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12 March 2019

Europe’s patent landscape in six charts 

The EPO’s annual report for 2018 was published today and shows that filing levels are up, grants have surged, the US leads, China slows and Siemens is number one

28 March 2019

The US secondary market in graphic form

It was a positive fourth quarter of 2018 for US patent sales as an infographic put together based on data supplied by AST shows

22 April 2019

Litigation involving high-performance camera maker underlines Fortress’s reach

SiOnyx, which is owned by the investment giant, and co-plaintiff Harvard accuses Japanese optical devices manufacturer of patent infringement

06 May 2019

Rio Tinto takes aim at aluminium rival in IP spat after US tariff exclusion reveals possible infringement

The metals and mining giant accuses US rival, which has prospered under President Trump’s import tariffs, of infringing two patents

02 May 2019

Backlash against PepsiCo’s Indian plant variety lawsuit highlights IP enforcement difficulties

Company faces major brand backlash after launching a suit against farmers it accused of infringing rights protecting the potato type used to make Lay's crisps

28 May 2019

How to tell who's winning at 5G - and why all reports are not equal

Although it may be tough to get an accurate picture of where true leadership in the SEP space resides, that does not mean it is not worth trying

06 June 2019

Siemens asserting Chinese wireless patents against four local mobile firms

Following successful invalidation petitions lodged by Vivo against the German company, industry sources tell IAM that Oppo, Xiaomi and Meizu also face SEP assertions in specialised IP courts

07 June 2019

China overhauls criminal IP enforcement

Food and drug authorities will take responsibility for criminal IP investigations, as government re-shuffle continues. It’s good news for pharma IP owners – others may have questions

14 June 2019

$100,000 for a patent? Not all are convinced, but many admit the price tag should rise

In an interview with IAM Rembrandts in the Attic author Kevin Rivette made the case for applicants spending a lot more on the prosecution process. We asked the market whether it agreed.

14 June 2019

“First do no harm” should be the guiding light of all attempts at patent reform

The current debate in the US around legislative changes to the eligible subject matter regime stands in marked contrast to the one triggered by the Innovation Act between 2013 and 2016

20 June 2019

Another year, another benchmarking survey and the EPO is top once more

Boost for António Campinos as he ends the first year of his presidency; and good news, too, for USPTO head Andrei Iancu

12 July 2019

Delhi judge orders IP appeal board to start hearing cases again

The body has been paralysed by vacancies for years and more than 600 appeals of patent office decisions are in limbo

15 July 2019

Huawei escalates patent fight with US defence company in new district court suit

Latest case against L3 Harris Technologies shows that the Chinese tech giant is prepared to leverage its IP rights amidst increasingly tense geopolitical climate

25 July 2019

Big CAFC decision gives operating companies that transfer patents to NPEs plenty to consider

The Lone Star ruling squarely puts entities that try to monetise their IP by transferring it to third-parties at risk of being joined in any subsequent litigation

08 August 2019

Key pharma and agrochemical patents under threat in Brazil after court ruling

Owners face having the terms of their so-called mailbox rights reduced after decision overturns rules designed to counter chronic applications backlog at the country’s IP office