How Chinese courts will rule the patent world; Qualcomm's 5G licensing spree; don't jail trolls, says former supreme court judge; patent sales are on the up; plus a whole lot more from a wet, but spectacular, Shanghai Pudong
“The patent market has fully stabilised and prices are rational,” said no one ever. During 2018 total dollars transacted in brokered deals increased while prices of single-asset deals have dropped significantly.
Just months after a private equity takeover, RPX has appointed an industry veteran as its new CEO. But with a declining financial performance and questions remaining over the future of its discovery business, Dan McCurdy (left) will need all of his experience to turn around one of the patent market’s most iconic businesses.
Assignment of 30 patents followed announcement of the Chinese firm's participation in the Azure IP Advantage programme. The two companies are also collaborating on AI and machine learning for drones.
Operating companies are now the biggest filers of new patent lawsuits, but numbers also indicate that potential heirs to Edison may have been filing many more suits than was previously thought
In a universe of 21,000 civil patent infringement judgments, just 14 produced awards of over $1 million. But the company’s VP for analytics tells IAM that China remains a major concern for RPX clients.