Defensive Aggregation

Starz Entertainment attacks VideoLabs’ patents after refusing to take licence

New DJ action is more evidence of platform’s push for royalties, but senior VP Ira Blumberg says it is pursuing a dual strategy

Starz Entertainment attacks VideoLabs’ patents after refusing to take licence
Open source is fundamental to crypto, so we must protect it, says Square counsel
14 Sep 2021

Open source is fundamental to crypto, so we must protect it, says Square counsel

In an exclusive interview, Max Sills explains why the firm has joined the OIN and provides an update on the Crypto Open Patent Alliance

Operating companies acquired 70% of transacted US patents in Q2 2021
8 Sep 2021

Operating companies acquired 70% of transacted US patents in Q2 2021

The latest AST data indicates a slight upswing in the number of deals done, although the overall number of assets changing hands was down

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9 Sep 2021

IP Hall of Fame interviews: Dan McCurdy

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9 Sep 2021

IAM’s Top 40 Market Makers

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1 Sep 2021

Qualcomm licensing chief is number one in IAM's Market Makers ranking of the world's IP business leaders

The Long Read: Alex Rogers heads the list of individuals who have shaped the global patent licensing and deals markets over the past year, with senior executives from both corporates and NPEs making up the rest of the top 10 Read more

25 Aug 2021

Meet the people who make the global patent transactions market tick

The Long Read: Grounded at home and facing an uncertain business environment, IP business leaders still found ample opportunity to make innovative deals during the covid pandemic. Today, we name the individuals sitting in places 40 down to 11 in this year's IAM Market Makers ranking 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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17 Aug 2021

ByteDance becomes the latest Chinese tech giant to sign up with OIN

CEO Keith Bergelt hails the TikTok maker’s arrival as a significant moment in the network’s development Read more

3 Jun 2021

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 Read more

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 Read more

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 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