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24 April 2019

The US Supreme Court's biggest patent case this year has nothing to do with patents

A low-profile veterans dispute could shift the law on deference with major implications for all parts of the executive branch - including the USPTO

23 April 2019

US patent litigation is down, but not for Korean companies

South Korean government study also shows that NPEs continue to target foreign defendants in places like Marshall, Texas (pictured) post TC Heartland

16 April 2019

How Europe and China handle blockchain patents

As this disruptive technology attracts increasing interest, key issuing authorities are developing different ways of handling applications that read on it

09 April 2019

'Reverse patent trolls' plague big pharma in China

The high invalidation rate for life science patents in China has created a headache for drug companies and a money-making opportunity for enterprising individuals

08 April 2019

The current cost of transparency in IoT patent licensing

Two senior members of the Ericsson IP team argue that innovators involved in wireless standardisation currently face impossible choices that lead to over-declaration or potential loss of enforceability

08 April 2019

Reforms seek to boost South Korea's patent market

Firms welcomed tougher measures against infringers at IPBC Korea 2019 last week, but there are concerns about a recent initiative to attract more foreign litigants through the use of English-language hearings

06 April 2019

The big biopharma patent developments in March

Everything you need to know about the major news stories in the life sciences sector that broke last month

03 April 2019

<em>IAM</em>’s Auto IP series taking place against a backdrop of major change

With so many issues emerging across the entire supply chain, the sector’s IP leaders will be sharing their thoughts and insights at events in Detroit and Munich next month

01 April 2019

Shenzhen implements tough new IP enforcement rules

Regulations in the special economic zone once known primarily as a den of piracy will allow fast-track administrative injunctions and impose stiff penalties on repeat infringers

26 March 2019

How the JPO handles AI-related applications

The Japan Patent Office has published a series of case examples that explain its approach to handling filings related to inventions in the field of artificial intelligence

19 March 2019

China budges on much-maligned tech transfer regulations

With a stroke of a pen yesterday, the State Council did away with some of the country’s most onerous tech transfer rules. Now it’s up to IP owners to negotiate smart deals with their newfound leeway

13 March 2019

Why the proposed EU Copyright Directive is good news for rights holders and creators

The controversial legislation is set to come into force this year and will place extra burdens on service providers, while heralding a new, more interventionist approach to the regulation of online platforms in the digital economy

11 March 2019

The big life sciences patent news from February

Our round-up of the major IP developments in the sector, including the US’s first biosimilars and unclean hands suits, a big CRISPR grant for UCal, a controversial SPC move in Europe, biopharma Brexit concerns, cannabis patent u-turn in Thailand and much more

06 March 2019

The state of play in the global IP market

IAM's annual benchmarking survey is designed to identify the key concerns of senior decision makers in areas such as deal-making, valuation, patent office performance, top litigation venues and policy 

01 March 2019

Have your say on how the global IP market is developing

Our annual benchmarking surveys – one for IP owners and one for private practice lawyers and attorneys – open today, focusing on issues such as licensing, valuation, patent office performance and the best litigation venues