3 Nov
2019

LOT sells on Symantec assets; Life sciences patents under UK threat; Possible Unwired Planet twist ahead; TenCent portfolio analysis; all the IPBC Asia 2019 news; plus much more

Everything we covered on IAM over the last seven days – and all you need to know from the global IP market to set yourself up for the start of another busy week

MONDAY 28th October

A new $29 billion semiconductor war chest in China will probably be deployed to boost homegrown IP development rather than buy it from elsewhere. Read more here

With over 530 registered delegates for IPBC Asia 2019, including senior IP representatives from many of Asia's most innovative and iconic businesses, the sold-out sign has gone up. Read more here

LOT Network tells prospective members that they can gain rights to 1,700 Symantec patents that Broadcom is due to pick up when its acquisition of the company closes. Read more here

TUESDAY 29th October

New market entrants, 5G futures, trade secret challenges, top dealmaking tips, end of the foundry patent war, a new billion-dollar IP fund and much more discussed on IPBC Asia 2019 Day One. Read more here

The growing importance of rare disease treatments has strategic, commercial and potential political ramifications for life sciences IP. Read more here

WEDNESDAY 30th October

 A hugely successful IPBC Asia 2019 is now over after a day of talk about 5G licensing, the Chinese and Japanese IP landscapes, data, litigation and a whole lot more. Read more here

Section 337 investigations at the ITC have increased in frequency, so it’s important to stay abreast of recent developments in the law, as well as best practices for managing costs. Read more here

THURSDAY 31st October

The winners of our annual Asia IP Elite awards for the teams, deal and individual of the year were revealed before a sold-out crowd at IPBC Asia 2019. Read more here

A stellar 2019 for IAM continues with a 24% jump in unique users and sharp rises for both sessions and page views. Read more here

Cypress turns again to Longitude Licensing in new patent disposal with $10 billion acquisition by Infineon due to be finalised in the coming months. Read more here

FRIDAY 1st November

Top Japanese companies in chemicals, materials and other industrial fields have not been shy about suing Chinese competitors, but China’s patent office has been a big obstacle to enforcement. Read more here

The justices hearing the much-watched UK Supreme Court Unwired Planet and Conversant FRAND licensing appeals did not seem disposed to reverse, but that may not be the end of the story. Read more here

Analysis shows that TenCent has hardly made a dent in the secondary patent market but uses organic growth, business investments, partnerships and open source to secure freedom to operate. Read more here

All the proceedings across district court and at the PTAB in disputes with Facebook, Snap and Twitter that could be crucial to Blackberry’s ongoing licensing efforts. Read more here 

SATURDAY 2nd November

As the UK general election campaign gets underway, the opposition Labour party has a radical plan to change the patent regime for life sciences innovators. Read more here

Joff Wild

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Joff Wild