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21 December 2018

Senator Hatch’s proposal to limit biopharma IPRs has come at the wrong time

Lame duck session attempt at reform looks likely to fail given recent changes at the PTAB and growing public concern over drugs pricing in the US

20 December 2018

War of words over Apple’s compliance with Chinese court order

iPhone maker says it believes it is in full compliance with injunctions issued ten days ago in Fuzhou. But the US company is coming in for sharp criticism in the Chinese press

18 December 2018

US patent litigation looks set to drop again in 2018

Volume of new cases forecast to fall to under 4,000 for the first time since 2011 - and to well below levels for trademark and copyright suits

17 December 2018

Give USPTO examiners more time and save $900 million a year, new research claims

Doubling the hours allotted for the examination of each patent application would reduce the burden currently placed on rights owners in courts and at the PTAB, say professors in challenge to seminal Mark Lemley work

13 December 2018

It's Spangenberg v Zur in a patent clash for the ages

The battle over revenue share in licensing of multi-million dollar asset comes to light after Fortress brings infringement suit against Amazon

11 December 2018

SEP owners find more reason to cheer latest DOJ injunctions proposal and promise of heightened SSO scrutiny

Despite proposed new statement, question remains over the extent to which Makan Delrahim’s FRAND policy will find approval with the man likely to be the next Attorney General

11 December 2018

Revealed: the Chinese patents that earned Qualcomm an iPhone injunction

IAM uncovers the patents-in-suit, runs down the two sides’ validity wins and losses so far, and provides much more analysis of yesterday's shock preliminary injunction in the Intermediate People's Court of Fuzhou

04 December 2018

New lawsuits against AT&T, Sprint and Verizon suggest ETRI is doubling down on US monetisation strategy

After setback in Huawei suit, latest court cases show the state-funded Korean research institute is behind massive licensing programme

30 November 2018

A director’s guide to modernising IP governance frameworks

Boards and directors typically prioritise non-IP issues on the corporate agenda; however, legal requirements and market activities suggest that this might be a serious misstep.

30 November 2018

How a Chinese court would have decided the <em>Unwired Planet</em> appeal

Previous FRAND-related rulings indicate judges in China could set a global rate, would adopt the hard-edged non-discrimination obligation and would consider the parties' negotiation behaviours when reaching their decisions 

30 November 2018

Time is running out to nominate the world’s leading IP strategists

There is not much time left to make nominations for the 2019 edition of IAM Strategy 300, our exclusive guide on the world's best IP strategists.

30 November 2018

After years of setting the patent agenda Silicon Valley is now playing defence

The USPTO director’s explicit rejection of the ‘troll’ narrative and the departure of key Congressional backers mean that big technology companies find themselves in the unusual position of not being in control of the US IP policy-making narrative.

30 November 2018

US pharma patents are under greater threat than ever before

Life sciences companies in the United States are under increasing pressure. Campaigners for changes to the patent system are working to prevent what they see as abusive practices – and it looks as if they are winning the argument.

30 November 2018

Continuation patent assertion in the US may be tougher after CAFC decision

First application of the court’s SimpleAir standard led to a 45% slump in Invidior’s share price and could prove to be a boon for generics companies

29 November 2018

OPINION: It's time to sort out the connected car disconnect

TCL v Ericsson and Unwired Planet v Huawei send two very different messages to auto companies being approached by patent pools such as Avanci to take SEP licences, says Unified Patents' chief IP counsel Jonathan Stroud