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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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