Canada

BlackBerry shares surge on Facebook patent settlement despite absence of detail

Canadian company enjoys a stock price spike after long-running dispute comes to an end, but information about the terms of the agreement is almost non-existent

BlackBerry shares surge on Facebook patent settlement despite absence of detail
Samsung and WiLAN patent transfers point to more semiconductor deal activity
12 Jan 2021

Samsung and WiLAN patent transfers point to more semiconductor deal activity

Two separate assignments have seen the Korean tech giant and the NPE acquire assets from IBM and Mediatek

Huawei bolsters portfolio in deals with Blackberry, Denso
12 Jan 2021

Huawei bolsters portfolio in deals with Blackberry, Denso

Deals show Chinese company is back in the midst of the secondary market for patents, finding willing partners among major IP owners

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16 Dec 2020

Five key insights into 2020’s drug royalty transactions

It has been a year of creative and flexible deal-making with many life sciences entities taking advantage of the revenues this kind of IP monetisation can deliver Read more

11 Dec 2020

Exclusive - RPX is not involved in the bidding for BlackBerry's patents

With initial bids due next week, the firm's CEO Dan McCurdy confirms to IAM that at this point it has no involvement in the process Read more

9 Dec 2020

Canada launches C$30 million project to boost IP in clean tech sector

The Innovation Asset Collective is designed to raise awareness, provide capital and help SMEs secure freedom to operate Read more

4 Dec 2020

Another Yahoo! or the new Nortel? The challenges of valuing BlackBerry's patents

As interested parties start to make their plays, there's still plenty of uncertainty around how much the Canadian tech giant's portfolio of assets might go for Read more

Designs

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25 Jul 2020

As IP moves up Canada’s national agenda, other countries should follow suit

Trio of initiatives shows the country means business and the risk of a global economic downturn means similar moves may also become an important part of recovery plans elsewhere Read more

21 Jul 2020

The signs are that Canada is upping its IP game

Bank announces launch of multi-million-dollar financing package for IP-rich businesses while Ontario government unveils new action plan Read more

6 Aug 2019

Canadian IP initiative aims to kick-start a revolution

Although it is home to many big ticket patent players, Canada has lagged in encouraging SMEs to maximise the value of the rights they own; new programme designed to reverse that trend Read more

30 Nov 2018

A director’s guide to modernising IP governance frameworks

Boards and directors typically prioritise non-IP issues on the corporate agenda; however, legal requirements and market activities suggest that this might be a serious misstep. Read more

Finance

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12 Aug 2019

How TD Bank embraced patents to ensure it maximised the benefits of the fintech revolution

The Canadian institution is among the industry players to have transformed its approach to IP, but the banking sector still has a fight on its hands to keep up with the tech giants Read more

30 May 2019

$1 billion Keytruda deal illustrates value of royalty right sales for research institutes

Transformative agreement shows why niche investment model may appeal to cash-strapped life sciences innovators Read more

1 Aug 2017

A special anniversary at a time of rapid change

From June 18 to 20 2017, the 10th IPBC Global took place in Ottawa, with more than 500 senior IP leaders in attendance. Over the three days of the event a wide range of topics came up for discussion under the general theme of intellectual property in the age of convergence. The conference confirmed that the IP market is changing. The US-based confrontations which were once such a feature of the landscape have given way to a more collaborative approach to value creation, on a much more international stage. Business models and attitudes are evolving rapidly – and come 2020 it could all look very different again Read more

20 Jun 2017

Future watching, convergence, US optimism, UPC doubts and more: Day Two IPBC Global 2017

After two and a half jam-packed days, IPBC Global 2017 has finally come to an end. Before IAM’s editorial team splits up to return to London, Hong Kong and Washington DC, we will offer a few bold predictions about what’s to come in the IP market… Read more

Frand/SEPS

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2 Nov 2020

Conversant's RPX deal ends patent disputes with device manufacturers including Apple and Huawei

CEO Teksler signals NPE will now return to its roots, with focus on semiconductor market Read more

14 Sep 2020

China’s Supreme Court orders Conversant not to enforce German injunction against Huawei

Country’s first ever anti-suit injunction was handed down one day after NPE’s win in Germany Read more

11 Sep 2020

Portfolio analysis shows BlackBerry’s new director of licensing has a lot to work with

