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Judge Albright explains why he has made WDTX a beacon for patent cases

"I have the enthusiasm, I like lots of the lawyers, I like a lot of the clients, I like the people on both sides," he says in exclusive interview with IAM

Judge Albright explains why he has made WDTX a beacon for patent cases
Patent deep-dive shows IBM and Microsoft have cloud computing upper hand
3 Apr 2020

Patent deep-dive shows IBM and Microsoft have cloud computing upper hand

The market is quickly growing and data indicates that the playing field may begin to shift

TCL to push into branded smartphones following business restructuring
3 Apr 2020

TCL to push into branded smartphones following business restructuring

Chinese company previously made BlackBerry devices under brand licence, now launching its own foldable and 5G devices following a significant re-organisation

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2 Apr 2020

Patent opportunities and dangers in the microbiome revolution

It is a key part of our growth strategy and we actively seek to ensure IP strategies are in place to protect our investment, says senior DuPont counsel Read more

1 Apr 2020

Latest litigation data shows NPEs flocking to the US’s hottest patent district

As Austin continues to grow as a tech centre, West Texas is quickly becoming the venue of choice for those looking to take a shot at Silicon Valley Read more

1 Apr 2020

Huawei is weathering the sanctions storm

The company’s annual results show that it continues to invest heavily in R&D and patents amidst financial pressures stemming from its US blacklisting Read more

31 Mar 2020

How covid-19 is impacting US district courts and the PTAB

The ongoing pandemic is having a big impact on patent disputes as litigants adapt to new court directives Read more

Designs

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30 Mar 2020

IP-focused arbitration centre seeks to head off legal disputes caused by pandemic

Many court dockets are on hold, but IP disputes are not. Ocean Tomo and the International Arbitration Centre Tokyo think ADR can help bridge the gap Read more

7 Mar 2020

Daren Tang must seize Asia’s first chance to run the global IP system

After a bruising WIPO director-general election process, Singaporean nominee’s first priority should be to build bridges between the US and China Read more

22 Feb 2020

It’s time to take a different approach to appointing the USPTO head

Taking a longer term view would bring consistency and might help US innovation policy at a time of rising tech competition from China and elsewhere Read more

2 Jan 2020

Why the traditional US model of educating tomorrow’s lawyers must change

Intellectual property systems are becoming more complex and that makes law schools’ one-size-fits all approach looks increasingly out of date, says Franklin Pierce dean Read more

Finance

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30 Mar 2020

IP-focused arbitration centre seeks to head off legal disputes caused by pandemic

Many court dockets are on hold, but IP disputes are not. Ocean Tomo and the International Arbitration Centre Tokyo think ADR can help bridge the gap Read more

17 Mar 2020

How to secure IP litigation funding in the pharma and biotech sectors

Leading players in this evolving space tell IAM about trends in the biopharma industry and advise on how best to get investment Read more

5 Mar 2020

US display startup pledges patents to Chinese backer

Flexible OLED pioneer Kateeva is pivoting to China after mass layoffs. An IP security agreement recorded at the USPTO suggests its newest backer has links to China’s semiconductor 'Big Fund' Read more

28 Feb 2020

Japanese firms’ IP accounting attracts US tax scrutiny

Silicon Valley behemoths like Facebook are not the only firms under the IRS microscope, according to a recent Japanese media report Read more

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27 Mar 2020

NTT launches first patent litigation effort with new Wi-Fi suits

Japanese telco has been working with ex-Inventergy consultants to monetise US patents, lawsuits against Acer, TI and Mediatek reveal Read more

26 Mar 2020

Intellectual Discovery notches US court win as it enters a new phase

Profit is the top priority as patent fund goes private under a new CEO who is also its biggest shareholder Read more

21 Mar 2020

Some licensors are taking a much more public stand in their FRAND fights - here's why

Recents moves by Nokia and InterDigital show that rights owners are beginning to realise that winning the PR battle is just as important as prevailing in court Read more

9 Mar 2020

Unified Patents hires former Nokia IP exec for new consulting arm

Defensive patent player brings in Craig Thompson and launches separate operation to advise companies across a range of issues with SEP/FRAND licensing likely to loom large Read more

Law & Policy

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31 Mar 2020

US expands its definition of biologics with big implications for IP strategy

Nearly 100 existing protein products have been newly classified and now face competition from imitators for the first time Read more

