New Acacia chief IP officer charts a different course for the once mighty NPE

Supported by a healthy balance sheet, Marc Booth says the firm plans on a higher volume of smaller deals with three new areas identified for future growth

New Acacia chief IP officer charts a different course for the once mighty NPE
19 Feb 2019

With Oppo deal, Ericsson gets crucial SEP validation in China

Securing a FRAND licence with the world’s fifth largest handset maker could be a shot in the arm for the Swedish company, which has struggled to get royalties out of Chinese firms like Xiaomi and TCL

18 Feb 2019

Rolling the dice on eligibility

Congressional action is the only way to solve the uncertainty on section 101 of the US patent statute, argues Aaric Eisenstein of Personalised Media Communications

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18 Feb
2019

Patent deals show how Indian startups can benefit from multinational research activity

An AI health-tech startup recently named one of the world's most promising had its roots in the re-organisation of Xerox's research centre in India Read more

17 Feb
2019

Giant NPE sold; the US’s first clean hands patent thicketing challenge; inside AT&T’s portfolio; why Huawei owns the future; and much more

Your essential Sunday reading: a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform in the past week - as well as links to each one Read more

15 Feb
2019

PanOptis acquired by New York-based private equity business

The NPE, which bought Unwired Planet in 2016 and owns thousands of patents previously held by Ericsson and Panasonic, sold to Brevet Capital for an undisclosed sum Read more

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14 Feb 2019

The five key takeaways from the USPTO’s report on women and patents

Although female patentees are becoming more common – particularly in areas such as pharma and biotech – the rate of growth is slowing, suggesting that a lot more work needs to be done before equality between the sexes is achieved Read more

13 Feb 2019

IPBC Global 2019 is shaping up to be the biggest and best of the series so far

Senior decision makers from a wide range of companies are already confirmed to attend as demand for tickets exceeds the rate for last year's sell-out event in San Francisco  Read more

11 Feb 2019

Huawei owns the future and that’s why it’s here to stay

Deep pockets, a strong commitment to R&D and a world class 5G patent portfolio mean that whatever its current difficulties the Chinese telecoms business is set to be a major player for the long term Read more

10 Feb 2019

IBM set to join LOTNet; CAFC decision good news for pharma; TiVo could split; the US’s first biosimilar’s case; and plenty more

Your essential Sunday reading: a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform in the past week - as well as links to each one Read more

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15 Feb 2019

AbbVie’s Humira strategy to be scrutinised in first evergreening unclean hands challenge

In a Delaware case Boehringer Ingelheim accuses the Illinois company of improper conduct in deliberately constructing a patent thicket to protect against generic versions of its blockbuster drug. Read more

15 Feb 2019

Takeover wars intensify between listed IP firms in Australia

Aggressive move by the country’s largest public IP services group seems designed to thwart the merger of two smaller rivals. But further consolidation in the space still looks likely Read more

14 Feb 2019

As 101 debate continues, Iancu offers clear message to Federal Circuit

With new guidelines set to reshape patent examination, the USPTO head makes the case for revisiting subject matter precedent Read more

14 Feb 2019

World’s most valuable startup buys patents again

The company behind Tik Tok bought out much of a struggling smartphone maker’s patent portfolio in January. USPTO assignments from last week show what assets Beijing-based ByteDance came away with Read more

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27-28 March
2019
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IPBC Europe 2019

In the era of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), European companies are faced with a number of exciting opportunities – but also significant IP challenges. Designed by and for European IP owners, the programme for IPBC Europe 2019 will explore how IP managers inside the continent’s businesses can devise and build sustainable value creation programmes in the rapidly changing world.

16-18 June
2019
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IPBC Global 2019

The leading gathering of global IP decision makers and thought-leaders returns to Boston! As the fourth industrial revolution gathers pace, IPBC Global’s 2019 programme explores the key IP issues this new era of change and innovation presents for corporate leaders, policy makers, investors, the legal profession and third-party service providers.

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30 Jan 2019

IP market news highlights

The big stories from the IAM platform in December and January. Read more

30 Jan 2019

Apple v Qualcomm is the global patent fight for our times

Why Qualcomm’s winning of an injunction in China against Apple is another sign that the patent market is drifting inexorably eastwards. With the country’s answer to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit opening at the start of this year, rights holders have even more reason to turn to Chinese courts. Read more

30 Nov 2018

IP market news highlights

Some of the major stories carried on the IAM platform in October and November. Read more

30 Nov 2018

After years of setting the patent agenda Silicon Valley is now playing defence

The USPTO director’s explicit rejection of the ‘troll’ narrative and the departure of key Congressional backers mean that big technology companies find themselves in the unusual position of not being in control of the US IP policy-making narrative. Read more

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