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16 November 2019

Patents are politics, as an eagerly awaited UK Supreme Court FRAND licensing ruling may soon show

A judgment that upholds the Unwired Planet and Conversant decisions could well leave British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a difficult position

15 November 2019

Another big LG assertion could signal a strategy shift

The Korean electronics giant has accused TCL of infringement in Germany, in another lawsuit targeting a Chinese rival

14 November 2019

Skyhawk deal with Celgene confirms growing importance of platform technologies in life sciences IP value creation

Increased focus on gene and cell-related therapies as well as falling R&D returns, promise to heighten biopharma interest in tapping into the potential of SkySTAR and other platforms

12 November 2019

US government patent suit against Gilead could be a sign of things to come

After months of Truvada controversy, Department of Justice files multi-billion dollar case against Gilead, claiming the company has declined to take a licence to its HIV PrEP rights since in 2016

11 November 2019

It is time for the German courts to be courageous on FRAND

The Dusseldorf Court of Appeal’s decision in Unwired Planet v Huawei is one that had licensees cheering and licensors in despair - but it may not last long 

09 November 2019

The patent dodgers trolling the IP landscape

IPCom is one of Europe’s oldest NPEs – and usually one of its most reticent. Not anymore, though. In this opinion piece, managing director Pio Suh explains why he believes firms such as his have a key role to play in FRAND licensing

08 November 2019

Catch up on the most important life sciences IP developments from the past month

Read our most recent monthly round-up for key pharma and biotech IP stories from October 2019

06 November 2019

New report reveals why SMEs want patents and the opportunities they bring

Study released by the European Patent Office sheds light on the growing sophistication of smaller businesses seeking protection for their inventions

05 November 2019

Nokia builds on a different approach to drive more value from its patents

New partnership with Innventure aims to commercialise untapped satellite technology and continues to point the way for new IP value creation options for owners of large, wide-ranging portfolios 

05 November 2019

Monsanto prevails in key $7.7 billion Brazilian licensing lawsuit

In a big win for patent owners, the first-of-its-kind ruling upholds biotech innovators’ rights to collect royalties on saved GM seeds

01 November 2019

<em>Unwired Planet</em> and <em>Conversant</em> decisions likely to stand, which leaves Huawei and ZTE with big calls to make

The justices hearing the much-watched UK Supreme Court FRAND licensing appeals did not seem disposed to reverse, but that may not be the end of the story

29 October 2019

Four key IP implications from the rise of orphan drugs

The growing importance of rare disease treatments has strategic, commercial and potential political ramifications for life sciences IP

25 October 2019

UK Supreme Court hands employee-inventor a dramatic £2 million victory

Judgment vindicates professor’s 20-year fight for share of Unilever licensing profit and looks set to reshape British law on employee compensation for inventions

24 October 2019

Final day of the <em>Unwired Planet</em> and <em>Conversant</em> UK Supreme Court hearing leaves plaintiffs in strong position

The justices will now consider their decision and while the appellants, Huawei and ZTE, have both made some strong arguments, the signs are that reversal of the lower courts’ findings is unlikely

23 October 2019

The IoT is different for licensing dealmakers, Telefónica IP head claims

In an exclusive interview with IAM in the run-up to next month’s IoT IP conference in Munich, Luis Iganacio Vicente del Olmo identifies some of the challenges the network poses for licensors