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The 2021 trends that shaped the IP market in five major industries

In-house experts highlight the year’s most important patent developments in auto, life sciences, software, semiconductors and telecoms

20 December 2021

Apple joins Uniloc in opposing court-mandated release of details of the NPE's patent licensing deals

If the CAFC upholds a lower court’s refusal to redact licensees’ identities and information on how much they paid, it could prejudice the interests of both sides in future negotiations, dealmakers say

13 December 2021

Validity rate for Chinese patents ticks upward, but patent owners in top tech areas face tough road

While more than half of invention patents survive invalidation unscathed, key life science and communications classes see higher knock-out rate

06 December 2021

Australia under-invests in IP, and recent government proposals will not fix that

Saturday Opinion: In-house leaders say a mooted patent box regime limited to life sciences will reward companies that get patents already, failing to encourage IP investment in new industries

04 December 2021

Huawei knocks out two Chinese patents in global SEP dispute with IP Bridge

Exclusive data shows extent of Japanese firm’s Chinese patent holdings as it heads into a high-stakes rate-setting battle

03 December 2021

New report calls for greater antitrust clarity and relaxed regulation of patent pools in China

Advisor to top court says joint patent licensing platforms are pro-competitive and should be nurtured under China’s anti-monopoly regime

02 December 2021

Data monetisation drives Sanofi’s $180 million investment in AI biotech Owkin

The deal shows how privacy and silo barriers to the commercialisation of information are being overcome

29 November 2021

USPTO rejections: post-Alice insights

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: IP5 insights

29 November 2021

CNIPA's draft patent examination guidelines: what is coming down the pipeline?

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: IP5 insights

29 November 2021

Abandonments in 2020: an in-depth look

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: IP5 insights

29 November 2021

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