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07 December 2018

Any attempts at 101 reform must deal with a Silicon Valley sized problem

Closed door meeting on Capitol Hill looks to set the agenda for patent legislation in next Congress

07 December 2018

“No barriers, no fees”: China Mobile announces 5G royalty policy

World’s largest mobile operator pledges not to collect licence fees on 5G contributions which reports say have generated nearly 1,000 patent applications

07 December 2018

Boston Scientific enhances its patent portfolio with BTG acquisition

An in-depth analysis shows that the American medical device manufacturer may not gain much in terms of quantity from its $4 billion purchase, but that the British healthcare company’s IP assets will boost its peripheral interventional offerings

06 December 2018

China to blacklist "serious" patent infringers

Days after announced trade truce, China’s government explains ‘social credit score’ consequences for IP infringers first floated three years ago. Penalties range from borrowing restrictions to air travel bans.

06 December 2018

Former Google dealmaker becomes latest senior player to exit tech giant

John LaBarre's move to a biotech start-up follows previous departures of Allen Lo and Jeremiah Chan to Facebook, and is further evidence of the narrowing IP strategy gap between high-tech and the life sciences  

04 December 2018

IPBC Asia Day Two report

This year's event in Shanghai has now come to an end. It's been a great couple of days, including the IP Asia Elite Gala Dinner and Awards held last night

04 December 2018

New lawsuits against AT&T, Sprint and Verizon suggest ETRI is doubling down on US monetisation strategy

After setback in Huawei suit, latest court cases show the state-funded Korean research institute is behind massive licensing programme

03 December 2018

Facebook’s IP evolution extends beyond high-profile hires and deal making

New research highlights growth in social media giant’s portfolio and extent of its own patent filing strategy 

03 December 2018

IPBC Asia 2018 Day One Report

How Chinese courts will rule the patent world; Qualcomm's 5G licensing spree; don't jail trolls, says former supreme court judge; patent sales are on the up; plus a whole lot more from a wet, but spectacular, Shanghai Pudong

02 December 2018

Weekly review - 26th November to 2nd December

Your essential Sunday reading: a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform in the past week - as well as links to each one

01 December 2018

The 2018 brokered patent market

“The patent market has fully stabilised and prices are rational,” said no one ever. During 2018 total dollars transacted in brokered deals increased while prices of single-asset deals have dropped significantly.

30 November 2018

A director’s guide to modernising IP governance frameworks

Boards and directors typically prioritise non-IP issues on the corporate agenda; however, legal requirements and market activities suggest that this might be a serious misstep.

30 November 2018

How a Chinese court would have answered the three questions in the Unwired Planet appeal

Previous FRAND-related rulings indicate judges in China could set a global rate, would adopt the hard-edged non-discrimination obligation and would consider the parties' negotiation behaviours when reaching their decisions 

30 November 2018

Time is running out to nominate the world’s leading IP strategists

There is not much time left to make nominations for the 2019 edition of IAM Strategy 300, our exclusive guide on the world's best IP strategists.

30 November 2018

Patents, platform technologies and new therapeutic modalities

The pace of change in the life sciences industry is startling and is putting traditional IP management strategies under extreme pressure. It may be time for IP leaders to start looking to the tech industry experience for lessons in how to respond.