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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

IBM’s LaFontaine takes top spot in this year’s <em>IAM</em> Market Makers ranking
Lions of global patent dealmaking revealed
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

Leaders of the world’s patent deals pack
2 Nov 2020

Leaders of the world’s patent deals pack

The countdown of this year's IAM Market Makers - our annual ranking of the 40 most influential players in the global IP market - begins today with places 40 to 21

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7 Oct 2020

Aon launches potentially game-changing IP financing initiative with $100 million loan to agritech company

“This is the first time you have had the financial industry and the insurance industry come together to create this much capital backed solely by IP,” says CEO Lee Read more

24 Sep 2020

Chinese EV makers get serious about patents

Startups that have listed in the US and China look more like Tesla than Nikola from an IP portfolio perspective Read more

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

11 Sep 2020

New licensing entity picks up portfolios from Samsung, Kyocera and TCL

Japan-based LLC’s first monetisation move is a licensor spot in Via’s LTE pool Read more

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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

26 Mar 2020

Final call to take part in this year’s IAM benchmarking survey

Help us to identify the key trends currently shaping the global IP market Read more

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27 Aug 2020

Ant Group touts strong patent position as it unveils business to investors

Filing documents detail IP strategy of the Alipay operator, which is preparing what could be the biggest IPO in history Read more

10 Aug 2020

Report: half of failed IPOs on Shanghai tech board sidelined for IP reasons

No fewer than 17 companies have had listing plans scuppered due to a variety of IP deficiencies Read more

17 Jul 2020

As Silicon Valley showers Jio Platforms with cash, upstart may need IP crash course

Telco plans to make smartphones and produce made-in-India 5G network gear. The company recently landed in hot water for copying the design of Zoom’s teleconferencing platform Read more

9 Jul 2020

Huawei, Oppo and BOE lead first half patent filing jump in China

CNIPA mid-year press conference also reveals PCT filings on track to increase in 2020, despite greater business risks overseas for Chinese firms 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

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 …

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1 Feb 2017

Seen and heard

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

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