Computers & Software

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
Another big-ticket Nokia licensing deal announced
7 Apr 2021

Another big-ticket Nokia licensing deal announced

Finnish company concludes multi-year cross-licence agreement with Lenovo that includes a balancing payment

Rare Acer disposal spurs creation of a new networking NPE
6 Apr 2021

Rare Acer disposal spurs creation of a new networking NPE

The normally quiet PC maker has also hooked up with Samsung Electronics to unload cloud-related patents


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1 Apr 2021

BlackBerry CEO: Majority of cash for patent portfolio expected in upfront payment

After IAM broke news of possible sale last year Canadian tech giant has confirmed it is in exclusive negotiations with a “North American” bidder for a part of its 38,000 asset stockpile Read more

30 Mar 2021

Rakuten draws IBM suit after bolstering its portfolio with more acquisitions

The Japanese e-commerce company is the latest online platform hit by a patent suit from Big Blue, which is currently litigating with Zillow and Chewy Read more

26 Mar 2021

Patent pools need to innovate along with advances in technology, says video tech expert

Technologist and VC funder Alex Eleftheriadis warns that VVC is on a slippery slope to the same kind of fractured licensing landscape as HEVC Read more

25 Mar 2021

How Sony is revamping its patent portfolio to suit a fast-changing business

Executive vice president Toshimoto Mitomo tells IAM how the company’s IP department has supported the conglomerate’s shift from electronics-first company to entertainment powerhouse Read more


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15 Feb 2021

Uptrend in oppositions could spell costly delays for Indian patent applicants

Practitioners say greater attention to detail during the prosecution process can head off frivolous challenges Read more

18 Dec 2020

Japan’s leading corporate IP departments revealed

The country's Asia IP Elite made some big strategic shifts in 2020 as they weathered an unprecedented year Read more

17 Dec 2020

China’s top in-house IP teams revealed

In a year marked by resilience, Chinese IP giants are pushing to close the gap with overseas competitors Read more

16 Dec 2020

What you need to know about patents and the fourth industrial revolution

New EPO report reveals Samsung is the global leader however you cut it, while the US is the dominant national player Read more


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4 Nov 2020

Supreme Court could signal time’s up for Google’s anti-competitive IP infringement

A long-running battle with Oracle once again shines the spotlight on a pattern of alleged major IP infringements by the search giant Read more

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

IP Market news highlights

IAM’s biggest spring reads Read more