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05 Mar 2015
The Inventing America event showed opposition to the Innovation Act is bi-partisan and getting STRONGer

With competing bills in Congress and lobbying dollars pouring into the fight, it’s fair to say that the patent reform debate is heating up. Earlier this week a coalition of groups including the Association of American Universities, the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the Innovation Alliance, the Medical Device Manufacturers...

05 Mar 2015
NXP-Freescale merger underlines patent power shift in semiconductor sector

Barely a quarter of 2015 has passed and we have already seen four significant M&A events take place in the microchip industry. The latest (and largest of 2015, to date) was revealed at the start of this week, when the Netherlands’ NXP Semiconductors announced that it would buy US-based Freescale Semiconductor for $11.8 billion. The deal looks set to create one of the largest and...

04 Mar 2015
Our unique event for and about NPEs takes place in New York next week; just a handful of delegate places remain

There are now just a handful of delegate places let for NPE 2015 – The Business of Responsible Licensing, which is taking place in New York’s Financial District next Thursday, 12th March. Close to 200 people have now confirmed they will attend the event. Among them are senior executives from many of the best-known publicly and privately owned non-practising entities, as...

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Critics of the IP system often argue that patents have little or no role to play in the success of start-ups and their ability to secure funding. However, a recent study of early-stage businesses backed by French investors would suggest otherwise
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