The Canadian tech giant’s patents pack a punch and claims of a technologically diverse holding ring true, but slowing filing levels leave pipeline questions Read more

26 Aug 2020

UK Supreme Court hands Unwired Planet and Conversant victory in key SEP FRAND dispute

Huge decision confirms that English court can require a company to take a global licence and can adjudicate multinational FRAND disputes Read more

Law & Policy

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20 Nov 2020

In  Blackberry patent sale, Canada sees loss of prestige not value creation opportunity

Possible deal comes during a period of concern in the country over loss of tech crown jewels, engineering talent and the bleeding of IP assets Read more

14 Sep 2020

China’s Supreme Court orders Conversant not to enforce German injunction against Huawei

Country’s first ever anti-suit injunction was handed down one day after NPE’s win in Germany Read more

12 Aug 2020

Intellectual property on demand

Leading law firms consider how different governments might apply compulsory licensing in response to potential covid-19 breakthroughs Read more

5 Aug 2020

How compulsory patent licensing could be used to combat covid-19 in the Americas

As the race to find coronavirus cures intensifies, we explore how legislation might be deployed in Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the US to ensure inventions are shared Read more

Litigation

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2 Nov 2020

Conversant's RPX deal ends patent disputes with device manufacturers including Apple and Huawei

CEO Teksler signals NPE will now return to its roots, with focus on semiconductor market Read more

14 Sep 2020

China’s Supreme Court orders Conversant not to enforce German injunction against Huawei

Country’s first ever anti-suit injunction was handed down one day after NPE’s win in Germany Read more

11 Sep 2020

Portfolio analysis shows BlackBerry’s new director of licensing has a lot to work with

The Canadian tech giant’s patents pack a punch and claims of a technologically diverse holding ring true, but slowing filing levels leave pipeline questions Read more

27 Aug 2020

Blackberry hires former Rovi and McKool Smith dealmaker as new licensing director

Bryan Yearwood joins business that is on track to pull in $250 million from IP monetisation in the current fiscal year Read more

Market Developments

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20 Nov 2020

In  Blackberry patent sale, Canada sees loss of prestige not value creation opportunity

Possible deal comes during a period of concern in the country over loss of tech crown jewels, engineering talent and the bleeding of IP assets Read more

11 Nov 2020

Exclusive: Blackberry eyes possible patent portfolio sale

Although it has grown licensing revenues to more than $300 million a deal for the company’s 38,000 assets is on the table Read more

10 Nov 2020

There has never been a better time to sell or buy drug royalties, says industry veteran

IAM speaks to leading deal-maker David MacNaughtan about his new fund and the growth of this form of life sciences IP monetisation Read more

14 Sep 2020

China’s Supreme Court orders Conversant not to enforce German injunction against Huawei

Country’s first ever anti-suit injunction was handed down one day after NPE’s win in Germany Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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10 Nov 2020

There has never been a better time to sell or buy drug royalties, says industry veteran

IAM speaks to leading deal-maker David MacNaughtan about his new fund and the growth of this form of life sciences IP monetisation Read more

2 Nov 2020

Conversant's RPX deal ends patent disputes with device manufacturers including Apple and Huawei

CEO Teksler signals NPE will now return to its roots, with focus on semiconductor market Read more

9 Oct 2020

New deals with Intel, Konica and IBM push WiLAN revenues higher

NPE’s owner signals Q3 income to grow significantly year-on-year as focus on semiconductor sector continues to pay off Read more

25 Sep 2020

Blackberry licensing revenues surge thanks to Teletry

Company credits Marconi-affiliated entity as the prime driver behind a $32 million year-on-year income jump Read more

Patent Pools

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11 Sep 2020

Portfolio analysis shows BlackBerry’s new director of licensing has a lot to work with

The Canadian tech giant’s patents pack a punch and claims of a technologically diverse holding ring true, but slowing filing levels leave pipeline questions Read more

29 Nov 2019

Star turns – counting down the best of the best

New names, familiar faces: what it takes to earn a place in the Market Makers’ club Read more

20 Jun 2017

Future watching, convergence, US optimism, UPC doubts and more: Day Two IPBC Global 2017

After two and a half jam-packed days, IPBC Global 2017 has finally come to an end. Before IAM’s editorial team splits up to return to London, Hong Kong and Washington DC, we will offer a few bold predictions about what’s to come in the IP market… Read more

