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This week on IAM we published exclusive data provided by AST on who bought and sold most US patents in the first three months of this year; and NPEs topped both lists: Intellectual Ventures on the sell-side, Dominion Harbor on the buy-side. Elsewhere, we speculated that last Friday’s sudden change of government in Spain makes it likelier that Europe’s fifth largest economy will sign up to the unitary patent package; and we took an in-depth look at Ericsson’s patent portfolio – one of the biggest, best and most lucrative in the telecoms space.

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IV, Huawei, Sharp and NXP among the leading sellers of patents in first quarter, AST data reveals

A new government in Spain reopens the possibility that the country may sign up to the UPC

A deep dive into Ericsson’s sprawling, industry-leading portfolio: exclusive data analysis

ZTE's IP and compliance records deserve a fair look as US administration weighs deal

Data sheds much-needed light on the trade secrets litigation landscape

NTT Docomo dials up IP Bridge as it diversifies its licensing strategy

Coolpad hints at India suit against Xiaomi, but it may not have much ammunition there

EU set to introduce SPC manufacturing waiver, while uncertainty continues over unitary regime

Panasonic deal shows that Quarterhill remains a major player in the patent licensing space

Tech groups among authors of new paper that sharply criticises SEP policy shift by US antitrust chief

Europe soars as the US falls back in the latest IAM benchmarking survey