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Brazilian patent office announces measures to tackle massive backlog

Much greater use of foreign search reports is probably the biggest change - but there are doubts as to how effective the measures will be

Brazilian patent office announces measures to tackle massive backlog
19 Jul 2019

Operating company dominance of the patent deals market continues, latest data reveals

Analysis by AST shows Qualcomm, Samsung and TSMC all active, and volumes in line with recent quarterly averages; software still the leading sector in terms of number of transactions

19 Jul 2019

Alphabet is trimming down its portfolio - but only after sustained growth  

The tech giant saw a steep drop in the number of US patents granted in 2018 after having spent years building its portfolio organically and through strategic acquisitions

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19 Jul 2019

Recent Oppo deal with Ericsson underlines appeal of Indian patents to Chinese buyers

Chinese smartphone vendors have filed hundreds of patent applications in India, but grants are slow in coming so far. Third party transactions can help bridge the gap as litigation continues to be a concern Read more

16 Jul 2019

The IP impact of IBM's Red Hat acquisition remains uncertain

Big Blue is betting that it can grow its presence in the cloud space with the help of the open source leader, but in patent terms the pair are hardly kindred spirits Read more

12 Jul 2019

Former Yahoo! patent portfolio starts to attract deals and potential new owners

Parent company Altaba has announced dissolution plan, but Excalibur IP looks set to continue monetising stockpile of grants Read more

12 Jul 2019

Inside Amazon’s big – but unusual – patent collection

As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, the Seattle-based company finds itself under pressure in the cloud and perhaps in need of a portfolio review Read more

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10 Jul 2019

Intel takes patents off market and enters exclusive talks with potential buyer

Acquirer not named, but Apple looks like a strong candidate to purchase the portfolio of 8,500 largely unencumbered wireless assets that was due to be auctioned in August Read more

4 Jul 2019

Why it's time for a new approach to 5G patent licensing

How a more proactive, collaborative approach by SEP licensors - one that focuses on reaching out to start-ups and SMEs - could lead to a lot more deals and a lot less pain Read more

17 Jun 2019

IPBC Global 2019 – Day One highlights

All the big stories from the first full day of the world’s pre-eminent conference about IP value creation Read more

17 Jun 2019

Why it's time for the world of patents to embrace diversity and gender equality

Special IAM boardroom session at IPBC Global 2019 focuses on how to get more women involved in senior positions in the global IP market - and why everyone will win when it happens Read more

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12 Jul 2019

Delhi judge orders IP appeal board to start hearing cases again

The body has been paralysed by vacancies for years and more than 600 appeals of patent office decisions are in limbo Read more

11 Jul 2019

New analysis shows impact that “blockbuster” decisions are having on patent litigation

RPX data highlights big drop in success of early 101 challenges in district court cases; if trend continues would point to shift in balance of power back to IP owners Read more

11 Jul 2019

China’s venture community knows patents don’t equal innovation

The CEO of a hot AI startup, a top China-focused VC and Lenovo’s CIO shared their views on patents, innovation and trade tensions at one of Asia’s largest tech events Read more

9 Jul 2019

Litigation fight between Spangenberg and Zur takes another turn with New York judge dismissal of Fortress suit

Dispute over valuable patent goes on after investment giant turns to Texas state court to hear case; grant has been asserted in district court against Amazon Read more

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24 May 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform from March to mid-May. Read more

1 Apr 2019

IP market news highlights

The big stories from the IAM platform in February and March. Read more

30 Nov 2018

After years of setting the patent agenda Silicon Valley is now playing defence

The USPTO director’s explicit rejection of the ‘troll’ narrative and the departure of key Congressional backers mean that big technology companies find themselves in the unusual position of not being in control of the US IP policy-making narrative. Read more

31 Mar 2017

Embracing the power of patents

Based on different continents and very different in size, Microsoft and Fractus are united by a sophisticated understanding of IP value which is delivering tangible results. Others would be well advised to heed their example Read more