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IV taps local partners to roll out licensing programme aimed at Chinese SMEs

Intellectual Ventures is just the latest big IP market player to set its sights on China, with a new programme COO Arvin Patel says is the first of its kind

IV taps local partners to roll out licensing programme aimed at Chinese SMEs
Ericsson IP policy head explains why she dissented in high-profile EU SEP FRAND report
18 Feb 2021

Ericsson IP policy head explains why she dissented in high-profile EU SEP FRAND report

Monica Magnusson claims not enough was done at the outset to frame the problems the paper was seeking to tackle and ultimately to build on consensus among authors

Apple Car rumours stoke brand anxiety for Asian carmakers
18 Feb 2021

Apple Car rumours stoke brand anxiety for Asian carmakers

Licensing not the only area of IP tensions caused by the convergence of the high-tech and auto sectors


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11 Feb 2021

Notable dissent casts shadow over European Commission report on SEP FRAND landscape

Ericsson VP of IP policy, Monica Magnusson, argues that after more than two years of work report “fails to provide a coherent consensus-based structure” Read more

4 Feb 2021

Apple and Huawei patent deals continue to pay off for Qualcomm

Revenues from chip giant’s licensing business grow 18% year-on-year and division head Rogers holds out prospect of new royalty programme for auto sector Read more

2 Feb 2021

LG Electronics smartphone exit would present big patent portfolio questions

Korean company may sell or close lossmaking division, but its huge trove of 5G and wireless IP supports many other parts of its business Read more

1 Feb 2021

Acacia brings Yahoo! patents back to the fore with new litigation campaign

Suits filed against group of five companies, including Target, Walmart and Samsung Electronics Read more


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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

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


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29 Jan 2021

The size and scope of Huawei’s patent portfolio makes an important statement

Political circumstances have weighed the company down, but its IP is a constant reminder of its presence and innovative strength Read more

28 Jan 2021

Korean licensing firm reboots Pantech monetisation efforts

The defunct smartphone brand’s IP assets changed hands once again last year. A new lawsuit shows monetisation is at the top of the agenda for new owner Read more

22 Jan 2021

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 Read more

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 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