13 Jan
2019

US patent sales up, Monsanto wins big in India, Sisvel and RPX ink major SEP deal, the global patent market in 10 charts - plus much more

After the festive break, IAM is now back and firing on all cylinders. Here are the stories we covered in the week that has just finished

MONDAY 7th January

Canon has made a rare assertion against a major technology company as its head of IP says he sees wilful infringement on the rise and US enforcement becoming more challenging. Read more here

The latest data shows that patent transactions in the US are on the way back up again, with the likes of Samsung, InterDigital and Fortress leading the way. Read more here

TUESDAY 8th January

Touchscreen technology company Immersion has appointed the former head of Nokia’s patent monetisation business as its new CEO. Read more here

Monsanto has emerged victorious at India’s Supreme Court in a biotech case that has been keenly watched by life sciences companies around the world. Read more here

WEDNESDAY 9th January

Maria Varsellona – president of Nokia’s patent business and the company’s chief legal officer – has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at IPBC Global in Boston this June. Read more here

THURSDAY 10th January

Sisvel has signed a major licensing deal with RPX that will give a sub-set of the defensive aggregator’s subscribers access to 700 SEPs and non-essential patents. Read more here

Patent assignments last month and a new technology partnership show there is plenty of opportunity for Microsoft and LG to collaborate. Read more here

New USPTO subject matter guidance meets with industry approval, but may make Congressional 101 action less likely. Read more here

FRIDAY 11th January

Your guide to the global patent market in 10 charts. Read more here

Readiness to arbitrate with Huawei demonstrates InterDigital's FRAND intentions, CEO says in exclusive interview with IAM. Read more here

Uber, Lyft, Pinterest and Slack are among companies planning or actively considering IPOs this year, but in comparison to the past such unicorns are acquiring far fewer patents in the run-up to listing. Read more here

Joff Wild

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jwild@GlobeBMG.com

Joff Wild