Internet of Things

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

US patent stakeholders have their say on the key issues facing the Biden presidency
More hold-out on the cards after Dusseldorf court calls in CJEU on SEP licensing
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

European Commission set to deliver SEP bombshell
20 Nov 2020

European Commission set to deliver SEP bombshell

Draft communication suggests intervention in the auto sector to find “effective licensing solutions” and holds out prospect of regulatory reform

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17 Nov 2020

Under sanctions pressure, Huawei sells off entry level smartphone brand to government

Company has sold its Honor handset unit to a consortium backed by local authorities in Shenzhen government, a move that will take a big chunk out of its sales figures 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

5 Nov 2020

Qualcomm hikes 2020 patent spend by $44 million and doubles down on its 5G portfolio

New data from the company’s technology arm points to full impact of growing opportunities in auto and the IoT Read more

5 Nov 2020

Elite patent stocks fell in September but outperformed NASDAQ

The composite stock performance of the IAM/ktMINE US Patent Elite dipped though not by as much as most major exchanges Read more

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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

29 Aug 2020

Despite last Wednesday's Supreme Court decision, the UK won't become the global hub for resolving FRAND disputes

The Unwired Planet/Conversant judgment was great news for SEP owners, but Brexit Britain is not economically or politically important enough to be home to the world's royalty-setting court Read more

22 Aug 2020

If Nvidia purchases Arm it will create a processor patent powerhouse

The semiconductor industry is buzzing on the news of a potential tie-up and portfolio analysis shows that there is a lot to be gained from such a move Read more

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4 Nov 2020

IBM’s LaFontaine takes top spot in this year’s IAM Market Makers ranking

On the back of 12 months of ferocious dealmaking, Big Blue’s IP head sits at number one in the annual list Read more

3 Nov 2020

Lions of global patent dealmaking revealed

IP leaders from the likes of Panasonic, InterDigital, Broadcom and Microsoft sit in places 20 to 11 of this year’s IAM Market Makers ranking Read more

2 Nov 2020

Leaders of the world’s patent deals pack

The countdown of this year's IAM Market Makers - our annual ranking of the 40 most influential players in the global IP market - begins today with places 40 to 21 Read more

21 Oct 2020

Remembering a blissful summer for SEP owners

As the weather turns wet and cold in the Northern Hemisphere, licensors can look back on a memorable streak of major wins in the period from July through to September 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