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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

18 June 2019

Below the radar, a changing of the guard at Apple

Long-time chief IP Counsel BJ Watrous quietly left the position at the end of last year to be replaced by former lead patent counsel

10 June 2019

After $31 million award inventor swaps East Texas for Washington and takes his PTAB fight to Congress

Josh Malone’s Bunch O Balloons success has made him a leading figure in the invention community and positioned him to challenge some of the patent narratives on Capitol Hill

07 June 2019

China overhauls criminal IP enforcement

Food and drug authorities will take responsibility for criminal IP investigations, as government re-shuffle continues. It’s good news for pharma IP owners – others may have questions

03 June 2019

Shenzhen-based operating company tapped to license foreign pool's China rights

Netac’s own killer patent is set to expire later this year. But according to demand letters circulating Chinese media, the memory maker's IP team is now partnering with a patent pool formed by Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk

30 May 2019

AB InBev IP exec explains how he is helping to shift attitudes one six-pack at a time

With the giant brewer facing off against Heineken in court, Michael Swita sets out how innovation and patents are becoming a far bigger consideration in the industry

28 May 2019

US biotech aims to curb China’s genomics leader with pair of European lawsuits

Shenzhen BGI was once the biggest purchaser of Illumina’s gene sequencing machines. Now the two are on opposite sides of an expanding patent battle

22 May 2019

Looking to ramp up IP commercialisation in new sectors, Nokia unveils collaboration with GE

Initial stage of relationship will focus on fiber communications technology that can be used in areas such as medtech

10 May 2019

Bringing video game IP to China: big risks, big payoff

Nintendo has reached a deal with Tencent to bring its lucrative IP to China. It is well-positioned to succeed where other game companies have faltered

07 May 2019

Faraday Future seeks lifeline from $1.25 billion IP valuation

Cash-strapped electric vehicle start-up hopes to attract much-needed funding after Houlihan Lokey estimate of the value of its portfolio, which includes tech, patents and trademarks 

02 May 2019

Backlash against PepsiCo’s Indian plant variety lawsuit highlights IP enforcement difficulties

Company faces major brand backlash after launching a suit against farmers it accused of infringing rights protecting the potato type used to make Lay's crisps

25 April 2019

China fast-tracks changes to trade secret law ahead of further talks with Trump administration

Although the move should be seen as a goodwill gesture, the amendments are unlikely to move the needle much in a jurisdiction where enforcement is hampered by the difficulty of collecting evidence

01 April 2019

Intellectual property 4.0 - what it means for your enterprise

As the pace of technological change shows no sign of showing, enterprises need to take radical action to ensure that their IP strategies keep pace

01 April 2019

Shenzhen implements tough new IP enforcement rules

Regulations in the special economic zone once known primarily as a den of piracy will allow fast-track administrative injunctions and impose stiff penalties on repeat infringers

29 March 2019

China's patent office pledges to cut pendency amid quality questions

CNIPA has promised to reduce examination times, but users are more concerned about quality. Agency's deputy director waves off the suggestion that 90% of its issued patents are 'junk'