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09 April 2019

'Reverse patent trolls' plague big pharma in China

The high invalidation rate for life science patents in China has created a headache for drug companies and a money-making opportunity for enterprising individuals

06 April 2019

The big biopharma patent developments in March

Everything you need to know about the major news stories in the life sciences sector that broke last month

02 April 2019

How the global IP market looks from the heart of China's high-tech industry

An inside look at Huawei’s patent buying strategy, TCL’s safeguards against over-investment, Baidu’s IP shift and much more from IPBC Shenzhen

01 April 2019

Amazon, United Technologies and Huawei among the big climbers in 100 largest US portfolio owners

As two of the world’s largest tech businesses aggressively grow their patent stockpiles a new entrant from China is the one to watch

28 March 2019

The US secondary market in graphic form

It was a positive fourth quarter of 2018 for US patent sales as an infographic put together based on data supplied by AST shows

27 March 2019

Federal circuit decision is a boost for method of treatment innovators

The appellate court’s ruling in Natural Alternatives International Inc. v. Creative Compounds LLC affirms the patentability of methods of treatment under Section 101 and gives guidance on the drafting of claims relating to natural products.

12 March 2019

Europe’s patent landscape in six charts 

The EPO’s annual report for 2018 was published today and shows that filing levels are up, grants have surged, the US leads, China slows and Siemens is number one

11 March 2019

The big life sciences patent news from February

Our round-up of the major IP developments in the sector, including the US’s first biosimilars and unclean hands suits, a big CRISPR grant for UCal, a controversial SPC move in Europe, biopharma Brexit concerns, cannabis patent u-turn in Thailand and much more

06 March 2019

The state of play in the global IP market

IAM's annual benchmarking survey is designed to identify the key concerns of senior decision makers in areas such as deal-making, valuation, patent office performance, top litigation venues and policy 

18 February 2019

Rolling the dice on eligibility

Congressional action is the only way to solve the uncertainty on section 101 of the US patent statute, argues Aaric Eisenstein of Personalised Media Communications

18 February 2019

Patent deals show how Indian startups can benefit from multinational research activity

An AI health-tech startup recently named one of the world's most promising had its roots in the re-organisation of Xerox's research centre in India

14 February 2019

The five key takeaways from the USPTO’s report on women and patents

Although female patentees are becoming more common – particularly in areas such as pharma and biotech – the rate of growth is slowing, suggesting that a lot more work needs to be done before equality between the sexes is achieved

13 February 2019

IPBC Global 2019 is shaping up to be the biggest and best of the series so far

Senior decision makers from a wide range of companies are already confirmed to attend as demand for tickets exceeds the rate for last year's sell-out event in San Francisco 

09 February 2019

The big life sciences patent developments in January

Record-breaking Celgene purchase, two decisions on the on-sale bar, Europe moves towards SPC manufacturing waiver, China proposes five-year patent term extension and much more

06 February 2019

Help to find the IP Hall of Fame inductees for 2019

The annual search for outstanding individuals to induct into the IP Hall of Fame starts today and we want your help.