The German industrial and manufacturing company recently topped the charts as the number one filer at the EPO. A look at its portfolio shows a focus on innovation and high-value assets
Asia’s lead in international patent applications indicates a shift in innovation activity from West to East - and although Chinese growth is slowing the country has made big strides at a corporate and academic level
CNIPA has promised to reduce examination times, but users are more concerned about quality. Agency's deputy director waves off the suggestion that 90% of its issued patents are 'junk'
Beijing is slashing handouts for electric vehicle purchases, setting up a reckoning for domestic competitors in a crowded market. Technology will be crucial to survival, and IP strategy will be more important than ever
The auto company is the biggest shareholder in the parts giant, a growing IP power which is ramping up its ability to make electric vehicle parts
There are 367 entities in the IAM/ktMINE US Patent 1000 club. We begin to name them all today by counting down to number 275
We continue the countdown of this year's IAM/ktMINE US Patent 1,000 Club - comprising every entity that owns 1,000+ active US patents - by naming those who sit in spots 275 to 184
In an exclusive interview with IAM, Gustav Brismark explains his sudden departure from the Swedish giant, as well as talking legacy, the future for 5G, plus a whole lot more
Analysis of US patent assignment data shows cross-border transactions are still happening in semiconductors and other high-tech sectors. Proposed legislation could lead to greater scrutiny
A report by the EUIPO and EPO shows that companies which file for patents, trademarks and other rights are more likely to enjoy high growth and increasing incomes
Josh Malone’s Bunch O Balloons success has made him a leading figure in the invention community and positioned him to challenge some of the patent narratives on Capitol Hill
Move designed to influence debate in Europe and comes on same day as implementers publish their own guidelines.
The Data Business Congress will take place in San Jose, CA, next February with the focus on the capture, protection, management, exploitation and monetisation of one of the pivotal assets of the 21st century
The latest interim injunction in India takes a unique approach. A Delhi High Court judge says legal “experimentation” has become necessary to protect patent owners
It is still rare to see major tech businesses in China acquiring rights generated by academic institutions, but given geopolitical and trade realities we may well see more of it in the future