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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

06 November 2019

New report reveals why SMEs want patents and the opportunities they bring

Study released by the European Patent Office sheds light on the growing sophistication of smaller businesses seeking protection for their inventions

31 October 2019

IAM honours Asia’s IP leaders

The winners of our annual Asia IP Elite awards for the teams, deal and individual of the year were revealed before a sold-out crowd at IPBC Asia 2019

26 October 2019

Japan is the unheralded centre of Asia’s patent market

Long-term filing declines and a staid litigation environment mask the fact that the patent strategies pursued by the country’s elite companies are becoming more aggressive and dynamic

25 October 2019

UK Supreme Court hands employee-inventor a dramatic £2 million victory

Judgment vindicates professor’s 20-year fight for share of Unilever licensing profit and looks set to reshape British law on employee compensation for inventions

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

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

25 September 2019

Copyright clarification from Europe’s top court

Judges at the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered good news for designers in their Cofomel decision earlier this month

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  

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

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

01 August 2019

Users like the EPO’s services - but there is still room to improve, according to new report

The annual assessment of the office’s performance finds that that satisfaction rates are up, but timeliness remains a problem

26 July 2019

Switzerland once again named as the world’s most innovative country

New research finds that Europe is ahead of the rest when it comes to the quality of innovations and also leads in filing international patents