Non-Practising Entities

Fortress’s latest patent fund could top $900 million

As it pitches the market for new investment the Eran Zur-led IP team tells of a patent market in recovery and ripe for new capital

Fortress’s latest patent fund could top $900 million
Post-smartphones, LG is actively exploring patent sales
9 Apr 2021

Post-smartphones, LG is actively exploring patent sales

An affiliate of the South Korean company recently sold over 100 assets to an NPE, while other parts of the portfolio are reportedly being shopped by brokers

Rare Acer disposal spurs creation of a new networking NPE
6 Apr 2021

Rare Acer disposal spurs creation of a new networking NPE

The normally quiet PC maker has also hooked up with Samsung Electronics to unload cloud-related patents


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29 Mar 2021

Acacia CEO points to “astounding settlements and judgments” as signs of big turnaround in patent market

Announcing its annual results, the NPE also reports significant gains from its investments in life sciences businesses previously associated with UK fund manager Neil Woodford Read more

24 Mar 2021

Korean royalty gap widens as tech giants pay more patent fees

Country’s central bank says conglomerates’ patent licensing obligations drove big swing in national balance of IP payments Read more

17 Mar 2021

Spate of patent litigation dismissals involving Tesla points to possible Avanci deal

US cases brought by PanOptis and Sisvel were dismissed earlier this month, adding to evidence that auto company might have signed up to wireless pool Read more

16 Mar 2021

Qualcomm IP head appointed new InterDigital CEO

Liren Chen takes over from Bill Merritt who is retiring after 25 years at the wireless licensor 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

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

26 Aug 2020

UK Supreme Court hands Unwired Planet and Conversant victory in key SEP FRAND dispute

Huge decision confirms that English court can require a company to take a global licence and can adjudicate multinational FRAND disputes Read more


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10 Mar 2021

Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others pass on $500 million patent in latest IP3 auction

AST's buying programme was back again in 2020 and while it generated close to $3 million, the total was down on the previous year and the 2016 record Read more

9 Mar 2021

Five takeaways from Fortress’s $2 billion patent damages win over Intel

Huge verdict from the Western District of Texas helps investment giant get over its recent Uniloc struggles and highlights once again why semiconductor industry is the hottest licensing space around Read more

8 Mar 2021

Former BlackBerry patents used in new litigation offensive against charging companies

Looking to add to its stable of 60 licensees, NPE Fundamental Innovation Systems International accuses Anker and Cyber Power Systems of infringement Read more

26 Feb 2021

Xperi pushes plans for patent business separation into next year

Company puts Comcast litigation firmly in rear-view mirror while announcing $635.6 million in licensing revenue for 2020 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

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Jörgen Linde
Senior Partner
Stockholm, Sweden