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TCL obtains audio, video patents from Philips in rare external acquisition

In latest sale to Chinese firm, Philips assigns portfolio of varied technologies – but litigation between the two has so far been unaffected

TCL obtains audio, video patents from Philips in rare external acquisition
Stakeholders have less than a month to comment on possible changes to IEEE’s patent policy
20 Sep 2021

Stakeholders have less than a month to comment on possible changes to IEEE’s patent policy

The SSO's patent committee meets tomorrow but will continue accepting written comments until 15 October

Have your say on patent office service and quality
20 Sep 2021

Have your say on patent office service and quality

A new benchmarking survey from IAM will reveal how perceptions of the world’s top patent offices are changing

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22 Sep 2021

Should a lawyer follow the judge’s misdirection?

Judges and lawyers should always act in accordance with the rule of law, as highlighted in a recent preliminary injunction decision involving a disputed patent, where a judge made a momentary mistake and provided incorrect guidance. Read more

20 Sep 2021

Belgian materials giant doubles down on IP enforcement in Asia

Umicore has brought a complaint at South Korea’s ITC equivalent and filed a fresh suit in China seeking $39 million from a local competitor Read more

14 Sep 2021

$8 billion Sobi takeover shows orphan drug IP assets are in high demand

The acquisition of the rare disease specialist is latest development in the booming orphan drug deals market Read more

9 Sep 2021

Biologics patent thicketing problem getting worse, says Fresenius’ IP chief

The growing IP estates of new drugs such as Keytruda give an idea of the mounting challenges for US biosimilars, claims Rachel Moodie Read more

Designs

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10 Aug 2021

FC Barcelona faces possible €137 million drop in brand value in wake of Messi’s departure

The Argentine superstar is also IP-savvy, with a trademark portfolio far bigger than any of his rivals for the crown of the world's best footballer Read more

5 Aug 2021

Volvo Cars chief IP officer departs to head up US boutique

Ray Millien becomes CEO of Harness, Dickey & Pierce, bringing with him deep experience of what in-house clients are looking for from their legal advisers Read more

28 Oct 2020

Help us to identify the world's leading IP strategists

The research process for the IAM Strategy 300 2021 is now underway and we are inviting nominations as we decide who should be included Read more

12 Oct 2020

What world class IP management looks like

On top of high-quality, day-to-day performance in areas such as prosecution, litigation and licensing, there are three essential elements an in-house function requires to be part of the elite Read more

Finance

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31 Aug 2021

Alibaba deploys tool to provide price guidance for patents going under the hammer

Intangio, developed by valuation specialists Inngot and IP services firm Rouse, is helping insolvency practitioners set a data-driven reserve price for patent assets at bankruptcy auctions Read more

10 Aug 2021

FC Barcelona faces possible €137 million drop in brand value in wake of Messi’s departure

The Argentine superstar is also IP-savvy, with a trademark portfolio far bigger than any of his rivals for the crown of the world's best footballer Read more

29 Jun 2021

University and Big Pharma JV’s $145 million take-off is a big boost for tech transfer dealmaking

Apollo Therapeutics is an innovative biotech formed by three UK universities and three major companies, with a promising model for creating and monetising life sciences IP Read more

18 Feb 2021

Seven top IP tips for biotech SMEs

How smaller biotechs can best overcome pitfalls and maximise the value of their inventions Read more

Frand/SEPS

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9 Sep 2021

Oppo asserts wireless patents against Nokia in China and Germany

Reports indicate that the Chinese company’s response to worldwide Nokia campaign involves patents declared essential to the 5G standard Read more

9 Sep 2021

Leadership profile: Jenni Lukander

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9 Sep 2021

IAM’s Top 40 Market Makers

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8 Sep 2021

China brushes off EU request for more information on controversial SEP decisions

Response to a formal inquiry under the WTO’s TRIPS mechanism will frustrate those pushing for greater clarity on ASI decisions Read more

Law & Policy

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8 Sep 2021

China brushes off EU request for more information on controversial SEP decisions

Response to a formal inquiry under the WTO’s TRIPS mechanism will frustrate those pushing for greater clarity on ASI decisions Read more

7 Sep 2021

China surge in business method patents continues, while Japan and South Korea also see growth

Asia charts its own course as post-Alice slide continues in the United States and filing levels remain low in Europe Read more

28 Aug 2021

5G’s SEP power players are right to fear future standards split

Saturday Opinion: The global nature of current wireless tech is central to what makes it such a powerful licensing opportunity Read more

27 Aug 2021

As solar patent war rolls on, Chinese panel leader says it has seen off biggest threats

JinKo Solar explains how a Sino-Korean patent battle has played out so far, revealing big differences in US and German results Read more

Litigation

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9 Sep 2021

Oppo asserts wireless patents against Nokia in China and Germany

Reports indicate that the Chinese company’s response to worldwide Nokia campaign involves patents declared essential to the 5G standard Read more

