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How Sonos’s case against Google could help shift the US patent narrative

Coverage of the speaker pioneer’s suit highlights shift in the way the general media engages with IP issues

How Sonos’s case against Google could help shift the US patent narrative
16 Jan 2020

What IP owners need to know about the US-China trade deal

There are significant gains for branded pharma in the agreement. But in several other areas, China has made commitments it already meets

10 Jan 2020

Everything you need to know about 2019 US district court patent litigation

Apple top defendant again; Eastern District of Texas loses further ground; and other key stats

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8 Jan 2020

In latest lawsuit Sonos faces ultimate test of its IP

Audio business accuses Google of infringing five patents; after bruising battle with Denon new filing will put “foundational” patents in the spotlight Read more

8 Jan 2020

Increasing scrutiny for patent filing subsidies in China

Last year patent agencies came under scrutiny for gaming the system, and corporate IP managers say they expect tighter auditing in the year to come Read more

6 Jan 2020

After action packed 2019 Immersion starts the year with aggressive push by familiar activist investor

Viex Capital calls for appointment of five new directors citing failure to implement credible business plan, irresponsible governance and value destroying compensation practices  Read more

6 Jan 2020

Xiaomi, HP among eleventh-hour MPEG-LA HEVC licensees

Nineteen companies in all took the chance to secure rights to the portfolio before a contingent of South Korean and Japanese patent owners departed the pool last Thursday Read more

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21 Dec 2019

New SEP remedies policy statement from US government agencies is good news for licensors  

Position paper from the USPTO, DoJ and NIST opens door - slightly - to possibility of injunctive relief in FRAND-related cases, but a big eBay barrier remains Read more

5 Dec 2019

The search for the world's leading IP strategists is on

IAM is currently seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for the 2020 edition of the Strategy 300 - our unique guide to the men and women who excel in the creation of IP value Read more

29 Nov 2019

Star turns – counting down the best of the best

New names, familiar faces: what it takes to earn a place in the Market Makers’ club Read more

29 Nov 2019

Uncovering the "hidden figures" of innovation

Facebook and 3M share their plans to tackle gender disparity in the patent system Read more

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3 Jan 2020

Huawei to join HEVC Advance in first major pool sign-up

Previously unaffiliated, the Chinese company is set to come on board as a licensor and licensee Read more

19 Dec 2019

Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt revealed as number one filer for the IAM/ktMINE US Patent Elite

Arlington-based firm acts for more of the companies that own the biggest US portfolios than any other, with Foley & Lardner and Harness Dickey & Pierce rounding out the top three Read more

17 Dec 2019

US NPE leverages China litigation to secure Xiaomi deal

Acacia sub-licensor scored a global deal with smartphone maker as key rights neared expiration Read more

16 Dec 2019

Nine pool members prepare to leave MPEG LA

Rival operator HEVC Advance looks set to see its relative position bolstered, though Samsung is not thought to be among the departing group Read more

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24 May 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform from March to mid-May. Read more

1 Apr 2019

IP market news highlights

The big stories from the IAM platform in February and March. Read more