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University and Big Pharma JV’s $145 million take-off is a big boost for tech transfer dealmaking

Apollo Therapeutics is an innovative biotech formed by three UK universities and three major companies, with a promising model for creating and monetising life sciences IP

29 June 2021

Via Licensing looks to extend its hold on audio space with next-gen patent pool

Company president Joe Siino tells IAM the pool operator has secured virtually all the key innovators behind MPEG-H to roll out a unified licensing solution

23 June 2021

In the mobile licensing world, US patent holdings do not have the power they did

Globalisation in the 5G era has reduced the clout of portfolios centred on the country, but decisions taken by the government, the courts and in boardrooms have hastened the process

17 June 2021

Another startup taps Aon for insurance-backed IP financing

Insurance giant, which recently announced a $400m IP fund, says it has a strong pipeline of lending deals in the works

17 June 2021

$2 billion deal shows growing sophistication of drug royalty sales

Latest Royalty Pharma investment shows is further evidence of the increasing IP monetisation options open to healthcare innovators

15 June 2021

Chinese buyer of 10,000+ LED patents from LG Innotek revealed

Newly-created Suzhou Lekin Semiconductor is backed by a well-connected Chinese lighting magnate

04 June 2021

Xiaomi royalty figures show importance of IP strategy as it grows international footprint

In a banner quarter, company gets off US government blacklist, grows profits, and pays a hefty royalty sum

01 June 2021

How to calculate ROI for patent portfolios and boost corporate value

The Long Read: These days, both the tools and data are available to develop models for creating significant value from corporate IP assets. All too often, though, what is still missing is the will to use them. Jeremiah Chan and Jonathan Liu of Facebook and Cipher’s Nigel Swycher and Steve Harris argue that a change of mindset among portfolio managers could reap significant rewards

19 May 2021

Big jury verdicts reflect significant shifts in the US patent landscape, damages experts claim

With litigation funding flooding the market and the appropriate payout for a plaintiff receiving more focus in a trial, the spate of big court awards may be set to continue

14 May 2021

Australian government unveils patent box tax regime as part of upcoming budget

New scheme is aimed at encouraging biotech innovation, and follows years of industry warnings about offshoring of intellectual property

12 May 2021

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