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April 18

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April 17

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April 17

Annual report shows full extent of the challenges Inventergy faces $INVT http://t.co/vrputmJQc4

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17 Apr 2015
Inventergy’s difficulties say much about the current problems afflicting the licensing market

Alarm bells were recently set ringing about the future of public IP company (PIPCO) Inventergy when the following paragraph appeared on page 14 of its annual report: Our ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon our ability to generate profitable operations in the future and/or to obtain the necessary financing to meet our obligations and repay our liabilities arising from...

17 Apr 2015
An independent investigation of WIPO DG allegations halted last November; unclear when (or if) it will resume

An independent investigation into the allegations of serious misconduct made by former WIPO deputy director James Pooley against the UN agency’s Director General Francis Gurry was initiated last October, but stopped the following month, IAM can reveal. According to sources inside the WIPO secretariat and member state delegations, an external entity (thought to be KPMG) was appointed to...

17 Apr 2015
Europe and Asia controlled LED lighting landscape looks like fertile ground for patent licensing and litigation

Earlier this week, IAM reported on Philips' sale of the majority of its LED lighting unit Lumileds to a Chinese-led investment consortium. The deal - which is expected to complete during the third quarter of this year, subject to conditions and regulatory approval - will create one of the most formidable players in LED lighting. The technologies concerned have a range of potential...

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