Analysis

Recent run of success for IPValue provides more evidence of robust semiconductor licensing market

Deals with Samsung and Mediatek come as the NPE reveals it has chalked up revenues of more than $400 million over the last two years  

Recent run of success for IPValue provides more evidence of robust semiconductor licensing market
21 May 2019

Revealed - every entity with 1,000 or more active US patents 

There are 367 entities in the IAM/ktMINE US Patent 1000 club. We begin to name them all today by counting down to number 275 

21 May 2019

Huawei in crisis: what it means for the IP market

Harsh US sanctions are on hold for 90 days, but uncertainty now clouds the whole supply chain. For the company's and China's goal of greater tech self-sufficiency, there is no turning back 

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20 May 2019

After SEP push Unified Patents goes back to its roots

Cisco and McAfee among early members as launch of new security zone initiative reflects heightened NPE activity in the sector Read more

20 May 2019

Trade war has not stopped US-China chip patent deals

Analysis of US patent assignment data shows cross-border transactions are still happening in semiconductors and other high-tech sectors. Proposed legislation could lead to greater scrutiny Read more

18 May 2019

AbbVie’s Humira victories show US biosimilars have a mountain to climb

The drug maker’s secondary patent strategy is vindicated after it guarantees market exclusivity over the world’s best-selling drug following favourable settlement with final hold-out Read more

17 May 2019

Huawei joins IEEE patent refuseniks four years since controversial policy change

Chinese tech company submits form to standards body which signals it is not prepared to license under 2015 terms for some ethernet technology Read more

17 May 2019

The pledge that may reduce Tesla’s value as it seeks additional funds

In 2014, Elon Musk vowed not to sue anyone for patent infringement if they used the company’s technology in “good faith”. Five years later and that may not look to be such a great idea Read more

17 May 2019

Recent deals show busy litigant Samsung is picking its battles

Settlement with Immersion and newly-minted Huawei agreement both came on the heels of China litigation, while IPVALUE licence announced yesterday keeps the Korean giant out of court Read more

16 May 2019

As Broadcom steps up its assertion strategy, German suit against Nintendo spills over into US court

Chip giant looks to force rival Nvidia to disclose details on technology that the Japanese games company claims invalidates litigated patent Read more

16 May 2019

How the Alice decision affected the pricing of US patents

Assets impacted by the US Supreme Court's landmark decision have experienced a sharp fall in value since the judgment was handed down, but the reasons for this are not all related to the case and its consequences Read more

16 May 2019

Tech push in oil and gas sector could fuel more patent activity

Saudi Aramco claims victory in PTAB showdown as Korean refiner faces second IP setback in as many weeks Read more

15 May 2019

Five years on: how the patent market withstood Alice

The US Supreme Court’s decision has been thought to have had significant impact on transactions, but analysis of the data reveals some unexpected results Read more

14 May 2019

FDA patent list reforms are now firmly on the US legislative agenda

Unanimous votes by the House of Representatives signal that changes to the Orange and Purple Books stand a good chance of being implemented Read more

14 May 2019

Brutal chipset competition may see Qualcomm become ever more reliant on its patent licensing business

Reports that Apple is prioritising the recruitment of engineering talent, while Samsung also invests heavily, suggests that the chip giant is set to face an increasingly competitive technology market Read more

14 May 2019

Rakuten continues patent dealing as it seeks to disrupt Japanese telcos

Internet firm known best for e-commerce has picked up patent rights from the likes of Verizon and AT&T, but its new cloud-only mobile network puts it head to head with IP rich incumbents Read more

13 May 2019

Continental lawsuit against Avanci could help set the terms for licensing in the IoT 

Key automotive supplier accuses pool operator, Nokia and several other patent owners of antitrust violations in what looks set to become a blockbuster case in front of the Northern California federal district court Read more

13 May 2019

The power of ADR in India

Mediation in both pharma and SEP-related cases is on the rise, with the courts and government encouraging its use and the complexity of cases not proving a barrier to their successful resolution Read more

13 May 2019

ASEAN’s largest market is its most problematic for patent owners

Annuity debt, use requirements still plague rights holders in Indonesia with few signs of improvement Read more

10 May 2019

TiVo split sparks talk of new opportunities but the prospects for the IP business may hinge on a familiar foe

TV guide company announces intention to separate product and licensing arms into standalone businesses, though much may depend on how a long-running dispute with Comcast plays out  Read more

10 May 2019

Bringing video game IP to China: big risks, big payoff

Nintendo has reached a deal with Tencent to bring its lucrative IP to China. It is well-positioned to succeed where other game companies have faltered Read more

9 May 2019

Spirit of collaboration in the air at IAM’s fourth Auto IP USA event

With the industry facing numerous competitive challenges, traditional operators are increasingly turning to partnerships with new and existing players in a dynamic that throws up numerous IP challenges   Read more

9 May 2019

Inside the IBM patent factory

Although it has been the number one recipient of US grants every year this century and before, Big Blue’s abandonment strategy means its portfolio is not America’s biggest. It has also been quietly recalibrating its holdings Read more

9 May 2019

Toyota taking aim at GE hybrid patents as it offers its own for free

The dispute over the validity of 5 GE-owned patents goes back to before the automakers big initiative announced last week; early returns from the PTAB have not been favourable for the Japanese firm Read more

7 May 2019

Research on medical diagnostic patent applications highlights that the US system is increasingly tilted to the deepest pockets

Paper points to the stark effects that the Supreme Court's Mayo decision has had on grant rates, with applicants and their advisers now facing increased uncertainty and higher costs Read more

7 May 2019

Faraday Future seeks lifeline from $1.25 billion IP valuation

Cash-strapped electric vehicle start-up hopes to attract much-needed funding after Houlihan Lokey estimate of the value of its portfolio, which includes tech, patents and trademarks  Read more

6 May 2019

Rio Tinto takes aim at aluminium rival in IP spat after US tariff exclusion reveals possible infringement

The metals and mining giant accuses US rival, which has prospered under President Trump’s import tariffs, of infringing two patents Read more

6 May 2019

How Oppo is turning handset shipments into SEP leverage

In a tough Chinese market, a deal with Oppo means a lot to licensors, a fact the vendor has used to gain hundreds of new patent assets Read more

3 May 2019

DOJ’s statement in FTC v Qualcomm shows again how Apple settlement shifted the goalposts

The department's antitrust division raises concerns regarding an “overly broad remedy” in the Northern California case that may harm 5G competition   Read more

3 May 2019

Tencent’s big patent haul can help power its next phase

The Chinese company is touting its patent portfolio and making comparisons to licence partner Google as it shifts its focus from consumers to enterprises Read more

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