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27 January 2020

Toyota IP Solutions will help company realise more from its annual $9bn R&D spend, says senior counsel

In an exclusive interview, Fred Mau says launch of new licensing and tech transfer programme is part of a more proactive approach to technology and innovation outreach for the Japanese automaker

23 January 2020

Vivo joins ranks of top Chinese patentees

Homegrown smartphone firm increasingly targeted by licensors has upped its research output in recent years

23 January 2020

Indian court sends conflicting signals in AstraZeneca disputes

The High Court of Delhi has taken inconsistent positions on issues of evergreening and genus/species patents in case that goes to heart of protections available to life sciences companies

21 January 2020

Vietnam's 5G ambitions put IP environment in focus

A state-run telecom's claim to be producing its own networking gear is the latest indication that there are opportunities for IP-based collaboration in a fast growing tech market

21 January 2020

Four trends that will shape life sciences IP deal-making in 2020

After a record-breaking 2019, here are the key value-creation issues to look out for in the new decade

16 January 2020

Breaking: EPO Board of Appeal upholds invalidation of Broad’s CRISPR-Cas9 patent

Surprise move means Enlarged Board will not now be asked to consider key questions that were referred to it yesterday

16 January 2020

Viability of sham litigation suits on the line in AbbVie appeal

The award of $448 million in antitrust damages against the company in case brought by the Federal Trade Commission is also at stake.

15 January 2020

The world's top private practice patent lawyers and attorneys reveal the secrets of their success - and much more

The first IAM Global Leaders publication runs interviews with internationally-respected practitioners who, among other things, talk the future, the past, deal-making, practice management and how to meet changing client demands 

09 January 2020

NPE’s litigation move may be a sign of things to come in the healthcare sector

Move by Parallax Health Sciences is an indication that patent assertion plays could increasingly affect life sciences companies as their use of digital technologies increases

08 January 2020

Increasing scrutiny for patent filing subsidies in China

Last year patent agencies came under scrutiny for gaming the system, and corporate IP managers say they expect tighter auditing in the year to come

07 January 2020

ITC cases were more China-focused than ever in 2019

But study by Chinese trade body shows that respondents who fight back do surprisingly well

07 January 2020

Federal Circuit delivers good news for process patent owners

A precedential decision last month makes it easier for rights holders to assert successfully against imported products

06 January 2020

Xiaomi, HP among eleventh-hour MPEG-LA HEVC licensees

Nineteen companies in all took the chance to secure rights to the portfolio before a contingent of South Korean and Japanese patent owners departed the pool last Thursday

04 January 2020

If you thought the last decade was one of big change in IP, you ain't seen nothing yet

Over the last 10 years US patent leadership waned while value creation strategies evolved; but the coming years look set to be dominated by commoditisation, politicisation and, above all else, big data and AI 

03 January 2020

Huawei to join HEVC Advance in first major pool sign-up

Previously unaffiliated, the Chinese company is set to come on board as a licensor and licensee