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New report reveals pandemic’s significant impact on patent filing and abandonment

Though some chief IP officers applaud their firm’s innovation amid adversity, exclusive data analysis in the IAM Q3 2022 Special Report shows a downward trend in US applications

13 September 2022

USPTO director seeks to drive US patent standards participation

Kathi Vidal says the agency is working with NIST and the Biden administration to build strategies that will lead to greater involvement

07 September 2022

Computer, communication and e-commerce patent cases on the rise at PTAB

New IAM and Docket Navigator litigation report reveals key trends, including declining semiconductor asset challenges

06 September 2022

Why the new CHIPS + Science Act matters for IP

Although many provisions were stripped out of the final version of the legislation, it still contains important tech transfer-related elements, while the huge sums for R&D it envisages are almost certain to spawn more patents

30 August 2022

NPE uses former Intel patents to attack semiconductor companies

Daedalus Prime has filed US district court and ITC actions against MediaTek, NXP Semiconductors and Qualcomm in cases relating to chips used in automotive infotainment systems

30 August 2022

Tell Judge Connolly about litigation finance and ownership structures – or else

The chief judge of the US District Court for the District of Delaware has taken action against two patent plaintiffs who did not comply with recent standing orders

27 August 2022

New twist in IPRs of patents that secured $2.18 billion damages verdict against Intel

Documents supplied in the USPTO Director review of the case indicate petitioner sought payments from the chip maker as well as rights holder VLSI

23 August 2022

Covid court backlog triggered US ITC workload uptick, data suggests

Disputes increased the most in technology centres covering computers, semiconductors and networking while patent owners won favourable determinations in many cases

22 August 2022

Intel’s mega monetisation deal with IPValue may raise eyebrows but makes perfect sense

The chipmaker spawned the term “patent troll” and has been highly critical of NPEs, but negative business headwinds mean that putting its world-class portfolio of IP assets to work is a no brainer

19 August 2022

IPValue – the licensing business that rarely goes to court

Despite holding thousands of patents and being active for over 20 years, Docket Navigator data shows that the firm’s entities have filed just 32 litigation actions since 2008

15 August 2022

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