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New IAM event will be the first to focus exclusively on NPE sector

The first conference specifically focused on the NPE community and the business of responsible licensing is to be hosted by IAM in New York early next year. The event will cover a range of topics - from the legal and policy climate to the new opportunities opening up in different sectors and regions of the world – all from the perspective of entities whose primary business is patent and technology licensing. The full details for the day-long event, called NPE15, are currently ...

Posted by Richard Lloyd, Intellectual Asset Management on 30 September 2014 @ 5:25PM
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Japan and Korea outstrip US in innovation creativity stakes, says development bank

I have been in Seoul this week meeting with local IP strategists from the corporate, intermediary and finance fields. Like IAM’s recent visits to Japan, it has been a fascinating trip and has given this correspondent a fresh insight into Korea’s rapidly evolving IP marketplace. I will write at more length on what is happening in the country next week, but one of the key takeaways so far is how keen the government is to prioritise IP creation and value realisation. This ...

Posted by Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine on 25 September 2014 @ 9:55AM
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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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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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New white paper provides further information on IP market best practice standards initiative

The LES (USA and Canada) has published a white paper which sets out some of the issues around the potential for creating best practice standards for IP licensing and other marketplace activities. It follows up on a focus group meeting in Chicago in late July organised by LES and attended largely by senior representatives from operating companies, NPEs and intermediaries at which the idea was first discussed in-depth. Written by Bill Elkington of Rockwell Collins, who is co-chair of ...

Posted by Joff Wild, IAM Magazine on 12 September 2014 @ 6:20PM
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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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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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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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Japan's one trillion yen IP trade surplus, but maybe it could be a whole lot more

The first-ever IPBC Japan got underway this morning at the Okura Hotel in Tokyo. We have just over 200 delegates with us for the one-day event, 70% of whom come from operating companies. It’s a great turn-out and we have already heard some fascinating presentations from and discussions among our speakers. It is impossible to report on everything that has happened, so following – in usual IPBC reporting format – are a few bullet points highlighting some of the issues ...

Posted by Joff Wild, IAM Magazine on 04 September 2014 @ 8:37AM
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