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10 September 2018

<strong>Chinese firm’s rare victory in trade secrets case holds lessons for other defendants</strong>

Qingdao metal manufacturer fended off ITC Section 337 complaint with fastidious R&D record keeping, among other factors

07 September 2018

The EPO should rule on SEPs, say top European auto patent players

The heads of IP at Swedish auto maker Volvo Car Corporation and Swiss wireless communications supplier u-blox AG believe that the agency must play a central role in deciding on mobile technology standard essential patents 

30 August 2018

SK Hynix bolsters patent holdings, buying two portfolios

Korean chipmaker turns to HP Enterprise and Integrated Device Technology as its US patent risks escalate

28 August 2018

How the Supreme Court’s newest justice has impacted patent law

Since joining America's highest court, Justice Gorsuch has revealed some of his thinking on patent issues and his overall judicial record provides some clues as to how he could view key cases if they come before the court.  

17 August 2018

Exit of PTAB chief judge gives Iancu further opportunity to put his own imprint on agency leadership

Key departure means there are three top roles to be filled on permanent basis.

09 August 2018

US pharma companies under increasing legislative pressure, key EU SPC decision and much more in July’s life sciences IP round-up

In this month’s round-up of patent news from the life sciences, we report on the latest blow to the St Regis Mohawks’ attempt shield their Restasis patents from inter partes review, the new bill seeking to roll out compulsory licensing in the US,…

05 August 2018

NPEs like Sisvel have survived the storm - that's another reason why the deals market is picking up

A series of recent deals from Italian licensing business show that some patent owners are prospering in current climate. 

22 July 2018

Five years after its founding, IP Bridge reflects Japan’s changing approach to patents

Sovereign fund remains trailblazer in market that continues to open up to IP monetisation

15 July 2018

A game-changing patent case in China may be about to begin - or not

A new US NPE launches with bold claims about asserting in China. Its timing might prove problematic. 

07 July 2018

All the big legal, market and deals news from the life sciences sector in June

In June’s round-up of life sciences-related news, we report on the US Supreme Court’s decision to grant certiorari in the Helsinn Healthcare v Teva Pharmaceuticals Section 102 dispute, but not in the Cleveland Clinic’s Section 101 case against True…

06 July 2018

$100 million NPE sets its sights on China and promises a big litigation play within a fortnight

The boss of an NPE that launched in late June with $100 million of funding has said that within the next two weeks it will be filing “extremely large patent infringement lawsuits in China, against a major consumer products manufacturer”. Brian…

29 June 2018

Litigation drops again in first half as gap between number of NPE and non-NPE cases narrows significantly

US patent litigation continued its slide in the first half of 2018 with 1,660 new suits filed, a 15% drop from the first six months of 2017.  The data, which was released late yesterday by Unified Patents, suggests that infringement cases are in…

13 June 2018

The Battistelli legacy, China concerns, gambling opportunities and a whole lot more from IPBC Global 2018

The sessions on the third and final day of IPBC Global 2018 have now finished; and, like yesterday, the action has come thick and first across a variety of plenaries, breakouts and masterclasses. The members of IAM’s editorial team on the ground at…

12 June 2018

Iancu makes 101 waves, US woes, GE CIO hails licensing revolution and more from IPBC Global 2018

The Monday plenary, breakout and bootcamp sessions at IPBC Global 2018 are now all done. The members of IAM’s editorial team on the ground at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco - Joff Wild, Richard Lloyd, Jacob Schindler, Bing Zhao and Adam…

10 June 2018

All the big life sciences patent news from May

In May’s round-up of life sciences-related patent news, we report on new research revealing a sharp surge in CRISPR patent filings in Asia, on mistaken claims that China has introduced a new 25-year pharma patent term and on the data showing the…