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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

03 October 2019

For start-ups, patents should be a means to an end, not an end in themselves

Investing in IP may be necessary for early-stage businesses, but there are plenty of circumstances when the money is better spent 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

13 September 2019

Patent litigation is one reason why the UK will remain in the legal premier league

Despite the pervading sense of gloom, the quality of English courts and lawyers - and the remedies now available to plaintiffs - mean that there is an IP bright spot amidst the carnage of Brexit

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

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

10 August 2019

A No Deal Brexit now looks unavoidable, so plan accordingly

Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister has totally changed the trajectory of the UK's departure from the EU and IP owners' strategies should reflect that

27 July 2019

Apple's Intel purchase is a big win for both sides

In the era of patents plus dealmaking, the iPhone giant's acquisition of the chipmaker's modem business is a perfect example of the type

25 July 2019

Big CAFC decision gives operating companies that transfer patents to NPEs plenty to consider

The Lone Star ruling squarely puts entities that try to monetise their IP by transferring it to third-parties at risk of being joined in any subsequent litigation

17 July 2019

Despite huge potential, patent operations at Chinese universities lag international standards

Technology transfer and commercialisation are buzzwords in China and attract more attention everyday. But before widespread IP-based private-public partnerships develop, there are significant systemic hurdles to overcome

10 July 2019

Intel takes patents off market and enters exclusive talks with potential buyer

Acquirer not named, but Apple looks like a strong candidate to purchase the portfolio of 8,500 largely unencumbered wireless assets that was due to be auctioned in August