Data Analysis

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

16 December 2020

What Zoom’s meteoric rise tells us about start-ups and patents

The software company has all the characteristics of a young high-growth tech business, including a very small IP portfolio

11 December 2020

Data shows that Honda’s AI-fuelled patent cuts are having an impact

The company spends the most per patent family among Japanese automakers, but its tech tools promise to push down spending, saving cash and time in the process

04 December 2020

How one man kick-started Samsung’s rise as a global patent superpower

The late Lee Kun-hee demonstrates just how important senior leadership is in determining a company’s innovation and IP leadership

23 November 2020

To stay ahead of the curve, patent research and analytics companies may need to look outside of IP

A whirlwind of M&A, which shows no signs of stopping, has upended the industry and leaders are battling for market share - but it is becoming more challenging as data is increasingly commoditised

13 November 2020

Companies from South Korea and Japan spearhead battery technologies patent rush

LG Chem and Toyota own two of the world’s largest portfolios in the field and as countries prioritise green energy this advantage may well translate into big money

23 October 2020

Ocado patent fight puts delivery and warehouse systems IP under the spotlight

UK company accused of infringement by Norwegian rival in a field that is likely to become more important to e-commerce heavyweights such as Amazon

16 October 2020

The Sonos v Google spat will be a tough test for the audio pioneer’s patents

Despite a string of previous litigation successes, the speaker technology innovator has never taken on a Silicon Valley giant before

09 October 2020

Xiaomi’s patent plays prepare it for a global role

The Beijing-based smartphone manufacturer has been busy doing licensing deals and making acquisitions, not only to build its strength at home but also on the international stage

04 September 2020

Sanofi eyes more M&A as deals drive increase in IP portfolio quality

The French pharmaceutical’s holdings have shrunk over recent years and application output is at a low, but recent acquisitions have provided a boost while a patent revamp is around the corner

28 August 2020

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