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Chinese lidar manufacturer paid $20 million upfront plus ongoing royalties to settle Velodyne dispute

Hesai Photonics Technology reveals monetary details of settlement, which also involves ongoing royalty payments through 2030

Chinese lidar manufacturer paid $20 million upfront plus ongoing royalties to settle Velodyne dispute
Half of Japanese companies plan to curb patent filings, JPO says
18 Jan 2021

Half of Japanese companies plan to curb patent filings, JPO says

Patent applications yet to follow trademarks and designs in return to pre-covid levels

Huawei bolsters portfolio in deals with Blackberry, Denso
12 Jan 2021

Huawei bolsters portfolio in deals with Blackberry, Denso

Deals show Chinese company is back in the midst of the secondary market for patents, finding willing partners among major IP owners

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8 Jan 2021

South Korea's Intellectual Discovery is in the process of becoming a big league, mainstream NPE

A year after a major capital infusion and a change of leadership, the firm has notched some notable settlements in the US and laid the groundwork for new assertion campaigns Read more

4 Jan 2021

All the China IP stories you missed over the holidays

Wuhan injunction drama was far from the only big IP news to come out of China over the festive period Read more

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

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16 Dec 2020

What you need to know about patents and the fourth industrial revolution

New EPO report reveals Samsung is the global leader however you cut it, while the US is the dominant national player Read more

6 Nov 2020

Budget pressures accelerate Japan Inc’s IP strategy re-think

Leading lights from Canon, Hitachi and NTT among those who will discuss the way forward at virtual IPBC Japan conference 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

12 Sep 2020

It’s the PTAB, stupid

Whether the US chooses four more years of Donald Trump or Joe Biden replaces him, big tech's assault on the PTO shows where the patent policy battle lines are being drawn Read more

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3 Dec 2020

Top EPO opposition firms by technical areas of specialisation revealed

Detailed analysis of representatives shows that while some tend to specialise in certain technologies, others act across a wider range of IPC sections Read more

1 Dec 2020

Chinese device makers reflect on a landmark year in FRAND

Leaders from TCL, ZTE and Midea discuss a global litigation landscape that has been changed completely over the past year at IPBC Shenzhen Read more

27 Nov 2020

US patent stakeholders have their say on the key issues facing the Biden presidency

Special IAM panel representing very different parts of the American ecosystem discuss subjects as diverse as Iancu's legacy, the politics of covid IP, SEPs and technology standards, and the potential for legislation during the next Congress Read more

26 Nov 2020

More hold-out on the cards after Dusseldorf court calls in CJEU on SEP licensing

Judges referral of a series of questions on supply chain licensing, FRAND and willing licensee issues have potential to delay dealmaking, not only in Germany but across the EU Read more

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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