IBM IP leader joins board of new Amster venture

Rowan head welcomes insight of market giant and also predicts increase in both dealmaking and litigation activity

IBM IP leader joins board of new Amster venture
InterDigital hires Nokia's Hakoranta to be firm's new chief licensing officer
3 Jun 2020

InterDigital hires Nokia's Hakoranta to be firm's new chief licensing officer

“I am thrilled that she has chosen to join us, and very much look forward to working with her," says firm's CEO Bill Merritt

Patents bought by Huawei could be relevant to its battle with Verizon
3 Jun 2020

Patents bought by Huawei could be relevant to its battle with Verizon

Transaction with Microchip Technologies is Huawei's first with a US tech company since its placement on the Entity List

Featured

2 Jun
2020

Apple sees steep fall in new patent fights

A perennial defendant in multiple infringement suits, the iPhone maker is on course for its quietest first half in years Read more

2 Jun
2020

MPEG LA builds new biotech licensing programmes and remains hopeful on CRISPR pool

Trend suggests a growing similarity between patent monetisation models in the life sciences and high-tech sectors Read more

2 Jun
2020

Huawei, Samsung and LG are top owners of ‘core’ 5G patents so far, new study claims

Essentiality analysis put out by Amplified and GreyB finds that so far just 26% of declared 5G SEP grants are core to the standard and suggests that Huawei’s lead is more than merely quantitative Read more

News

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31 May 2020

IP no covid-19 vaccine barrier; Samsung’s $2.4bn annuities bill; Google, Facebook patent sprees; Chinese NPE crackdown call; EPO top for quality, USPTO slips; plus much more

Get ready for the new working week with a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform over the past seven days Read more

30 May 2020

Politics look set to trump patents in China’s coronavirus vaccine effort

Remarks made by Xi Jinping suggest that if a Chinese company develops a covid-19 cure, compulsory licensing’s big moment might not arrive after all Read more

26 May 2020

WHO covid-19 IP pool launches this week without strong pharma support

Open and global sharing of patents, data and know-how is seen as a step too far by many life sciences innovators Read more

25 May 2020

Japanese covid-19 patent pledge triples membership, but users must read fine print

Big-name electronics and chemical companies have continued to sign on, but several have taken the opportunity to narrow the terms of the pledge and remind potential infringers that they won’t tolerate abuse Read more

Analysis

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1 Jun 2020

Audi IP licensing chief: you don’t sit in your car to tweet or send text messages

Panel discussion of SEP experts addresses some of the forces confronting the auto industry and the future of value creation in the sector Read more

1 Jun 2020

Acacia audio patents stand up to CNIPA scrutiny

A small portfolio being asserted against Chinese mobile companies has come through the ringer almost unscathed Read more

29 May 2020

Google and Facebook add to their patent portfolios in further sign of increasing secondary market activity

Pair of deals involving assets owned by Provenance and Goldpeak Innovations comes at the same time as NPEs continue to re-stock Read more

29 May 2020

How elite patent-owning companies have performed on the markets since 2018

Research undertaken for IAM finds that while a composite of the biggest rights holders under-performs the NASDAQ, on a sector-by-sector basis the picture is a lot more positive Read more

Events

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Oct 19-21
2020

IPBC Europe 2020

After 2019’s sell-out event in Paris, IPBC Europe – Europe’s foremost conference about IP value creation – will take place in Dublin from 19 to 21 October 2020. Being held at the prestigious Shelbourne Hotel, the event will once again be Europe’s leading gathering of senior IP professionals from European companies of all sizes.

Aug 30 - Sept 1
2020

IPBC Global 2020

Through thought-provoking plenary addresses, panel discussions, boot camps, masterclasses and more, IPBC Global 2020 attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how industry leaders are tackling the breadth of challenges that keep the IP world awake at night, while continuing to develop world-class value creation strategies.

Insights

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

4 Mar 2020

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

Asset sales, trade wars and new names at the top made last year transformative for IP owners. Read more

29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

29 Nov 2019

All eyes turn to London as UK Supreme Court mulls SEP FRAND cases

How the appeals brought by Huawei and ZTE could upend the licensing market Read more

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