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

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

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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

10 Aug 2021

FC Barcelona faces possible €137 million drop in brand value in wake of Messi’s departure

The Argentine superstar is also IP-savvy, with a trademark portfolio far bigger than any of his rivals for the crown of the world's best footballer Read more

7 Aug 2021

Creation of an IP division in Delhi is superficial for now, but could pay dividends in the long run

The new specialist court is a good signal for India even if its practical effects in the short term will be limited Read more

5 Aug 2021

Volvo Cars chief IP officer departs to head up US boutique

Ray Millien becomes CEO of Harness, Dickey & Pierce, bringing with him deep experience of what in-house clients are looking for from their legal advisers Read more

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28 Oct 2020

Help us to identify the world's leading IP strategists

The research process for the IAM Strategy 300 2021 is now underway and we are inviting nominations as we decide who should be included Read more

24 Oct 2020

To educate lawyers who change the world, we cannot let this crisis go to waste

As the covid-19 pandemic continues to upend education in the US and beyond, there is an opportunity to create a new normal in how IP is taught, says Megan Carpenter, Dean of the Franklin Pierce School of Law Read more

12 Oct 2020

What world class IP management looks like

On top of high-quality, day-to-day performance in areas such as prosecution, litigation and licensing, there are three essential elements an in-house function requires to be part of the elite Read more

3 Oct 2020

When it comes to tackling gender equality in IP, saying the present is better than the past is not enough

An IPBC Connect discussion among leading women in Asia’s patent professions, focusing on equality between the sexes in the region’s major jurisdictions, showed the way forward – but left one Millennial attendee still wanting more Read more

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26 Jul 2021

Finding a USPTO Director that both the White House and Senate can support is tough

Another week begins without the Biden Administration having put forward a name for confirmation as the agency’s head Read more

12 Jul 2021

Tencent appoints IP industry veteran to top policy role

Obama administration IP czar Danny Marti takes up senior position with the Chinese tech and media powerhouse Read more

9 Jul 2021

New IP division at Delhi High Court is another step forward for Indian patent litigation

Judges announced for new bench that will handle patent office appeals as well as infringement litigation Read more

8 Jul 2021

Microsoft gets new IP head following Yokoyama move

Company veteran replaces departing chief, who takes charge of cloud and AI legal operation 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

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

1 Dec 2015

Few losers, many winners as the smartphone war comes to an end

It broke out in 2009 and raged across the world for five years; but unlike most wars, the battle relating to smartphone patents benefited multiple parties and had just one real loser

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1 Apr 2014

A revolution postponed

If recent reports coming out
of China are accurate, the
country could now be leading
the world in IP financing. The
reality, though, may be a little
more nuanced

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