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Private equity investor buys majority stake in IP pioneer Ocean Tomo

New capital will help Chicago-based business scale-up as it looks to develop new marketplace, says firm's head Jim Malackowski; possible expansion of international arm into India and Brazil also being considered

24 April 2020

Now, more than ever, companies must optimise the value of their patent portfolios

Free webinar next Tuesday will focus on findings of exclusive survey of corporate IP leaders and strategies to maximise the reach and value of holdings as cost-effectively as possible

24 April 2020

Chinese patent filings fell in first quarter, but real virus impact could be ahead

February lockdown cratered CNIPA applications, but March brought a significant rebound as Beijing-based patent agencies and law firms began to approach normal capacity

22 April 2020

SCOTUS decision leaves no doubt over USPTO director’s control of the PTAB

Time bar on reviews cannot be appealed, justices rule by 7 to 2; Gorsuch lets fly at "politically guided agency" revoking "an inventor’s property right"

21 April 2020

Japan may limit patent injunctions against IoT products

Policy floated by JPO could restrict enforcement of SEPs judged to make only a “small contribution” to infringing devices

21 April 2020

Latest data shows no pandemic hit to US patent litigation volume - yet

Lawyers will be hoping that IP's traditional status as a counter-cyclical asset will lead to a spike in disputes once businesses emerge from lockdown

17 April 2020

Looking for IP value in a time of economic shock

Patents, know-how and data, as well as other intellectual assets, are all very interesting opportunities right now - if you know what you are doing

15 April 2020

All you need to know about the PCT in 2019 in eight charts

Chinese entities overtake those from the US as most active users; Huawei tops the corporate chart again; semiconductors and computer technology show strong growth; and more

15 April 2020

WDTX judge says it's not a plaintiffs’ paradise, but that won’t stop rights owners flocking there

Judge Albright is becoming an increasingly important figure in the US IP system and it’s his patent background that marks him out from many of his peers

11 April 2020

The major CAFC 101 decision that's been a big plus for some patent owners but not for others

Latest data shows operating companies fare much better in early motions brought since Berkheimer ruling; NPEs, though, do not do so well

10 April 2020

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