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Latest patent sale by Chinese lab shows hot demand for 5G assets

Research outfit Shanghai Langbo has found customers among both operating companies and licensing firms for its recent patent output

Latest patent sale by Chinese lab shows hot demand for 5G assets
US patent system due for a mid-course correction, says IBM's IP business head
22 Nov 2021

US patent system due for a mid-course correction, says IBM's IP business head

Bill LaFontaine says the current challenging licensing environment stems not only from legal and policy factors, but also from a widespread cultural shift that has normalised infringement

Xperi highlights recent China deal as it seeks to "re-establish" its chip licensing business
15 Nov 2021

Xperi highlights recent China deal as it seeks to "re-establish" its chip licensing business

Licence pact with Yangtze Memory heralds new applications for a technology that’s core to the company’s semiconductor holdings

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12 Nov 2021

New Huawei transaction with top US patent asserter revealed

Dozens of communications patents changing hands in latest monetisation move from Chinese telecoms giant Read more

25 Oct 2021

How IV’s new auto patent offensive differs from past forays into the space

Intellectual Ventures sued GM, Honda and Toyota just six days after fund COO Arvin Patel laid out his views on the sector in IAM Read more

25 Oct 2021

Oppo, Huawei were most prolific patent challengers in China last year

Exclusive invalidation statistics from IncoPat show the busiest companies on the offensive and the defensive at the CNIPA Read more

20 Oct 2021

Our 5G licensing rates will be ready before mass vehicle roll-out begins, says top Avanci executive

Senior VP Laurie Fitzgerald was speaking after Swedish truck and bus manufacturer the Volvo Group became the latest licensee of the platform’s 4G programme Read more

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18 Oct 2021

Patent assignment activity of major semiconductor vendors remains robust

Co-published - IP transfers in the sector happen for many reasons but one of the primary ones is to create additional value from the assets concerned Read more

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

14 Dec 2020

The last 12 months have been good for patent owners, say global IP leaders

Exclusive Panels Report for IAM focuses on key issues, including: portfolio management, litigation, monetisation, the regulatory environment and strategic priorities 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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16 Oct 2021

What we’ve learned from an eventful fortnight in auto IP

Saturday Opinion: Litigation is heating up, big antitrust questions remain unanswered and there’s more to the rising conflict than just wireless SEPs Read more

14 Oct 2021

Chinese semiconductor upstart steps into IP spotlight in patent licence deal with Xperi

Yangtze Memory Technologies Co, based in Wuhan, is just five years old but has emerged as the country’s memory chip champion Read more

13 Oct 2021

Why the auto sector is heading for an IP reckoning

The Long Read: Patent figures show the industry has engaged in wholesale borrowing of technology in the connected car era, writes Arvin Patel. Now the bill has become due Read more

13 Oct 2021

Former Nortel and BlackBerry patents land with smartphone maker Honor

Transaction marks first outside patent acquisition since company was spun out from Huawei last year 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

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

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