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12 July 2019

Delhi judge orders IP appeal board to start hearing cases again

The body has been paralysed by vacancies for years and more than 600 appeals of patent office decisions are in limbo

08 July 2019

Intel, Alphabet and Qualcomm among big fallers as largest US IP owners cut back on patenting

Latest ranking from IPO of top 300 companies shows an overall decline in the market as the mantra of quality over quantity continues to take effect

03 July 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

02 July 2019

Japanese aircon giant latest to pledge patent non-aggression

Ten years ago, the company bet big on sharing technology with Chinese upstarts. Now Daikin is opening up a portfolio of refrigerant patents

24 June 2019

New research highlights importance of US government on patented technologies

Federal support particularly crucial for start-ups with Department of Defense leading the way among state agencies

20 June 2019

Another year, another benchmarking survey and the EPO is top once more

Boost for António Campinos as he ends the first year of his presidency; and good news, too, for USPTO head Andrei Iancu

14 June 2019

Toyota’s new IP chief explains ‘open patent’ hybrid strategy

In an exclusive sit-down with IAM at the automaker’s headquarters, Yosuke Iida says that its latest royalty-free licence scheme can help transform the company’s business – and the environment

14 June 2019

$100,000 for a patent? Not all are convinced, but many admit the price tag should rise

In an interview with IAM Rembrandts in the Attic author Kevin Rivette made the case for applicants spending a lot more on the prosecution process. We asked the market whether it agreed.

01 June 2019

3M’s IP head explains its business-focused patent strategy

Company employs a data-driven approach that ensures rights are tied to opportunities in emerging product areas or existing ones that analysis shows merit protection, says IP Hall of Fame inductee Kevin Rhodes

24 May 2019

Business, but not as usual

Our week-long series on the US-China trade dispute concludes, as deal-makers working on the ground say licence transactions and tech transfer are still happening, but big uncertainties remain

24 May 2019

Samsung's US patent holding stands untouchable as the biggest in the world

The final section of this year's IAM/ktMINE US Patent 1000 Club confirms the Korean company has a huge lead over IBM when it comes to USPTO granted rights 

23 May 2019

The <em>IAM</em>/ktMINE US Patent 1,000 club - part three

The countdown of America's biggest patent holders continues as we unveil those sitting in positions 183 to 92. Entities listed today have portfolios containing at least 2,250 US assets

22 May 2019

Part two of our exclusive listing of the US's biggest patent portfolios is revealed

We continue the countdown of this year's IAM/ktMINE US Patent 1,000 Club - comprising every entity that owns 1,000+ active US patents - by naming those who sit in spots 275 to 184

21 May 2019

Revealed <em>-</em> every entity with 1,000 or more active US patents 

There are 367 entities in the IAM/ktMINE US Patent 1000 club. We begin to name them all today by counting down to number 275 

20 May 2019

Trade war has not stopped US-China chip patent deals

Analysis of US patent assignment data shows cross-border transactions are still happening in semiconductors and other high-tech sectors. Proposed legislation could lead to greater scrutiny