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04 December 2018

IPBC Asia Day Two report

This year's event in Shanghai has now come to an end. It's been a great couple of days, including the IP Asia Elite Gala Dinner and Awards held last night

03 December 2018

IPBC Asia 2018 Day One Report

How Chinese courts will rule the patent world; Qualcomm's 5G licensing spree; don't jail trolls, says former supreme court judge; patent sales are on the up; plus a whole lot more from a wet, but spectacular, Shanghai Pudong

02 December 2018

Weekly review - 26th November to 2nd December

Your essential Sunday reading: a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform in the past week - as well as links to each one

30 November 2018

How a Chinese court would have answered the three questions in the Unwired Planet appeal

Previous FRAND-related rulings indicate judges in China could set a global rate, would adopt the hard-edged non-discrimination obligation and would consider the parties' negotiation behaviours when reaching their decisions 

29 November 2018

Avanci opinion piece SEPs and FRAND

TCL v Ericsson and Unwired Planet v Huawei send two very different messages to auto companies being approached by patent pools such as Avanci to take SEP licences, says Unified Patents' chief IP counsel Jonathan Stroud 

26 November 2018

US pharma patent owners under pressure like never before

Life sciences IP is on the front line as American consumers, legislators and the Trump administration kick back against the high cost of medicines. Reform campaigners say they have never been more confident of change.

25 November 2018

IAM Round-up, 25th November

Your essential Sunday reading: a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform in the past week - as well as links to each one

19 November 2018

UK Supreme Court considers key dosage patents case

Justices today considering a much-anticipated case whose outcome could make it harder for pharma companies to obtain such protection in the future

15 November 2018

Congress needs role in key patent reform debates urges senior Republican legislator

Tipped to be the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, Doug Collins looks set to emerge as one of most powerful IP policy voices on Capitol Hill

15 November 2018

The big life sciences IP developments from October 2018

Cannabis patent war looming, “New NAFTA” set to benefit biopharma innovators, a blow for medical device inventors at the CJEU, and much more in this round-up of October’s big life sciences IP news

14 November 2018

UK Supreme Court rejects Warner-Lambert’s pregabalin patent appeal

Company now faces possibility of £500 million pay-out to the NHS, while ruling could also make second medical use patents harder to obtain and easier to invalidate

10 November 2018

Acting Attorney General sat on board of Florida company that ran patent filing scam

Matthew Whitaker (right) allegedly sent intimidating emails to victims of World Patent Marketing, a firm that was shut down by the FTC and fined $26 million for cheating inventors.

09 November 2018

Royalty stacking 5G Europe

In an exclusive opinion piece for IAM, Jim Beveridge of the Innovators' Network argues that originators need to embrace transparency and avoid royalty stacking to allow IoT innovation to thrive 

07 November 2018

Mid-terms

A split Congress and a USPTO director looking to rebalance the system probably rule out further legislative reform, but pharma may be vulnerable to moves related to pricing issues 

30 October 2018

Bristows Unwired Planet

In upholding the first instance judgment of Mr Justice Birss last week, the Court of Appeals in London has confirmed the UK as a go-to jurisdiction for FRAND-related disputes