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Oppo’s patent focus: smaller deals, younger rights and future standards

Shanghai-based R&D firm Langbo inks its first patent sale to a major Chinese buyer after a pair of deals with foreign NPEs

Oppo’s patent focus: smaller deals, younger rights and future standards
Deal with RPX a huge win for IV - and other takeaways from a licensing blockbuster
14 Jan 2021

Deal with RPX a huge win for IV - and other takeaways from a licensing blockbuster

After we exclusively broke the news of the big ticket transaction we look at the key points to have emerged from the agreement

South Korea's Intellectual Discovery is in the process of becoming a big league, mainstream NPE
8 Jan 2021

South Korea's Intellectual Discovery is in the process of becoming a big league, mainstream NPE

A year after a major capital infusion and a change of leadership, the firm has notched some notable settlements in the US and laid the groundwork for new assertion campaigns

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5 Jan 2021

LG Electronics hooks up with IP Bridge as fund looks beyond Japan

Licensing business that shed state sponsorship last year partners with Korean patent powerhouse in latest acquisition Read more

11 Dec 2020

Exclusive - RPX is not involved in the bidding for BlackBerry's patents

With initial bids due next week, the firm's CEO Dan McCurdy confirms to IAM that at this point it has no involvement in the process Read more

11 Dec 2020

What Zoom’s meteoric rise tells us about start-ups and patents

The software company has all the characteristics of a young high-growth tech business, including a very small IP portfolio Read more

7 Dec 2020

Cryptocurrency patent alliance has Jack Dorsey's full backing, says Square's IP head

In an exclusive interviewKirupa Pushparaj talks about how COPA will work and its plans to get ahead of the assertion curve 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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7 Dec 2020

TSMC acquires 750+ US patents in deal with rival Globalfoundries

Big portfolio transfer came several months after the pair settled their high-stakes dispute over chip manufacturing IP Read more

4 Nov 2020

IBM’s LaFontaine takes top spot in this year’s IAM Market Makers ranking

On the back of 12 months of ferocious dealmaking, Big Blue’s IP head sits at number one in the annual list Read more

3 Nov 2020

Lions of global patent dealmaking revealed

IP leaders from the likes of Panasonic, InterDigital, Broadcom and Microsoft sit in places 20 to 11 of this year’s IAM Market Makers ranking Read more

2 Nov 2020

Conversant's RPX deal ends patent disputes with device manufacturers including Apple and Huawei

CEO Teksler signals NPE will now return to its roots, with focus on semiconductor market 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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Wei Dong
Managing Partner
Beijing, China
PC & Associates