Data Analysis

Breaking down the top semiconductor patent assertion campaigns of 2022

Data from Docket Navigator reveals that four of the five top plaintiffs asserting chip IP assets this year in the US are NPEs

02 May 2022

IAM launches new-look home for our exclusive patent data sets

Data Hub makes it easy for subscribers to find and access long-running data sets and research reports

29 April 2022

Toyota, GE lead US patent holdings in climate change-related patent classes

A ranking by Anaqua shows big names from the auto sector and key EV battery suppliers among the leaderboard of the biggest US green-tech patent portfolios

26 April 2022

What a successful trade secrets case in China looks like

A new study of recent court decisions shows that while civil litigation of trade secret disputes is comparatively rare, there are some common factors to winning cases

26 April 2022

As third VLSI v Intel trial opens in Waco, court data shows parties’ track records

Docket Navigator data shows VLSI filed nine lawsuits against Intel, and has faced 39 PTAB challenges, while Intel’s litigation history includes the defence of 161 district court cases

25 April 2022

NPE litigation drops in 2022’s first quarter, and data shows Big Tech dodging PTAB denials

Reports from Unified Patents and RPX agree that NPE assertions dropped more than 10% in Q1, and both noted upticks in ex parte re-exam requests

19 April 2022

As MediaTek and NXP gear up for ITC trial, here are details on their US litigation track records

IAM turned to Docket Navigator for a status update on nine US patent cases between the Taiwanese and Dutch semiconductor companies, and peeked into their broader litigation histories as well

18 April 2022

The UK has a patent problem that needs solving

The British economy is among the world’s most innovative, but this is not reflected in patenting activity. The country’s policy makers must work out why to prevent major opportunities being squandered

14 April 2022

Study shows which countries and companies are amassing metaverse-related patents

Research on metaverse patents shows leadership in the US and China and significant assets assigned to IBM, Microsoft and other major IP-owning companies

08 April 2022

As WiLAN potentially goes up for sale, here’s a look at its litigation track record

Docket Navigator data shows that 45 subsidiaries of the Canadian licensing business have filed 302 lawsuits since 2008, enjoying high settlement rates and defending themselves fairly well in 160 IPRs

04 April 2022

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