WiLAN announced yesterday that it has acquired a third patent portfolio from Panasonic in a further expansion of the two companies’ licensing partnership. While the deal underlines the level of confidence and trust that WiLAN has been able to secure among Japan’s traditionally conservative major IP owners, it also points to the complex of relationships that the Canadian NPE – and others that want to replicate its success – must expertly and diligently manage as it increases its footprint in Asia.

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