1 Jan
2020

The US remains the number one source for IAM readers, but users from China surge

The US continues to be the number one source for IAM readers, according to year-end data from Google Analytics. Just over 42% of the platform’s users are based in the country, with California home to the largest number. However, China saw the most dramatic rise in users – there was a 63% surge in readers from the People’s Republic during 2019.

The top 10 countries for IAM users last year were, in order: (1) the US, (2) China, (3) India, (4) the UK, (5) Japan, (6) Germany, (7) France, (8) Canada, (9) Singapore, (10) South Korea. Along with China, the US, Japan, Germany and Brazil all saw steep (30%+) rises in user numbers – the latter, perhaps, an indicator for future developments.

Overall, IAM enjoyed a hugely successful 2019. Our user numbers grew by 23.44% to reach 482,606. Digging a little deeper into the data, those users produced 759,172 sessions and 1,549,368 page views. They averaged 1.39 minutes a visit. Most pleasing of all, the average number of pages per session was 2.04 – meaning people did not read just one story, they generally stuck around to read another one, too.

The most read stories of the year were, in order:   

  1. Patent quality, not quantity, is what really counts when it comes to standards essentiality
  2. How Oppo is turning handset shipments into SEP leverage
  3. Exclusive: Intel launches blockbuster auction for its mobile portfolio
  4. The world's most valuable patent revealed - and it's not owned by a pharma giant or a BigTech titan
  5. Intel takes patents off market and enters exclusive talks with potential buyer
  6. The global patent market in 10 charts
  7. Winners of the inaugural Global IP Awards named at gala dinner in London
  8. A shift in focus at Microsoft sees part of its IP team head for the exit
  9. Deloitte makes major IP play with acquisition of top advisory
  10. Nokia appoints new head of its billion euro licensing business
  11. Oppo got one last bite of Intel portfolio days after auction was announced
  12. An entire “industry revolt” hinges on judge’s decision in FTC v Qualcomm
  13. Nanjing judge sets Chinese SEP rate in dispute between Conversant and Huawei
  14. “Astounding” USPTO patent assignment document reveals details of licensees to 500 assets sold by IBM
  15. Big German win for Nokia in its ongoing patent battle with Continental and Daimler
  16. Getting to the truth about 5G SEPs - part one
  17. Inside the IBM patent factory
  18. Apple buys patent portfolio from former AI home camera maker
  19. Continental lawsuit against Avanci could help set the terms for licensing in the IoT 
  20. Exclusive: Ericsson IP chief Brismark exits company

From the entire IAM team, have a very happy, successful 2020. We cannot thank you enough for your support and will spend the rest of this year doing all we can to ensure it continues. Onwards and upwards!!

Joff Wild

Author | Editor-in-chief

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Joff Wild