Mobile Communications

Qualcomm’s chip sales plunge in China underlines value of its licensing business

According to recent data, the company saw its share of the Chinese smartphone market shrink dramatically in 2020, making the multi-billion-dollar return from its patent portfolio even more important

Qualcomm’s chip sales plunge in China underlines value of its licensing business
Ericsson's fight with Samsung will end in a deal but the rise of China's courts adds a complex new dynamic
21 Jan 2021

Ericsson's fight with Samsung will end in a deal but the rise of China's courts adds a complex new dynamic

Both sides are looking for leverage in their complex global litigation but the speed of the court in Wuhan must concern the Swedish telco

Hot tech sectors power Korean patent growth in 2020
21 Jan 2021

Hot tech sectors power Korean patent growth in 2020

KIPO says users turned crisis to opportunity, recording a big increase in IP creation

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19 Jan 2021

After early FRAND litigation efforts in China, KPN targets Xiaomi and others in US courts

Expanded US litigation campaign targets some of the same mobile companies Dutch firm has pursued in China for years Read more

15 Jan 2021

New Fortress-backed NPE goes on patent attack against Apple, Dell and LG

Records show that plaintiff Neo Wireless was assigned a portfolio of wireless assets related to 4G and 5G in early 2020 Read more

15 Jan 2021

Oppo’s patent focus: smaller deals, younger rights and future standards

Shanghai-based R&D firm Langbo inks its first patent sale to a major Chinese buyer after a pair of deals with foreign NPEs Read more

12 Jan 2021

Huawei bolsters portfolio in deals with Blackberry, Denso

Deals show Chinese company is back in the midst of the secondary market for patents, finding willing partners among major IP owners Read more

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19 Dec 2020

Those who adopt a hold-out strategy in SEP FRAND licensing should face the prospect of a market red card

Football shows how to deal with the long delays in licensing negotiations caused by those doing all they can to avoid paying a fair royalty, argues InterDigital’s Eeva Hakoranta Read more

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

15 Dec 2020

East Asian giants leave their stamp on the IP market

IAM reveals the Asia IP Elite members for 2020 from two dynamic high-tech jurisdictions: South Korea and Taiwan Read more

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11 Jan 2021

Samsung heats up OLED battle with Japanese upstart

Countersuit against JOLED follows appointment of Covington & Burling lawyer as new IP head at Korean company’s Samsung Display affiliate Read more

8 Jan 2021

Exclusive data analysis of Apple’s secondary patent market activity

The iPhone giant has a heavy presence on the buyside and has quietly scooped up assets every year since 2010 Read more

8 Jan 2021

South Korea's Intellectual Discovery is in the process of becoming a big league, mainstream NPE

A year after a major capital infusion and a change of leadership, the firm has notched some notable settlements in the US and laid the groundwork for new assertion campaigns Read more

7 Jan 2021

Touchscreen NPE settles patent suits with tech giants, including Samsung, Lenovo and Microsoft

Ireland-based Neodrón closes deal that sees litigation with a host of big name players come to an end 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