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Visa owns the largest US patent portfolio covering inventions relating to mobile payments, according to research undertaken by CPA Global for IAM. With 3.2% of all patents in the space, the company is just ahead of second placed Qualcomm, which holds 3.1%. The top five is completed by MasterCard, SK Telecom and Google’s parent company Alphabet. Between them they own 13% of mobile...
In first public remarks, new JPO commissioner heralds patent transfer and licensing as future of Japanese industry
The new man in charge at the Japan Patent Office (JPO) this week addressed the world IP community for the first time, and his comments signaled that the use of patents to generate revenue will continue to be pushed from the highest levels of government in the country. Yoshinori Komiya was appointed to the post on June 17th, replacing the retiring Hitoshi Ito. The new commissioner’s...
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer held out the possibility of the company becoming one of the largest non-practising entities in the world on a conference call with analysts yesterday. Her comments came shortly after it was confirmed that Verizon was buying the fallen internet giant’s core business for $4.83 billion. While that deal will involve the bulk of Yahoo!’s traditional...
Patent owners and companies defending against accusations of patent infringement should take into account the heightened risk for fee-shifting awards in the wake of the Octane and Highmark decisions
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