Patent Pools

It’s time for a new approach to codec licensing

Saturday Opinion: IP and licensing failures are holding back adoption of superior technologies, argues Marconi’s Micky Minhas

It’s time for a new approach to codec licensing
Smartphone royalty stack continues multi-year decline, says analyst
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

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

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9 Sep 2021

IAM’s Top 40 Market Makers

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16 Aug 2021

Panasonic is the latest HEVC heavy hitter to join Access Advance

Japanese electronics giant becomes first member of rival platform Velos Media to make its assets available through Access Advance Read more

13 Aug 2021

Japan ministry study group says new rules needed to guide SEP negotiation process

But the METI report stops short of concrete policy recommendations, saying government should continue to weigh issues faced by Japanese industry Read more

30 Jul 2021

Data confirms Via’s new pool covers nearly 90% of relevant MPEG-H 3D Audio rights

The only major innovators that sit outside the platform seem to be Qualcomm and Technicolor Read more

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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

19 Nov 2020

Your guide to covid-19 vaccine stakeholders’ IP strategies

IAM examines the approaches taken by – and the issues facing – the leading companies in the race to find effective coronavirus inoculations Read more

6 Nov 2020

Budget pressures accelerate Japan Inc’s IP strategy re-think

Leading lights from Canon, Hitachi and NTT among those who will discuss the way forward at virtual IPBC Japan conference Read more

15 Aug 2020

SEP owners may never have had it so good

It's been a great 2020 for rights holders so far and that's why a rallying call deployed by UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in the 1950s could well be ringing in their ears Read more

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29 Jul 2021

Tencent’s VVC move underlines role China will play in development of the technology’s patent landscape

Chinese companies have been heavily engaged in the new standard and look set to own key elements of the IP, while also being early adopters in their product offerings Read more

23 Jul 2021

Sisvel ties-up Oppo deal after multi-jurisdictional patent dispute settles

Pair bring to an end litigation that spanned three continents and also involved rights owned by Mitsubishi Electric Read more

21 Jul 2021

Four common myths about patent pools – and why they are wrong

The Long Read: Misunderstandings abound when it comes to pools and the markets that they serve. Sullivan & Cromwell’s Garrard R Beeney and Renata B Hesse take a scalpel to some of the most common misconceptions and expose how so-called ‘reforms’ could actually harm implementers Read more

16 Jul 2021

What Huawei’s VW patent deal means for the IP market

The auto industry could find that taking advantage of Avanci’s collective model while forging a bilateral arrangement with the Chinese giant is a potent combination Read more

Insights

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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

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

4 Mar 2020

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

Asset sales, trade wars and new names at the top made last year transformative for IP owners. Read more