More details emerge of Samsung patent transfer to Sisvel

Deal between the two came as Korean tech giant agreed to royalty bearing licence to NPE’s Wi-Fi portfolio

More details emerge of Samsung patent transfer to Sisvel
7 Sep 2018

NTT Docomo seals SEP licence deal with Xiaomi

Japanese telecom signs up a third major smartphone vendor as it continues to implement a more proactive patent monetisation strategy.

6 Sep 2018

Facebook hits back at BlackBerry, but not before stocking up on ammunition

The social media giant - whose IP group is headed up by former Google patent chief Allen Lo - bought five of the six patents it is now asserting in a counter-suit against the Canadian company in July and August


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30 Aug 2018

SK Hynix bolsters patent holdings, buying two portfolios

Korean chipmaker turns to HP Enterprise and Integrated Device Technology as its US patent risks escalate Read more

16 Aug 2018

Power dynamics between Amazon, Microsoft and Google in cloud computing are shifting, report finds

A new report from CB Insights examining the state of the market for cloud computing infrastructure as a service has found that while Amazon gained an early lead in the field, Microsoft and Google are catching up fast. Read more

5 Aug 2018

NPEs like Sisvel have survived the storm - that's another reason why the deals market is picking up

A series of recent deals from Italian licensing business show that some patent owners are prospering in current climate.  Read more

30 Jul 2018

IBM counsel hails big win against Groupon as another sign that the US patent pendulum is swinging back

Big Blue nets eight-figure payout as talk of improving climate for patent owners grows.  Read more


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8 Jun 2018

Guangdong’s IP docket surges 85% as IAM publishes a Shenzhen guide for patent insiders

The annual report on IP litigation statistics from China’s top court showed that patent suits continued to increase across the board – no surprise there for IAM readers. One of the more striking findings, however, was that litigation is growing… Read more

4 May 2018

Google loses another patent heavy hitter to Facebook

Facebook has hired Google patent data analytics specialist Jeremiah Chan as its new head of patents. The move follows the social media giant’s poaching of the search giant’s patent head Allen Lo last August to be its head of IP.  At Google Chan was… Read more

30 Mar 2018

Nokia’s booming licensing business is based on high-quality patents, with filings and acquisitions to help grow its portfolio, exclusive analysis for IAM reveals

Approximately 35% of Qualcomm patents cite Nokia assets, research commissioned by IAM has uncovered. In a deep-dive into the Finnish company’s portfolio, published exclusively for subscribers yesterday, other information revealed by the team of… Read more

20 Mar 2018

Dropbox’s patent spree has produced a highly-focused portfolio, exclusive analysis for IAM reveals

Dropbox has been surfing a patent filing and acquisition wave in the run-up to its initial public offering (IPO), according to data compiled for IAM by a group of leading patent and technology analysis firms. The company has been especially active… Read more


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17 Jul 2018

IBM’s infringement suit against Groupon shows it’s still a licensing heavyweight

In recent years IBM has been in the patent headlines more often for its iron grip on the top spot of the annual US patent grant numbers and its habit of selling assets, quite often to start-ups in need of a pre-IPO IP boost.  What is sometimes lost… Read more

13 Jul 2018

BT assertion against Fortinet shows how cyber security is becoming big patent business

Rare court action from giant telco is further sign of growing monetisation activity in one of hottest areas in tech. Read more

29 Jun 2018

Tencent makes a splash in open source community by becoming a Linux Foundation platinum member

Chinese social media giant makes a big commitment to the Linux Foundation, becoming just the second Chinese firm to do so. Read more

21 Jun 2018

NPE takes aim at Twitter in notable test for former Yahoo! patents

Twitter found itself on the wrong end of an infringement lawsuit late last month when an entity called Digi Portal accused the social media company of infringing on one of its patents.  According to a recent RPX newsletter, Digi Portal is an… Read more


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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