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24 May 2017

Day Three INTA Barcelona report - CPA planning for change, .sucks momentum, top in-house teams and more

The INTA 2017 Annual Meeting is coming to an end after five action-packed days in Barcelona. Here’s the final round-up of what has been going on from World Trademark Review reporters Trevor Little (TL) and Tim Lince (TJL), and me, Joff Wild (JW).   …

22 May 2017

Day Two at INTA Barcelona - Strikes, Brexit, fake news, more Brexit and a whole lot more

Often the busiest day for attendees, the Monday of the INTA Annual Meeting usually features a full schedule of meetings, sessions, table topics and receptions reaching a crescendo that often goes into the early hours of Tuesday. Reporters from our…

21 May 2017

Day One INTA 2017 in Barcelona: publishing war, keynote controversy, Brexit blues and much more

The beautiful city of Barcelona is currently packed to the rafters with trademark experts attending INTA’s 2017 Annual Meeting. Over 10,000 are in town for this year’s event IAM’s sister publication World Trademark Review has a crack team of…

18 April 2017

The 2017 inductees into the IP Hall of Fame are revealed

Following a nomination process that began back in January, today we officially announce the four individuals who have been selected by the IP Hall of Fame Academy as this year’s inductees into the IP Hall of Fame. They are: Antonio Campinos…

17 March 2017

The inside take on IBM’s hybrid patent sales strategy and how it helps to create value for Big Blue

Last week, the IAM blog ran a story which examined the role that IBM – or, at least, its patent portfolio – has played in some of the most high-profile tech IPOs of recent times. As my colleague Richard Lloyd reported, six out of the 10 largest US…

06 March 2017

Monetisation may be some way off, but SE Asian companies have many reasons to get serious about IP

Just a couple of weeks back, IAM reported on a Singapore government proposal which suggested that the city-state may consider attracting or creating its own IP commercialisation entities. During last Friday’s IPBC Southeast Asia – our first…

26 February 2017

How to value a professional services firm in an M&A transaction

M&A activity has been at a high level in the accounting and law sectors for a number of years now; and the indications are that this trend is set to continue. For those who plan to sell, it is important to prepare the deal with a clear focus on the…

25 February 2017

The search for the 2017 IP Hall of Fame inductees continues

Many noteworthy individuals have been put forward for the honour of IP Hall of Fame 2017 induction since we opened the nomination process a couple of weeks ago.  However, if you have yet to submit the name of your IP hero, fear not - there’s still…

11 February 2017

Just fifteen minutes out of your weekend could win you a free place at IPBC Global

The IP Benchmarking survey was launched last week and we are offering all those who complete it the chance to win a free delegate place to this year’s IPBC Global being held in Ottawa in June. The aim of the survey is to give us insight into the…

08 February 2017

The IP Hall of Fame 2017: nominate your IP-spiration

In the IP space, as in any other, there are inspirational, game-changing individuals; people who – through their knowledge, skill, advocacy, insight, vision, tenacity and dedication – have changed the IP landscape for the better, and in doing so…

02 February 2017

I possess the energy, experience and ability to make patents great again, says Rader in pitch for USPTO top job

Randall Rader, the outspoken former chief judge of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, has confirmed that he remains a candidate for the position of Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office in the new Trump administration, and that…

29 January 2017

Barcelona court issues fast-track injunction protocol for Mobile World Congress 2017

The Mobile World Congress is held each year in Barcelona, Spain; and is the world’s largest gathering of companies in the mobile communications industry. It will take place in the Catalonian capital this year from 27th February to 2nd March. As…

19 January 2017

Michelle Lee set to remain as Director of the USPTO under the Trump administration

Well-placed sources have told IAM that the USPTO could announce as early as today that Michelle Lee will continue as the agency's director under the Trump administration when the new President takes office following his inauguration tomorrow. If…

02 January 2017

The IP personalities of 2016, part one

What a year we have just lived through. Now that it’s over and we are all looking forward to what 2017 has in store it’s time for IAM to name its IP personalities of 2016. As regular blog readers will know, we define a “personality” in very broad…

05 December 2016

Inside Microsoft's big deal with Xiaomi and much more from Day One of IPBC Asia 2016

The first full day of IPBC Asia 2016 in Shanghai has just come to an end. A crowd of over 400 have enjoyed a challenging programme of both plenary and breakout sessions, as well as many networking opportunities. The IAM editorial team – Editor Joff…