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What John Amster did next

Former RPX chief tight-lipped on new venture, but details start to emerge of IP legal services play

What John Amster did next
20 Mar 2019

Patent abuse in China – could solutions be worse than the problem?

US-China rows over trade secrets have made headlines the world over and highlighted Big Tech’s frustration with aspects of the Chinese IP regime. It is unclear whether any suggested solutions will assuage concerns

11 Mar 2019

Operating companies ramp up their US patent deal-making, but NPEs see big drop

Microsoft and Facebook feature among leaders as transactions involving software assets in Q4 of 2018 hit highest level since 2010

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8 Mar 2019

IP Bridge approaches milestone transition to private backing

The public-private INCJ is getting ready to exit in the IP business run by Shigeharu Yoshii (pictured, centre). The patent fund operator’s second act will tell us much about Japan’s IP market Read more

7 Mar 2019

Lone inventor takes on Huawei in case that exposes the deep disparities in the US patent system

Portuguese national says he has sold his house to hire an attorney to go after the Chinese company over alleged IP theft – a huge leap of faith given US assertion realities Read more

6 Mar 2019

The state of play in the global IP market

IAM's annual benchmarking survey is designed to identify the key concerns of senior decision makers in areas such as deal-making, valuation, patent office performance, top litigation venues and policy  Read more

5 Mar 2019

Changes in the C-suite point to challenges licensing companies face in evolving market

Recent departure of WiLAN CEO is just the latest in string of exits at the top of several IP-heavy businesses Read more

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14 Feb 2019

World’s most valuable startup buys patents again

The company behind Tik Tok bought out much of a struggling smartphone maker’s patent portfolio in January. USPTO assignments from last week show what assets Beijing-based ByteDance came away with Read more

13 Feb 2019

IPBC Global 2019 is shaping up to be the biggest and best of the series so far

Senior decision makers from a wide range of companies are already confirmed to attend as demand for tickets exceeds the rate for last year's sell-out event in San Francisco  Read more

31 Jan 2019

Latest Samsung acquisition could re-ignite patent war with Apple

The Korean electronics giant has bought Corephotonics, an Israeli startup that is taking on Apple in Judge Lucy Koh’s Northern District of California courtroom Read more

16 Jan 2019

New collaboration between leading IP brands set to boost global patent transactions

IAM Market teams up with Richardson Oliver Insights to deliver new tranche of assets to its IP buying, selling, licensing and tech transfer platform being offered by top brokers Read more

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5 Mar 2019

It turns out John Amster was absolutely right about RPX

The former CEO was fired after recommending that the firm should go private, but 18 months later it happened anyway and the defensive patent aggregator now appears to be thriving  Read more

5 Mar 2019

Dominion Harbor CEO discusses China strategy re-think

NPE boss says the decision to set up a licensing team in Beijing last year is starting to pay off. The acquisition of 1,000 new patents from Panasonic announced yesterday is a further boost Read more

28 Feb 2019

WiLAN CEO departs after just months in the job

Keaton Parekh (right) has been replaced by the firm's former COO as the giant NPE struggles to find a successor to Jim Skippen Read more

26 Feb 2019

After PanOptis deal new owners quickly turn to the courts

Infringement suit over wireless assets previously owned by LG, Samsung and Panasonic filed against Apple Read more

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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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