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If Alice v CLS is the game-changer some believe, software patent values may be about to collapse

When the Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice v CLS  back in June it would be fair to say that many of the initial reactions canvassed by IAM were generally pretty muted and along the lines of not a huge amount has happened. Now, however, it looks like a strain of thought is emerging in the US that, in fact, the decision was a game-changer and that software patent protection in the country has been seriously eroded. Certainly, that is the view of Gene Quinn over on the ...

Posted by Joff Wild, IAM Magazine on 14 September 2014 @ 3:42PM
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Not so deadly? PTAB judge provides more stats on re-exams

In one of this morning’s sessions at this year’s IPO annual meeting, a judge from theUSPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) threw further light onto how America Invents Act (AIA) trial proceedings are changing the patent litigation landscape. Speaking on a panel moderated by former USPTO director David Kappos, PTAB acting vice chief judge Scott Boalick revealed that as of early September just under 2,000 post-AIA petitions had been filed with the office.

Posted by Richard Lloyd, Intellectual Asset Management on 09 September 2014 @ 6:33AM
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Myhrvold – IV model no crazier than funding a start-up

Nathan Myhrvold, the CEO and co-founder of Intellectual Ventures, has defended the company’s business model, insisting that it was “no crazier than investing in real estate or a start-up”. Delivering the keynote address on day one of the IPO annual meeting in Vancouver, Myhrvold gave a wide-ranging speech titled ‘The economy of invention’, touching on areas including the typical evolution of tech companies’ attitude to patents and what he sees ...

Posted by Richard Lloyd, Intellectual Asset Management on 09 September 2014 @ 12:47AM
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London to play host to debate on patent value and valuations

If you are in London on 16th September you should come along to a discussion on the subject of "Patents and Value" which will see lawyer Neil Wilkof, a regular contributor to the IP Finance and IPKat blogs, swap views and perspectives with myself, IAM editor Joff Wild. The event is being hosted in the centre of town (Holborn) by patent and trademark attorney firm EIP. It will run from 5.30 pm to 6.45 pm, and will be followed by refreshments.  Among other things we ...

Posted by Joff Wild, IAM Magazine on 07 September 2014 @ 3:37PM
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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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The research process for a new and expanded IAM Strategy 300 begins today

It’s that time of year again when IAM invites participants in the IP market to nominate individuals for inclusion in the annual IAM Strategy 300, our unique guide to the world’s leading IP strategists. And this year, we are pleased to announce a significant expansion. For the first time ever, as well as third party advisers, we will also be including individuals working in operating companies, universities and research institutions. This means that there are now no ...

Posted by Tim Lince, IAM Magazine on 05 September 2014 @ 11:07AM
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As the IPO meets in Vancouver, patent reform will be on delegates’ minds

The 42nd annual Intellectual Property Owners conference gets under way in Vancouver on Sunday, the first time the event has been held outside of the US. Well over 900 delegates are expected to be in town, the second largest attendance ever (only last year’s event in Boston has attracted more). In the lead-up to the conference the IAM blog took the opportunity to catch up with IPO executive director Herb Wamsley to discuss what will be on attendees’ minds. Wamsley was ...

Posted by Richard Lloyd, Intellectual Asset Management on 05 September 2014 @ 4:37AM
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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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Alice decision makes software innovation landscape bleaker, Rader claims

Former Federal Circuit chief judge Randall Rader has claimed that the prospects for software patent protection have fundamentally shifted following the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v CLS Bank. In an exclusive interview with IAM, Rader, who stood down as the head of the CAFC in May and then left the court in June, admitted that he had hoped for more clarity. When asked how he would feel if he were a software developer, he commented: “I find the landscape for ...

Posted by Richard Lloyd, Intellectual Asset Management on 01 September 2014 @ 2:30PM
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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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