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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

Foxconn and Sharp – a patent strategy marriage made in heaven
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

How a platform technology patent list can expedite covid-19 vaccine research
7 Jul 2020

How a platform technology patent list can expedite covid-19 vaccine research

More transparency around IP ownership in this vital area will help the development of treatments designed to tackle the coronavirus


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24 Jun 2020

Japan government study group endorses ‘license-to-all’ SEP policy and ‘top-down’ FRAND rates

Attorneys and academics convened by Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry weigh in on key debates in the wireless licensing space Read more

23 Jun 2020

There should be no question to the value wireless technology brings to a car, claims former InterDigital licensing chief

As licensors in the mobile space see their technology used in a growing array of sectors, says Tim Berghuis, a collective approach to monetisation makes the most sense Read more

23 Jun 2020

Big Pharma facing shortage of late-stage assets as M&A dries up

Pandemic has thrown a spanner in the works for large life sciences companies, which have fewer phase three novel drugs than at any point in the last decade Read more

18 Jun 2020

New Ericsson report highlights 5G forces set to shape patent monetisation market

China powers ahead, but covid-19 has affected roll-out in some major markets, while ongoing rise of video highlights need for efficient licensing approach Read more


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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

26 May 2020

WHO covid-19 IP pool launches this week without strong pharma support

Open and global sharing of patents, data and know-how is seen as a step too far by many life sciences innovators Read more

25 May 2020

Japanese covid-19 patent pledge triples membership, but users must read fine print

Big-name electronics and chemical companies have continued to sign on, but several have taken the opportunity to narrow the terms of the pledge and remind potential infringers that they won’t tolerate abuse Read more


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18 Jun 2020

Takeda offloads yet more “non-core” assets with other deals likely to follow

The Japanese big pharma continues to divest drug rights to pay down its debt and fund desperately needed innovation Read more

16 Jun 2020

Outgoing InterDigital licensing chief on standards development and licensing

Pace of innovation can only continue if its value is realised by the true innovators, says Tim Berghuis Read more

5 Jun 2020

Panasonic’s expertise in patent monetisation has never been more important

Like many other businesses, the Japanese heavyweight is under significant financial pressure thanks to the covid-19 pandemic, but its long track record of leveraging its IP assets could prove a saving grace Read more

4 Jun 2020

Oppo buys SEP applications from Korean research entity, gearing up for the future of streaming

“We want to prepare for next generation of video codec as early as possible” an Oppo executive tells IAM Read more


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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

30 Aug 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform in June and July Read more

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Jeffrey S Weaver
Washington DC, United States
Fiala & Weaver PLLC