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28 September 2015

More motions for fee-shifting are being filed but the rate at which they’re being awarded is steady

Fee-shifting may have been overtaken by the future of the IPR regime as the most sensitive topic on the US patent reform agenda, but it remains one of the most politically loaded parts of the proposed legislation. For Republicans who hunger for…

07 July 2015

IP-backed lending activities may have had a role in creating China’s current financial malaise

As Europe reels from deepening financial turmoil, another potential economic catastrophe is unfolding on the other side of the world. For several months now, China’s capital markets have been experiencing chaos the likes of which has rarely been…

29 October 2015

China still lags behind when it comes to bringing science-based innovations to market

A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) examining China’s innovation record confirms that despite gains made in consumer electronics offerings, Chinese companies are struggling to bring technologies to market in many science and…

13 September 2018

<strong>Chinese biotech patents fail to make mark, more litigation for AbbVie, AIDS Heath Foundation appeals to SCOTUS and much more</strong>

The August edition of our monthly round-up of the life sciences stories you need to know

20 August 2018

Chinese battery maker picks up 100+ patents from Google

The buyer, Amperex Technology Limited, is facing a US patent suit and ITC investigation from LG Chem. The portfolio of former Motorola assets had been on the market since 2015.

22 November 2018

Second medical use patents on life support in the UK after Supreme Court pregabalin decision

The landmark judgment makes it harder for pharmaceutical companies to use what has become an important source of protection – so opening the way for more generic competition

26 November 2018

Juul’s litigation offensive shows the growing importance of patents in nascent e-cigarette market

Company - whose IP function is headed by former Accenture and Rambus exec Wayne Sobon - has launched a spate of infringement suits in US district court and brought two actions at the ITC

14 November 2018

UK Supreme Court rejects Warner-Lambert’s pregabalin appeal

Company now faces possibility of £500 million pay-out to the NHS, while ruling could also make second medical use patents harder to obtain and easier to invalidate

30 January 2019

Winners of the inaugural Global IP Awards named at gala dinner in London

Law and attorney firms from around the world recognised for their outstanding work in litigation, prosecution and transactions during 2018

14 January 2019

Five takeaways from China’s 2018 patent stats

Patent office officials in Beijing reveal the country's top patent recipients, amount of cross-border royalty flows and ambiguous data on foreign firms' patenting activity

12 March 2019

Korean solar firm leverages patent deals to go after Chinese rivals

A pair of acquisitions and the bankruptcy of a competitor opened the door for Hanwha Q CELLS to move from licensee to plaintiff in the latest indication that disputes in the clean energy sector are heating up

05 February 2019

Building a corporate IP function in Thailand is no easy task, but the benefits are immense

Chaya Chandavasu, senior vice president for science and innovation at PTT Global Chemical, explains how IP strategy has helped the subsidiary of Thailand's state-owned oil and gas giant better understand its technology space and attract joint venture partners

26 March 2019

Top state life sciences R&D deal-maker explains how to overcome patent barriers to partnerships

A*STAR’s head of IP and corporate services Suresh Sachi sets out his approach to partnering with biopharma innovators, the exclusivity-related stumbling blocks – and how to overcome them

04 April 2019

Toyota offers 24,000 patents royalty-free in bid to boost hybrid business

The Japanese automaker is ‘opening up’ patents related to hybrid electric vehicle technology that it has previously licensed to Nissan, Ford, Subaru and Mazda, in a move that expands on its previous fuel cell pledge

16 May 2019

Tech push in oil and gas sector could fuel more patent activity

Saudi Aramco claims victory in PTAB showdown as Korean refiner faces second IP setback in as many weeks