Non-Practising Entities

NPE litigation in the US bounces back

The Long Read: Sector-by-sector analysis reveals that transport, financial services and networking all recorded triple-digit percentage growth in patent suits filed by non-practising entities between 2018 and 2020, writes IAM data reporter Bridget Diakun

NPE litigation in the US bounces back
Buyers are acquiring high-quality Toshiba patents, but it has plenty more on tap
21 Sep 2021

Buyers are acquiring high-quality Toshiba patents, but it has plenty more on tap

A deep dive into the Japanese company’s portfolio in the wake of its recent IP dealmaking streak

IP spin-offs continue as Toshiba mulls reorganisation
13 Sep 2021

IP spin-offs continue as Toshiba mulls reorganisation

Recent assignments to NPEs and operating companies show that company’s patent portfolio remains a key asset as the conglomerate considers its strategic options

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9 Sep 2021

IP Hall of Fame interviews: Dan McCurdy

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9 Sep 2021

IAM’s Top 40 Market Makers

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8 Sep 2021

Operating companies acquired 70% of transacted US patents in Q2 2021

The latest AST data indicates a slight upswing in the number of deals done, although the overall number of assets changing hands was down Read more

6 Sep 2021

Smartphone royalty stack continues multi-year decline, says analyst

Financial disclosures from four major publicly-listed patent owners suggest that their collective licensing revenues are on a downward trend 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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4 Sep 2021

Litigation over state anti-troll law makes clear what a patent troll isn’t

Saturday Opinion: North Carolina’s Abusive Patent Assertions Act survived a constitutional challenge this week because it puts focus where it should be – on bad faith behaviour, not business structure Read more

2 Sep 2021

Samsung Electronics signs up as a licensee to Sisvel’s cellular SEPs

Deal was forged with no litigation hovering in the background and is the latest in a line that the pair have concluded Read more

1 Sep 2021

Qualcomm licensing chief is number one in IAM's Market Makers ranking of the world's IP business leaders

The Long Read: Alex Rogers heads the list of individuals who have shaped the global patent licensing and deals markets over the past year, with senior executives from both corporates and NPEs making up the rest of the top 10 Read more

25 Aug 2021

What you need to know about sending a patent infringement warning letter in China

With quintuple damages for wilful IP violations now available, putting parties on notice may well pay dividends - however, there are dangers too 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