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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

Top EPO opposition firms by technical areas of specialisation revealed
Multi-million dollar Comcast deal hasn’t changed plans to spin off IP business says Xperi licensing chief
2 Dec 2020

Multi-million dollar Comcast deal hasn’t changed plans to spin off IP business says Xperi licensing chief

In exclusive interview with IAM Samir Armaly reveals that a split remains on track and why a rapidly changing TV market doesn’t mean diminishing returns for the business

Smart glasses acquisition nets Google a potential treasure trove of IP
18 Nov 2020

Smart glasses acquisition nets Google a potential treasure trove of IP

USPTO assignment records show that purchase of Canadian start-up North landed the search giant a deep patent portfolio at a time of growing interest in augmented reality tech

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18 Nov 2020

Samsung taps outside patent lab while spending record amounts on its own R&D

Company is not the only South Korean giant to tap the secondary market as it does more in-house research than ever Read more

16 Nov 2020

Sony court filing highlights challenges for Xperi after Comcast settlement

Japanese company moves for declaratory judgement after licensing discussions break down; claims it sees no reason to do a deal Read more

10 Nov 2020

Comcast settlement will deliver Xperi extra $50 million in annual royalties, company forecasts

Pair bring an end to long-running and often bitter litigation with a 15-year licence agreement Read more

10 Nov 2020

Big Tech is on notice in China, too

New rules for the internet sector call out long-standing business practices and look at data, technology and IP ownership Read more

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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

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

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9 Nov 2020

Former Nokia Technologies head replaced as CEO of NPE Immersion

Ramzi Haidamus' exit comes despite haptics technology leader eyeing opportunities in gaming from upcoming launch of latest Playstation Read more

6 Nov 2020

InterDigital head hails "sea change" in SEP licensing climate

"We expect these decisions to force companies to behave more rationally and to negotiate in good faith," says Merritt as he reflects on key cases in US and Europe Read more

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

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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