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The world is hurting, times are tough, but even as they endure pain today IP professionals can look forward to a golden, new dawn

This, too, shall pass ...
Facebook acts like a social media platform but thinks like a tech titan
27 Mar 2020

Facebook acts like a social media platform but thinks like a tech titan

The IP community expected a re-vamped patent strategy from the Silicon Valley giant after it poached key members of Google’s patent team a few years back. Lo and Chan haven’t disappointed.

NTT launches first patent litigation effort with new Wi-Fi suits
27 Mar 2020

NTT launches first patent litigation effort with new Wi-Fi suits

Japanese telco has been working with ex-Inventergy consultants to monetise US patents, lawsuits against Acer, TI and Mediatek reveal

Latest

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26 Mar 2020

Final call to take part in this year’s IAM benchmarking survey

Help us to identify the key trends currently shaping the global IP market Read more

26 Mar 2020

Intellectual Discovery notches US court win as it enters a new phase

Profit is the top priority as patent fund goes private under a new CEO who is also its biggest shareholder Read more

25 Mar 2020

Why a patenting decline of between 10% and 20% is on the cards this year

The global Covid-19 pandemic looks set to have a major impact on filings across the world in 2020, with a far steeper fall in applications than was seen in 2009 Read more

25 Mar 2020

Race against the virus: covid-19 clinical trial pharmaceutical patents in Taiwan

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus is affecting every aspect of the global community. As a result, researchers and pharmaceutical companies are moving as fast as possible to develop drugs to combat the pandemic. Read more

Designs

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7 Mar 2020

Daren Tang must seize Asia’s first chance to run the global IP system

After a bruising WIPO director-general election process, Singaporean nominee’s first priority should be to build bridges between the US and China Read more

6 Mar 2020

Notice of postponement - IPBC Europe 2020 and IP Risk Management Europe 2020

New dates for both events, which had been scheduled to take place in the last week of March, will be announced as soon as possible Read more

18 Feb 2020

Tell us what you think of the latest developments in the global IP market

IAM's annual IP benchmarking survey opens today Read more

22 Jan 2020

As IP litigation soars in China the focus falls on courts’ capacity to cope

New suits have grown exponentially since 2015 while under pressure judges find themselves highly coveted law firm recruitment targets Read more

Finance

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18 Mar 2020

Help us map the latest developments in the global IP market

There’s not long left to answer our annual IP benchmarking survey Read more

6 Mar 2020

Notice of postponement - IPBC Europe 2020 and IP Risk Management Europe 2020

New dates for both events, which had been scheduled to take place in the last week of March, will be announced as soon as possible Read more

5 Mar 2020

US display startup pledges patents to Chinese backer

Flexible OLED pioneer Kateeva is pivoting to China after mass layoffs. An IP security agreement recorded at the USPTO suggests its newest backer has links to China’s semiconductor 'Big Fund' Read more

28 Feb 2020

Japanese firms’ IP accounting attracts US tax scrutiny

Silicon Valley behemoths like Facebook are not the only firms under the IRS microscope, according to a recent Japanese media report Read more

Frand/SEPS

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18 Mar 2020

Help us map the latest developments in the global IP market

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10 Mar 2020

Sharp vs Oppo patent dispute spreads to China and Germany

The two companies’ patent case has spread beyond Japan as Foxconn-owned firm emerges as increasingly assertive licensor Read more

9 Mar 2020

Samsung set to leave MPEG-LA pool for HEVC patents

Top patent owner in the video space chooses HEVC Advance, which recently added Toshiba and KT corporation as new licensors Read more

6 Mar 2020

Notice of postponement - IPBC Europe 2020 and IP Risk Management Europe 2020

New dates for both events, which had been scheduled to take place in the last week of March, will be announced as soon as possible Read more

Law & Policy

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18 Mar 2020

Help us map the latest developments in the global IP market

There’s not long left to answer our annual IP benchmarking survey Read more

16 Mar 2020

Donation is no defence to patent infringement in China

A company’s announced plans to give away a patented antiviral drug to treat Covid-19 would not protect it from infringement claims under Chinese law, but it could make a court less likely to award injunctive relief Read more

11 Mar 2020

Supreme Court order restarts Indian patent appeals

After some foot-dragging by the government, Justice Manmohan Singh is given six months to continue clearing a crushing backlog of IP Appeals Board cases Read more

10 Mar 2020

Sharp vs Oppo patent dispute spreads to China and Germany

The two companies’ patent case has spread beyond Japan as Foxconn-owned firm emerges as increasingly assertive licensor Read more

Litigation

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24 Mar 2020

China’s top battery maker takes aim at upstart rival in new patent suit

Fast-rising CATL has taken business from patent-rich multinational incumbents, and now it’s deploying its own burgeoning portfolio to shore up its domestic position Read more

23 Mar 2020

Settlement deal ends Casio assertions in China

The Japanese company had battled Shenzhen-based rival Appotronics in Chinese courts over competing projector technology Read more

20 Mar 2020

Former ITRI patents asserted against Taiwanese companies in US courts

Asus and D-Link will have to contend with three US patents developed by Taiwan’s premier state-run R&D institute Read more

19 Mar 2020

Tesla is the next automaker in Sharp’s patent sights

Hon Hai subsidiary brings the auto IP wars to Asia with Tokyo suit; Elon Musk company now faces two assertions by Avanci members Read more

Market Developments

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24 Mar 2020

China’s top battery maker takes aim at upstart rival in new patent suit

Fast-rising CATL has taken business from patent-rich multinational incumbents, and now it’s deploying its own burgeoning portfolio to shore up its domestic position Read more

