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Clarivate's acquisition of CPA Global raises plenty of questions

Deal creates an IP behomoth and continues the trend towards service provider consolidation - but the new company's clients will need reassurances

Clarivate's acquisition of CPA Global raises plenty of questions
As IP moves up Canada’s national agenda, other countries should follow suit
25 Jul 2020

As IP moves up Canada’s national agenda, other countries should follow suit

Trio of initiatives shows the country means business and the risk of a global economic downturn means similar moves may also become an important part of recovery plans elsewhere

Fujitsu latest Japanese titan to part with significant chip assets
22 Jul 2020

Fujitsu latest Japanese titan to part with significant chip assets

Hundreds of rights look likely to pass to Arizona-based ON Semiconductor as part of foundry purchase

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21 Jul 2020

The signs are that Canada is upping its IP game

Bank announces launch of multi-million-dollar financing package for IP-rich businesses while Ontario government unveils new action plan Read more

17 Jul 2020

As Silicon Valley showers Jio Platforms with cash, upstart may need IP crash course

Telco plans to make smartphones and produce made-in-India 5G network gear. The company recently landed in hot water for copying the design of Zoom’s teleconferencing platform Read more

16 Jul 2020

We are going to hear a good deal more about FRAND, says UK Supreme Court judge Lord Kitchin

In an exclusive interview to mark his induction into the IP Hall of Fame, the first IP specialist to sit as a justice in the UK's highest court talks Unwired Planet, post-Brexit patent challenges, covid-19 and plenty more besides Read more

11 Jul 2020

Reporting serious allegations made against the WIPO director general was not fake news, it was essential

The agency's outgoing head Francis Gurry has hit out at media coverage of complaints made against him by his deputy, but the real problem was a total lack of transparency in how the affair was handled Read more

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4 Jul 2020

Facebook campaign highlights the power of brands, but activism is not risk-free

Consumers like companies that make stands and support causes. Authenticity is all, though; bandwagon jumpers will pay the price Read more

20 May 2020

IP Hall of Fame 2020 inductees announced

A UK Supreme Court justice, a former USPTO acting director, a globally-renowned IP scholar, a trailblazing trademark lawyer and a one-time presidential candidate form the class of 2020 Read more

16 May 2020

IP is here to stay, but everything is going to change

As IAM celebrates its 100th issue, a look back at how it all began, a fast forward to the future and a massive thank-you Read more

13 May 2020

Ominous signs for the global IP market in a covid-19 world

Leading in-house and private practice lawyers share their experiences of working in the shadow of a pandemic and explain what they believe might happen next Read more

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9 Jul 2020

Huawei, Oppo and BOE lead first half patent filing jump in China

CNIPA mid-year press conference also reveals PCT filings on track to increase in 2020, despite greater business risks overseas for Chinese firms Read more

26 Jun 2020

China’s top IP judge suggests mechanisms for anti-suit injunctions needed

Luo Dongchuan, president of the Supreme People’s Court IP Tribunal, also says authorities should study measures to speed up cases Read more

19 Jun 2020

The advantages and disadvantages of WIPO PROOF

The World Intellectual Property Organization rolled out its new timestamping solution in May and while it has a lot going for it, there are downsides too Read more

15 Jun 2020

UK BLACK LIVES MATTER and I CAN'T BREATHE trademark applications likely to fail

Entrepreneur who made the filings plans to launch non-profit to help disadvantaged children and, if marks are granted, will seek a royalty fee from other entities that use the terms 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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