Non-Practising Entities

Former Yahoo! patent portfolio starts to attract deals and potential new owners

Parent company Altaba has announced dissolution plan, but Excalibur IP looks set to continue monetising stockpile of grants

Former Yahoo! patent portfolio starts to attract deals and potential new owners
10 Jul 2019

Intel takes patents off market and enters exclusive talks with potential buyer

Acquirer not named, but Apple looks like a strong candidate to purchase the portfolio of 8,500 largely unencumbered wireless assets that was due to be auctioned in August

10 Jul 2019

All the big life sciences IP developments in June

Our round-up of the major patent issues affecting pharma and biotech that emerged on the legal, market and policy fronts last month

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9 Jul 2019

Litigation fight between Spangenberg and Zur takes another turn with New York judge dismissal of Fortress suit

Dispute over valuable patent goes on after investment giant turns to Texas state court to hear case; grant has been asserted in district court against Amazon Read more

9 Jul 2019

LCD patent deal shows development of China’s internal patent market

Advisory firm led by ex-Tencent IP chief helps two Shenzhen-listed panel makers link up for a patent deal amidst growing litigation activity in the space Read more

5 Jul 2019

As Sisvel files suit against Dell more light is thrown on Provenance’s ongoing evolution

Licensing platform might be contemplating own assertion campaign in a search for alternative ways to generate revenue from huge portfolio Read more

5 Jul 2019

Taiwan chip packaging firm gears up for IP skirmishes

Kingpak, a specialist automotive imaging, recently picked up former Round Rock assets in its first patent purchase. It’s also supplying the firepower for a new US litigation campaign Read more

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23 Jun 2019

Rubio’s Huawei proposal should worry US tech, pharma companies

Letting the executive branch neutralise patents whose owners it doesn’t like would weaken the US patent system and invite retaliation by China Read more

17 Jun 2019

IPBC Global 2019 – Day One highlights

All the big stories from the first full day of the world’s pre-eminent conference about IP value creation Read more

14 Jun 2019

“First do no harm” should be the guiding light of all attempts at patent reform

The current debate in the US around legislative changes to the eligible subject matter regime stands in marked contrast to the one triggered by the Innovation Act between 2013 and 2016 Read more

30 May 2019

Litigating in China? Look beyond Beijing

Amid reports of US patent owners facing delays, practitioners say extra caution and busy dockets are possible explanations Read more

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2 Jul 2019

Exclusive – A deep dive into what’s on offer in Intel's blockbuster patent auction

Chip giant talks up the value of what's for sale with details of extensive use, low encumbrances, broad geographic scope and relative youth of assets; final bids due in mid-August Read more

28 Jun 2019

Politics, money could temper Chinese interest in Intel auction

A few years ago, it might have been different. But political, legal and economic uncertainty may combine to keep firms like Huawei and ZTE out of the running for Intel’s wireless IP Read more

27 Jun 2019

Low on encumbrances and relatively young, the Intel patents look ripe for sale - but will that be enough?

The IP market comes to terms with its biggest sale in years, but though the portfolio is said to be hitting all the right monetisation sweet spots questions abound about levels of interest and how high bids will go  Read more

17 Jun 2019

Acacia patents asserted against Vivo, Oppo and other mobile firms in China

An entity with sub-licensing rights is litigating with the re-vamped PIPCO’s patents in China, and some early validity results are encouraging Read more

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24 May 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform from March to mid-May. Read more

1 Apr 2019

IP market news highlights

The big stories from the IAM platform in February and March. Read more

1 Dec 2017

Going global is the new mantra in the patent transactions market

A record-breaking deal between Nokia and Provenance Asset Group shows just how important multinational patent portfolios now are to the patent buy-side Read more

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