Big US tech companies face major patent losses in the post-Alice world, IAM research reveals 27 Sep 14
The potentially catastrophic effects of the Alice v CLS Supreme Court decision on the patent holdings of the US’s biggest technology companies are laid bare by the IAM blog today. Research undertaken by IP data company ktMINE on behalf of the blog reveals that tens of thousands of assets owned by the likes of IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, Google and Cisco could be threatened by the judgment, which was handed down in June and has since led to a series of software patent rights being overturned by lower courts. Should this trend continue, then our research reveals that it may have a significant impact on companies that employ huge numbers of Americans and spend billions of dollars on R&D.
Want to read more?
Register to access two of our subscriber-only articles per month
Subscribe for unlimited access to articles, in-depth analysis and research from the IAM experts
What our customers are saying
One of the advantages of IAM is that it is high quality and yet still accessible and relevant to the non-specialist chief executives and senior managers who don't know what they don't know about IP. It's an important contribution to the upward IP education of senior managers.
International Intellectual Property Strategists Association (INTIPSA)
Subscribe to receive access to the full range of premium business intelligence, insights and analysis, as well as our IP directories, guides and daily news.
Register for more free content
- Read more IAM blogs and articles
- Receive the editor's weekly review by email