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05 December 2019

The search for the world's leading IP strategists is on

IAM is currently seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for the 2020 edition of the Strategy 300 - our unique guide to the men and women who excel in the creation of IP value

04 December 2019

Huawei hones IP message amidst wins and losses

A good result in a German court and the settlement of a key competitor dispute are among positive signs for the company, but US sanctions continue to cloud future

18 November 2019

South Africa's top court issues first patent decision but fails to clarify infringement defence uncertainties

The country’s Constitutional Court, which split down the middle, refused to grant an appeal to challenge a Merck patent on new grounds

13 November 2019

Israel joined the Hague System for international protection of industrial designs

Following a complete reform of the Design Law, Israel joined the Hague Agreement on 3 October 2019. From 3 January 2020, Israeli applicants will be able protect industrial designs by submitting a single international design application for any of the 88 member countries.

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

05 November 2019

TSMC chief speaks as market reacts to foundry war settlement

Exact terms remain confidential, but TSMC's CEO suggested to employees that the licence rights are not transferrable should Globalfoundries be acquired

23 October 2019

The new Israeli online anti-piracy copyright reform explained

Israel is undergoing major copyright reforms, especially with regard to online piracy and protected content such as films, TV shows and music. The Israeli Parliament recently approved Amendment 5 to the Copyright Law, which introduces new anti-piracy proceedings. Copyright holders will have access to advanced enforcement tools in order to obtain protection for their works, primarily from online infringement.

18 October 2019

Huawei’s latest IP headache comes from its solar business

An Israeli firm has sued the Chinese company over inverter tech in Shenzhen and Jinan, building on German campaign

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

03 October 2019

Chip foundries bring high-stakes patent litigation to Singapore

TSMC hits back against Globalfoundries with countersuits in the US, Germany and Singapore. The headline grabbing dispute takes place as the Lion City attempts to lure more cases with legal reforms

02 October 2019

Huawei reportedly launches IP attack on Chinese handset maker

Shenzhen Transsion, the dominant mobile phone seller on the African continent, said to have come into IP conflict with Huawei shortly before going public

02 October 2019

21st century marketing and branding – new world trademarks in Israel

The trademark sector is changing before our eyes. For decades, brands have based their branding strategies on one or two senses only – what consumers see and, at a later stage, what they hear. However, in the past few decades, we have witnessed a worldwide phenomenon of switching from visual trademarks to marks that incorporate other senses, such as holograms, flavours, 3D shapes, movements, sounds, smells and colours, among others.

11 September 2019

Real estate on the verge of revolution: key industry insights in Israel

One of the biggest technological revolutions known to mankind is underway and it is all about real estate. In the past few years, property technology has become one of the hottest technological areas, with a constant increase in the amount of investments in the real estate sector and the number of new start-up companies developing technological solutions for this field.

29 August 2019

Five things to know about Globalfoundries’ big litigation play

TSMC is the target and nineteen other tech firms are in the crossfire. Here are the takeaways from a big chip sector dispute that’s taking on a trade war tinge

31 July 2019

The connection between Israeli design reform and lively Israeli mobile market 

According to the Israel Patent Office’s annual reports, there has been a considerable rise in foreign submissions made in Class 14, also known as the Mobile Class. This is not a coincidence – changes in design law have made Israel stand out as a competitor in the global mobile market.