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03 October 2019

For start-ups, patents should be a means to an end, not an end in themselves

Investing in IP may be necessary for early-stage businesses, but there are plenty of circumstances when the money is better spent elsewhere

01 October 2019

The top biopharma patent stories in September

Our round-up of all the major IP developments affecting the life sciences industries last month

30 September 2019

Europe and Latin America moving to marriage, but IP could be grounds for divorce

The recent trade accord agreed in principle between the EU and Mercosur promises to deliver significant benefits, but political controversies around issues such as data protection and SPCs mean that the deal is not yet sealed

28 September 2019

The US is gifting 5G patent leadership to others

Policy confusion and problematic court decisions mean that the shape of the IP landscape in this pivotal technology is being determined elsewhere

21 September 2019

Huawei’s 5G spinoff bluff shows why export ban will hurt US tech firms

CEO Ren Zhengfei doesn’t think another company can build a business around Huawei’s 5G technology stack. Not only will the company's predicament not help US tech firms, it is actively hurting them

17 September 2019

Australia’s harsh approach to software patents set to continue

Observers had hoped Friday’s decision in the Encompass case would clarify key patentability questions. But a Full Bench of the Federal Court of Australia did not take the opportunity to do so

13 September 2019

Patent litigation is one reason why the UK will remain in the legal premier league

Despite the pervading sense of gloom, the quality of English courts and lawyers - and the remedies now available to plaintiffs - mean that there is an IP bright spot amidst the carnage of Brexit

12 September 2019

The Boston Manifesto - why IP needs more women and how to make it happen 

The IP world, particularly in the field of patents, continues to be dominated by men. A group of senior professionals from all parts of the IP ecosystem came together before this year's IPBC in Boston to discuss ways to encourage greater diversity and to produce recommendations to achieve it  

12 September 2019

Huawei CEO: our 5G IP can be had for an upfront fee

Ren Zhengfei welcomes telecom equipment competition with a grandiose offer, but some key details are still open to question

11 September 2019

Software IP issues for universities have never been more complex, says tech commercialisation leader

In an exclusive interview with IAM, given in the run-up to Software IP 2019, the University of Chicago's George Chellapa describes the challenges of the fast-moving sector and how working with industry is crucial

11 September 2019

Five things to watch for from Japan’s new IP policy leadership

The new commissioner of the JPO and top cabinet advisor on IP will both address IPBC Asia in Tokyo in some of their first appearances in front of a global audience

07 September 2019

For the US Defense Department, China is not the IP problem – data is

Despite the claims being made by politicians, a re-engineered IP strategy at the Pentagon has little to do with theft and everything to do with trade secrets

07 September 2019

Life sciences IP - the major developments in August

All the big pharma and biotech patent stories from last month in our regular monthly round-up

30 August 2019

The Boston Manifesto

While significant progress has been made in increasing and amplifying women in IP-related careers, there is still work to be done. Just before IPBC Global 2019, a group of leaders got together to discuss how best to do this. The result was the Boston Manifesto

28 August 2019

Asia's top IP owners revealed

Big filers, tough litigators and savvy dealmakers identified across eight industries in the run-up to IPBC Asia in Tokyo this October