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Healthcare and pharma sector sees most patent deals activity in Q3 in the US 

Latest data shows Global Foundries, IV and Seiko among top sellers; NPEs the top buyers, with Samsung, Pinterest and BBK Electronics also among the leaders

Healthcare and pharma sector sees most patent deals activity in Q3 in the US 
6 Dec 2019

Fish & Richardson tops list of firms that the US patent elite use for litigation

More than half the companies that make up the IAM/ktMINE listing of the entities with the biggest US portfolios have instructed Fish lawyers to represent them in district court disputes over the course of the last decade

5 Dec 2019

Biologics exclusivity may be sacrificed to seal NAFTA 2.0 deal

Trump administration said to be considering weakening provisions to break political gridlock over USMCA

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5 Dec 2019

The search for the world's leading IP strategists is on

IAM is currently seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for the 2020 edition of the Strategy 300 - our unique guide to the men and women who excel in the creation of IP value Read more

4 Dec 2019

What leaked US trade talks tell us about future of UK pharma IP

Secret government documents detailing pharma patent discussions between UK and US officials have stirred up a controversy in the run up to the British general election later this month Read more

29 Nov 2019

NTT looks for global growth in innovation and patents

Under new CEO Jun Sawada, the Japanese IT giant is planning to compete directly across various technology areas with powerhouses such as Alphabet and Apple   Read more

29 Nov 2019

For start-ups, patents should be a means to an end, not an end in themselves

The key for early-stage success is capital and while IP protection is particularly important in certain sectors, acquiring large portfolios is not always the best approach Read more

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25 Nov 2019

Three hidden issues that could affect your China IP transaction

Cross-border deals face regulatory risks that go beyond IP law Read more

8 Nov 2019

Catch up on the most important life sciences IP developments from the past month

Read our most recent monthly round-up for key pharma and biotech IP stories from October 2019 Read more

8 Nov 2019

A snapshot of the global patent landscape in eight charts  

A recently issued WIPO report based on multiple data points sheds light on the state of play in worldwide patenting activity Read more

6 Nov 2019

New report reveals why SMEs want patents and the opportunities they bring

Study released by the European Patent Office sheds light on the growing sophistication of smaller businesses seeking protection for their inventions Read more

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27 Nov 2019

FDA takes rare step of revoking orphan drug status

The decision means that Indivior’s Sublocade is no longer eligible for lucrative exclusivity, but leaves concerns about evergreening unaddressed Read more

21 Nov 2019

US Presidential hopefuls set their sights on pharma patents

With several leading Democratic candidates threatening to circumvent pharma IP, next year’s election could prove pivotal for right owners Read more

19 Nov 2019

Shorter EPO opposition process requires new approaches from life sciences patentees

Strategies employed not only by rights owners but also by those opposing their grants will need to be recalibrated to reflect the new realities Read more

14 Nov 2019

Skyhawk deal with Celgene confirms growing importance of platform technologies in life sciences IP value creation

Increased focus on gene and cell-related therapies as well as falling R&D returns, promise to heighten biopharma interest in tapping into the potential of SkySTAR and other platforms Read more

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24 May 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform from March to mid-May. Read more