Analysis

Patent analysis shows just how much Bosch has its sights set on IoT

The German heavyweight’s portfolio is well positioned for the advent of the age of connectivity and right now the company is focusing on boosting its autonomous holdings

Patent analysis shows just how much Bosch has its sights set on IoT
TSMC goes from buyer to seller in latest NPE hybrid deal
8 Apr 2020

TSMC goes from buyer to seller in latest NPE hybrid deal

Taiwanese mega-foundry transfers semiconductor patents to Longhorn IP after reaching a licence deal

The last thing anyone should think about WDTX is that it is patent plaintiff friendly, says Albright
7 Apr 2020

The last thing anyone should think about WDTX is that it is patent plaintiff friendly, says Albright

In part two of our exclusive interview, the judge turns his attention to how his district is perceived, why he’s reluctant to stay cases and the prospect of his profile continuing to rise in IP circles

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7 Apr 2020

Chinese investors spark IP fears with plans for British chip firm

UK government called on to investigate as Chinese backer moves to take up board seats, but the time to worry about IP ownership may be past Read more

6 Apr 2020

Judge Albright explains why he has made WDTX a beacon for patent cases

"I have the enthusiasm, I like lots of the lawyers, I like a lot of the clients, I like the people on both sides," he says in exclusive interview with IAM Read more

6 Apr 2020

No absolute bar on the patenting of AI and blockchain inventions in India

Recent Delhi High Court ruling reaffirms that the door is open for some types of software patents Read more

3 Apr 2020

Patent deep-dive shows IBM and Microsoft have cloud computing upper hand

The market is quickly growing and data indicates that the playing field may begin to shift Read more

3 Apr 2020

TCL to push into branded smartphones following business restructuring

Chinese company previously made BlackBerry devices under brand licence, now launching its own foldable and 5G devices following a significant re-organisation Read more

2 Apr 2020

Patent opportunities and dangers in the microbiome revolution

It is a key part of our growth strategy and we actively seek to ensure IP strategies are in place to protect our investment, says senior DuPont counsel Read more

2 Apr 2020

IP Bridge goes private in management-led buyout

Public-private fund INCJ exits investment, ending government involvement in the Japanese IP monetisation business run by Minoru Fujiki (pictured) Read more

1 Apr 2020

Latest litigation data shows NPEs flocking to the US’s hottest patent district

As Austin continues to grow as a tech centre, West Texas is quickly becoming the venue of choice for those looking to take a shot at Silicon Valley Read more

1 Apr 2020

Huawei is weathering the sanctions storm

The company’s annual results show that it continues to invest heavily in R&D and patents amidst financial pressures stemming from its US blacklisting Read more

31 Mar 2020

US expands its definition of biologics with big implications for IP strategy

Nearly 100 existing protein products have been newly classified and now face competition from imitators for the first time Read more

31 Mar 2020

China data reveals scale of smartphone market disruption

Early indicators show the extent of China's smartphone slowdown, but analysts say the supply chain and market in the country are already showing signs of recovery Read more

27 Mar 2020

Inventor takes aim at Formula 1 elite, claiming that safety devices infringe patent

Suit filed in West Texas against outfits including Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull after licensing discussions failed to produce deal Read more

27 Mar 2020

Facebook acts like a social media platform but thinks like a tech titan

The IP community expected a re-vamped patent strategy from the Silicon Valley giant after it poached key members of Google’s patent team a few years back. Lo and Chan haven’t disappointed. Read more

27 Mar 2020

NTT launches first patent litigation effort with new Wi-Fi suits

Japanese telco has been working with ex-Inventergy consultants to monetise US patents, lawsuits against Acer, TI and Mediatek reveal Read more

26 Mar 2020

Exclusive: Houlihan Lokey patent team set to depart

Group headed by Elvir Causevic and Ed Fish understood to be spinning out to become independent operation once again Read more

26 Mar 2020

No, pools should not be testing for validity

HEVC Advance counsel explains why the job of deciding whether a patent is valid or not is one for government agencies and courts, not licensing platforms Read more

26 Mar 2020

Trade secrets not akin to property in India, says Delhi High Court

The recent decision highlights patchy protection in India and highlights potential pitfalls in know-how licensing Read more

26 Mar 2020

Intellectual Discovery notches US court win as it enters a new phase

Profit is the top priority as patent fund goes private under a new CEO who is also its biggest shareholder Read more

25 Mar 2020

USPTO launches new diversity platform, but there is still much more for the IP community to do

Hub is designed to foster cooperation among stakeholders and to provide guidance on mentoring next generation of patent creators Read more

25 Mar 2020

Why a patenting decline of between 10% and 20% is on the cards this year

The global Covid-19 pandemic looks set to have a major impact on filings across the world in 2020, with a far steeper fall in applications than was seen in 2009 Read more

25 Mar 2020

Huawei picks up patents from IV spinoff, NPE

Chinese company continues to add to its portfolio, making acquisitions in the fields of augmented reality and Internet of Things Read more

24 Mar 2020

Key takeaways from the Federal Circuit’s latest Arthrex decision

Judge Moore’s pragmatic approach holds, just about, as attention now turns to the prospects of Supreme Court granting cert Read more

24 Mar 2020

China’s top battery maker takes aim at upstart rival in new patent suit

Fast-rising CATL has taken business from patent-rich multinational incumbents, and now it’s deploying its own burgeoning portfolio to shore up its domestic position Read more

23 Mar 2020

Nokia made over $1 billion from licensing in 2019, but maybe it could have been more

Analysis of the Finnish companies’ annual reports, alongside developments in the overall market for mobile technology, indicate there could be further royalty upside for the telecoms giant Read more

23 Mar 2020

Settlement deal ends Casio assertions in China

The Japanese company had battled Shenzhen-based rival Appotronics in Chinese courts over competing projector technology Read more

20 Mar 2020

IBM tops the 2019 dealmaking charts with Global Foundries, Samsung and IV all featuring

Four Big Blue deals among the largest transactions of the year; AST, Pure Storage and a group of NPEs dominate on the buyside Read more

20 Mar 2020

Fortress may have struck gold with its Theranos patents

Data analysis reveals that the IP portfolio created by Elizabeth Holmes’ now defunct company is of high-quality and has widespread geographic coverage Read more

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