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Has TCL become the latest Ericsson licensing sign-up?

The two companies settled long-running patent litigation in the same week as the Swedish company’s CEO and CFO announced a new, unnamed licensee

Has TCL become the latest Ericsson licensing sign-up?
After Google OTT patent deal, Xperi IP head says watch this space
20 Jul 2021

After Google OTT patent deal, Xperi IP head says watch this space

Samir Armaly also confirms that split between the company’s product and licensing businesses is on course for the first half of 2022

IPValue snags large display patent portfolio in Mitsubishi Electric deal
15 Jul 2021

IPValue snags large display patent portfolio in Mitsubishi Electric deal

Big licensing player secures assets that pertain to LCD, OLED and other display technologies

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14 Jul 2021

Maxell’s latest deal shows the Japanese business is doubling down on its patent monetisation efforts

The operating company has added to portfolio for first time since embarking on litigation push against Apple and others Read more

12 Jul 2021

Tencent appoints IP industry veteran to top policy role

Obama administration IP czar Danny Marti takes up senior position with the Chinese tech and media powerhouse Read more

7 Jul 2021

How Spotify’s intellectual asset mapping framework can drive value for knowledge companies

The Long Read: Intellectual assets are all too often underutilised and under-protected, even in knowledge-based businesses. Spotify’s Per Wendin and Ellenor Hayes explain how the audio-streaming platform avoids falling into that trap with a strategy designed to safeguard, develop and leverage the intellectual assets that it holds so as to maximise their value Read more

6 Jul 2021

Access Advance is the first to market with a VVC patent pool

CEO Moller hails video codec licensing “gamechanger” that delivers hassle-free backwards compatibility Read more

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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

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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1 Jul 2021

Everything you need to know about SCOTUS’ Minerva ruling on assignor estoppel

In a 5-4 decision the court’s justices significantly narrowed the scope of the doctrine that prevents assignors from challenging patents in court. Read more

1 Jul 2021

Chinese patent invalidation trials need not be a ‘mad scramble’

Sitao IP’s Dragon Wang and Bing Wu argue that foreign parties must do their homework and retain the right counsel to avoid surprises in CNIPA proceedings Read more

30 Jun 2021

Qualcomm takes pole position for next-generation video standard patents

The Long Read: A deep dive into the next-generation VVC codec by Dolcera’s Sundararajan Kumar and Vishnu Saran reveals the main contributors to the core technologies behind its cutting-edge efficiency, as well as the companies that are most active in seeking intellectual property in the space. Read more

23 Jun 2021

Via Licensing looks to extend its hold on audio space with next-gen patent pool

Company president Joe Siino tells IAM the pool operator has secured virtually all the key innovators behind MPEG-H to roll out a unified licensing solution 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

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

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more