Patents are not driving the Dell/EMC hook-up, but they will play a key role in enabling the new company's strategy. http://t.co/RcwAzbh4lD
The patent angle to tech's biggest ever takeover http://t.co/RcwAzbh4lD
Very few start-ups are subject of NPE suits. It's an extremely rare cancer that needs highly specialised treatment. https://t.co/RW9dUS9g7B
Even in a very frothy deals market, Dell’s proposed takeover of EMC is one that stands out. At $67 billion it’s the largest tech transaction ever announced, with Dell seemingly eager to lessen its relative exposure to the declining PC market and grow aggressively in the cloud-based services sector. Patents on their own probably did not feature high on the list of attractions...
Unified Patents has recently launched a low-cost insurance scheme designed to help start-ups (defined as companies with annual revenues of less than $20 million) to protect themselves from patent suits initiated by trolls. Priced at $995 per annum and including Unified Patents membership, the policy “covers covers pre-litigation and litigation dispute costs”, but “does not...
In issue 72 of IAM, we revealed the results from our Global Benchmarking Survey, looking at developments in the global patent market. Based on responses from hundreds of senior corporate, private practice and NPE operators, the findings showed that change is occurring at a sometimes rapid pace. We have created an infographic looking at a small segment of the survey (subscribers can view all...
China’s rapid IP development – and the associated pros and cons – are now regular topics of discussion for market observers. But what this means in pragmatic terms for Asia-Pacific companies is less often heard
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