Patents Law

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20 Nov 2020

In  Blackberry patent sale, Canada sees loss of prestige not value creation opportunity

Possible deal comes during a period of concern in the country over loss of tech crown jewels, engineering talent and the bleeding of IP assets Read more

18 Nov 2020

Smart glasses acquisition nets Google a potential treasure trove of IP

USPTO assignment records show that purchase of Canadian start-up North landed the search giant a deep patent portfolio at a time of growing interest in augmented reality tech Read more

11 Nov 2020

Exclusive: Blackberry eyes possible patent portfolio sale

Although it has grown licensing revenues to more than $300 million a deal for the company’s 38,000 assets is on the table Read more

10 Nov 2020

There has never been a better time to sell or buy drug royalties, says industry veteran

IAM speaks to leading deal-maker David MacNaughtan about his new fund and the growth of this form of life sciences IP monetisation Read more

Strategy

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18 Nov 2020

Smart glasses acquisition nets Google a potential treasure trove of IP

USPTO assignment records show that purchase of Canadian start-up North landed the search giant a deep patent portfolio at a time of growing interest in augmented reality tech Read more

11 Sep 2020

Portfolio analysis shows BlackBerry’s new director of licensing has a lot to work with

The Canadian tech giant’s patents pack a punch and claims of a technologically diverse holding ring true, but slowing filing levels leave pipeline questions Read more

14 Aug 2020

Four big questions about China’s first top-down FRAND ruling, answered

Dragon Wang of Sitao IP says Huawei v Conversant judgment out of Nanjing is not as damaging for licensors as it may appear Read more

4 Aug 2020

After PTAB upholds key patent, covid-19 vaccine fight heads to court

Moderna set to face infringement battle over its mRNA-1273, a hot prospect in the fight against coronavirus Read more

Technology Licensing

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10 Nov 2020

There has never been a better time to sell or buy drug royalties, says industry veteran

IAM speaks to leading deal-maker David MacNaughtan about his new fund and the growth of this form of life sciences IP monetisation Read more

2 Nov 2020

Conversant's RPX deal ends patent disputes with device manufacturers including Apple and Huawei

CEO Teksler signals NPE will now return to its roots, with focus on semiconductor market Read more

9 Oct 2020

New deals with Intel, Konica and IBM push WiLAN revenues higher

NPE’s owner signals Q3 income to grow significantly year-on-year as focus on semiconductor sector continues to pay off Read more

25 Sep 2020

Blackberry licensing revenues surge thanks to Teletry

Company credits Marconi-affiliated entity as the prime driver behind a $32 million year-on-year income jump Read more

Trade Secrets

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5 Sep 2020

Covid-19 shows promise of AI tools – innovators need IP protection, and fast

Breakthroughs by startups across the APAC region show the IP system is working as intended to incentivise innovation - even in a crowded patent landscape Read more

25 Jul 2020

As IP moves up Canada’s national agenda, other countries should follow suit

Trio of initiatives shows the country means business and the risk of a global economic downturn means similar moves may also become an important part of recovery plans elsewhere Read more

21 Jul 2020

The signs are that Canada is upping its IP game

Bank announces launch of multi-million-dollar financing package for IP-rich businesses while Ontario government unveils new action plan Read more

23 Apr 2020

AI has never been more important in the life sciences

Use of artificial intelligence and machine learning has produced an explosion in life sciences partnerships, while raising new IP questions Read more

Valuation

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20 Nov 2020

In  Blackberry patent sale, Canada sees loss of prestige not value creation opportunity

Possible deal comes during a period of concern in the country over loss of tech crown jewels, engineering talent and the bleeding of IP assets Read more

10 Nov 2020

There has never been a better time to sell or buy drug royalties, says industry veteran

IAM speaks to leading deal-maker David MacNaughtan about his new fund and the growth of this form of life sciences IP monetisation Read more

11 Sep 2020

Portfolio analysis shows BlackBerry’s new director of licensing has a lot to work with

The Canadian tech giant’s patents pack a punch and claims of a technologically diverse holding ring true, but slowing filing levels leave pipeline questions Read more

14 Aug 2020

Four big questions about China’s first top-down FRAND ruling, answered

Dragon Wang of Sitao IP says Huawei v Conversant judgment out of Nanjing is not as damaging for licensors as it may appear Read more

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Julia Rowe
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Chicago IL, United States
Duff & Phelps LLC