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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

18 November 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

17 November 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

16 November 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

10 November 2021

European plausibility uncertainties could be cleared up by new Enlarged Board of Appeal referral

The EPO is seeking clarity on a crucial question facing patentees, but not everyone is sure that a recent referral is the best vehicle

04 November 2021

JPO hopes to bolster bottom line with fee hikes amidst long-term filing decline

Commissioner Kiyoshi Mori says patent filing activity is recovering from the pandemic, but increased costs could affect application patterns for budget-conscious users

04 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

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

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

30 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

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