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On IAM this week, we explored Xiaomi’s IPO prospectus and discovered that it reveals huge IP royalty payments – totalling more than $1 billion – over the last three years. Given that the company has agreed big deals with the likes of Microsoft and Nokia since 2016, we said, that’s no surprise; and, what’s more, the amount is likely to get bigger. Over in Europe, we focused on a new initiative involving Qualcomm, France Brevets and lobbying group IP Europe, which aims to ensure innovative European technology SMEs get the funds they need to build high-class, investor-friendly patent portfolios; while we also reported on a hook-up between two big players in the global IP market.

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Xiaomi has spent over $1 billion on IP royalties over the past three years, IPO documents show

Qualcomm, France Brevets and IP Europe join forces to create a new funding initiative for European SMEs

YP Jou and Spangenberg unite in new strategic alliance aiming to shake-up IP services

The USPTO passed up a “golden opportunity” with its Raytheon 10 millionth patent award, expert claims

Foxconn doubles down on investment in California’s Vizio as it straddles US-China tech spat

Supreme Court global damages ruling comes as a boost to licensors, but its application will be key

No settlement for Xiaomi and Ericsson in India, but the Chinese firm can sell MediaTek-powered devices there

NPE takes aim at Twitter in notable test for former Yahoo! patents

South Korea’s MagnaChip back in monetisation mode, spinning former Hynix patents to WiLAN

Car giants and China’s IP leaders among notable gainers in latest IPO US patent ranking

IPBC Latin America to be held in Rio de Janeiro on 29th November