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14 May 2019

Why it's time for Europe to move beyond 5G's tired developers v implementers patent narrative

With European Parliament elections next week, and a new Commission in the Autumn, it is vital that policymakers are allowed to focus on what is really important: finding ways to build a true European digital innovation ecosystem

18 April 2019

Why Ericsson’s licensing practices are under investigation in China

Executives at some of the country's leading domestic mobile manufacturers open up about the reasons they believe an anti-trust investigation of the Swedish company is merited

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

15 April 2019

China is investigating Ericsson’s patent licensing business, company confirms

A surprise inspection at the Swedish giant’s Beijing office sets the stage for the first big IP probe by China’s new super-regulator

12 April 2019

Controversial EPO patentability intervention is unlikely to succeed, experts claim

Attorneys say agency’s president has no legal basis for asking the Enlarged Board of Appeal to review the finding that plants produced by biological processes are patentable.

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

05 April 2019

UK Supreme Court confirms dosage regimens are patentable

Judges rule that inventions arrived at by well-established or routine tests can be patented, but the decision will also reassure generics

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

29 March 2019

CJEU rules out SPCs for new drug formulations, but leaves uncertainty over therapeutic uses

Following the court’s Abraxis decision, life sciences face a more restrictive interpretation of which products qualify for supplementary protection certificates.

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

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    

07 March 2019

Mobile World Congress patent cases surge

The Barcelona Commercial Court saw a 43% jump in its special IP docket during February's gathering of the mobile industry's elite in the Catalan capital, with companies such as Samsung, Xiaomi, ZTE, LG and Sisvel all involved 

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 February 2019

We have not been informed of any Chinese antitrust investigation of us, Ericsson tells <em>IAM</em>

Swedish company issues statement after an unsourced Chinese media article claims that a probe into its licensing practices is underway

30 January 2019

<em>Arrow</em> declarations: exploiting court flexibility to clear a path to market

When it comes to litigation strategy, drug businesses have another option to consider in some cases thanks to recent rulings from the courts of England and Wales.