Region: Canada

Former Nortel and BlackBerry patents land with smartphone maker Honor

Transaction marks first outside patent acquisition since company was spun out from Huawei last year

13 October 2021

BlackBerry patent sale price agreed, deal 80% certain this quarter, says company's CEO

John Chen expresses frustration at the time the transaction is taking to get over the line as IAM learns new details of its structure

23 September 2021

Private practice leadership roundtable

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q3: IP leadership - what it is and why it matters

09 September 2021

IAM’s Top 40 Market Makers

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q3: IP leadership - what it is and why it matters

09 September 2021

BlackBerry patent sale could be announced as soon as next month

Talks between the company and an unnamed group of US-based entities are progressing well with many key points, including pricing, now agreed in principle

27 August 2021

Pfizer’s $2.3 billion spend on CD47 inhibitors shows how oncology IP continues to drive pharma deal-making

The acquisition of the cutting-edge haematology candidates is just the latest development in the booming immuno-oncology market

26 August 2021

TSMC acquires former MediaTek chip patents

World leading semiconductor foundry scoops up rights originally owned by chip designer MediaTek, its third-biggest customer

05 July 2021

Tesla transactions show that patents matter in research collaboration and M&A

Recent recordals show the electric car maker has cut a deal with Panasonic, assimilated a large portfolio of solar rights and gained assets via M&A deals

16 June 2021

Shopify joins OIN in further sign of Canadian tech giant's growing patent focus

Despite some familiar griping about IP from its CEO, the e-commerce business is continuing to build its defences

04 May 2021

Japan’s NEC is latest to pick up Blackberry patents ahead of planned portfolio sale

Small-scale transaction follows confirmation that Canadian firm is negotiating with a North American bidder for its 38,000 assets

22 April 2021

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