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For Samsung Electronics, patents increasingly help close deals

Recent assignments show the Korean conglomerate transferring US patent rights to Nokia, TiVo and Philips against the backdrop of licence deals and strategic business partnerships

For Samsung Electronics, patents increasingly help close deals
27 Nov 2018

More deals to come, says Oppo IP chief after Nokia pact

Adler Feng (pictured) speaks exclusively to IAM after inking revenue-bearing licence with Finnish firm. We look at the main takeaways from the agreement announced yesterday

6 Nov 2018

Former Nokia patent deals chief becomes latest Marconi recruit

A month after leaving the Finnish company - where he helped to build a world-class licensing operation - Ilkka Rahnasto signs up with the firm that manages several platforms including Avanci and Teletry

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24 Oct 2018

Nokia announces it is joining Avanci

Move gives auto and IoT platform huge share of wireless standard essential patents to license  Read more

16 Oct 2018

After McCurdy’s exit, Provenance rethinks its strategy

“There’s no question that asserting is an option,” says new CEO Lynch Read more

21 Aug 2018

Nokia reveals expected licensing rate for 5G phones

Finnish mobile giant joins rivals Ericsson and Qualcomm in announcing royalty, although likes of Apple, Samsung and Huawei may pay much less for new generation of devices.  Read more

17 May 2018

Nokia’s Alcatel acquisition has made it a top player in the IoT space, but Samsung is the clear leader

An exclusive new study commissioned by IAM has revealed that Nokia’s merger with Alcatel-Lucent means it is now one of the leading players in the Internet of Things (IoT) domain. However, Samsung has the dominant position in the field, with second… Read more

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2 Feb 2018

Nokia forecasts significant licensing growth after a big year for its patent business team

Earnings season is in full swing and so far, of the licensing-heavy businesses to report, it’s Nokia that is arguably the standout performer. Many of the headlines on the Finnish company’s results purred about the strong licensing performance… Read more

5 Jan 2018

Round-up - another big litigation drop, Fortress deals, rumours of significant Xiaomi acquisition

As we covered late last month in our top 10 stories of the year, 2017 was a particularly active year for patent news in the US. From Indian tribes becoming major patent owners and claiming sovereign immunity at the PTAB, to major corporate IP… Read more

30 Oct 2017

New licensing vehicle will be offering a slice of 12,000 former Nokia patents for just $100,000

Earlier this month we broke the story of how a large portfolio of Nokia patents had been acquired by Provenance Asset Group LLC, which is led by Dan McCurdy and Tim Lynch of Quatela Lynch McCurdy (QLM). Now, based on exclusive interviews with… Read more

20 Oct 2017

Nokia disposes of huge US portfolio as company continues to streamline its patent arsenal

This story has been updated to include details of Dan McCurdy's role with Provenance Asset Group.  In what looks like one of the biggest patent deals of the year so far, Nokia has transferred a portfolio of almost 4,000 US grants to an entity… Read more

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30 Mar 2018

Nokia’s booming licensing business is based on high-quality patents, with filings and acquisitions to help grow its portfolio, exclusive analysis for IAM reveals

Approximately 35% of Qualcomm patents cite Nokia assets, research commissioned by IAM has uncovered. In a deep-dive into the Finnish company’s portfolio, published exclusively for subscribers yesterday, other information revealed by the team of… Read more

29 Mar 2018

How Nokia’s spate of sales and licensing deals have affected its patent position: exclusive data analysis

Although Nokia has “one of the two most valuable portfolios relevant to wireless connectivity”, according to Microsoft, the Finnish communications company was still struggling with its mobile handsets business as recently as 2013. Today, it is one… Read more

30 Oct 2017

New licensing vehicle will be offering a slice of 12,000 former Nokia patents for just $100,000

Earlier this month we broke the story of how a large portfolio of Nokia patents had been acquired by Provenance Asset Group LLC, which is led by Dan McCurdy and Tim Lynch of Quatela Lynch McCurdy (QLM). Now, based on exclusive interviews with… Read more

6 Jul 2017

Five key takeaways from the big patent and business deal agreed by Nokia and Xiaomi

Yesterday, Nokia announced a patent cross-licence and sale agreement with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, which it said was part of a broader business cooperation agreement. No financial terms were disclosed, but we know that both sides will get a… Read more

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6 Jan 2017

Apple’s anti-privateering push against Nokia looks like a litigation play rather than a serious challenge

The dispute between Nokia and Apple that effectively kicked off the smartphone litigation wars in 2009 included many familiar tactics from the operating company v operating company patent dispute playbook. The Finnish tech giant sued first in… Read more

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5 Jan 2018

Round-up - another big litigation drop, Fortress deals, rumours of significant Xiaomi acquisition

As we covered late last month in our top 10 stories of the year, 2017 was a particularly active year for patent news in the US. From Indian tribes becoming major patent owners and claiming sovereign immunity at the PTAB, to major corporate IP… Read more

30 Oct 2017

New licensing vehicle will be offering a slice of 12,000 former Nokia patents for just $100,000

