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03 August 2019

Life sciences IP – the major developments in July

All the big pharma and biotech patent stories from last month in our regular monthly round-up

09 September 2019

Looming Australian IP reforms are a concern for life sciences innovators

Worries about patent eligible subject matter, compulsory licensing and the abolition of innovation patents have been expressed as the country moves closer to re-jigging the system

11 September 2019

Software IP issues for universities have never been more complex, says tech commercialisation leader

In an exclusive interview with IAM, given in the run-up to Software IP 2019, the University of Chicago's George Chellapa describes the challenges of the fast-moving sector and how working with industry is crucial

12 September 2019

The Boston Manifesto - why IP needs more women and how to make it happen 

The IP world, particularly in the field of patents, continues to be dominated by men. A group of senior professionals from all parts of the IP ecosystem came together before this year's IPBC in Boston to discuss ways to encourage greater diversity and to produce recommendations to achieve it  

18 September 2019

Plaintiff state entities cannot claim sovereign immunity, says CAFC in precedential decision

Ruling is the latest setback for patentees in this controversial area and comes as the University of Minnesota seeks a Supreme Court review of its IPR immunity-related dispute with LSI

25 September 2019

South Korean president uses 2 millionth patent grant to call for tech independence

Moon Jae-in (centre) made the comments amid an international dispute with Japan. He also said IP can help prevent conglomerates from seizing technology from smaller firms

08 November 2019

Catch up on the most important life sciences IP developments from the past month

Read our most recent monthly round-up for key pharma and biotech IP stories from October 2019

08 November 2019

A snapshot of the global patent landscape in eight charts  

A recently issued WIPO report based on multiple data points sheds light on the state of play in worldwide patenting activity

12 November 2019

Korean NPE launches offensive after streaming pool's collapse

State research lab ETRI and patent fund Intellectual Discovery are two of the entities in line to profit from the assertion effort

09 May 2017

Alice blow means Asian university’s pioneering US patent enforcement drive may be over

A Northern California district court has granted a motion to dismiss a patent infringement case brought by an affiliate of Seoul-based Sungkyunkwan University after finding one of the asserted claims invalid. The court’s decision represents a…

19 July 2016

Harvard lawsuits could be a taste of things to come say tech transfer experts

Late last month Harvard University took the very unusual step of filing two infringement lawsuits against semiconductor manufacturers Micron and Global Foundries over their alleged infringement of two patents that are owned by the Ivy League…

18 December 2015

Big buck Chinese investors, changing attitudes and antitrust actions – the Asia-Pacific’s IP market in 2015

It has been a busy 2015 for IP owners operating in Asia, with the region continuing to challenge Europe as the world’s second major IP marketplace (and, with things the way they are in the United States at the moment, first place may even be up for…

25 June 2015

Indian companies remain worryingly indifferent about filing patents at home

India’s Office of the Controller General of Patents, Trademarks, Designs and Geographical Indications has released its most recent annual report for 2013-2014. The statistics look promising in terms of improved service levels at the office; but when…

16 July 2015

The Innovation Act is pulled, but uncertainty lingers and that’s bad for business

The Innovation Act was dramatically pulled from consideration last night just days before a vote on it was expected in the House of Representatives. It is now unlikely that the proposed legislation will be considered again until after the summer…