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Patent moves accompany Denso/Toyota push into chip tech

Auto supplier has acquired hundreds of rights from its top client and biggest shareholder as it launches a semiconductor JV and takes over manufacture of key components

06 October 2020

Monetisers face validity woes at China’s patent office

A slew of recently published decisions knock out Chinese patents belonging to Fractus, Sharp, Sisvel, Conversant and others

05 October 2020

GE’s pivot away from old energy is mirrored in its patent holdings

The company continues to be a major filer and in-depth data analysis of its IP portfolio shows it is preparing for a new role

02 October 2020

Push for discovery system in South Korea meets chip sector opposition

Policymakers want to make the country’s litigation system more attractive, but reports suggest some parts of industry remain sceptical

02 October 2020

Why batteries are a key technology to watch in China

Litigation activity is already intensifying in the field, and recent data shows Chinese firms lag badly in patent applications

25 September 2020

Chinese EV makers get serious about patents

Startups that have listed in the US and China look more like Tesla than Nikola from an IP portfolio perspective

24 September 2020

EPO plant patent decision imperils businesses like ours, says Bayer’s head of IP

Joerg Thomaier tells IAM that the Enlarged Board of Appeal got it wrong in a recent controversial ruling, but says the case is now closed and companies have to learn to live with it

22 September 2020

Covid-induced changes are here to stay, Campinos and Iancu agree

Speaking during IPBC Connect plenary session, the EPO and USPTO leaders say there is no going back to the old ways and warn of decreased user engagement caused by the pandemic

16 September 2020

It’s the PTAB, stupid

Whether the US chooses four more years of Donald Trump or Joe Biden replaces him, big tech's assault on the PTO shows where the patent policy battle lines are being drawn

12 September 2020

Federal Circuit's O’Malley: Supreme Court doesn’t have stomach for another 101 case

In IPBC Connect interview, the CAFC judge also talked about the gutting of injunctive relief in the US and offered her views on recent big ticket European SEP decisions

11 September 2020

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