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12 February 2019

New investment platform aims to break down barriers to capital for innovators

Former IV unit teams up with alternative asset business to give large and small innovators way of attracting finance on Blockchain-based initiative

11 February 2019

RPX strikes deal to acquire remaining patent portfolio of Creative subsidiary

The settlement deal ends litigation by the Singapore company’s ZiiLabs unit against Nvidia, and will net shareholders around $17.5 million

08 February 2019

Japan's Wacom bulks up patent portfolio

The high-end maker of tablets and styluses for artists and designers makes its latest patent acquisition amidst new US litigation and a push to reach more consumers with competitively priced offerings

08 February 2019

The US’s first all biosimilar patent suit shows new pharma IP landscape is emerging

Coherus launched Delaware action against Amgen in what is likely to become an increasingly familiar life sciences litigation scenario.

08 February 2019

US patent system jumps to second in the world, though the biopharma sector may not agree

PTAB reforms help fuel a miraculous rise up the latest International IP Index, but a recent Federal Circuit decision on eligibility highlights the serious challenges that remain - especially for life sciences companies

07 February 2019

An entire “industry revolt” hinges on judge’s decision in FTC v Qualcomm

If the Commission and Apple are successful in rewriting the rules for chipmaker's licensing arm beware of unintended consequences that reduce choice and harm consumers, expert analyst states

07 February 2019

Pantech deals more patents, this time to Oppo

Sell-off continues as new ownership seeks to get out from under nearly $100 million in debt with just a few hundred granted US patents remaining in its arsenal

06 February 2019

165-year-old brand alleges trademark infringement against best-selling video game

The Red Dead 2 lawsuit spotlights how trademark infringement claims require trademark use. It is never sufficient to simply claim "you can't do that, it's trademarked”. Whether ‘use’ constitutes trademark use, and whether it is permissible, is a nuanced analysis.

05 February 2019

USPTO rules on patent term adjustment set to change following CAFC decision

The Federal Circuit’s precedential judgment in Supernus Pharmaceuticals v Iancu is good news for rights holders – especially those in life sciences

05 February 2019

TiVo might be about to split at a time when its licensing business has significant concerns

Latest report suggests that result of a strategic review will see the company's product and IP arms separate, but current courtroom tussle with Comcast means the timing is not great

04 February 2019

Taiwan touts trade secret protection as patent filings remain level 

IP office director states that even TSMC, the island's top patentee, relies on trade secrets to protect 90% of innovations

04 February 2019

China drives growth in AI patent filings, but US still global leader for quality

Microsoft and Alphabet possess the strongest machine learning portfolios, but Chinese state-sponsored R&D and access to data has the potential to shift the power dynamics

04 February 2019

As 5th birthday nears LOTNet aims to prove you can monetise patents and be a member at the same time

After Microsoft's headline grabbing decision to sign-up to the network last year, LOT CEO “absolutely expects IBM to join” once its Red Hat acquisition is finalised

01 February 2019

We have not been informed of any Chinese antitrust investigation of us, Ericsson tells <em>IAM</em>

Swedish company issues statement after an unsourced Chinese media article claims that a probe into its licensing practices is underway

01 February 2019

Still no sign of a patent war as the world’s largest automakers see US litigation slump

Ford faces new confrontation over alleged infringement of MIT-owned IP, but number of suits against car giant well down from 2012-2014 peak