Trade Secrets

Why the delay in picking a new USPTO director really matters

Acting head Drew Hirshfeld says he’s focused on doing the best job possible, but some fear that without a permanent political appointee the agency could be hamstrung

Why the delay in picking a new USPTO director really matters
Bolsonaro vetoes Brazil’s first-of-a-kind compulsory tech transfer law
3 Sep 2021

Bolsonaro vetoes Brazil’s first-of-a-kind compulsory tech transfer law

The president’s rejection of forced know-how licensing will now be reviewed by the country’s Congress, but a new patent suspension regime is set to come into force

Korean Intellectual Property Office inaugurates “tech police” unit to combat overseas IP leakage
3 Sep 2021

Korean Intellectual Property Office inaugurates “tech police” unit to combat overseas IP leakage

A division devoted to IP investigations has been beefed up and charged with stopping the flow of trade secrets across borders

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25 Aug 2021

IAM parent company acquires market-leading US patent litigation data and analytics firm

Austin-based Docket Navigator - which also covers trademarks, antitrust and other practice areas - becomes a Law Business Research company Read more

19 Aug 2021

Brazil on the cusp of passing landmark compulsory technology transfer law

Life sciences innovators may be compelled to hand over trade secrets, data and biological materials under legislation that now only requires President Bolsonaro’s signature to become law Read more

18 Aug 2021

How the covid-19 pandemic has transformed the IP legal landscape

The Long Read: Top private practice partners based in Australia reflect on what it has taken to captain their firms through the events of the last 18 months and look at the ways in which the significant upheavals have affected the IP services industry Read more

18 Aug 2021

Japan’s corporate watchdog calls for high-level emphasis on intellectual property

Changes to the country’s corporate governance code encourage boards to pay more attention to IP strategy Read more

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26 Jun 2021

For India and other countries, an IP waiver is a distraction not a solution to the covid-19 vaccine crisis

A TRIPs suspension will not provide the shot in the arm that millions of Indians need, but the country does have a major role to play in supplying vaccines to the world Read more

8 May 2021

Biden’s backing for the covid vaccine IP waiver should concern all rights owners

This week’s unprecedented move raises a series of worrying questions and puts in doubt the administration’s commitment to fostering innovative activity Read more

19 Nov 2020

Your guide to covid-19 vaccine stakeholders’ IP strategies

IAM examines the approaches taken by – and the issues facing – the leading companies in the race to find effective coronavirus inoculations Read more

9 Nov 2020

Pfizer’s covid vaccine found 90% effective, but raises IP questions

Company CEO proclaims “a great day for science and humanity”, but there are patent, know-how and data uncertainties to overcome Read more

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17 Aug 2021

New US lawsuit represents much more than just an IP risk for Huawei

Trade secret claims in California lawsuit cast shadow over Chinese company’s work in Pakistan – state media in China sees ‘ulterior motive’ Read more

12 Aug 2021

Chinese court enforces trade secret arbitration award of over $100 million against Chinese company

Dow and Johnson Matthey welcome enforcement action, which comes on the heels of a civil trade secrets litigation win in a different Chinese court last year Read more

11 Aug 2021

Chip company’s copyright win in China shows promise of shifting evidence burden in IP cases

Court in Hangzhou gets tough on a Chinese company that refused to provide its source code for infringement analysis on national security grounds Read more

6 Aug 2021

What’s behind the new patent litigation offensive from China’s top EV battery maker

Poached customers and trade secret worries underpin CATL’s patent suits against a domestic Chinese competitor 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