Banking & Financial Services

How Aon helps lenders and borrowers manage risk in IP-backed deals

Brian Hinman, chief commercial officer at Aon IP Solutions, tells IAM how the group facilitates IP-backed funding deals centred on high-quality assets

How Aon helps lenders and borrowers manage risk in IP-backed deals
Why a Russian patent injunction against 61 Samsung handset models could be a gamechanger
1 Nov 2021

Why a Russian patent injunction against 61 Samsung handset models could be a gamechanger

Exclusive analysis on the expansive legal theory used to bar use of Samsung Pay service and dozens of Galaxy smartphones

Patent litigation finance moves into the mainstream, but splits opinion as it does so
27 Sep 2021

Patent litigation finance moves into the mainstream, but splits opinion as it does so

Financiers and plaintiffs lawyers say funding gives patent owners a fighting chance to see a case through a big settlement or verdict but others are critical

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22 Sep 2021

NPE litigation in the US bounces back

The Long Read: Sector-by-sector analysis reveals that transport, financial services and networking all recorded triple-digit percentage growth in patent suits filed by non-practising entities between 2018 and 2020, writes IAM data reporter Bridget Diakun Read more

14 Sep 2021

Open source is fundamental to crypto, so we must protect it, says Square counsel

In an exclusive interview, Max Sills explains why the firm has joined the OIN and provides an update on the Crypto Open Patent Alliance Read more

9 Sep 2021

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7 Sep 2021

China surge in business method patents continues, while Japan and South Korea also see growth

Asia charts its own course as post-Alice slide continues in the United States and filing levels remain low in Europe Read more

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25 Aug 2021

IAM parent company acquires market-leading US patent litigation data and analytics firm

Austin-based Docket Navigator - which also covers trademarks, antitrust and other practice areas - becomes a Law Business Research company Read more

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

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31 Aug 2021

Alibaba deploys tool to provide price guidance for patents going under the hammer

Intangio, developed by valuation specialists Inngot and IP services firm Rouse, is helping insolvency practitioners set a data-driven reserve price for patent assets at bankruptcy auctions Read more

30 Aug 2021

IP could become a $100 billion premium market, says Aon CEO

Greg Case has been bullish about the sector for a while and if he is right it could finally mean the birth of the asset class so many have been waiting for Read more

20 Aug 2021

Mainland Chinese internet giants pile into Hong Kong’s patent system

Inbound patent applications from China's mainland nearly quadrupled in 2020, with Tencent and Alibaba leading the way as digital payments take off in the city Read more

4 Aug 2021

Investor interest in IP is about more than big money verdicts, claims Ocean Tomo transactions chief

Ten-figure awards in the patent space have caught capital’s attention, says Ocean Tomo's Ryan Zurek, but so has the IP market’s resilience in the face of economic turbulence 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