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Japan to screen foreign stakes in key firms, citing need to protect tech

Unveiling a list of core firms that includes many of the country’s top IP owners, finance minister Taro Aso stated that “technology and patents” must be safeguarded

13 May 2020

Acacia announces acquisition of former Yahoo! patents in massive expansion of its holdings

Purchase of ExcaliburIP increases the size of the NPE's portfolio and "creates an attractive blend of licensing and litigation opportunities to pursue," says CEO

11 May 2020

TiVo steps up efforts to build patent pipeline while Comcast battle rages

With an upcoming merger and the resulting prospect of a standalone IP business, the entertainment technology business needs a powerful portfolio now more than ever

08 May 2020

How landscaping can bring a royalty stack solution one step closer

Just how much device makers are on the hook for in patent licensing pay-outs is frequently a matter of major contention. Machine-learning tools provide a crucial way to assess this risk

06 May 2020

UK parliament committee warned on China’s plans for Imagination Technologies

Imagination owner explains that licensing IP is not the same as transferring it, but freshly resigned CEO claims that only diligent management oversight can prevent key trade secret loss

06 May 2020

Data the key focus of big tech inroads in India

Investments by Facebook and Silver Lake in telecoms leader Reliance Jio bring lively discussion over data ownership to the fore

05 May 2020

It’s a downturn Jim, but not as IP owners know it

Patent rights may fare well in a recession but this is a global market unlike any other we have seen before

02 May 2020

Ping An’s embrace of patents still leaves it trailing the big boys

The Chinese insurance giant made a surprising appearance on the top 10 PCT filers list for 2019, but despite significant progress in AI, blockchain and cloud computing it still has a way to go to rival the likes of Tencent and Alibaba

01 May 2020

Spangenberg expands services business with new AI acquisition

“Since consolidation in this space is inevitable, I thought it made a lot of sense to merge with the best,” says former IPNav head

28 April 2020

Struggling solar company Hanergy owes millions in fees to patent agencies

Beijing-based service providers stung by common practice of covering clients’ patent fees and invoicing them later

27 April 2020

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