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The long read

After a month of reflection following a highly successful IPBC Global, attended by 600 delegates in Chicago, IAM journalists have selected the biggest stories that emerged over the three-day event. Learn more here

MONDAY July 11

A Colombian court has become the first to issue a significant decision in the world Ericsson versus Apple dispute, banning the US tech giant from importing and selling 5G iPhones and iPads. Learn more here

Zebra’s recent agreement to pay $360 million to end a dispute with Honeywell is just the latest in a series of settlements the company has reached as a defendant in patent cases. Learn more here


The result of the Optis versus Apple The FRAND trial in the UK will have significant implications for international MS strategies and could further strengthen the country’s position as a venue for litigation. Learn more here

Avanci announced that it will increase the cost per vehicle of its 4G patent license to $20 for new licensees starting September 1. Learn more here

Borg Warner’s head of intellectual property says automakers need to end their current non-engagement in the standards-setting process. Learn more here


The UK government has presented plans to simplify the country’s design system, following a recent call for comments on the existing framework. Learn more here

A number of patent-related bills have been introduced in both houses of the US Congress, but as things stand, none of them seem close to making it into law. Learn more here


The EU Intellectual Property Office has identified five key technology trends it is prioritizing in 2022, including quantum computing and blockchain, smart contracts and NFTs. Learn more here

A recently published decision by a Board of Appeal reveals a very different approach to invention by the EPO from that taken by countries such as the US, UK and Australia. Learn more here

Samsung has become one of the first patent challengers to push back against a Fintiv discretionary denial using new guidelines from USPTO Director Kathi Vidal. Learn more here

FRIDAY July 15

SEP holders are among those targeted by the new compulsory licensing regulations that have been proposed by China’s State Administration for Market Regulation. Learn more here

Two biopharmaceutical companies will split $1.3 billion, plus hundreds of millions of dollars in potential milestone payments, in Royalty Pharma’s latest pharmaceutical royalty rights purchase. Learn more here

A new data report reveals the 50 companies with the largest active brand portfolios in China, Europe and the United States. Learn more here


Some US courts do not allow people who have not been vaccinated against covid-19 to serve on juries hearing patent cases. This should concern both plaintiffs and defendants. Learn more here


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