German and UK IP firms dominate top EPO representative list for 2020

Hoffmann Eitle filed more applications on behalf of clients than anyone else last year, followed by Grünecker and Dehns

04 March 2021

The top patent prosecution firms in the US for 2020

Data shows that Oblon retained the number one spot but has lost some steam, while Fish & Richardson made big gains

22 January 2021

The last 12 months have been good for patent owners, say global IP leaders

Exclusive Panels Report for IAM focuses on key issues, including: portfolio management, litigation, monetisation, the regulatory environment and strategic priorities

14 December 2020

Patent deals market dips again as NPEs tighten their grip on the buyside

New data from AST points to a very active Q3 for IP Edge, which closed significant transactions with Technicolor, Xerox and IP Bridge

03 December 2020

The 2020 brokered patent market

As a drop in corporate buying is matched by a rise in NPE activity, it is time to keep your friends close and your defensive aggregators closer

04 November 2020

Covid pandemic hits the patent deals market as transaction volume crashes

After bumper first quarter new AST data shows how dealmaking slowed in Q2; semiconductors and pharma are busiest sectors

24 August 2020

Benchmarking 2020 – Europe holds its lead but honeymoon might be over for USPTO head

Our annual snapshot of the industry keeps the EPO at the top of the big five but suggests that the shine may have come off Andrei Iancu’s reign

08 June 2020

The 1,000 Club: who’s in and who’s out

IAM and ktMINE reunite to rank every company with at least 1,000 US grants

08 June 2020

IBM, LG and Nokia among top patent sellers in bumper Q1 for deals

Intellectual Ventures divestments continue to dominate the market while other NPEs seek to bolster their portfolios

20 May 2020

Top 50 PCT representative firms revealed

Japan’s Shiga International Patent Office is number one on the list, with Fish & Richardson and Epping Hermann Fischer leading for the US and Europe respectively

19 May 2020

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