Finance

Former Nortel and BlackBerry patents land with smartphone maker Honor

Transaction marks first outside patent acquisition since company was spun out from Huawei last year

Former Nortel and BlackBerry patents land with smartphone maker Honor
IPBC Europe in Dublin brought patent value issues to the fore
9 Oct 2021

IPBC Europe in Dublin brought patent value issues to the fore

Saturday Opinion: A memorable two days in the Irish capital showed definitively that face-to-face trumps video and allowed for some detailed debate on key topics

Purchase of Alphabet rights marks rare patent acquisition for Japan’s Softbank
4 Oct 2021

Purchase of Alphabet rights marks rare patent acquisition for Japan’s Softbank

Assignment records show that despite parent company’s vast backing for startups, Softbank Corp and its affiliates have not often come into the possession of significant third-party portfolios

Latest

View all
29 Sep 2021

What patent owners need to know about financing life sciences disputes

The Long Read: Companies in the life sciences sector have increasing options when seeking outside investment in IP enforcement campaigns, writes Michael Gulliford. But unique legal considerations and risk factors call for careful structuring of deals Read more

27 Sep 2021

Patent litigation finance moves into the mainstream, but splits opinion as it does so

Financiers and plaintiffs lawyers say funding gives patent owners a fighting chance to see a case through a big settlement or verdict but others are critical Read more

24 Sep 2021

ZTE licensing head: we're actively seeking financial return from our patent portfolio

In an exclusive interview, Marco Tong declines to comment on company’s reported suit against a Chinese phone maker this week, but says ZTE will “reluctantly use enforcement” if implementers “continuously disrespect others’ IP” Read more

23 Sep 2021

BlackBerry patent sale price agreed, deal 80% certain this quarter, says company's CEO

John Chen expresses frustration at the time the transaction is taking to get over the line as IAM learns new details of its structure Read more

News

View all
15 Sep 2020

Confronting critical challenges, Taiwan’s tech companies must find a way to create patent value

IAM speaks with IP leaders from Foxconn, AU Optronics and others ahead of IPBC Taiwan next week 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

18 Apr 2020

Intellectual Discovery and IP Bridge sales mark the end of an era

The state-backed patent funds helped change the culture around patents in the South Korea and Japan, and now both face the task of surviving the private sector Read more

30 Mar 2020

IP-focused arbitration centre seeks to head off legal disputes caused by pandemic

Many court dockets are on hold, but IP disputes are not. Ocean Tomo and the International Arbitration Centre Tokyo think ADR can help bridge the gap Read more

Analysis

View all
23 Sep 2021

Beijing targets $54 billion in cross-border IP royalty flow by 2025

A new high-level policy calls for growth by a metric that includes not just royalty receipts but also payments to foreign IP owners Read more

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 Read more

10 Sep 2021

With little overseas patent footprint, a Chinese battery champion faces its first litigation

A Zhuhai company that has grown to be the world’s second largest supplier of laptop and tablet batteries faces new US patent claims as it prepares to go public Read more

31 Aug 2021

Alibaba deploys tool to provide price guidance for patents going under the hammer

Intangio, developed by valuation specialists Inngot and IP services firm Rouse, is helping insolvency practitioners set a data-driven reserve price for patent assets at bankruptcy auctions Read more

Insights

View all
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

29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

1 Oct 2017

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past …

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past …

Read more

1 Feb 2017

Seen and heard

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past …

Read more