University & Research Institutions

China's universities can shape the future of video - and more besides - if they get IP right

Robust technical contributions to VVC could turn into future royalty streams as the country's academic institutions get more involved than ever before in standards-setting

China's universities can shape the future of video - and more besides - if they get IP right
Licensees must beware of sovereign immunity following CAFC decision
6 Aug 2020

Licensees must beware of sovereign immunity following CAFC decision

Federal Circuit hands down fractured majority decision in latest dispute over rights of state entities in patent suits

Patenting emerging technologies – determining how far an artisan’s knowledge goes
5 Aug 2020

Patenting emerging technologies – determining how far an artisan’s knowledge goes

A recent Federal Circuit decision and new USPTO guidance have brought a possible conflict in case law into focus

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4 Aug 2020

After PTAB upholds key patent, covid-19 vaccine fight heads to court

Moderna set to face infringement battle over its mRNA-1273, a hot prospect in the fight against coronavirus Read more

30 Jul 2020

China passes a major threshold in life sciences IP reform

Move to implement patent linkage is the clearest sign yet that the country is embracing pharma and biotech innovation Read more

28 Jul 2020

Merck calls for ‘democratisation’ of CRISPR-cas9 patent licensing

Simpler access to gene-editing technology needed amid ongoing IP uncertainties, say senior executives Read more

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 Read more

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20 Jul 2020

After success of early stage covid-19 vaccine trial, Oxford University's coronavirus IP policy explained

With the promising news today that a coronavirus vaccine being developed by scientists at the university is safe and triggers an immune response, we revisit our exclusive April interview with the head of Oxford's tech transfer office in which he talks about its new, expedited, approach to granting covid-related licences Read more

7 Jul 2020

A patent's journey from IAM Market to Facebook v BlackBerry

Analysis shows that assets listed on the platform sell at a higher rate than average, while they are also litigated more often Read more

13 Jun 2020

It’s a great time to be involved in IP finance

Why you should expect an increase in patent-focused financing deals involving biotech and other life sciences companies Read more

11 Jun 2020

We name the world's top patent lawyers, attorneys, practices and firms

The 2020 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 features in-depth analysis of the markets in 48 key jurisdictions and is based on thousands of submissions, interviews and client references Read more

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23 Jul 2020

Nobel laureate Tasuku Honjo loses multi-billion dollar patent dispute

Immuno-oncology inventorship battle highlights IP dangers of research collaboration Read more

22 Jul 2020

Diagnostics dominate med-tech asset sales amidst pandemic disruption

The current crisis has affected M&A in the sector, but older trends will shape longer-term deal-making Read more

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

Revealed – the US law firms that send the most prosecution work abroad and who they send it to

An in-depth look at who America’s patent lawyers work with in Canada, China, Germany, Japan and the UK 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

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