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The patent system’s social contract has broken down, says IP billionaire Dr Gary Michelson

Spinal surgery pioneer tells IAM that it is important to ensure the US public does not get a rough deal from rights owners

08 October 2020

Aon launches potentially game-changing IP financing initiative with $100 million loan to agritech company

“This is the first time you have had the financial industry and the insurance industry come together to create this much capital backed solely by IP,” says CEO Lee

07 October 2020

Dividing UPC life sciences division would be a mistake, warns Bracco IP strategy chief

Splitting what should have been the London court’s competencies between Paris and Munich must only be a temporary fix, says Francesco Macchetta

06 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

Elite patent owners in electronics sector saw big share price decline in August

The monthly IAM/ktMINE US Patent Elite share tracker finds top IP owners' stock performance falling behind their peers for the first time

30 September 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

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

Chinese LED firms square up with foreign patent portfolios on both sides

Mainland opponents in notoriously litigious sector have stocked up with rights from Sony, Sharp, Panasonic and Korea’s ILJIN

21 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

The doctrine of patent exhaustion may soon be coming to Australia

High Court of Australia could overturn a 112-year-old precedent in a much-awaited ruling that will have broad commercial implications

16 September 2020

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