Facebook campaign highlights the power of brands, but activism is not risk-free

Consumers like companies that make stands and support causes. Authenticity is all, though; bandwagon jumpers will pay the price

Facebook campaign highlights the power of brands, but activism is not risk-free
Olympus exit from consumer business sets stage for IP strategy re-think
3 Jul 2020

Olympus exit from consumer business sets stage for IP strategy re-think

The Japanese company is shifting its portfolio away from cameras and toward next-generation technologies, while also keeping an eye on costs

Why IP licensing is the best way to close biopharma innovation gaps
2 Jul 2020

Why IP licensing is the best way to close biopharma innovation gaps

Impact of covid-19 pandemic remain unclear, but new research points to the big benefits of bringing in technology from outside


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1 Jul 2020

Shining a light on what could be Panasonic's last chip patent disposal

An analysis from Cipher into the 1,400 patents that will wind up in the hands of Taiwan's Nuvoton Read more

30 Jun 2020

Study: Chinese patent office invalidates half of NPE rights

New research from Clarivate finds that NPEs fare slightly worse than average in patent validity challenges, with fewer than one-third keeping all claims Read more

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 Read more

26 Jun 2020

Sisvel adds new partners in significant expansion of its WiFi patent platform

Philips joins pool, while InterDigital, Nokia and Samsung are among the big names to have signed up for joint licensing approach Read more


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13 Jun 2020

It’s a great time to be involved in IP finance

Why you should expect an increase in patent-focused financing deals involving biotech and other life sciences companies 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

26 May 2020

WHO covid-19 IP pool launches this week without strong pharma support

Open and global sharing of patents, data and know-how is seen as a step too far by many life sciences innovators Read more

21 May 2020

Global calls for compulsory covid-19 patent licensing build

Scrutiny of biopharma innovators’ coronavirus IP strategies will continue to intensify in coming months as concerns mount about access to treatments Read more


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25 Jun 2020

China could become centre stage in InterDigital patent dispute with Lenovo

PC maker’s countersuit provides latest opportunity for Chinese courts to weigh on local FRAND issues as a global ruling is sought elsewhere Read more

23 Jun 2020

There should be no question to the value wireless technology brings to a car, claims former InterDigital licensing chief

As licensors in the mobile space see their technology used in a growing array of sectors, says Tim Berghuis, a collective approach to monetisation makes the most sense Read more

23 Jun 2020

Big Pharma facing shortage of late-stage assets as M&A dries up

Pandemic has thrown a spanner in the works for large life sciences companies, which have fewer phase three novel drugs than at any point in the last decade Read more

23 Jun 2020

Samsung patent suit shows licensing is a core focus of new Japanese OLED consortium

JOLED, set up in 2014 by public-private fund INCJ, recently started mass producing panels. Its first assertion shows it’s equally serious about IP monetisation 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

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

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