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February 22

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February 22

IAM's exclusive deep dive into Uber's patent position following Waymo settlement: https://t.co/X05P9Hxpe5

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22 Feb 2018
RPX says it is evaluating “strategic alternatives” and forecasts sharp decline in business

Yesterday, defensive patent aggregator RPX announced its fourth quarter and full financial year 2017 results, and revealed what readers of this blog have known for several weeks: a “for sale” sign has been erected by the firm - or, as the company put it in a press release: “The Board of Directors is conducting a process to explore and evaluate strategic alternatives to...

22 Feb 2018
An exclusive look at Uber’s patent position as purchases ramp up and Waymo dispute settles

At one point the world’s most valuable start-up, Uber has made a concerted drive – especially in the last two years – to expand its patent portfolio as it eyes a 2019 target for going public. Against this backdrop, as well as news of its recent settlement with Waymo, IAM provides an exclusive analysis of the ride-sharing company’s patent position, its brand and the...

22 Feb 2018
Hitachi chip unit embarks on first patent battle as buyout firm prepares to take the reins

A semiconductor manufacturing equipment unit is set to become the latest onetime Hitachi subsidiary to be spun as the Japanese company continues to re-engineer its business strategy. Hitachi Kokusai Electric was delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange last week following buyout firm KKR's completion of a $2.2 billion takeover, a deal which includes thousands...

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