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21 January 2020

Vietnam's 5G ambitions put IP environment in focus

A state-run telecom's claim to be producing its own networking gear is the latest indication that there are opportunities for IP-based collaboration in a fast growing tech market

18 January 2020

How Sonos’s case against Google could help shift the US patent narrative

Coverage of the speaker pioneer’s suit highlights shift in the way the general media engages with IP issues

16 January 2020

What IP owners need to know about the US-China trade deal

There are significant gains for branded pharma in the agreement. But in several other areas, China has made commitments it already meets

16 January 2020

SEP FRAND policy rewrite designed to bring predictability, says senior legal adviser to USPTO head

Guiding principle behind pre-Christmas statement was need for uniform rules for all patents, Nicholas Matich explained at ABA event, where he also spoke about new agency 101 initiative following SCOTUS refusal to hear key eligibility case

15 January 2020

The world's top private practice patent lawyers and attorneys reveal the secrets of their success - and much more

The first IAM Global Leaders publication runs interviews with internationally-respected practitioners who, among other things, talk the future, the past, deal-making, practice management and how to meet changing client demands 

13 January 2020

After SCOTUS denies cert in high profile 101 cases focus moves back to Congress

Decision not to hear Athena dispute will disappoint many, but may prove catalyst to reinvigorate stalled efforts to reform US patent eligibility regime

11 January 2020

The EU should not contemplate abandoning the Unified Patent Court system

Ratification delay in Germany and the spectre of UK non-participation mean many believe the project will quietly be dropped - but to do so would be a serious mistake 

10 January 2020

South Korea rolls out policy initiatives around IP finance and tech independence

Patent office measures target long-held goal of greater IP activity from the SME sector and less reliance on conglomerates

07 January 2020

Google brief in Oracle fight kicks off what could be a big six months for IP at SCOTUS

Search giant claims Fed Circuit ruling threatens interconnected software ecosystem, while three 101 cases also on Supreme Court’s radar in big term for rights owners

07 January 2020

ITC cases were more China-focused than ever in 2019

But study by Chinese trade body shows that respondents who fight back do surprisingly well

04 January 2020

If you thought the last decade was one of big change in IP, you ain't seen nothing yet

Over the last 10 years US patent leadership waned while value creation strategies evolved; but the coming years look set to be dominated by commoditisation, politicisation and, above all else, big data and AI 

03 January 2020

Big drop in new PTAB cases, smaller decline in US district court patent suits

Numbers for 2019 point to big fall among most frequent filers of IPRs, indicating that reforms introduced by USPTO director Andrei Iancu are having an impact

02 January 2020

The most important Asia IP developments you missed over the holiday season

Impending US-China deal, a big Supreme Court ruling in India and a new licensing programme from Toyota are among the regional highlights

02 January 2020

Why the traditional US model of educating tomorrow’s lawyers must change

Intellectual property systems are becoming more complex and that makes law schools’ one-size-fits all approach looks increasingly out of date, says Franklin Pierce dean

30 December 2019

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

A big year for Apple and Qualcomm; change at the top at Nokia, Ericsson and Microsoft; Huawei under the spotlight; and more from the past 12 months