Video interviews featuring insights from key figures in the IP marketplace, including chief IP officers, NPE executives, investors and policy makers, and infographics looking at relevant topics about the global IP industry.
Jul 28 2015
That is the multimillion dollar issue with which the IP industry is grappling. Patent owners - especially those who own industry standard-essential patents - think they should get paid more, while patent licensees which create products for consumers think they should pay less. In talking to industry players, Mark Laudi finds some surprising potential answers to this vexed question.
Jul 28 2015
No central registry of patents exists - until now. In the past, searching patents was a painstaking process. You had to go to many IP offices, and grapple with outdated or incomplete records. Mark Laudi reports that the Open Registry of Patent Owners hopes to change all that.
Yes, says Ashley C Keller from Gerchen Keller Capital. But this method is only for sophisticated investors who understand the industry. In this conversation with IAM's Richard Lloyd, he also takes a swipe at the unpredictability of patent litigation and pushes back on the label that he is a patent troll.
Jul 06 2015
No one really knows, according to Nader A Mousavi. What we do know is that the volume of patent registrations in the past year is up, but the value of patent portfolios being sold has declined. Mousavi tells Mark Laudi that this divergence between low and high-value patents is going to grow.
Consumers benefit immensely from global standards in telecommunications. It allows them to use their phones almost anywhere in the world, without facing compatibility issues. But many of these standards are patented by Ericsson, and the Swedish company says it should get paid significantly more for licences. Competitors disagree. They want these licences to be available more cheaply so that they can offer consumers a choice of devices. Ericsson's Chief IP Officer Kasim Alfalahi tells IAM's Editor in Chief Joff Wild there is a huge disincentive to keep investing in research and development if Ericsson cannot achieve a fair and reasonable return on it.
Unfortunately, it's the latter, says David Kline. He despairs at the reputation that the IP industry has gained for putting innovation and inventions second to suing for infringement, and wants to see the standing of patents restored.
Jul 07 2014
Lex Machina data on new cases filed each month since the start of 2012, and the key events over the course of the last four years. (February 2016)
An infographic outlining the web of patent infringement and validity litigation fought between Vringo and ZTE. (December 2015)
An infographic looking at Taiwan where, despite a population of just a little over 23 million, Taiwanese entities own some of the world's largest patent portfolios. (November 2015)
An infographic that gives the lay of the land in China, and gives an update on the country's specialist IP court pilot programme as its first birthday fast approaches. (October 2015)
A look at this year's IAM Global Benchmarking Survey, revealing the whys and wherefores of corporate patent deal-making. (September 2015)
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