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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

Covid-induced changes are here to stay, Campinos and Iancu agree
It’s the PTAB, stupid
12 Sep 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

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

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10 Sep 2020

PTAB filings increase through the summer while new data points to one possible impact of recent reforms

Rise in reviews comes after district court litigation increases in second quarter; digging deep into the numbers shows interesting trend in number of patents challenged at the board Read more

9 Sep 2020

The top 10 takeaways from this year’s Global Innovation Index

The latest edition of the annual WIPO publication reveals that Europe and North America still lead despite rising innovation levels in Asia Read more

7 Sep 2020

Why it’s so important to understand your buyers when selling patents

Tips from the housing market for companies that are looking to do IP deals Read more

3 Sep 2020

Recent developments in patent litigation

As one of the youngest patent systems in the world, China’s patent system and policies are developing rapidly and already have an increasingly strong influence globally. Read more

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7 Jul 2020

A patent's journey from IAM Market to Facebook v BlackBerry

Analysis shows that assets listed on the platform sell at a higher rate than average, while they are also litigated more often Read more

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

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

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1 Sep 2020

Big tech pushes back against Iancu’s “new day at the PTAB”

Silicon Valley quartet, including Apple and Google, file lawsuit in attempt to block growing use of rule to deny IPRs Read more

25 Aug 2020

Foreign litigants in patent cases should beware "America First" US juries, research suggests

New study digs deep into potential jurors’ attitudes in WDTX, NCal and Delaware, lifting the lid on range of views not only on foreign companies but also trust in the USPTO and big tech Read more

24 Aug 2020

How SAS has focused courts’ approaches to IPR estoppel

After the Supreme Court’s ruling in key PTAB case, district courts have started to agree on a uniform approach to prior art that can and can’t be raised in post-issuance reviews Read more

21 Aug 2020

Revealed – the US law firms that receive the most patent filing work from abroad

An in-depth look at the American patent lawyers most sought after by foreign firms when it comes to USPTO applications Read more

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12 Aug 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

12 Aug 2020

As the fallout from covid continues, the two IP superpowers offer different messages

While China cheers an uptick in applications, the USPTO warns of a prolonged downturn Read more

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