After Daraprim pricing outcry, an IPR carve out for pharma became politically impossible. That must leave patent reform in a very bad place.
IV is planning to maintain a portfolio of between 30,000 and 40,000 assets, says firm's president and COO. http://t.co/Sqa1QLZXfT
Chinese investment vehicle Tsinghua Holdings has been very busy acquiring foreign IP assets, contacts and know-how. http://t.co/uAcXCJJT1x
Last week we ran a story on a surge in speculation that Intellectual Ventures is up for sale. IV strongly denied that it was on the block and in discussions with a Chinese buyer, and we were happy to print what the firm had to say. “Intellectual Ventures is not and has never been for sale. Period,” was how it was put to us in an official statement. However, as we pointed...
Tsinghua Holdings - China's high-tech acquisition machine - steams ahead with Western Digital investment
Chinese firm Unisplendour is paying $3.78 billion to take a 15% equity stake in US hard disk drive maker Western Digital. Unisplendour’s parent, Tsinghua Holdings, has been making numerous acquisitions and investments of late in an effort to gain access to foreign technology and knowhow which can boost China’s industry – and major patent owners both at home and abroad are...
It has been a big fortnight for the PTAB and a very bad one for patent owners: welcome to the new normal
So now we can be pretty certain: the motive for submitting a petition for an inter partes review at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board is not important, what matters in the decision as to whether it should be instituted is that it has a reasonable chance of success. That’s a big win for the likes of Kyle Bass and other hedge fund managers; and a concern for patent owners, not only in the...
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