Defensive Aggregation

How TSMC keeps on top of the transactions market

Chief IP Counsel Billie Chen explains how the fab giant taps into the patent market through both an alliance with WiLAN and its own initiatives

How TSMC keeps on top of the transactions market
China’s new antitrust IP guidelines leave much to interpretation
30 Sep 2020

China’s new antitrust IP guidelines leave much to interpretation

Long-awaited policy could frame a new round of battles between SEP owners and implementers

LOT and AST announce new patent dealmaking relationship
8 Sep 2020

LOT and AST announce new patent dealmaking relationship

Tie-up will give companies a first look at portfolios set to be put on secondary market and enable them to take a licence


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4 Sep 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 Read more

2 Sep 2020

Inside the plan to develop a patent licensing market for cannabis

“We want to be the RPX of the industry,” co-founder Jay Yonamine tells IAM in exclusive interview Read more

24 Aug 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 Read more

24 Aug 2020

LOT inks one of China’s most active patent dealmakers

Xiaomi is the biggest smartphone name to join the alliance yet, and has purchased hundreds of rights from third parties over the years Read more


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7 Jul 2020

A patent's journey from IAM Market to Facebook v BlackBerry

Analysis shows that assets listed on the platform sell at a higher rate than average, while they are also litigated more often Read more

25 May 2020

Japanese covid-19 patent pledge triples membership, but users must read fine print

Big-name electronics and chemical companies have continued to sign on, but several have taken the opportunity to narrow the terms of the pledge and remind potential infringers that they won’t tolerate abuse Read more

16 May 2020

IP is here to stay, but everything is going to change

As IAM celebrates its 100th issue, a look back at how it all began, a fast forward to the future and a massive thank-you Read more

14 May 2020

From the archive – IV through the years

A look in to the IAM back catalogue to see how we have covered the evolution of the pioneering patent market player Read more


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21 Aug 2020

Video remains a battleground for Chinese companies and major licensors

Device makers including Xiaomi, TCL and Lenovo are caught up in overseas litigation as patent pools and independent licensors alike face difficulty getting deals done Read more

19 Aug 2020

Why Licensing 2.0 must mean collaboration, not confrontation

Only a re-envisaged, total ecosystem approach to sharing IP will facilitate the kind of co-operation between innovators and implementers that the knowledge economy needs Read more

17 Aug 2020

More than $500 million spent, rights to 20,000 assets secured, RPX CEO reflects on an intense first two years

Dan McCurdy reiterates commitment to business’s core focus and flags upcoming expansion of analytics platform; says prosecution market isn’t ready for cutting-edge AI tools Read more

7 Aug 2020

RPX swoops in to acquire patent portfolio from failed AR company

Defensive aggregator picks up more than 100 assets from business that went bust last year Read more


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8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

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