Non-Practising Entities

Links between Fortress and Uniloc back in the spotlight after CAFC decision

In ongoing litigation with Apple, Federal Circuit justices leave it to district court to consider if investment giant should be deemed a “related entity” of NPE

Links between Fortress and Uniloc back in the spotlight after CAFC decision
Foxconn and Sharp – a patent strategy marriage made in heaven
10 Jul 2020

Foxconn and Sharp – a patent strategy marriage made in heaven

The extent to which Taiwan’s patent heavyweight has slashed its holdings, expanded its technology coverage and monetised its Japanese acquisition’s assets is revealed in this week’s data analysis

CEO of Chinese R&D lab speaks after latest SEP sale
10 Jul 2020

CEO of Chinese R&D lab speaks after latest SEP sale

Langbo Communication Technology CEO Yang Lin says deals with Sisvel and Harfang IP will help support business as it prepares to monetise its core patents in the 5G era


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9 Jul 2020

Former TiVo chief IP officer joins Intellectual Ventures

Arvin Patel signs up as COO of the firm's Invention Investment Fund; Myhrvold welcomes “seasoned and respected thought leader” Read more

7 Jul 2020

China’s Supreme Court resurrects voice assistant patent asserted against Apple

Decision could re-activate a long-running campaign by a Shanghai company which first went after Siri in 2012 Read more

3 Jul 2020

Germany’s Supreme Court releases full judgment in key FRAND licensing case

Ruling in Sisvel v Haier clarifies issues around areas including what constitutes a “willing” licensee, obligations on implementers and the scope licensors have to vary royalty rates Read more

1 Jul 2020

Microsoft supplants Samsung to become most-targeted defendant in US patent cases

Numbers for second quarter litigation reveal uptick in district court lawsuits and new PTAB reviews; Dell and Google also frequent assertion targets Read more


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26 Jun 2020

The era of the mega-NPE is upon us and that wasn't part of Big Tech's plans

Fortress’s offer for Finjan means another PIPCO is set to disappear and confirms that in the IP monetisation business it is now the giants that rule the roost Read more

13 Jun 2020

It’s a great time to be involved in IP finance

Why you should expect an increase in patent-focused financing deals involving biotech and other life sciences companies Read more

11 Jun 2020

We name the world's top patent lawyers, attorneys, practices and firms

The 2020 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 features in-depth analysis of the markets in 48 key jurisdictions and is based on thousands of submissions, interviews and client references Read more

6 Jun 2020

It’s time for the auto sector to speak with a more coherent voice on IP

There are numerous challenges facing OEMs, suppliers and new players which call for more coordinated action Read more


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1 Jul 2020

Why it was time to leave Nokia - company's former IP head tells all in exclusive interview

On the day she becomes InterDigital's new chief licensing officer, Eeva Hakoranta explains her move and discusses a whole lot more besides Read more

30 Jun 2020

As bankruptcies threaten energy sector more companies may eye patent monetisation opportunities

A slump in oil prices and less energy consumption during the covid pandemic mean sector is facing up to tough market conditions and seeking new revenue sources Read more

30 Jun 2020

Study: Chinese patent office invalidates half of NPE rights

New research from Clarivate finds that NPEs fare slightly worse than average in patent validity challenges, with fewer than one-third keeping all claims Read more

29 Jun 2020

As Zoom usage surges it faces a familiar patent threat

NPE with possible links to IP Edge takes aim video conferencing platform in new US lawsuit with social media giant Snap also among targeted companies Read more


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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

29 Nov 2019

All eyes turn to London as UK Supreme Court mulls SEP FRAND cases

How the appeals brought by Huawei and ZTE could upend the licensing market Read more

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Thomas Fiala
Washington DC, United States
Fiala & Weaver PLLC