Banking & Financial Services

Top bitcoin hardware firms to clash in Chinese IP suit

Bitmain’s trade secrets complaint against MicroBT in Beijing follows failed patent assertion attempt

Top bitcoin hardware firms to clash in Chinese IP suit
Ant Group and Alibaba deploy blockchain for IP trading and enforcement, but patent solutions are further off
23 Mar 2021

Ant Group and Alibaba deploy blockchain for IP trading and enforcement, but patent solutions are further off

Chinese businesses with vast interest in protecting content and brands are turning to distributed ledger technology, and the country’s innovative Internet Courts are very receptive

Ant Group retains blockchain patent crown, with IBM and Ping An hot on its heels
12 Mar 2021

Ant Group retains blockchain patent crown, with IBM and Ping An hot on its heels

Exclusive data underscores Chinese companies’ dominance in blockchain patent filings, with financial group Ping An surging last year to join big internet firms at the top of the table

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15 Sep 2020

Confronting critical challenges, Taiwan’s tech companies must find a way to create patent value

IAM speaks with IP leaders from Foxconn, AU Optronics and others ahead of IPBC Taiwan next week Read more

12 Sep 2020

It’s the PTAB, stupid

Whether the US chooses four more years of Donald Trump or Joe Biden replaces him, big tech's assault on the PTO shows where the patent policy battle lines are being drawn Read more

25 Jul 2020

As IP moves up Canada’s national agenda, other countries should follow suit

Trio of initiatives shows the country means business and the risk of a global economic downturn means similar moves may also become an important part of recovery plans elsewhere Read more

7 Jul 2020

A patent's journey from IAM Market to Facebook v BlackBerry

Analysis shows that assets listed on the platform sell at a higher rate than average, while they are also litigated more often Read more

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25 Mar 2021

The Euro 100: positions 1 to 33

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25 Mar 2021

China’s top 100 patent filers: positions 1 to 33

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15 Feb 2021

Open Invention Network adds major banks to membership with Barclays and TD Bank sign-ups

Risk from rivals, threats from patent assertion entities and the widespread adoption of open source software is increasing financial institutions’ interest in defensive networks, says OIN CEO Read more

4 Jan 2021

All the China IP stories you missed over the holidays

Wuhan injunction drama was far from the only big IP news to come out of China over the festive period Read more

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12 Aug 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

12 Aug 2020

As the fallout from covid continues, the two IP superpowers offer different messages

While China cheers an uptick in applications, the USPTO warns of a prolonged downturn Read more

8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more

30 Aug 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform in June and July Read more