Patent Pools

Failed attempt to back a single patent pool for VVC leaves operators with a choice of two

Industry vote splits between Access Advance and MPEG LA as the pair battle to sign up a new generation of innovators

Failed attempt to back a single patent pool for VVC leaves operators with a choice of two
VVC patents are setting the secondary market on fire
19 Jan 2021

VVC patents are setting the secondary market on fire

Why IP rights related to the latest video codec are this year’s must-have portfolio additions

Elite US universities come together to break technology licensing “logjam”
18 Jan 2021

Elite US universities come together to break technology licensing “logjam”

A group of 15 leading institutions, led by Columbia, is hoping that a new pool will unlock more value from their patents and help change the mindset of Big Tech

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15 Jan 2021

Oppo’s patent focus: smaller deals, younger rights and future standards

Shanghai-based R&D firm Langbo inks its first patent sale to a major Chinese buyer after a pair of deals with foreign NPEs Read more

15 Dec 2020

HEVC licensing platform Velos Media makes a change at the top

New head Greg Weiss warns of a more fractured video licensing landscape if stakeholders don’t get VVC process right Read more

14 Dec 2020

Top Qualcomm licensing executive indicates cooling interest in patent pools

Senior VP John Han says he doesn’t see the right balance between licensors and licensees’ interests from some programmes 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

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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

8 Aug 2020

China's universities can shape the future of video - and more besides - if they get IP right

Robust technical contributions to VVC could turn into future royalty streams as the country's academic institutions get more involved than ever before in standards-setting Read more

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8 Dec 2020

Google signs up to leading HEVC pool as both licensee and licensor

Panasonic, ARRIS and DJI also among those to join the Access Advance platform Read more

7 Dec 2020

Cryptocurrency patent alliance has Jack Dorsey's full backing, says Square's IP head

In an exclusive interviewKirupa Pushparaj talks about how COPA will work and its plans to get ahead of the assertion curve Read more

4 Nov 2020

IBM’s LaFontaine takes top spot in this year’s IAM Market Makers ranking

On the back of 12 months of ferocious dealmaking, Big Blue’s IP head sits at number one in the annual list Read more

3 Nov 2020

Lions of global patent dealmaking revealed

IP leaders from the likes of Panasonic, InterDigital, Broadcom and Microsoft sit in places 20 to 11 of this year’s IAM Market Makers ranking 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

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

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