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Five key takeaways from IPBC Europe

Returning from two action-packed days in London, IAM Deputy Editor Adam Houldsworth reflects on the surprising state of corporate UPC strategies, the rise of AI, FRAND fireworks and more

02 April 2022

Japan ministry publishes FRAND patent licensing guidelines

The advisory document lays out acceptable behaviours at four stages of the SEP negotiation process

01 April 2022

All the action from Day One of this year's IPBC Europe

A feisty FRAND debate, the UPC and plenty more besides came up for discussion in front of a packed audience of over 280 delegates in London

30 March 2022

Time is running out to help choose the IP Hall of Fame inductees for 2022

Nominate an individual who deserves to be honoured for their contribution to IP

28 March 2022

Korean university’s litigation debacle bolsters case for litigation funding transparency

KAIST’s dispute with its own licensing arm may be a problem of the university’s own making, but it underlines the opacity of modern patent litigation

26 March 2022

UPC audience rights news is a boost for UK patent attorneys and users of the new court

UK-qualified European Patent Attorneys will enjoy audience rights at the pan-EU court, despite reports that they may be excluded

24 March 2022

What a unified US Intellectual Property Office could mean for policy and practice

Tillis staffer says proposal could address national IP policymaking that sometimes seems “disjointed”, but open questions include where the new agency would sit and how it would fund itself

18 March 2022

How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine affects the future of IP

Short-term risk management challenges the attack poses are only one part of the equation. Vladimir Putin’s actions raise important longer-term issues too

18 March 2022

Consequences in US anti-suit injunction bill not as strong as courts’ own remedies

The Senate's "Defending American Courts Act" aimed at curbing use of Chinese anti-suit injunctions in FRAND cases may not have much effect on litigants’ incentives

16 March 2022

Breakthrough in TRIPS covid waiver negotiations – here’s what you need to know

There are reports of a compromise deal agreeed by the US, EU, India and South Africa, but no official confirmation

16 March 2022

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