30 Mar 2020

No strings Covid-19 IP pledge initiative underlines delicate balance biopharma businesses must strike

“It’s not perfect but it’s something,” admits co-founder, as rights owners face growing pressure to waive their rights in face of pandemic Read more

30 Mar 2020

IP-focused arbitration centre seeks to head off legal disputes caused by pandemic

Many court dockets are on hold, but IP disputes are not. Ocean Tomo and the International Arbitration Centre Tokyo think ADR can help bridge the gap Read more

26 Mar 2020

No, pools should not be testing for validity

HEVC Advance counsel explains why the job of deciding whether a patent is valid or not is one for government agencies and courts, not licensing platforms Read more

Litigation

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31 Mar 2020

US expands its definition of biologics with big implications for IP strategy

Nearly 100 existing protein products have been newly classified and now face competition from imitators for the first time Read more

30 Mar 2020

No strings Covid-19 IP pledge initiative underlines delicate balance biopharma businesses must strike

“It’s not perfect but it’s something,” admits co-founder, as rights owners face growing pressure to waive their rights in face of pandemic Read more

30 Mar 2020

IP-focused arbitration centre seeks to head off legal disputes caused by pandemic

Many court dockets are on hold, but IP disputes are not. Ocean Tomo and the International Arbitration Centre Tokyo think ADR can help bridge the gap Read more

27 Mar 2020

Inventor takes aim at Formula 1 elite, claiming that safety devices infringe patent

Suit filed in West Texas against outfits including Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull after licensing discussions failed to produce deal Read more

Market Developments

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31 Mar 2020

US expands its definition of biologics with big implications for IP strategy

Nearly 100 existing protein products have been newly classified and now face competition from imitators for the first time Read more

31 Mar 2020

China data reveals scale of smartphone market disruption

Early indicators show the extent of China's smartphone slowdown, but analysts say the supply chain and market in the country are already showing signs of recovery Read more

30 Mar 2020

No strings Covid-19 IP pledge initiative underlines delicate balance biopharma businesses must strike

“It’s not perfect but it’s something,” admits co-founder, as rights owners face growing pressure to waive their rights in face of pandemic Read more

26 Mar 2020

Exclusive: Houlihan Lokey patent team set to depart

Group headed by Elvir Causevic and Ed Fish understood to be spinning out to become independent operation once again Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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27 Mar 2020

Inventor takes aim at Formula 1 elite, claiming that safety devices infringe patent

Suit filed in West Texas against outfits including Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull after licensing discussions failed to produce deal Read more

27 Mar 2020

Facebook acts like a social media platform but thinks like a tech titan

The IP community expected a re-vamped patent strategy from the Silicon Valley giant after it poached key members of Google’s patent team a few years back. Lo and Chan haven’t disappointed. Read more

27 Mar 2020

NTT launches first patent litigation effort with new Wi-Fi suits

Japanese telco has been working with ex-Inventergy consultants to monetise US patents, lawsuits against Acer, TI and Mediatek reveal Read more

26 Mar 2020

Intellectual Discovery notches US court win as it enters a new phase

Profit is the top priority as patent fund goes private under a new CEO who is also its biggest shareholder Read more

Patent Pools

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26 Mar 2020

No, pools should not be testing for validity

HEVC Advance counsel explains why the job of deciding whether a patent is valid or not is one for government agencies and courts, not licensing platforms Read more

26 Mar 2020

Intellectual Discovery notches US court win as it enters a new phase

Profit is the top priority as patent fund goes private under a new CEO who is also its biggest shareholder Read more

24 Mar 2020

Covid-19 emergency may expose compulsory licensing limits

Government responses to the pandemic could include increased focus on obligatory sharing of patented inventions, but regulatory data exclusivities might serve as a barrier in both Europe and the United States. Read more

21 Mar 2020

Some licensors are taking a much more public stand in their FRAND fights - here's why

Recents moves by Nokia and InterDigital show that rights owners are beginning to realise that winning the PR battle is just as important as prevailing in court Read more

Patents Law

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31 Mar 2020

US expands its definition of biologics with big implications for IP strategy

Nearly 100 existing protein products have been newly classified and now face competition from imitators for the first time Read more

