8 Nov
2020

Biden IP plan analysis; Apple’s $2bn damages bill; Top global patent dealmakers named; Conversant and RPX agree big wireless licence; China trade secrets concerns; 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 2nd November

Big boost for Mitsubishi after a portfolio of 3G patents from a Sisvel pool is ruled valid by China’s patent office ahead of key FRAND cases. Read more here

The IAM Market Makers 40 identifies the most influential players in global IP dealmaking and value creation. The countdown of this year’s ranking begins today with places 40 to 21. Read more here

Conversant deal with RPX hands a group of the defensive aggregator's members a licence to portfolio of wireless patents and ends litigation with big name handset manufacturers. Read more here

TUESDAY 3rd November

New rules on trade secrets released by China’s State Administration for Market Regulation have raised major concerns among US tech giants. Read more here

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. Read more here

A jury in the Eastern District of Texas has handed VirnetX a $502.8 million victory against Apple, taking the patent damages awarded against the iPhone maker this year to just over $2 billion. Read more here

WEDNESDAY 4th November

The CEO of LG Chemicals has made comments on patents and know-how that underline the importance the Korean company attaches to current assertion campaigns. Read more here

The EPO has invalidated claims from Amgen's PCSK9 genus patent ahead of a crucial CAFC case on antibody patents to be heard next month. Read more here

The top 10 countdown of this year’s IAM Market Makers brings together an array of global IP dealmaking leaders, with a new name sitting in top spot. Read more here

Rambus CEO describes recent Micron agreement as a "great testament to the ongoing strength and relevance of our patent portfolio”. Read more here

THURSDAY 5th November

A series of recent issues faced by Intel in China show the multiplicity of IP challenges that the country can now present. Read more here

The latest composite stock index of the publicly-quoted companies that own the world’s largest US patent portfolios fell by two points during September. Read more here

Announcing strong licensing income numbers for its 2020 financial year, Qualcomm also revealed a big jump in 5G invention disclosures and in patent filing costs. Read more here

FRIDAY 6th November

Faced with a hugely challenging business environment, senior IP executives in Japanese corporates are looking at major changes to their teams, budgets and strategies. Read more here

In an exclusive interview, Intellectual Ventures veteran Connie Wan talks about Seattle Gummy Company, the IP licensing business she is building in the pharmaceuticals space. Read more here

As InterDigital continues to fight cases against Xiaomi and Lenovo, its CEO points to marked improvement in licensing climate for patent owners. Read more here

SATURDAY 7th November

Many expect the Biden administration to pivot back to an Obama-era patent policy that favours Big Tech – but there are good reasons to believe that is unlikely to happen. Read more here

Joff Wild

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Joff Wild