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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…

11 November 2016

Co-opetition, commercialisation and much more discussed at the first-ever IPBC Down Under

The IPBC brand came to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time yesterday. Hosted by IAM at the Sofitel in Melbourne, IPBC Australasia attracted around 200 delegates and speakers from Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the world. Reflecting…

13 June 2016

It's time for IP owners to start giving serious consideration to the possibility of Brexit

With under two weeks to go until the UK holds its referendum on whether to remain in the European Union or to leave, the outcome still looks to be on a knife-edge. The latest batch of opinion polls generally seem to indicate a move to the Leave camp…

07 June 2016

Google shake-up; SMEs 4 the UPC; Europe warning; China insights and more from IPBC Global 2016 Day Two

All the plenary and breakout sessions have now come to an end at IPBC Global 2016. It’s been one hell of an event. IAM’s editorial team on the ground in Barcelona – editor Joff Wild (JW); North America editor Richard Lloyd (RL); Asia editor Jacob…

15 March 2016

Microsoft’s multi-billion-dollar man Horacio Gutierrez departs for Spotify

Microsoft’s current general counsel and former head of IP Horacio Gutierrez, who was one of the major players in the company’s lucrative multi-billion dollar per year Android licensing campaign, is leaving his role to take up the corresponding…

23 February 2016

Pressure grows on WIPO DG Gurry after submission of UN report and further explosive Pooley claims

The long saga that has unfolded since then WIPO deputy director-general James Pooley made a number of serious allegations against the organisation’s director-general Francis Gurry in a report of misconduct filed in April 2014 may be drawing to an…

01 December 2015

USPTO Director Michelle Lee – “I firmly believe the US has a world-class, quality patent system”

Yesterday we ran the first part of our interview with USPTO Director Michelle Lee. Today we’re publishing part two which covers the position of America’s patent system in the world, IP relations with China and the sense that recent developments mean…

03 November 2015

Why Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung have all been big winners in the smartphone patent wars

It’s not often that a war is fought in which almost every side bearing arms wins; but the one that took place over patents relating to mobile devices might be a very rare example of such a phenomenon. It began way back in 2009, got extremely serious…

11 June 2015

IAM ’s unique guide to the world’s top IP strategists now online and features in-house experts for first time

The latest edition of IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists is now available online. As in previous years, it lists individuals that in-depth research has shown to possess world class skills in the development and roll-out of…