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A $650 million deal is the latest in a growing number of CRISPR IP transactions

Last week’s licensing agreement between Mammoth and Vertex shows how deal-making in the space is gathering momentum

05 November 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

02 November 2021

Flexibility crucial to growing appeal of big money drug royalty transactions, says leading deal-maker

In the wake of the firm’s latest $250 million investment, Sagard Healthcare Royalty Partners’ Ali Alagheband gives the inside track on life sciences IP-backed revenue sales

01 November 2021

China to let foreign patent agencies set up representative offices

Prosecution firms will be able to advise local clients on overseas filings and IP risks, but Chinese patent practice will remain out-of-bounds

28 October 2021

How a wave of CAFC reversals is affecting the Albright court in the Western District of Texas

The Long Read: Data from Docket Navigator and analysis of 35 Federal Circuit mandamus rulings show that the judge presiding over the US's busiest patent litigation venue has changed some of his procedures, writes Angela Morris, but that there are other practices he has been slower to address

27 October 2021

Hub and spoke IP strategies are generating billions of dollars in biopharma

New Crinetics spin-off is more evidence of the growing influence of models designed to monetise non-core life sciences assets

22 October 2021

EU-wide SPCs would make unitary patent system more attractive, says Bayer IP chief

Joerg Thomaier believes unitary supplementary protection certificates should be introduced to coincide with the roll-out of the UPC

21 October 2021

Facing pressure at home, Chinese vaping giant goes on IP offensive

Shenzhen-based Smoore Technology has become a success story in the US market, and now asks the ITC to exclude dozens of North American companies for patent and design infringement

20 October 2021

Patent assignment activity of major semiconductor vendors remains robust

Co-published - IP transfers in the sector happen for many reasons but one of the primary ones is to create additional value from the assets concerned

18 October 2021

Japan ruling party to back secrecy legislation for sensitive patents

A change to the country’s patent system could be included in new prime minister Fumio Kishida's signature economic security agenda

18 October 2021

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