Organisation: IBM

Eligibility and PTAB reform bills spark debate at IAM event

IAM Connect: Patent Policy and Litigation delved deeply into Section 101 legislation, reform efforts at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and reactions to the European Commission's SEP proposal

23 November 2023

Microsoft and IBM owe this man so much … IAM does too

Marshall Phelps transformed the IP performances of two tech titans, paving the way to billions of dollars’ worth of royalty earnings. He also played a key role in making this platform a viable business, starting 20 years ago

03 November 2023

Blockchain patent assets are hot but hard to find on the secondary market

Data indicates the start of an uptrend in blockchain portfolios for sale but supply is still too low to meet the needs of would-be buyers from a multitude of industries

03 October 2023

Litigation risk, licensing tips and trade secrets strategies: takeaways from Auto IP USA

Nearly 135 automotive industry IP professionals convened in Motor City to hear from IP chiefs of OEMs and suppliers who discussed joint ventures, trade secrets, IP risk and SEP licensing

09 May 2023

Meet the new leader of IBM’s IP monetisation team

Charles Varvaro has big shoes to fill, but his relationships in the industry and business strategy acumen are up to the task

14 April 2023

IBM’s IP monetisation guru steps down after 33-year career

In an exclusive interview, Bill LaFontaine reflects on what made Big Blue’s IP monetisation programme successful as he gears up to launch an IP strategic advisory consultancy

03 April 2023

IBM defeats antitrust claim by LzLabs in patent dispute

Big Blue’s infringement and trade secret litigation now proceeds to discovery in Texas case against the smaller mainframe software company

29 March 2023

Are US companies embracing quality over quantity in the patenting race?

Saturday Opinion: IAM deputy editor Angela Morris confronts the claim that 2022 US patent grants may indicate American industry is slipping in the global innovation race

04 February 2023

Non-US companies earned 56% of US patent grants in 2022 as IBM loses top spot

Samsung took the lead, as Asia-based companies gain while American counterparts slip

24 January 2023

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