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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

IP Hall of Fame 2020 inductees announced
Why blockchain IP applications may struggle to compete with local cryptographic solutions
18 May 2020

Why blockchain IP applications may struggle to compete with local cryptographic solutions

Rights holders would do well to consider alternative technologies before rushing ahead with distributed ledgers

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

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15 May 2020

Chair pledges smooth functioning of Indian appeal board as critics call for its abolition

Justice Manmohan Singh outlines plan for the understaffed tribunal to take up hundreds of matters virtually, as government continues to stonewall on new appointments 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

9 May 2020

Patent dealmaking cannot escape the effects of worsening Sino-US relations

Despite the improving Chinese IP environment and trade deal commitments, long-term personal relationships are likely to be increasingly important in getting transactions over the line Read more

5 May 2020

Todd Dickinson - a tribute

A champion of US innovation and IP departs way too early but leaves a legacy of achievement that very few will ever match Read more

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30 Apr 2020

IP is crucial to finding breakthrough covid-19 medicines, Novartis policy head states

“We are only in the position to tackle the pandemic, because of where the system has brought us so far,” says Corey Salsberg in an exclusive interview with IAM Read more

28 Apr 2020

How IP owners have responded to the covid-19 challenge so far

Several innovators have already waived exclusivities, but big decisions for right holders lie ahead Read more

30 Mar 2020

IP-focused arbitration centre seeks to head off legal disputes caused by pandemic

Many court dockets are on hold, but IP disputes are not. Ocean Tomo and the International Arbitration Centre Tokyo think ADR can help bridge the gap Read more

27 Mar 2020

From the IAM archive – corporate IP success stories

The inside story on how TD Bank, Dolby Labs, LinkedIn, Siam Cement, Rockwell Collins and Google built strategies to maximise the value of their assets Read more

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29 Apr 2020

SCOTUS pirate ship copyright case prompts senators to raise new concerns over sovereign immunity

Legislators call on USPTO to investigate extent to which rights owners are “experiencing infringements by state entities without adequate remedies under state law” Read more

14 Apr 2020

China customs to heighten scrutiny of medical exports

Authorities are responding to reports of faulty mask and ventilator exports with stepped up inspections in IP and other areas Read more

11 Mar 2020

Supreme Court order restarts Indian patent appeals

After some foot-dragging by the government, Justice Manmohan Singh is given six months to continue clearing a crushing backlog of IP Appeals Board cases Read more

7 Mar 2020

Daren Tang must seize Asia’s first chance to run the global IP system

After a bruising WIPO director-general election process, Singaporean nominee’s first priority should be to build bridges between the US and China Read more

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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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1 Oct 2013

Seen and heard

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past ...

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Maier Fenster
Head, Medical Devices Department
Ramat Gan, Israel
Ehrlich & Fenster, of Ehrlich Group