International reports

Sent to over 28,000 subscribers, the IAM Weekly email features reports from an international team of correspondents who report on recent developments in IP law and practice in their home jurisdictions, as well as strategic issues and those relating to finance, deal making and valuation.

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IPlytics GmbH

IP analytics

  • 20 Nov

    Who is leading the 5G patent race?

    Here is the IPlytics Platform's November update for leaders in the 5G patent race – some firms move up, while others drop off the list of the most influential innovators in this sphere. Full text

  • 16 Oct

    Patent and SEP trends in autonomous driving technologies

    Autonomous driving technology promises to disrupt and transform the automotive space as we know it, spurring a race between giants for the biggest breakthrough in human transportation since the airplane. This technology landscape is now two-pronged, with software and communications companies working on vehicles and automobile companies working on complex software concepts and sensors. This article analyses patent documents as well as standards contributions and SEPs declared to 5G, V2X and 802.11. Full text

  • 25 Sep

    Patent trends in truck platooning

    The Internet of Things (IoT) has taken the world by storm over the last decade. One interesting development in the logistics sector has been the increased use of IoT in connected vehicles to enable cruise control, also known as platooning or road-trains. This article focuses on the growth of patent filings in the global truck-platooning market. Full text

Global Prior Art Inc

IP management

Competition Dynamics, Inc

IP valuations

Murta Goyanes


Bereskin & Parr LLP


Vivien Chan & Co


Ehrlich & Fenster of the Ehrlich Group


Jacobacci & Partners


Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office


Allen & Overy, A Pędzich Spk


  • 6 Nov

    Poland goes the extra mile with new guarantee marks

    On 16 March 2019 the Polish Industrial Property Law underwent significant changes with regard to trademarks, in an effort to align it with the EU Trademarks Directive (2015/2436). One of the most significant alterations is the introduction of so-called ‘guarantee marks’, which replace the previous, scarcely regulated ‘collective guarantee marks’. Full text

  • 17 Jul

    Amendments strengthen the position of trademark licensees in Poland

    The new updated Industrial Property Law, which came into force earlier this year, has transformed the legal position of holders of non-exclusive trademark licences in Poland. Holders of both exclusive and non-exclusive trademark licences now have the right to enforce the marks they license in their own name, regardless of whether the licence is registered in the Trademark Register. Full text

  • 26 Jun

    SPC manufacturing waiver is poised to go

    The EU Regulation on Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPC) for Medicinal Products is due to enter into force on 1 July 2019. The legislation introduces a long-awaited SPC manufacturing waiver, which aims to remedy the unintended consequences of the current SPC model and react to the changes that have occurred in the pharmaceutical industry over the last three decades. Full text

Gowling WLG (International) Inc


  • 6 Nov

    The future is here: what the Digital Economy Programme means for Rospatent

    Improving electronic interactivity has been a high priority for the Russian Patent and Trademark Office in recent years, especially since the launch of the Digital Economy Programme in 2018. This long-term initiative aims to revolutionise the country’s IT infrastructure, enabling the widespread, efficient and secure receipt, transmission, processing and storage of electronic data by all levels of government bodies by 2024. Full text

  • 23 Oct

    Word trademarks in Russia: what’s new?

    Trademark filing practice is changing in Russia. The Russian Patent and Trademark Office no longer considers typographical differences (among others), in order to crack down on duplicating rights and overloading the state trademark register, as well as to discourage the regular refiling of marks that lack proper use. Full text

  • 2 Oct

    Russian IP law will protect GIs

    On 26 July 2019 the Russian president signed a bill on a new, independent form of intellectual property – geographical indications. The bill introduces amendments to Part IV of the Russian Civil Code and the federal law on the manufacture and circulation of spirits and alcoholic products. Full text

Formosa Transnational


Gün + Partners


Carpmaels & Ransford LLP


Baker Donelson



IP managing innovation

  • 30 Oct

    How to thrive in a crowded market

    A saturated market means eager buyers – it also means strong demand. That is why so many competitors have been able to coexist for so many years. However, when a business is trying to emerge and thrive in an already crowded market, the seemingly excessive number of players can be misleading. This article focuses on some ways to spot and exploit the opportunities to succeed in such areas. Full text

  • 16 Oct

    Innovation ecosystem: enabling environments that foster dramatic transformation

    Companies that are consistently innovative over a period of time do not tend to rely on one or two brilliant individuals – they consciously foster a culture of transformation that allows employees to harness their creativity and contribute to cutting-edge products. True innovation – whether it is in a start-up or a large corporation – can only happen when there is an enabling ecosystem around it. This article focuses on what this system would look like, why it is so important for companies to invest in creating one and how they can go about doing so. Full text

  • 2 Oct

    Tail-end countries are ripe for untapped market opportunities – is your company protecting inventions there?

    Recent analysis has revealed a trend: certain apparently lesser-known countries are appearing in studies of patent filing in fintech and packaging. Not considering these jurisdictions means risking the loss of a potential market share and growth opportunities that are waiting to be tapped. Full text