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Gilead shakes hands with generics to make the most of tough Indian IP market

US biotechnology company Gilead Sciences has announced licence deals with Indian drugmakers that will see generic versions of one of its headline products sold at lower prices in emerging markets. The arrangement between Gilead and the generic producers marks the latest example of how IP owners in the life sciences industries are trying to overcome the difficult political, judicial and regulatory environments they have faced in India and other developing countries of late. Gilead ...

Posted by Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine on 16 September 2014 @ 2:09PM
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China’s anti-trust regime poses serious challenges for foreign IP owners

China premier Li Keqiang has indicated that his country’s authorities are to step up efforts to address the perceived intellectual property abuses of both domestic and foreign entities. But while IP owners will be pleased to hear that infringers could face tougher penalties, they should also be aware that their own activities may come under far closer antitrust scrutiny than was previously the case. Speaking at a World Economic Forum meeting in Tianjin earlier this week, ...

Posted by Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine on 11 September 2014 @ 10:09AM
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Rader, rebirth and RAND licensing at IPBC Japan

Following on from our editor’s report from IPBC Japan on Thursday, I have summed up a few of the key themes that emerged from the event’s afternoon sessions, which focused on the many ways in which IP assets can be used to create corporate value. FRAND-tastic – an issue that came up time and again at IPBC Japan was standards-essential patents (SEPs) and the fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing of those assets to industry. Japanese companies ...

Posted by Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine on 06 September 2014 @ 8:50AM
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A network of specialist IP courts for China gets government go-ahead

China’s legislature has approved a proposal for an IP specialist court with pilot venues in the municipalities of Beijing and Shanghai, and the province of Guangdong. This comes after the ruling Communist Party suggested that it would explore options for establishing such courts back in November last year. The Beijing News – in a story later quoted here by China IP Magazine (in Chinese) – reports that the country’s Supreme People’s Court last week ...

Posted by Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine on 02 September 2014 @ 11:38AM
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France Brevets licence deal with LG Electronics a “milestone”, says senior fund executive

France Brevets has entered into a licensing deal with LG Electronics, bringing to an end patent infringement suits it launched against the Korean company back in December last year. The agreement probably represents the first time that a so-called ‘sovereign patent fund’ (SPF) – effectively an in-part or in-whole state-funded NPE – has managed to sign a corporate licensee in the context of litigation. France Brevets was created in March 2011 with the aim of ...

Posted by Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine on 01 September 2014 @ 3:19AM
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Special offer for IAM blog readers: 30% off IPBC Asia 2014 delegate passes

Even though the IAM blog is taking its summer break, the team here is still hard at work – we promise! Preparations for this year’s IPBC Asia – the number-one event focusing on strategic IP management and value creation in the Asia-Pacific region – are well under way, and we are currently bringing together a roster of world-class corporate, intermediary and investment community speakers for what promises to be a first-rate conference. You can view further ...

Posted by Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine on 26 August 2014 @ 11:08AM
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Look out for more IP deal-making activity in the smart-grid sector as big guns wade in

A high volume of M&A coupled with a major growth in patent filings in the smart-grid sector suggests that it has the potential to be a major area of IP litigation and transactional activity in the near future, according to analysis from Greentech Media. Like a traditional grid, a ‘smart grid’ is a network for delivering electricity from suppliers to consumers. What makes it ‘smart’ is the incorporation of information and communications technology to ...

Posted by Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine on 08 August 2014 @ 6:14AM
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Alcatel-Lucent recruits former Kodak president to lead its patent monetisation drive

Alcatel-Lucent has announced that former Kodak president Laura Quatela is to join the company as its executive vice president of intellectual property. She will be leading its patent monetisation programme. In an indication of the importance Alcatel-Lucent attaches to Quatela’s role she will be one of very few heads of IP at a major company who reports directly to the CEO. “[Quatela’s] strong leadership background in patent monetisation in particular will be ...

Posted by Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine on 01 August 2014 @ 12:11PM
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It is tougher to get a US patent than some would have you believe; especially for SMEs

Inc. magazine reported this weekend on the findings of an academic study which suggest that large corporations are more likely than SMEs to be granted patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 'What is the probability of receiving a US patent?' – originally released back in January and due to be published in the Yale Journal of Law and Technology later this year – is authored by Michael Carley and Alan Marco of the USPTO and Deepak Hegde of New York ...

Posted by Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine on 29 July 2014 @ 10:54AM
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Why Taiwan’s companies may be sitting on an untapped goldmine

Taiwan’s National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) launched an online database of telecommunications patents this week, with the hope that it will give companies based in the island a strategic edge in the marketplace, reports Want China Times. Named the Innovation Knowledge Platform, the database features translated and interpreted versions of 3,200 US patents and over 1,000 patent infringement case studies, with another 3,000 translated patents expected to be added ...

Posted by Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine on 25 July 2014 @ 12:55PM
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