30 Mar 2020

No strings Covid-19 IP pledge initiative underlines delicate balance biopharma businesses must strike

“It’s not perfect but it’s something,” admits co-founder, as rights owners face growing pressure to waive their rights in face of pandemic Read more

30 Mar 2020

IP-focused arbitration centre seeks to head off legal disputes caused by pandemic

Many court dockets are on hold, but IP disputes are not. Ocean Tomo and the International Arbitration Centre Tokyo think ADR can help bridge the gap Read more

27 Mar 2020

Inventor takes aim at Formula 1 elite, claiming that safety devices infringe patent

Suit filed in West Texas against outfits including Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull after licensing discussions failed to produce deal Read more

Strategy

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30 Mar 2020

IP-focused arbitration centre seeks to head off legal disputes caused by pandemic

Many court dockets are on hold, but IP disputes are not. Ocean Tomo and the International Arbitration Centre Tokyo think ADR can help bridge the gap Read more

27 Mar 2020

Facebook acts like a social media platform but thinks like a tech titan

The IP community expected a re-vamped patent strategy from the Silicon Valley giant after it poached key members of Google’s patent team a few years back. Lo and Chan haven’t disappointed. Read more

27 Mar 2020

NTT launches first patent litigation effort with new Wi-Fi suits

Japanese telco has been working with ex-Inventergy consultants to monetise US patents, lawsuits against Acer, TI and Mediatek reveal Read more

26 Mar 2020

Intellectual Discovery notches US court win as it enters a new phase

Profit is the top priority as patent fund goes private under a new CEO who is also its biggest shareholder Read more

Technology Licensing

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31 Mar 2020

China data reveals scale of smartphone market disruption

Early indicators show the extent of China's smartphone slowdown, but analysts say the supply chain and market in the country are already showing signs of recovery Read more

30 Mar 2020

No strings Covid-19 IP pledge initiative underlines delicate balance biopharma businesses must strike

“It’s not perfect but it’s something,” admits co-founder, as rights owners face growing pressure to waive their rights in face of pandemic Read more

30 Mar 2020

IP-focused arbitration centre seeks to head off legal disputes caused by pandemic

Many court dockets are on hold, but IP disputes are not. Ocean Tomo and the International Arbitration Centre Tokyo think ADR can help bridge the gap Read more

27 Mar 2020

Inventor takes aim at Formula 1 elite, claiming that safety devices infringe patent

Suit filed in West Texas against outfits including Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull after licensing discussions failed to produce deal Read more

Trade Secrets

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30 Mar 2020

IP-focused arbitration centre seeks to head off legal disputes caused by pandemic

Many court dockets are on hold, but IP disputes are not. Ocean Tomo and the International Arbitration Centre Tokyo think ADR can help bridge the gap Read more

24 Mar 2020

Covid-19 emergency may expose compulsory licensing limits

Government responses to the pandemic could include increased focus on obligatory sharing of patented inventions, but regulatory data exclusivities might serve as a barrier in both Europe and the United States. Read more

18 Mar 2020

Hytera’s big court loss underlines DTSA risk to Chinese firms

Case provides an early confirmation that the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 will be interpreted to reach actions in foreign countries Read more

14 Mar 2020

The danger COVID-19 presents to biopharma patent owners

If they were to mishandle their response to the coronavirus pandemic, innovative life sciences companies could further polarise opinion on IP protection in the sector Read more

Valuation

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30 Mar 2020

IP-focused arbitration centre seeks to head off legal disputes caused by pandemic

Many court dockets are on hold, but IP disputes are not. Ocean Tomo and the International Arbitration Centre Tokyo think ADR can help bridge the gap Read more

20 Mar 2020

Fortress may have struck gold with its Theranos patents

Data analysis reveals that the IP portfolio created by Elizabeth Holmes’ now defunct company is of high-quality and has widespread geographic coverage Read more

17 Mar 2020

How to secure IP litigation funding in the pharma and biotech sectors

Leading players in this evolving space tell IAM about trends in the biopharma industry and advise on how best to get investment Read more

10 Mar 2020

The key IP takeaways from medtech’s largest buyout in years

Thermo Fisher has agreed to spend $11.5 billion on Qiagen to acquire complementary diagnostics and bioinformatics assets Read more

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