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LOT’s expanding membership in China indicates rising NPE worry

In addition to the big names, defensive network is attracting China-focused companies that have never faced assertion in US courts 

LOT’s expanding membership in China indicates rising NPE worry
12 Dec 2019

Seoul Semiconductor patent auction analysis reveals a mixed bag of assets

In sales due to be held this month and next, the Korean company offers two radically different portfolios. But value is in the eye of the beholder - and a range of businesses could be making bids

12 Dec 2019

Huawei-linked NPE notches court win over router maker

Shenzhen-based licensing firm wielding Chinese patents is still on the attack, but doesn’t appear to have launched new campaigns against foreign firms

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10 Dec 2019

Breaking: Microsoft IP head announces he’s leaving for pastures new

Erich Andersen to take job as GC at another company after more than five years in top role; no indication yet of replacement Read more

10 Dec 2019

How the threat of unsold rights, the rise of the in-house dealmaker and a revolution in analytics are re-shaping the IP deals market

As IAM releases this year's brokered patent market survey one of its authors digs deep into the current climate for transactions and explains why some of the grunt work of five years ago is a thing of the past Read more

10 Dec 2019

Market still waiting on antitrust IP signals from Beijing

At an event held last week, competition insiders identified several IP questions on which disagreement remains among China’s trustbusters Read more

9 Dec 2019

Healthcare and pharma sector sees most patent deals activity in Q3 in the US 

Latest data shows Global Foundries, IV and Seiko among top sellers; NPEs the top buyers, with Samsung, Pinterest and BBK Electronics also among the leaders Read more

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5 Dec 2019

The search for the world's leading IP strategists is on

IAM is currently seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for the 2020 edition of the Strategy 300 - our unique guide to the men and women who excel in the creation of IP value Read more

5 Dec 2019

Auto IP stakeholders in Asia call for peace, prepare for war

Huawei, Nokia and top Japanese brands discussed the licensing conflicts confronting the industry in front of a packed room in Shanghai Read more

29 Nov 2019

Star turns – counting down the best of the best

New names, familiar faces: what it takes to earn a place in the Market Makers’ club Read more

29 Nov 2019

Uncovering the "hidden figures" of innovation

Facebook and 3M share their plans to tackle gender disparity in the patent system Read more

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9 Dec 2019

Examination agreement between Japan and India steers clear of life sciences

The two countries inaugurated a Patent Prosecution Highway scheme last week, but it will be one-way traffic when it comes to pharma rights Read more

6 Dec 2019

Fish & Richardson tops list of firms that the US patent elite use for litigation

More than half the companies that make up the IAM/ktMINE listing of the entities with the biggest US portfolios have instructed Fish lawyers to represent them in district court disputes over the course of the last decade Read more

4 Dec 2019

Lenovo turns to Uber head for top IP role

Mulgrew jumps ship months after ride sharing-giant’s IPO; in new position will report into former Kodak CIPO Laura Quatela Read more

4 Dec 2019

Huawei hones IP message amidst wins and losses

A good result in a German court and the settlement of a key competitor dispute are among positive signs for the company, but US sanctions continue to cloud future Read more

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30 Aug 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform in June and July Read more

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