Banking & Financial Services

More litigation and licensing opportunities will be result of tech players’ disruption

New report pegs aerospace, fintech and auto as three sectors where litigation risk is increasing. UK-based analytics provider Aistemos also predicts greater collaboration across industries.

More litigation and licensing opportunities will be result of tech players’ disruption
3 Jul 2018

Business method patents surging in China's favourable policy environment

The numbers show China shooting ahead of the pack in terms of business method applications. Recent policy changes are set to make that trend even more pronounced.

7 Jun 2018

Intellectual Ventures, Amex veterans to launch blockchain-powered IP trading platform

New start-up Operem hopes to launch IP exchange by year's end after closing series A funding round in April. CEO Tim Londergan says the project can lure financial investors into the IP world. 


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20 Apr 2018

Cantor Fitzgerald IP managing director departs and could be set to strike out on his own

Andy Ramer, who was one of the driving forces behind the Ocean Tomo patent auctions in the 2000s, has left Cantor Fitzgerald after a little over four years at the investment giant, where he was managing director of the IP group. Ramer is not moving… Read more

15 Mar 2018

New study reveals what kinds of patents win at IPR. It’s good news for biotech, bad news for semiconductors

Patents in the biotechnology and organic chemistry, computer architecture, and e-commerce spaces are much more likely to survive the IPR process than those in other technology areas, new research has revealed. Semiconductor patents, on the other… Read more

5 Mar 2018

Dominion Harbor turns again to IV as it buys portfolio of former American Express patents

Dominion Harbor has bought a portfolio of almost 1,000 former American Express patents from Intellectual Ventures in the latest major deal between the two. The transaction follows a deal involving more than 1,200 former NEC assets which was… Read more

15 Jan 2018

Bank of America and IBM lead on blockchain patents, but start-ups and other specialists dominate

As the fluctuating bitcoin market has everyone talking, new research has thrown light on which companies are the leading filers of patents related to blockchain, the technology which underpins the world’s best known cryptocurrency, but whose… Read more


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7 Feb 2017

Thomas leaves AmEx IP strategist role to run IP Zone spin-out

IP Zone, the IP deals platform originally launched by American Express in 2011, has been spun out of the payments giant. The new positioning is anticipated to help it become a much more active player in the actual execution of deals involving a… Read more

18 Dec 2015

Patent reform stalls, Bass takes on pharma, litigation spikes plus plenty more – the US IP market in 2015

As we near the end of the year it’s list time and so here’s our run through of the most significant patent stories from the US. As with last year, we’ve ranked them in order of importance. Feel free to tell us where we got it wrong. Kyle Bass and… Read more

8 Dec 2015

It’s not all bad news in the IP market; things may be getting better (in parts, at least)

After the first day of this year’s IP Dealmakers Forum it was hard to pick the appropriate phrase to accurately describe the general sentiment. “Things might just be improving,” was probably the prevailing view, at least in some parts of the market… Read more

19 Nov 2015

From Congress to Wall Street new IAM event lifts the lid on how law and policy is shaping the patent market

IAM’s inaugural Patent Law and Policy event took place in Washington DC on Tuesday with five outstanding panels of speakers discussing the latest trends in law and policy, and how those two forces affect the monetisation landscape. Given the… Read more


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26 May 2017

Corporate reforms are shaking up their business models, so more Japanese banks look to IP space

Since the beginning of 2017, three of Japan’s four biggest investment banks have announced forays into the IP space with initiatives in patent analytics and IP trading platforms. It is the latest indication that investors in the country are… Read more

20 Oct 2016

Why financial services firms need to get smarter about the patent secondary market

Patents have become a lot more important in the financial services industry over recent years. However, this has not translated into active monitoring of the secondary market. In this guest blog Allied Security Trust’s Linda Biel argues that by… Read more

28 Jul 2016

Visa leads the way in US mobile payments patents, but application numbers are down post-Alice

Visa owns the largest US patent portfolio covering inventions relating to mobile payments, according to research undertaken by CPA Global for IAM. With 3.2% of all patents in the space, the company is just ahead of second placed Qualcomm, which… Read more

2 May 2016

Korea’s edge in fintech patents may translate to more opportunities in monetisation drive

A recent article by the CEO of a financial technology company claims that patent assertion in the field is on the rise, with PAEs behind much of the activity. Looking at the filing activity in the area, it is clearly a dynamic one, which is… Read more