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19 Oct 2017
Intellectual Discovery disposes of portfolio to US NPE as patent sell off continues

Korean sovereign patent fund Intellectual Discovery (ID) has continued its recent trend of selling assets to US licensing entities, with the disposal of a package of 15 US patents to a company called Compact Lens Technologies LLC. The transaction was recorded on the USPTO assignment database earlier this month. The buyer appears to be controlled by IP Valuation Partners, a Texas-based IP...

19 Oct 2017
IP Bridge announces new $50m fund in Malaysia as it continues ASEAN push

Japanese patent fund IP Bridge today announced plans to launch a $50 million “Intellectual property and innovation” fund with Malaysian partners. The new entity will invest in national and regional enterprises in Malaysia that are “IP rich or to-be-rich”, with a particular focus on technology areas including IoT. The fund’s goals echo those of another major...

17 Oct 2017
The pro-patent lobby in the US finally seems to be getting its act together and so the narrative is changing

There’s no doubt that in the PR wars that have been fought over the US patent system throughout the last decade, there has only been one winner. The powerful constituency in big tech that has lobbied for far-reaching changes, which some observers claim have severely undermined patent rights, has held the upper hand. That’s in large part because those pushing for reform in...

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