP says Huawei v Conversant judgment out of Nanjing is not as damaging for licensors as it may appear Read more

13 Aug 2020

With the chance of $1 billion damages, focus of NPE’s litigation with Apple now shifts to the UK

Fight on two fronts gives PanOptis possible edge where other licensors have failed; finding of willful infringement by district court means verdict could turn into top 10 award Read more

Market Developments

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22 Aug 2020

If Nvidia purchases Arm it will create a processor patent powerhouse

The semiconductor industry is buzzing on the news of a potential tie-up and portfolio analysis shows that there is a lot to be gained from such a move Read more

17 Aug 2020

With Chinese courts back in business, FRAND is on the agenda

Xiaomi’s Wuhan litigation is just latest reminder that China’s recovery from covid-19 could give local judges first say in major SEP litigations Read more

14 Aug 2020

Four big questions about China’s first top-down FRAND ruling, answered

Dragon Wang of Sitao IP says Huawei v Conversant judgment out of Nanjing is not as damaging for licensors as it may appear Read more

13 Aug 2020

It’s not all bad news for biopharma IP monetisation during coronavirus slowdown

Oncology licensing, smaller acquisitions and abundant venture capital provide means of commercialising innovation during M&A decline Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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17 Aug 2020

With Chinese courts back in business, FRAND is on the agenda

Xiaomi’s Wuhan litigation is just latest reminder that China’s recovery from covid-19 could give local judges first say in major SEP litigations Read more

14 Aug 2020

Four big questions about China’s first top-down FRAND ruling, answered

Dragon Wang of Sitao IP says Huawei v Conversant judgment out of Nanjing is not as damaging for licensors as it may appear Read more

13 Aug 2020

With the chance of $1 billion damages, focus of NPE’s litigation with Apple now shifts to the UK

Fight on two fronts gives PanOptis possible edge where other licensors have failed; finding of willful infringement by district court means verdict could turn into top 10 award Read more

13 Aug 2020

It’s not all bad news for biopharma IP monetisation during coronavirus slowdown

Oncology licensing, smaller acquisitions and abundant venture capital provide means of commercialising innovation during M&A decline Read more

Patent Pools

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20 Jul 2020

After success of early stage covid-19 vaccine trial, Oxford University's coronavirus IP policy explained

With the promising news today that a coronavirus vaccine being developed by scientists at the university is safe and triggers an immune response, we revisit our exclusive April interview with the head of Oxford's tech transfer office in which he talks about its new, expedited, approach to granting covid-related licences 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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22 Aug 2020

If Nvidia purchases Arm it will create a processor patent powerhouse

The semiconductor industry is buzzing on the news of a potential tie-up and portfolio analysis shows that there is a lot to be gained from such a move Read more

21 Aug 2020

Countries that seek to lead in AI must think seriously about how to use IP to protect what it creates

Exclusive article for IAM written by Professor Ryan Abbott, one of the team behind the groundbreaking DABUS patent applications Read more

17 Aug 2020

With Chinese courts back in business, FRAND is on the agenda

Xiaomi’s Wuhan litigation is just latest reminder that China’s recovery from covid-19 could give local judges first say in major SEP litigations Read more

14 Aug 2020

How compulsory licensing regimes in key European jurisdictions might respond to a covid-19 cure

Experts in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK explain how their jurisdictions are set up to apply march-in rights should viable coronavirus treatments emerge Read more

Strategy

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22 Aug 2020

If Nvidia purchases Arm it will create a processor patent powerhouse

The semiconductor industry is buzzing on the news of a potential tie-up and portfolio analysis shows that there is a lot to be gained from such a move Read more

17 Aug 2020

With Chinese courts back in business, FRAND is on the agenda

Xiaomi’s Wuhan litigation is just latest reminder that China’s recovery from covid-19 could give local judges first say in major SEP litigations Read more

14 Aug 2020

Four big questions about China’s first top-down FRAND ruling, answered

Dragon Wang of Sitao IP says Huawei v Conversant judgment out of Nanjing is not as damaging for licensors as it may appear Read more

13 Aug 2020

It’s not all bad news for biopharma IP monetisation during coronavirus slowdown

Oncology licensing, smaller acquisitions and abundant venture capital provide means of commercialising innovation during M&A decline Read more

Technology Licensing

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22 Aug 2020

If Nvidia purchases Arm it will create a processor patent powerhouse

The semiconductor industry is buzzing on the news of a potential tie-up and portfolio analysis shows that there is a lot to be gained from such a move Read more

14 Aug 2020

Four big questions about China’s first top-down FRAND ruling, answered

Dragon Wang of Sitao IP says Huawei v Conversant judgment out of Nanjing is not as damaging for licensors as it may appear Read more

13 Aug 2020

With the chance of $1 billion damages, focus of NPE’s litigation with Apple now shifts to the UK

Fight on two fronts gives PanOptis possible edge where other licensors have failed; finding of willful infringement by district court means verdict could turn into top 10 award Read more

13 Aug 2020

It’s not all bad news for biopharma IP monetisation during coronavirus slowdown

Oncology licensing, smaller acquisitions and abundant venture capital provide means of commercialising innovation during M&A decline Read more

Trade Secrets

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21 Aug 2020

Countries that seek to lead in AI must think seriously about how to use IP to protect what it creates

Exclusive article for IAM written by Professor Ryan Abbott, one of the team behind the groundbreaking DABUS patent applications Read more

17 Aug 2020

US company secures injunction against Chinese rival in UK trade secrets case

Dispute between an American plaintiff and a Shenzhen-based defendant, involving alleged theft of IP in China, sees London court making preliminary grant Read more

13 Aug 2020

It’s not all bad news for biopharma IP monetisation during coronavirus slowdown

Oncology licensing, smaller acquisitions and abundant venture capital provide means of commercialising innovation during M&A decline Read more

29 Jun 2020

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 Read more

Valuation

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14 Aug 2020

Four big questions about China’s first top-down FRAND ruling, answered

Dragon Wang of Sitao IP says Huawei v Conversant judgment out of Nanjing is not as damaging for licensors as it may appear Read more

13 Aug 2020

It’s not all bad news for biopharma IP monetisation during coronavirus slowdown

Oncology licensing, smaller acquisitions and abundant venture capital provide means of commercialising innovation during M&A decline Read more

5 Aug 2020

Inside China's first top-down FRAND royalty decision

Exclusive analysis of the recently published full judgment of the Nanjing Intermediate People's Court in Huawei v Conversant Read more

20 Jul 2020

After success of early stage covid-19 vaccine trial, Oxford University's coronavirus IP policy explained

With the promising news today that a coronavirus vaccine being developed by scientists at the university is safe and triggers an immune response, we revisit our exclusive April interview with the head of Oxford's tech transfer office in which he talks about its new, expedited, approach to granting covid-related licences Read more

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