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19 April 2019

New framework for US patent eligibility reform runs into familiar problems

At a well-attended Washington DC meeting on Wednesday, key stakeholders struggled to get past a series of issues that have consistently hampered attempts to deliver changes to Section 101 via Congress

11 April 2019

One year on from the<em> SAS </em>decision practitioners mull its impact on the PTAB

In a period of marked change at the board, early numbers suggest the Supreme Court’s landmark decision is leading to greater discretion among petitioners

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

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

02 April 2019

Latest data adds weight to Iancu’s claim of a “new day” at the PTAB

Number of petitions slumps in the first quarter as petitioners and patent owners come to terms with 12 months of change at the board 

28 March 2019

It’s the injunction, stupid – ITC sets up key decision in Apple/Qualcomm

As back and forth in landmark patent fight continues USPTO Director Iancu admits clarification needed on controversial 2013 SEP policy statement

26 March 2019

Key US legislator lays out 101 reform plans with bill expected this summer

Thom Tillis, chair of the US Senate’s IP subcommittee, also raises prospect of codifying reforms issued by USPTO Director Andrei Iancu

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

18 March 2019

Ericsson, Nokia, Philips and Qualcomm call on USPTO to support Delrahim over injunctive relief policy change

Late last year, DOJ antitrust chief announced plan to withdraw support for a 2013 joint statement his department made with the office urging courts to take a cautious approach to granting injunctive relief in cases involving the licensing of SEPs on FRAND terms

15 March 2019

With PTAB petition 10,000 approaching, the US patent system has spawned a $1 billion industry

The signing of the America Invents Act changed the face of US patent practice in a way that very few who steered the legislation through Congress had anticipated

14 March 2019

Foxconn CEO: Microsoft’s real target is Huawei

In a furious response to a lawsuit filed last week, Terry Gou accused the American company of bullying Taiwanese businesses to avoid damaging its relationships in mainland China, where its real licensing quarrels are

14 March 2019

New research highlights impact of patent eligibility uncertainty on life sciences and tech investments

Academic calls for Congress to act on 101 “to restore investor confidence” with private equity and VC players clear that doubts over patentability make it less likely they will part with cash

12 March 2019

How a group of Silicon Valley IP executives are using analytics to save millions in portfolio management

Executives from Facebook and Google are among the members of an elite gathering that meets regularly to share best practices in patent prosecution and litigation strategy

07 March 2019

More technology transfer needed for effective climate change mitigation  

Patent focus has shifted to energy storage as cost-effectiveness achieved for wind and solar power, but the failure to address the role of IP hinders transfer mechanisms    

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