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24 June 2019

New research highlights importance of US government on patented technologies

Federal support particularly crucial for start-ups with Department of Defense leading the way among state agencies

28 June 2019

New battle in CRISPR patent war adds to the uncertainty surrounding the technology

New interference proceeding gives the University of California another shot at claiming exclusive rights to CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing in human, animal and plant cells

03 July 2019

Law firm’s patent attorney deal shows changing face of IP practice in the UK

Lewis Silkin’s acquisition of Ablett & Stebbing is a first and demonstrates just how far things have moved in a once conservative market

05 July 2019

Get ready for the first CRISPR patent pool

In an exclusive interview, MPEG LA’s Kristin Neuman says that a pool is on its way despite the UCal v Broad stand-off and talks about the future of licensing in biotech’s ‘golden age’

11 July 2019

CAFC says Congress or SCOTUS must address diagnostics patentability controversy

Decision denying en banc rehearing of much-watched Athena case means that hopes for 101 reform now hinge on legislators and the Supreme Court

18 July 2019

France Brevets puts pair of portfolios up for sale - including a set of 5G assets

Both packages were developed by French research institutes with close support from the sovereign patent fund

30 September 2016

How to make the most of tech transfer opportunities in Japan

Technology transfer from Japanese universities and research institutions has been minimal, compared to that in the United States. However, a new initiative looks set to change this

01 December 2018

The 2018 brokered patent market

“The patent market has fully stabilised and prices are rational,” said no one ever. During 2018 total dollars transacted in brokered deals increased while prices of single-asset deals have dropped significantly.

31 January 2019

Intellectual property and the next generation of solar technology

Solar technology is one of the key drivers of the renewable energy market, with a band of leading innovators helping to shape the sector.

01 April 2019

IP-related statistics from the recent past

A selection of recently reported facts and figures.

24 May 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform from March to mid-May.

15 March 2018

New study reveals what kinds of patents win at IPR. It’s good news for biotech, bad news for semiconductors

Patents in the biotechnology and organic chemistry, computer architecture, and e-commerce spaces are much more likely to survive the IPR process than those in other technology areas, new research has revealed. Semiconductor patents, on the other…

20 June 2017

Future watching, convergence, US optimism, UPC doubts and more: Day Two IPBC Global 2017

After two and a half jam-packed days, IPBC Global 2017 has finally come to an end. Before IAM’s editorial team splits up to return to London, Hong Kong and Washington DC, we will offer a few bold predictions about what’s to come in the IP market…

03 April 2017

Why the number of university patent assertions in the US may soon be about to increase

With the threat of inter partes reviews (IPR) hanging over any patent owner looking to assert its rights in the US, there’s bound to be interest in rulings that could help to give potential defendants a shield from prospective challenges. Thus, a…

27 March 2017

India’s largest patent filer shutters tech transfer arm in wake of major strategic failures

The tech transfer arm of India’s leading research organisation and largest patent filer says it has ceased operations because its financial position is unsustainable. CSIR-Tech was founded in 2011 to commercialise technology developed by the 38…