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Headache relief for high-tech patent owners as working requirements ease in key Asian markets

Requirements to practise granted patents have long complicated the strategies of IP owners in India and Indonesia, but recent weeks have brought positive developments for rightsholders in both countries

26 October 2020

To educate lawyers who change the world, we cannot let this crisis go to waste

As the covid-19 pandemic continues to upend education in the US and beyond, there is an opportunity to create a new normal in how IP is taught, says Megan Carpenter, Dean of the Franklin Pierce School of Law

24 October 2020

Hybrid deals in China show how patent strategy creates business value for Toyota

Japanese automaker will sell systems to two Chinese car-makers, more than a year after seeking to spur interest in the technology with a royalty-free licence initiative

22 October 2020

Korea’s push for chip independence could draw IP pushback

Worries about patent claims from Japanese rivals do not seem to have materialised yet, but trade secrets could be another concern

21 October 2020

Proposal to waive TRIPS is the latest sign of deepening global IP rifts over covid-19

WHO-backed proposal seeks to suspend key multilateral protections for patents and trade secrets

20 October 2020

Shenzhen will double down on patents in its second act

Xi Jinping made innovation the focus of a speech marking the Special Economic Zone's 40th anniversary. But a more inward focus could spell change for IP strategies

17 October 2020

Why IP experts remain absent from the business top table

All too often, those responsible for building, managing and protecting corporate portfolios are still excluded from the overall decision-making process

13 October 2020

External ownership of law firms could herald an IP revolution but clients will need to be convinced

With Arizona and Utah relaxing rules, investors, service providers and lawyers themselves wonder if more states will follow suit - and see plenty of opportunities if they do

12 October 2020

What world class IP management looks like

On top of high-quality, day-to-day performance in areas such as prosecution, litigation and licensing, there are three essential elements an in-house function requires to be part of the elite

12 October 2020

The patent system’s social contract has broken down, says IP billionaire Dr Gary Michelson

Spinal surgery pioneer tells IAM that it is important to ensure the US public does not get a rough deal from rights owners

08 October 2020

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