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Ominous signs for the global IP market in a covid-19 world

Leading in-house and private practice lawyers share their experiences of working in the shadow of a pandemic and explain what they believe might happen next

13 May 2020

Japan to screen foreign stakes in key firms, citing need to protect tech

Unveiling a list of core firms that includes many of the country’s top IP owners, finance minister Taro Aso stated that “technology and patents” must be safeguarded

13 May 2020

How to win post-issuance reviews at the PTAB

Thought leaders from key US law firms debate how to maximise the chances of success in an inter partes review

12 May 2020

Sisvel wins closely watched German FRAND case

A Supreme Court decision issued last week in favour of the licensing firm could make patent hold-out a far less attractive option

11 May 2020

Patent dealmaking cannot escape the effects of worsening Sino-US relations

Despite the improving Chinese IP environment and trade deal commitments, long-term personal relationships are likely to be increasingly important in getting transactions over the line

09 May 2020

Top Japanese corporates pledge patent non-assertion to speed virus fight

Canon and 15 other companies in tech, auto and healthcare make Open Covid-19 Declaration

07 May 2020

How the USPTO has responded to the covid-19 pandemic

The agency's former Commissioner of Patents says it’s so far so good at the office - but explains why a backlog may build at the end of the year

06 May 2020

UK parliament committee warned on China’s plans for Imagination Technologies

Imagination owner explains that licensing IP is not the same as transferring it, but freshly resigned CEO claims that only diligent management oversight can prevent key trade secret loss

06 May 2020

It’s a downturn Jim, but not as IP owners know it

Patent rights may fare well in a recession but this is a global market unlike any other we have seen before

02 May 2020

Ping An’s embrace of patents still leaves it trailing the big boys

The Chinese insurance giant made a surprising appearance on the top 10 PCT filers list for 2019, but despite significant progress in AI, blockchain and cloud computing it still has a way to go to rival the likes of Tencent and Alibaba

01 May 2020

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