Computers & Software

Congress needs role in key patent reform debates, says senior GOP legislator

Tipped to be the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, Doug Collins looks set to emerge as one of most powerful IP policy voices on Capitol Hill

Congress needs role in key patent reform debates, says senior GOP legislator
13 Nov 2018

Red Hat’s patents will help IBM build cloud presence, exclusive analysis reveals

The open source business’s portfolio is not big, but should bolster Big Blue’s attempts to bridge the gap with Amazon, Google and Microsoft in a space that is rapidly growing in importance.

9 Nov 2018

SEP owners must beware of hindering Europe's golden 5G opportunity

In an exclusive opinion piece for IAM, Jim Beveridge of the Innovators' Network argues that originators need to embrace transparency and avoid royalty stacking to allow IoT innovation to thrive 

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14 Nov 2018

Modernise or die – why corporates need to push their patents

Legal requirements and market realities mean that boards and directors who fail to prioritise their intellectual property risk their companies’ future. But there is already a model from which they can draw crucial lessons Read more

8 Nov 2018

More valuable to offer patent licences through LOT and OIN than do it ourselves, says Microsoft IP chief

Andersen explains decision to join defensive platforms; also heaps praise on USPTO Director – “I think he’s doing a super job” Read more

6 Nov 2018

Former Nokia patent deals chief becomes latest Marconi recruit

A month after leaving the Finnish company - where he helped to build a world-class licensing operation - Ilkka Rahnasto signs up with the firm that manages several platforms including Avanci and Teletry Read more

2 Nov 2018

After Technicolor deal InterDigital turns its attention to China

Licensing business announces third quarter results and raises possibility of office in one of world’s most dynamic IP markets Read more

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1 Nov 2018

Soon-to-be-released USPTO examination guidance looks like being good news for applicants

Changes on patent eligible subject matter will lead to fewer 101 rejections, says the agency's Silicon Valley chief at IAM's Software IP event in San Francisco Read more

28 Oct 2018

Storm clouds over Silicon Valley

After years of dictating the patent narrative in the US - and reaping the rewards - BigTech now finds itself on the back foot as it loses friends in the executive and Congress. Will the courts be next?  Read more

22 Oct 2018

Latest EPO Guidelines bring substantial revisions, with CIIs a major focus 

New edition will be effective from 1st November. As well as software-related topics, it covers issues such as unity of inventions, biological processes and changes to oral and opposition proceedings Read more

10 Oct 2018

Software patentability and protection strategies among key themes at major San Francisco gathering

Third annual IAM Software IP event returns to the Bay Area on 30th October with over 20 top corporate leaders featured in the speaking faculty. Change is in the air in the US and elsewhere, so there will be much to discuss Read more

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1 Nov 2018

We are top in the 5G standards process and that will feed through to patents, claims Ericsson

“It is clear that, no matter which viewpoint one takes, Ericsson is the leader in 3GPP and has influenced the technology in 5G over the years more than any other contributor,” company states in new report Read more

29 Oct 2018

Cautious no more, Iancu sets out his stall

In taking on the big beasts of Silicon Valley so directly, the USPTO director is gambling that he can change the patent narrative they have helped to create Read more

18 Oct 2018

More change at the top for Blackberry's licensing operation

Legal function takes responsibility for monetisation as efforts to cash-in on a largely unencumbered portfolio increasingly turn to litigation Read more

15 Oct 2018

Licensing market has turned a corner insists CEO of giant NPE 

Claim comes as Dominion announces major portfolio acquisition from Panasonic in its first major deal with Japanese electronics giant  Read more

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31 Mar 2017

Embracing the power of patents

Based on different continents and very different in size, Microsoft and Fractus are united by a sophisticated understanding of IP value which is delivering tangible results. Others would be well advised to heed their example Read more

30 Sep 2016

McRO gives hope to US patent owners, but Section 101 uncertainty remains

After two years of uncertainty and no little gloom, a recent Federal Circuit decision may just herald the long-awaited swing-back in the pendulum that software patent owners in the United States have been waiting for. Some, though, still believe that Congress must bite the bullet and take a look at Section 101 Read more