18 Mar 2020

Help us map the latest developments in the global IP market

There’s not long left to answer our annual IP benchmarking survey Read more

18 Mar 2020

Hytera’s big court loss underlines DTSA risk to Chinese firms

Case provides an early confirmation that the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 will be interpreted to reach actions in foreign countries Read more

17 Mar 2020

First suit since RPX deal shows chip portfolio still a priority for IP Bridge

Micron is targeted as Japanese fund operators breaks two-year quiet spell with new campaign Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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25 Mar 2020

Huawei picks up patents from IV spinoff, NPE

Chinese company continues to add to its portfolio, making acquisitions in the fields of augmented reality and Internet of Things Read more

20 Mar 2020

Former ITRI patents asserted against Taiwanese companies in US courts

Asus and D-Link will have to contend with three US patents developed by Taiwan’s premier state-run R&D institute Read more

18 Mar 2020

Help us map the latest developments in the global IP market

There’s not long left to answer our annual IP benchmarking survey Read more

17 Mar 2020

First suit since RPX deal shows chip portfolio still a priority for IP Bridge

Micron is targeted as Japanese fund operators breaks two-year quiet spell with new campaign Read more

Patent Pools

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19 Mar 2020

Tesla is the next automaker in Sharp’s patent sights

Hon Hai subsidiary brings the auto IP wars to Asia with Tokyo suit; Elon Musk company now faces two assertions by Avanci members Read more

18 Mar 2020

Help us map the latest developments in the global IP market

There’s not long left to answer our annual IP benchmarking survey Read more

10 Mar 2020

Sisvel announces significant expansion of its Video Coding Licensing Platform

Fourteen major players now involved, says CEO Fogliacco, with 1,700 patents in two pools covering formats that were presented by their founders as being royalty free Read more

9 Mar 2020

Samsung set to leave MPEG-LA pool for HEVC patents

Top patent owner in the video space chooses HEVC Advance, which recently added Toshiba and KT corporation as new licensors Read more

Patents Law

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25 Mar 2020

Huawei picks up patents from IV spinoff, NPE

Chinese company continues to add to its portfolio, making acquisitions in the fields of augmented reality and Internet of Things Read more

24 Mar 2020

China’s top battery maker takes aim at upstart rival in new patent suit

Fast-rising CATL has taken business from patent-rich multinational incumbents, and now it’s deploying its own burgeoning portfolio to shore up its domestic position Read more

23 Mar 2020

Settlement deal ends Casio assertions in China

The Japanese company had battled Shenzhen-based rival Appotronics in Chinese courts over competing projector technology Read more

20 Mar 2020

Former ITRI patents asserted against Taiwanese companies in US courts

Asus and D-Link will have to contend with three US patents developed by Taiwan’s premier state-run R&D institute Read more

Strategy

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24 Mar 2020

China’s top battery maker takes aim at upstart rival in new patent suit

Fast-rising CATL has taken business from patent-rich multinational incumbents, and now it’s deploying its own burgeoning portfolio to shore up its domestic position Read more

20 Mar 2020

Former ITRI patents asserted against Taiwanese companies in US courts

Asus and D-Link will have to contend with three US patents developed by Taiwan’s premier state-run R&D institute Read more

18 Mar 2020

Help us map the latest developments in the global IP market

There’s not long left to answer our annual IP benchmarking survey Read more

18 Mar 2020

Hytera’s big court loss underlines DTSA risk to Chinese firms

Case provides an early confirmation that the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 will be interpreted to reach actions in foreign countries Read more

Technology Licensing

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20 Mar 2020

Former ITRI patents asserted against Taiwanese companies in US courts

Asus and D-Link will have to contend with three US patents developed by Taiwan’s premier state-run R&D institute Read more

18 Mar 2020

Help us map the latest developments in the global IP market

There’s not long left to answer our annual IP benchmarking survey Read more

17 Mar 2020

First suit since RPX deal shows chip portfolio still a priority for IP Bridge

Micron is targeted as Japanese fund operators breaks two-year quiet spell with new campaign Read more

10 Mar 2020

Sisvel announces significant expansion of its Video Coding Licensing Platform

Fourteen major players now involved, says CEO Fogliacco, with 1,700 patents in two pools covering formats that were presented by their founders as being royalty free Read more

Trade Secrets

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24 Mar 2020

China’s top battery maker takes aim at upstart rival in new patent suit

Fast-rising CATL has taken business from patent-rich multinational incumbents, and now it’s deploying its own burgeoning portfolio to shore up its domestic position Read more

18 Mar 2020

Help us map the latest developments in the global IP market

There’s not long left to answer our annual IP benchmarking survey Read more

18 Mar 2020

Hytera’s big court loss underlines DTSA risk to Chinese firms

Case provides an early confirmation that the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 will be interpreted to reach actions in foreign countries Read more

13 Mar 2020

Hytera: TRO in Motorola trade secrets case could hamper coronavirus response

US company that won $764m jury verdict last month says it can meet global demand with interoperable radio products Read more

Valuation

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18 Mar 2020

Help us map the latest developments in the global IP market

There’s not long left to answer our annual IP benchmarking survey Read more

6 Mar 2020

Notice of postponement - IPBC Europe 2020 and IP Risk Management Europe 2020

New dates for both events, which had been scheduled to take place in the last week of March, will be announced as soon as possible Read more

28 Feb 2020

Japanese firms’ IP accounting attracts US tax scrutiny

Silicon Valley behemoths like Facebook are not the only firms under the IRS microscope, according to a recent Japanese media report Read more

25 Feb 2020

Despite a drop-off in deal numbers, 2019 was a great year for biopharma IP owners

Last year’s M&A and licensing figures suggest that there is a sellers' market in many types of life sciences assets Read more

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John Jarosz
Managing Principal
Washington DC, United States
Analysis Group