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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
ZTE pushes patents to gain competitive edge
27 Nov 2020

ZTE pushes patents to gain competitive edge

Innovation is a top priority for the Chinese company, but it faces significant risk from asserters in the US and Europe

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


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26 Nov 2020

Restructure puts auto connectivity at the centre of Huawei’s strategy

Company signals shift in focus after selling off entry-level smartphone brand Honor Read more

25 Nov 2020

Auction of Gionee’s smartphone patents a reality check for China

IP assets of bankrupt firm, once a big local handset seller, changed hands at fire-sale prices Read more

20 Nov 2020

In  Blackberry patent sale, Canada sees loss of prestige not value creation opportunity

Possible deal comes during a period of concern in the country over loss of tech crown jewels, engineering talent and the bleeding of IP assets Read more

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 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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20 Nov 2020

ZTE patents back on the market with company’s latest sale to NPE

Recent assignments show wireless patent sale facilitated by an attorney with a long assertion history, the latest of the Shenzhen company’s deals with NPEs Read more

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

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

13 Nov 2020

China's first domestic smartphone patent war ends with Xiaomi victory over Coolpad

The Shenzhen-based company's defeat shows the importance of quality and validity in Chinese assertion campaigns 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