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Rare Acer disposal spurs creation of a new networking NPE

The normally quiet PC maker has also hooked up with Samsung Electronics to unload cloud-related patents

Rare Acer disposal spurs creation of a new networking NPE
Rakuten draws IBM suit after bolstering its portfolio with more acquisitions
30 Mar 2021

Rakuten draws IBM suit after bolstering its portfolio with more acquisitions

The Japanese e-commerce company is the latest online platform hit by a patent suit from Big Blue, which is currently litigating with Zillow and Chewy

How Sony is revamping its patent portfolio to suit a fast-changing business
25 Mar 2021

How Sony is revamping its patent portfolio to suit a fast-changing business

Executive vice president Toshimoto Mitomo tells IAM how the company’s IP department has supported the conglomerate’s shift from electronics-first company to entertainment powerhouse

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18 Dec 2020

Japan’s leading corporate IP departments revealed

The country's Asia IP Elite made some big strategic shifts in 2020 as they weathered an unprecedented year Read more

17 Dec 2020

China’s top in-house IP teams revealed

In a year marked by resilience, Chinese IP giants are pushing to close the gap with overseas competitors Read more

14 Dec 2020

The Asia IP Elite – a shared commitment to excellence across very different markets

IAM reveals the top in-house IP teams from India, Southeast Asia and Australasia Read more

15 Sep 2020

Confronting critical challenges, Taiwan’s tech companies must find a way to create patent value

IAM speaks with IP leaders from Foxconn, AU Optronics and others ahead of IPBC Taiwan next week Read more

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25 Mar 2021

The Euro 100: positions 1 to 33

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25 Mar 2021

China’s top 100 patent filers: positions 1 to 33

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23 Mar 2021

Ant Group and Alibaba deploy blockchain for IP trading and enforcement, but patent solutions are further off

Chinese businesses with vast interest in protecting content and brands are turning to distributed ledger technology, and the country’s innovative Internet Courts are very receptive Read more

12 Mar 2021

Ant Group retains blockchain patent crown, with IBM and Ping An hot on its heels

Exclusive data underscores Chinese companies’ dominance in blockchain patent filings, with financial group Ping An surging last year to join big internet firms at the top of the table Read more

Insights

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12 Aug 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

12 Aug 2020

As the fallout from covid continues, the two IP superpowers offer different messages

While China cheers an uptick in applications, the USPTO warns of a prolonged downturn Read more

8 Jun 2020

IP Market news highlights

IAM’s biggest spring reads Read more

8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more