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Pfizer acts quickly to tackle alleged covid-19 vaccine trade secrets misappropriation

With strong policies in place to protect confidential information, the company was able to take swift action against an employee after becoming aware of suspicious activity

Pfizer acts quickly to tackle alleged covid-19 vaccine trade secrets misappropriation
“Every crisis brings about innovation" – how the vaccine race is transforming biopharma IP
24 Nov 2021

“Every crisis brings about innovation" – how the vaccine race is transforming biopharma IP

From greater respect for researchers to a fresh focus on compulsory licences, IAM’s Global Leaders share their views on how the life sciences space has been changed by the quest for covid-19 vaccines

Corporate IP heads reveal invention harvesting tricks of the trade
23 Nov 2021

Corporate IP heads reveal invention harvesting tricks of the trade

Leaders from Johnson Controls, JUUL Labs, Valo Health and IBM discuss tried-and-true methods of capturing innovation, as well as lessons learned from the pandemic

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22 Nov 2021

Technology trends – why patent your hidden AI?

Co-published – The case for securing protection has never been stronger, and is likely to become even more compelling over the coming years Read more

22 Nov 2021

Chinese law should do more to encourage joint patent licensing, says adviser to country's IP courts

Professor Cui Guobin says that both patent owners and implementers want greater clarity around pools and antitrust law Read more

20 Nov 2021

The IP story to engage the c-suite is there, but it takes bravery to tell it

Saturday Opinion: After a highly successful IPBC in Seattle earlier this week, it is clear that there has never been a better time to take the value creation gospel to the boardroom Read more

18 Nov 2021

How Aon helps lenders and borrowers manage risk in IP-backed deals

Brian Hinman, chief commercial officer at Aon IP Solutions, tells IAM how the group facilitates IP-backed funding deals centred on high-quality assets Read more

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2 Nov 2021

Five major platforms adopt standardised patent identification format to reduce portfolio management costs

Cipher, Unified Patents, RPX, Aon and Google Patents come together for the public launch of SPIF Read more

30 Oct 2021

How next-generation patent pools can encourage adoption of new streaming tech

Saturday Opinion: Video codec licensing platforms must be inclusive, efficient and avoid the siren song of content distribution fees, argues Access Advance CEO Pete Moller Read more

27 Oct 2021

Help us identify the world’s leaders in IP value creation

Nominations are now open for the 2022 edition of the IAM Strategy 300 Read more

25 Oct 2021

Drafting AI patent applications for success at the EPO – drafting the full specification

Co-published - How applicants can give themselves the best possible chance of obtaining commercially useful rights Read more

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18 Nov 2021

Nobel laureate’s troubles are a cautionary tale about the importance of university tech-transfer support

Tasuku Honjo’s recent patent battles highlight the potential IP dangers of academic collaborations Read more

17 Nov 2021

IPBC Global ends with questions about IP in the boardroom at the top of the agenda

The final day of this year’s event in Seattle saw some of the market’s biggest names explain how to get the attention of the c-suite Read more

16 Nov 2021

Patent suits decline in Dusseldorf and Mannheim, but Munich’s docket is on the rise

Germany is Europe’s biggest and most active litigation forum, but subtle differences in case law and proceedings mean that plaintiffs have important choices to make about where to file their suits Read more

10 Nov 2021

Managing patent risk: why proactive engagement costs less

The Long Read: The recent findings of a survey conducted by Cipher suggest that upward communication of problems only occurs when a major issue arises. Nigel Swycher and Francesca Levoir argue that companies need a better framework for managing and mitigating the IP threats they face 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

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

30 Jan 2019

Apple v Qualcomm is the global patent fight for our times

Why Qualcomm’s winning of an injunction in China against Apple is another sign that the patent market is drifting inexorably eastwards. With the country’s answer to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit opening at the start of this year, rights holders have even more reason to turn to Chinese courts. Read more

30 Nov 2018

After years of setting the patent agenda Silicon Valley is now playing defence

The USPTO director’s explicit rejection of the ‘troll’ narrative and the departure of key Congressional backers mean that big technology companies find themselves in the unusual position of not being in control of the US IP policy-making narrative. Read more