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Pharma linkage provisions headline proposed Chinese patent reforms

New amendments look set to cement a key feature of the US-China trade deal

Pharma linkage provisions headline proposed Chinese patent reforms
Microsoft supplants Samsung to become most-targeted defendant in US patent cases
1 Jul 2020

Microsoft supplants Samsung to become most-targeted defendant in US patent cases

Numbers for second quarter litigation reveal uptick in district court lawsuits and new PTAB reviews; Dell and Google also frequent assertion targets

Messy leadership dispute at Arm's China JV puts IP risks in the spotlight
29 Jun 2020

Messy leadership dispute at Arm's China JV puts IP risks in the spotlight

UK-based chip designer and owner Softbank have been unable to oust the chief executive of the entity with exclusive rights to license its chip designs in China

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26 Jun 2020

The era of the mega-NPE is upon us and that wasn't part of Big Tech's plans

Fortress’s offer for Finjan means another PIPCO is set to disappear and confirms that in the IP monetisation business it is now the giants that rule the roost Read more

26 Jun 2020

Unified’s $3bn PTAB report will make eyes roll - but dismiss it at your peril

Study claims that Board has led to an increase in business activity in the US and looks set to influence policy discussions Read more

25 Jun 2020

Finjan fielded interest from a range of bidders before Fortress deal was announced

Interest in the NPE went as high as $5.10 per share before market conditions and then covid prompted a sharp reduction in offers Read more

24 Jun 2020

After years of decline, US patent litigation is trending up again

Month-by-month breakdown shows Q2 is set to see a jump in new district court filings as rights owners respond to changed climate Read more

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11 Jun 2020

We name the world's top patent lawyers, attorneys, practices and firms

The 2020 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 features in-depth analysis of the markets in 48 key jurisdictions and is based on thousands of submissions, interviews and client references Read more

25 May 2020

Japanese covid-19 patent pledge triples membership, but users must read fine print

Big-name electronics and chemical companies have continued to sign on, but several have taken the opportunity to narrow the terms of the pledge and remind potential infringers that they won’t tolerate abuse Read more

23 May 2020

The coronavirus has ended all hope of US patent eligibility reform

Opponents of stronger laws have seized the opportunity created by the pandemic to build a narrative that will make legislative changes to the 101 regime almost impossible to secure Read more

15 May 2020

Patent owners should prepare for further PTAB changes

From key case law to radical new ways of working, four leading experts share their predictions about what might happen next at the board Read more

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22 Jun 2020

Stanford academics have a US patent reform proposal and it's not about 101

Lisa Larrimore Ouellette and Heidi Williams argue that changes around hypothetical results, patent ownership and term uniformity could be implemented relatively easily Read more

22 Jun 2020

Transparency may be a problem with the European patent system – trolls aren’t

A new report reveals that it is often tough to identify the real holders of IP in Europe, but claims that bad-faith NPEs are migrating from the US are tough to sustain Read more

22 Jun 2020

China-focused NPE iPEL notches first public settlement

Deal with Extreme Networks comes as company promises to escalate campaign against Netgear. The California-based licensing firm owns hundreds of former Huawei and ZTE patents Read more

19 Jun 2020

The advantages and disadvantages of WIPO PROOF

The World Intellectual Property Organization rolled out its new timestamping solution in May and while it has a lot going for it, there are downsides too Read more

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8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more