Two US tech giants currently own the most – and the highest quality – patents relating to machine learning. State and university research labs in China have also made a strong showing, and experts say anyone could still end up on top.
There are myriad issues facing the global patent system which, if not addressed, could lead to a decline in its use. Ed White of Clarivate Analytics argues that a close focus on AI can help to mitigate these issues.
The sessions on the third and final day of IPBC Global 2018 have now finished; and, like yesterday, the action has come thick and first across a variety of plenaries, breakouts and masterclasses. The members of IAM’s editorial team on the ground at… Read more
More patents related to artificial intelligence and blockchain technology were filed in China than in any other country in 2017, it has been revealed. With much of this growth being linked to a booming start-up scene, it looks like the playing field… Read more
Managing limited budget resources remains concern number one for most corporate patent owners in Taiwan – with just a handful of exceptions proving the rule. That was the biggest takeaway on Tuesday as over 200 senior executives from the private and… Read more
Microsoft has announced the launch of a Shared Innovation Initiative which will help govern the company’s approach to co-created technology and the IP that arise from customer collaborations.
The move is further evidence of the emphasis the… Read more
The latest issue of IAM - which came out last week - includes an exclusive piece by European Patent Office president Benoît Battistelli on how the agency is responding to the profound changes heralded by the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). As…
WiLAN has stepped up its campaign against the growing personal digital assistant market filing six lawsuits before and after Christmas against a series of big tech companies including Amazon and HTC over patents that underpin Siri, the popular… Read more
Details of the latest iteration of IP3, the patent buying programme hosted by AST designed to give IP owners a quick and efficient way of selling their assets, were announced this morning. This year’s version is open to non-AST members and is… Read more
China is home to an estimated 170 million closed-circuit television cameras, and the BBC reports that another 400 million are set to come online by 2020. Chinese tech firms are pushing the limits of facial recognition technology, giving these… Read more
At last week’s IPBC Taiwan conference, managing IP costs emerged as a key theme of conversation – with some suggesting that financial pressure could lead to more monetisation activity. One firm that has recently opted to go down the monetisation… Read more
Last week, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) held its first public patent auction, which saw a selection of 932 patents go under the gavel.
The rights were listed online roughly two weeks prior to the 21st March sale. In the event, the most… Read more