9 Sep 2021

Private practice leadership roundtable

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9 Sep 2021

Leadership profile: Ray Millien

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9 Sep 2021

Life science leaders

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Market Developments

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9 Sep 2021

Private practice leadership roundtable

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9 Sep 2021

IAM Patent 1000 insights

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8 Sep 2021

China brushes off EU request for more information on controversial SEP decisions

Response to a formal inquiry under the WTO’s TRIPS mechanism will frustrate those pushing for greater clarity on ASI decisions Read more

7 Sep 2021

China surge in business method patents continues, while Japan and South Korea also see growth

Asia charts its own course as post-Alice slide continues in the United States and filing levels remain low in Europe Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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9 Sep 2021

IAM’s Top 40 Market Makers

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6 Sep 2021

Smartphone royalty stack continues multi-year decline, says analyst

Financial disclosures from four major publicly-listed patent owners suggest that their collective licensing revenues are on a downward trend Read more

2 Sep 2021

Samsung Electronics signs up as a licensee to Sisvel’s cellular SEPs

Deal was forged with no litigation hovering in the background and is the latest in a line that the pair have concluded Read more

14 Aug 2021

A $300 million damages award against Apple shows why equating all NPEs with patent trolls is so wrong

Yesterday’s decision in favour of PanOptis by an Eastern District of Texas jury was the consequence of significant investments made by the firm over many years Read more

Patent Pools

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9 Sep 2021

IAM’s Top 40 Market Makers

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6 Sep 2021

Smartphone royalty stack continues multi-year decline, says analyst

Financial disclosures from four major publicly-listed patent owners suggest that their collective licensing revenues are on a downward trend Read more

23 Jul 2021

Sisvel ties-up Oppo deal after multi-jurisdictional patent dispute settles

Pair bring to an end litigation that spanned three continents and also involved rights owned by Mitsubishi Electric Read more

2 Jul 2021

If connectivity is a smart meter’s selling point, asking for manufacturer royalty payments is FRAND

The energy sector is emerging as the next European battleground in the seemingly endless struggle between wireless SEP owners and reluctant licensees Read more

Patents Law

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9 Sep 2021

Oppo asserts wireless patents against Nokia in China and Germany

Reports indicate that the Chinese company’s response to worldwide Nokia campaign involves patents declared essential to the 5G standard Read more

9 Sep 2021

Leadership profile: Ray Millien

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9 Sep 2021

Leadership profile: Jenni Lukander

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9 Sep 2021

Life science leaders

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Strategy

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9 Sep 2021

Leadership profile: Ray Millien

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9 Sep 2021

Leadership profile: Jenni Lukander

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9 Sep 2021

Life science leaders

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7 Sep 2021

English Court of Appeal brings sufficiency test into line with EPO case law

A recent UK judgment is good news for owners of patents claiming large numbers of compounds Read more

Technology Licensing

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9 Sep 2021

Life science leaders

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9 Sep 2021

IAM’s Top 40 Market Makers

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6 Sep 2021

Smartphone royalty stack continues multi-year decline, says analyst

Financial disclosures from four major publicly-listed patent owners suggest that their collective licensing revenues are on a downward trend Read more

2 Sep 2021

Samsung Electronics signs up as a licensee to Sisvel’s cellular SEPs

Deal was forged with no litigation hovering in the background and is the latest in a line that the pair have concluded Read more

Trade Secrets

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25 Aug 2021

IAM parent company acquires market-leading US patent litigation data and analytics firm

Austin-based Docket Navigator - which also covers trademarks, antitrust and other practice areas - becomes a Law Business Research company Read more

12 Aug 2021

Chinese court enforces trade secret arbitration award of over $100 million against Chinese company

Dow and Johnson Matthey welcome enforcement action, which comes on the heels of a civil trade secrets litigation win in a different Chinese court last year Read more

11 Aug 2021

Chip company’s copyright win in China shows promise of shifting evidence burden in IP cases

Court in Hangzhou gets tough on a Chinese company that refused to provide its source code for infringement analysis on national security grounds Read more

5 Aug 2021

Volvo Cars chief IP officer departs to head up US boutique

Ray Millien becomes CEO of Harness, Dickey & Pierce, bringing with him deep experience of what in-house clients are looking for from their legal advisers Read more

Valuation

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6 Sep 2021

Smartphone royalty stack continues multi-year decline, says analyst

Financial disclosures from four major publicly-listed patent owners suggest that their collective licensing revenues are on a downward trend Read more

31 Aug 2021

Alibaba deploys tool to provide price guidance for patents going under the hammer

Intangio, developed by valuation specialists Inngot and IP services firm Rouse, is helping insolvency practitioners set a data-driven reserve price for patent assets at bankruptcy auctions Read more

20 Jul 2021

Biopharma M&A has fallen off a cliff – but IP owners in the sector have reasons to be cheerful

The number and value of acquisitions have both tumbled further than in the early months of 2020 Read more

29 Jun 2021

University and Big Pharma JV’s $145 million take-off is a big boost for tech transfer dealmaking

Apollo Therapeutics is an innovative biotech formed by three UK universities and three major companies, with a promising model for creating and monetising life sciences IP Read more