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Late disclosure of SEPs is not the issue some claim it to be, says former Ericsson CIPO

BigTech and automaker arguments that patents declared essential after the freeze date should be unenforceable do not stand up to serious scrutiny, says Gustav Brismark

22 February 2022

BioNTech confirms it will not enforce covid 19 patents – at least for now

The German biotech company becomes the second mRNA vaccine maker to say it will not take legal action during pandemic

21 February 2022

Europe is set to become an even greater focus for global IP strategists

Saturday opinion: IAM’s new Europe editor Adam Houldsworth outlines some of the key developments making the continent a must-watch for patent professionals around the world

19 February 2022

It could be March or April before the Senate confirms Vidal as USPTO Director

As the nominee waits for the vote, her legal practice continues and saw a significant loss in early February

18 February 2022

Comment period on reform of the EU’s SEP and FRAND system now open

The Commission has invited contributions from all interested parties, but there are potential problems in the way that it has framed the debate

18 February 2022

Why the proposed covid TRIPs waiver is a solution in search of a problem

Rigorous correlation analysis makes the case that IP rights are not the barrier to vaccine and treatment access that advocates claim, argues David Torstensson

16 February 2022

No company or country leads in 5G patenting, says USPTO study

Caution is recommended when reviewing media claims of dominance, a paper released today by the agency advises

15 February 2022

Group of big company general counsel calls for Fintiv overturn to “restore balance to the American patent system”

Leaders from businesses including Intel, Micron and GM write to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo claiming that without a dependable inter partes review system key business investments are impossible

11 February 2022

EU steps closer to unitary SPCs, but tricky questions remain unanswered

The European Commission has launched the next step of the process towards further harmonisation of the patent extension rights.

11 February 2022

Injunction provisions steal the show in comments on draft US SEP licensing policy

While major licensors warn that proposed revisions will harm the technology standardisation process, implementers argue the injunctive relief bar should be raised even higher

10 February 2022

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