Defensive Aggregation

Oppo adds over 1,400 patents to portfolio through third-party acquisitions

The Guangdong-based smartphone vendor is a familiar face on the secondary market, using tactical purchases to boost its overseas holdings and strengthen its presence in cellular technologies

Oppo adds over 1,400 patents to portfolio through third-party acquisitions
As another major Chinese corporate joins its ranks, OIN approaches an inflection point
31 May 2021

As another major Chinese corporate joins its ranks, OIN approaches an inflection point

The defensive patent community led by Keith Bergelt, that is focused on safeguarding Linux, has been so successful it could now have outgrown the reasons for its establishment

Hyundai supplier promises big patent investments
17 May 2021

Hyundai supplier promises big patent investments

Korean parts supplier Hyundai Mobis is only the latest Asian auto giant that is focusing more on its IP portfolio


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11 May 2021

Wireless back to the fore for IP Bridge in multi-jurisdiction patent tangle with Huawei

Japanese fund’s first acquisition and first new litigation since going private have both centred on SEPs Read more

5 May 2021

After strategic pivot video patent platform files suit against Dell

Video Labs has made its first enforcement against the giant PC business in a move that, for one of its leaders, marks a notable return to the assertion business Read more

4 May 2021

Shopify joins OIN in further sign of Canadian tech giant's growing patent focus

Despite some familiar griping about IP from its CEO, the e-commerce business is continuing to build its defences Read more

12 Mar 2021

Patent deals steady in Q4 2020, but licensing activity spiked

AST data shows that the volume of transactions dipped slightly in the last three months of the year, though indications are that overall the market is relatively healthy 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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10 Mar 2021

Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others pass on $500 million patent in latest IP3 auction

AST's buying programme was back again in 2020 and while it generated close to $3 million, the total was down on the previous year and the 2016 record Read more

3 Mar 2021

Betting on video, ByteDance ramps up global patent filings

Given TikTok owner’s heavy investments in next-gen video standards, it may be building one of China’s most valuable IP portfolios Read more

25 Feb 2021

IV taps local partners to roll out licensing programme aimed at Chinese SMEs

Intellectual Ventures is just the latest big IP market player to set its sights on China, with a new programme COO Arvin Patel says is the first of its kind Read more

15 Feb 2021

Open Invention Network adds major banks to membership with Barclays and TD Bank sign-ups

Risk from rivals, threats from patent assertion entities and the widespread adoption of open source software is increasing financial institutions’ interest in defensive networks, says OIN CEO 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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