Computers & Software

Recent run of success for IPValue provides more evidence of robust semiconductor licensing market

Deals with Samsung and Mediatek come as the NPE reveals it has chalked up revenues of more than $400 million over the last two years  

Recent run of success for IPValue provides more evidence of robust semiconductor licensing market
21 May 2019

Revealed - every entity with 1,000 or more active US patents 

There are 367 entities in the IAM/ktMINE US Patent 1000 club. We begin to name them all today by counting down to number 275 

21 May 2019

Huawei in crisis: what it means for the IP market

Harsh US sanctions are on hold for 90 days, but uncertainty now clouds the whole supply chain. For the company's and China's goal of greater tech self-sufficiency, there is no turning back 

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20 May 2019

After SEP push Unified Patents goes back to its roots

Cisco and McAfee among early members as launch of new security zone initiative reflects heightened NPE activity in the sector Read more

20 May 2019

Trade war has not stopped US-China chip patent deals

Analysis of US patent assignment data shows cross-border transactions are still happening in semiconductors and other high-tech sectors. Proposed legislation could lead to greater scrutiny Read more

17 May 2019

The pledge that may reduce Tesla’s value as it seeks additional funds

In 2014, Elon Musk vowed not to sue anyone for patent infringement if they used the company’s technology in “good faith”. Five years later and that may not look to be such a great idea Read more

17 May 2019

Recent deals show busy litigant Samsung is picking its battles

Settlement with Immersion and newly-minted Huawei agreement both came on the heels of China litigation, while IPVALUE licence announced yesterday keeps the Korean giant out of court Read more

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16 May 2019

“I had the chance to leave at a good time,” says Ericsson’s former chief IP officer

In an exclusive interview with IAM, Gustav Brismark explains his sudden departure from the Swedish giant, as well as talking legacy, the future for 5G, plus a whole lot more Read more

14 May 2019

Why it's time for Europe to move beyond 5G's tired developers v implementers patent narrative

With European Parliament elections next week, and a new Commission in the Autumn, it is vital that policymakers are allowed to focus on what is really important: finding ways to build a true European digital innovation ecosystem Read more

14 May 2019

Rakuten continues patent dealing as it seeks to disrupt Japanese telcos

Internet firm known best for e-commerce has picked up patent rights from the likes of Verizon and AT&T, but its new cloud-only mobile network puts it head to head with IP rich incumbents Read more

10 May 2019

Bringing video game IP to China: big risks, big payoff

Nintendo has reached a deal with Tencent to bring its lucrative IP to China. It is well-positioned to succeed where other game companies have faltered Read more

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16 May 2019

How the Alice decision affected the pricing of US patents

Assets impacted by the US Supreme Court's landmark decision have experienced a sharp fall in value since the judgment was handed down, but the reasons for this are not all related to the case and its consequences Read more

15 May 2019

Five years on: how the patent market withstood Alice

The US Supreme Court’s decision has been thought to have had significant impact on transactions, but analysis of the data reveals some unexpected results Read more

10 May 2019

TiVo split sparks talk of new opportunities but the prospects for the IP business may hinge on a familiar foe

TV guide company announces intention to separate product and licensing arms into standalone businesses, though much may depend on how a long-running dispute with Comcast plays out  Read more

9 May 2019

Inside the IBM patent factory

Although it has been the number one recipient of US grants every year this century and before, Big Blue’s abandonment strategy means its portfolio is not America’s biggest. It has also been quietly recalibrating its holdings Read more

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1 Apr 2019

IP market news highlights

The big stories from the IAM platform in February and March. Read more

1 Apr 2019

Even as the storm clouds gather, Huawei’s enviable IP position means that it cannot be ignored in 5G

Storm clouds are gathering over the most talked about company in the telecoms sector but as we embark on a new era of mobile technology, Huawei still enjoys a number of notable advantages. Read more

30 Jan 2019

Apple v Qualcomm is the global patent fight for our times

Why Qualcomm’s winning of an injunction in China against Apple is another sign that the patent market is drifting inexorably eastwards. With the country’s answer to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit opening at the start of this year, rights holders have even more reason to turn to Chinese courts. Read more

30 Nov 2018

After years of setting the patent agenda Silicon Valley is now playing defence

The USPTO director’s explicit rejection of the ‘troll’ narrative and the departure of key Congressional backers mean that big technology companies find themselves in the unusual position of not being in control of the US IP policy-making narrative. Read more