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Pfizer’s $11 billion Array purchase shows oncology assets continue to drive pharma transactions

The world’s largest life sciences company demonstrates that it is still a major presence in the M&A landscape, despite its stated focus on organic growth.

Pfizer’s $11 billion Array purchase shows oncology assets continue to drive pharma transactions
18 Jun 2019

Below the radar, a changing of the guard at Apple

Long-time chief IP Counsel BJ Watrous quietly left the position at the end of last year to be replaced by former lead patent counsel

17 Jun 2019

IPBC Global 2019 – Day One highlights

All the big stories from the first full day of the world’s pre-eminent conference about IP value creation

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17 Jun 2019

Why it's time for the world of patents to embrace diversity and gender equality

Special IAM boardroom session at IPBC Global 2019 focuses on how to get more women involved in senior positions in the global IP market - and why everyone will win when it happens Read more

17 Jun 2019

Acacia patents asserted against Vivo, Oppo and other mobile firms in China

An entity with sub-licensing rights is litigating with the re-vamped PIPCO’s patents in China, and some early validity results are encouraging Read more

14 Jun 2019

$100,000 for a patent? Not all are convinced, but many admit the price tag should rise

In an interview with IAM Rembrandts in the Attic author Kevin Rivette made the case for applicants spending a lot more on the prosecution process. We asked the market whether it agreed. Read more

14 Jun 2019

“First do no harm” should be the guiding light of all attempts at patent reform

The current debate in the US around legislative changes to the eligible subject matter regime stands in marked contrast to the one triggered by the Innovation Act between 2013 and 2016 Read more

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12 Jun 2019

IAM and sister publication GDR launch major data event

The Data Business Congress will take place in San Jose, CA, next February with the focus on the capture, protection, management, exploitation and monetisation of one of the pivotal assets of the 21st century Read more

5 Jun 2019

Inside the rapidly changing global market for patent legal services

In advance of the online publication of the 2019 edition of the IAM Patent 1000, we reveal the key takeaways uncovered during the research process Read more

3 Jun 2019

Deloitte makes major IP play with acquisition of top advisory

Big Four firm closes deal to acquire UK-based ClearView in a further sign that IP value creation is moving to the centre of the corporate agenda  Read more

1 Jun 2019

A rotten Apple standard

In a blistering opinion piece, former Vringo chief legal officer David Cohen accuses the iPhone giant of deliberately plotting to destroy SEP licensing Read more

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14 Jun 2019

Toyota’s new IP chief explains ‘open patent’ hybrid strategy

In an exclusive sit-down with IAM at the automaker’s headquarters, Yosuke Iida says that its latest royalty-free licence scheme can help transform the company’s business – and the environment Read more

13 Jun 2019

Huawei’s $1 billion Verizon demand: politics or profit?

Ongoing royalty negotiations are revealed after US network operator reportedly notifies government. Why the conflict, which follows a 2016 dispute with T-Mobile, may alarm Nokia and Ericsson Read more

11 Jun 2019

University seizes on Supreme Court ruling to breathe new life into PTAB sovereign immunity arguments

In Return Mail SCOTUS rules that government cannot bring post issuance patent challenges; lawyers for University of Minnesota claim that decision supports their case currently before the CAFC Read more

10 Jun 2019

Rare Panasonic assertion targets Taiwanese laptop maker

Osaka-based firm seeks to fend off Toughbook rival with design rights, a field of IP that Japanese policymakers are seeking to boost with legislative IP reforms currently under consideration Read more

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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

27 Sep 2018

A Brexit IP issue with serious political consequences

The UPC and EU trademarks will not inflame any Brexit passions among those outside the IP bubble, but geographical indications are a different matter altogether Read more

1 Feb 2018

Rollercoaster ride for SEP owners continues through 2017

SEP owners had much to celebrate in 2017 but a major decision from a US court meant that the year ended with a familiar amount of uncertainty Read more