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11 October 2019

Data reveals strong growth in the number of female inventors, but there is still a long way to go

A report by the UK IP Office finds more women named on patents than ever before – but also that they remain woefully under-represented. We present the top takeaways from a very timely study

05 October 2019

The USPTO seeks AI expertise to change the rules of the game internally and externally

New role has the potential to deliver results that will enhance internal processes, improve quality, lower costs and help recover lost US influence in the international IP arena

28 September 2019

The US is gifting 5G patent leadership to others

Policy confusion and problematic court decisions mean that the shape of the IP landscape in this pivotal technology is being determined elsewhere

21 September 2019

Huawei’s 5G spinoff bluff shows why export ban will hurt US tech firms

CEO Ren Zhengfei doesn’t think another company can build a business around Huawei’s 5G technology stack. Not only will the company's predicament not help US tech firms, it is actively hurting them

17 September 2019

Australia’s harsh approach to software patents set to continue

Observers had hoped Friday’s decision in the Encompass case would clarify key patentability questions. But a Full Bench of the Federal Court of Australia did not take the opportunity to do so

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  

12 September 2019

Huawei CEO: our 5G IP can be had for an upfront fee

Ren Zhengfei welcomes telecom equipment competition with a grandiose offer, but some key details are still open to question

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

11 September 2019

Five things to watch for from Japan’s new IP policy leadership

The new commissioner of the JPO and top cabinet advisor on IP will both address IPBC Asia in Tokyo in some of their first appearances in front of a global audience

07 September 2019

For the US Defense Department, China is not the IP problem – data is

Despite the claims being made by politicians, a re-engineered IP strategy at the Pentagon has little to do with theft and everything to do with trade secrets

31 August 2019

Despite the difficulties, it is time to embrace arbitration as the best way to resolve licensing disputes

Resolving FRAND and SEP-related royalty stand-offs via the courts is inefficient, expensive and damaging to innovation. A new way forward has to be found

28 August 2019

Asia's top IP owners revealed

Big filers, tough litigators and savvy dealmakers identified across eight industries in the run-up to IPBC Asia in Tokyo this October

24 August 2019

Adversaries no more - licensors look to make deals, not settlements

In its day, the IPNav model was hugely successful in generating cash, but successful licensing in the here and now requires a different, less confrontational approach

21 August 2019

US removes 5G work exemption from Huawei ban

The Commerce Department extended Huawei’s temporary licence yesterday, but it dropped a provision that allowed technology sharing as part of 5G standards development

07 August 2019

Image, ownership and an app made in St Petersburg

The IP issues raised by the use of FaceApp have been largely ignored. They should not be