Topic: Patents

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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

Key takeaways from Merck’s landmark covid IP licensing deal with the Medicines Patent Pool

The agreement is the first granting non-exclusive and royalty free rights to sub-licensees of a covid therapeutic or vaccine

02 November 2021

China introduces new IP mediation rules in latest bid to play a greater role in cross-border disputes

Guidelines unveiled by semi-governmental trade body are country’s first IP-specific rules for a tool Chinese patent implementers say they favour

02 November 2021

Apple’s attack on PTAB discretionary denials is teed up for US Supreme Court

The USPTO opposes the iPhone giant’s cert petition, but the company has drawn wide support from implementers that want to take down the NHK-Fintiv rule

01 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

Why a Russian patent injunction against 61 Samsung handset models could be a gamechanger

Exclusive analysis on the expansive legal theory used to bar use of Samsung Pay service and dozens of Galaxy smartphones

01 November 2021

Big damages trend in post-covid patent jury trials could keep chief IP counsel up at night

Report suggests juries are granting large awards in US district courts’ first post-lockdown trials

29 October 2021

European and Asian automakers most likely to collaborate on innovation

Joint R&D is critical for carmakers to grow in strategic areas and patent data reveals that EV and AI technologies have benefited the most from such activity

29 October 2021

Nokia Technologies boosts revenues and profits in strong Q3 patent licensing performance

Royalties grow on the back of new deals and renewals; company also shares new details on legal fight with Oppo, which does not appear to have significantly dimmed income outlook

29 October 2021

Details of Kathi Vidal’s views on 101, the PTAB and much more besides begin to emerge

IAM reviewed the USPTO director nominee’s record and talked to people who have known her for decades to learn her stance on the most burning IP policy issues

28 October 2021

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