The IAM blog is taking its annual August break in order to recharge its batteries after what has been a pretty relentless first seven months of the year. To keep you entertained while we are away, following is a list of the 20 most read stories on the blog in 2016 so far, in descending order of popularity. The reads reflect the fact that these days the IP market extends way beyond the US, with events in both Europe and China of huge interest to our readership.
Brexit, not surprisingly, has been by far the most referenced subject – especially as events in the US are driving a number of patent owners there to come to Europe to launch suits. That said, the US is still of a major player and stories from there continue to generate big read numbers. Note, too, the number of transaction-based stories in the top 20. Even though it may not always seem like it, there is still an active deals market out there and a fair few companies are doing well from it.
We are scheduled to be back in action on 29th August, but should any big stories break in the meantime, rest assured that we will put down our buckets and spades to cover them.