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IP portfolio at stake in fight between EV startup and Chinese investor

Faraday Future says its biggest backer, a Chinese property developer, is deliberately driving it into bankruptcy in order to acquire collateralised intellectual property in a ‘fire sale’.

IP portfolio at stake in fight between EV startup and Chinese investor
29 Oct 2018

Fujifilm spins 900+ patents to Shenzhen firm in $28m deal

O-Film, which supplies camera modules to top smartphone brands, acquires a sizable IP portfolio as part of the deal. It will also take over the Japanese firm's Tianjin-based joint venture business focused on auto.

26 Oct 2018

Australian firms play smart with limited patent resources

At IPBC Australasia in Melbourne, in-house leaders discuss patent reform, doing more with less,  and using IP to attract investment.

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22 Oct 2018

Trade secret worries stall $4.1bn Chinese acquisition in Chile

Stake in mining giant would shore up China’s position in the battery tech supply chain. But top shareholder tells Chile’s highest court that the investment could result in loss of trade secrets. Read more

16 Oct 2018

After McCurdy’s exit, Provenance rethinks its strategy

“There’s no question that asserting is an option,” says new CEO Lynch Read more

9 Oct 2018

Who are the world's leading IP strategists? The IAM Strategy 300 nomination process begins

The research process for the 2019 edition of IAM Strategy 300 starts today: let us know who you consider to be a world leading IP strategist. Read more

28 Sep 2018

McCurdy's move to RPX is high stakes for himself and for the firm

The defensive aggregator's new CEO is a much-needed figurehead, but with litigation risk in the US diminishing the former Provenance head faces some serious challenges Read more

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13 Sep 2018

Fortress’s burgeoning IP group adds Tivo patent dealmaker

The hire of Courtney Quish and the closing of an investment fund thought to be close to $1 billion in value adds even more heft to the team headed by Eran Zur Read more

22 Jul 2018

Five years after its founding, IP Bridge reflects Japan’s changing approach to patents

Sovereign fund remains trailblazer in market that continues to open up to IP monetisation Read more

6 Jul 2018

$100 million NPE sets its sights on China and promises a big litigation play within a fortnight

The boss of an NPE that launched in late June with $100 million of funding has said that within the next two weeks it will be filing “extremely large patent infringement lawsuits in China, against a major consumer products manufacturer”. Brian… Read more

22 Jun 2018

Qualcomm, France Brevets and IP Europe join forces to create a new funding initiative for European SMEs

A new financing and advisory mechanism to help innovative European SMEs secure high-quality patents and build effective portfolios will be rolled out across Europe in 2019, it was revealed today. The creation of Patent Factory Europe (PFE) was… Read more

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27 Sep 2018

The shapers of the global IP market

The fifth IAM Market Makers reveals which executives we believe to be setting the parameters of the patent business world. Many of the 40 names have featured on the list for a number of years; some are new; and – for the first time – a couple of big names do not appear at all Read more

25 Sep 2018

Huawei's Jason Ding named as the world's top IP dealmaker

The head of the IP group at the Chinese telecoms giant is the first Asia-based leader to top our annual Market Makers list of the most influential patent value creators on the planet Read more

21 Sep 2018

The world's top IP dealmakers and value creators identified – part two

We reveal who is listed in positions 30 to 21 in this year's IAM Market Makers ranking of the individuals who drive the global IP market. Read more

20 Sep 2018

Revealed: the leaders of the global IP market - part one

We begin the countdown of this year’s IAM Market Makers list, which names the elite individuals who drive global patent dealmaking and value creation from their positions inside corporates, NPEs, investment institutions and other entities. Today, positions 40 to 31. Read more

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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

1 Feb 2017

IAM names its IP personalities of 2016

There is little doubt that last year was among the most momentous of recent times – in intellectual property as in so many other areas. That made choosing our IP personalities of 2016 a tough task Read more

30 Sep 2016

McRO gives hope to US patent owners, but Section 101 uncertainty remains

After two years of uncertainty and no little gloom, a recent Federal Circuit decision may just herald the long-awaited swing-back in the pendulum that software patent owners in the United States have been waiting for. Some, though, still believe that Congress must bite the bullet and take a look at Section 101 Read more

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James J Donohue
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New York NY, United States
Charles River Associates