Defensive Aggregation

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

A patent's journey from <em>IAM</em> Market to <em>Facebook v BlackBerry</em>
TSMC taking advantage of its uniquely structured deal with WiLAN
10 Jun 2020

TSMC taking advantage of its uniquely structured deal with WiLAN

The recent transfer of a Korean chip patent portfolio hints that the Taiwanese foundry is finding value in a 2018 deal entered on an annual subscription basis

Panasonic’s expertise in patent monetisation has never been more important
5 Jun 2020

Panasonic’s expertise in patent monetisation has never been more important

Like many other businesses, the Japanese heavyweight is under significant financial pressure thanks to the covid-19 pandemic, but its long track record of leveraging its IP assets could prove a saving grace


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8 Jun 2020

Out of the blocks – mitigating patent risk over distributed ledgers

With rapidly developing technology likely to disrupt a range of sectors, getting a headstart now could put companies ahead of the pack Read more

8 Jun 2020

100 not out

We invite past cover stars to reflect on their 15 minutes of fame and the evolution of the market for IAM’s centennial issue Read more

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

27 May 2020

New data points to big jump in NPE patent assertions in the auto sector

Along with headline suits targeting the likes of Daimler and Tesla, the numbers point to much broader activity involving OEMs and suppliers Read more


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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

7 May 2020

Top Japanese corporates pledge patent non-assertion to speed virus fight

Canon and 15 other companies in tech, auto and healthcare make Open Covid-19 Declaration Read more


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25 May 2020

Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Uber all back new AST patent buying initiative

Decision to drop into the market outside of the usual IP3 programme comes amid growing signs of assertion ativity Read more

19 May 2020

Huawei, Samsung and Qualcomm back a new model for video licensing

The MPEG-5 EVC standard, developed by the trio alongside Divideon, is constructed on base tools chosen for low IP risk. Features built on top can be switched on or off at will to avoid licensing hang-ups Read more

8 May 2020

TiVo steps up efforts to build patent pipeline while Comcast battle rages

With an upcoming merger and the resulting prospect of a standalone IP business, the entertainment technology business needs a powerful portfolio now more than ever Read more

10 Apr 2020

The major CAFC 101 decision that's been a big plus for some patent owners but not for others

Latest data shows operating companies fare much better in early motions brought since Berkheimer ruling; NPEs, though, do not do so well Read more


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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