Earlier this month we broke the story of how a large portfolio of Nokia patents had been acquired by Provenance Asset Group LLC, which is led by Dan McCurdy and Tim Lynch of Quatela Lynch McCurdy (QLM). Now, based on exclusive interviews with… Read more

31 Jul 2017

The $2 billion Apple licensing deal validates Nokia's portfolio and its strategy; expect more to follow

If you were looking for clues as to why Apple is fighting its patent battle with Qualcomm so intensely, you might find some in the latest quarterly results announced by Nokia. These reveal a one off payment of over $2 billion to the Finnish company… Read more

6 Jul 2017

Five key takeaways from the big patent and business deal agreed by Nokia and Xiaomi

Yesterday, Nokia announced a patent cross-licence and sale agreement with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, which it said was part of a broader business cooperation agreement. No financial terms were disclosed, but we know that both sides will get a… Read more

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30 Oct 2017

New licensing vehicle will be offering a slice of 12,000 former Nokia patents for just $100,000

Earlier this month we broke the story of how a large portfolio of Nokia patents had been acquired by Provenance Asset Group LLC, which is led by Dan McCurdy and Tim Lynch of Quatela Lynch McCurdy (QLM). Now, based on exclusive interviews with… Read more

20 Oct 2017

Nokia disposes of huge US portfolio as company continues to streamline its patent arsenal

This story has been updated to include details of Dan McCurdy's role with Provenance Asset Group.  In what looks like one of the biggest patent deals of the year so far, Nokia has transferred a portfolio of almost 4,000 US grants to an entity… Read more

31 Jul 2017

The $2 billion Apple licensing deal validates Nokia's portfolio and its strategy; expect more to follow

If you were looking for clues as to why Apple is fighting its patent battle with Qualcomm so intensely, you might find some in the latest quarterly results announced by Nokia. These reveal a one off payment of over $2 billion to the Finnish company… Read more

6 Jul 2017

Five key takeaways from the big patent and business deal agreed by Nokia and Xiaomi

Yesterday, Nokia announced a patent cross-licence and sale agreement with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, which it said was part of a broader business cooperation agreement. No financial terms were disclosed, but we know that both sides will get a… Read more

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30 Mar 2018

Nokia’s booming licensing business is based on high-quality patents, with filings and acquisitions to help grow its portfolio, exclusive analysis for IAM reveals

Approximately 35% of Qualcomm patents cite Nokia assets, research commissioned by IAM has uncovered. In a deep-dive into the Finnish company’s portfolio, published exclusively for subscribers yesterday, other information revealed by the team of… Read more

29 Mar 2018

How Nokia’s spate of sales and licensing deals have affected its patent position: exclusive data analysis

Although Nokia has “one of the two most valuable portfolios relevant to wireless connectivity”, according to Microsoft, the Finnish communications company was still struggling with its mobile handsets business as recently as 2013. Today, it is one… Read more

30 Oct 2017

New licensing vehicle will be offering a slice of 12,000 former Nokia patents for just $100,000

Earlier this month we broke the story of how a large portfolio of Nokia patents had been acquired by Provenance Asset Group LLC, which is led by Dan McCurdy and Tim Lynch of Quatela Lynch McCurdy (QLM). Now, based on exclusive interviews with… Read more

20 Oct 2017

Nokia disposes of huge US portfolio as company continues to streamline its patent arsenal

This story has been updated to include details of Dan McCurdy's role with Provenance Asset Group.  In what looks like one of the biggest patent deals of the year so far, Nokia has transferred a portfolio of almost 4,000 US grants to an entity… Read more

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30 Apr 2018

Nokia pushes its licensing horizons further after another strong quarter

Nokia followed its outstanding 2017 in IP with a strong FY 2018 first quarter, underlining its status as the market’s standout performer. Revenues from Nokia Technologies, the division largely made up of patent, brand and technology licensing,… Read more

30 Mar 2018

Nokia’s booming licensing business is based on high-quality patents, with filings and acquisitions to help grow its portfolio, exclusive analysis for IAM reveals

Approximately 35% of Qualcomm patents cite Nokia assets, research commissioned by IAM has uncovered. In a deep-dive into the Finnish company’s portfolio, published exclusively for subscribers yesterday, other information revealed by the team of… Read more

2 Feb 2018

Nokia forecasts significant licensing growth after a big year for its patent business team

Earnings season is in full swing and so far, of the licensing-heavy businesses to report, it’s Nokia that is arguably the standout performer. Many of the headlines on the Finnish company’s results purred about the strong licensing performance… Read more

5 Jan 2018

Round-up - another big litigation drop, Fortress deals, rumours of significant Xiaomi acquisition

As we covered late last month in our top 10 stories of the year, 2017 was a particularly active year for patent news in the US. From Indian tribes becoming major patent owners and claiming sovereign immunity at the PTAB, to major corporate IP… Read more

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30 Mar 2018

Nokia’s booming licensing business is based on high-quality patents, with filings and acquisitions to help grow its portfolio, exclusive analysis for IAM reveals

Approximately 35% of Qualcomm patents cite Nokia assets, research commissioned by IAM has uncovered. In a deep-dive into the Finnish company’s portfolio, published exclusively for subscribers yesterday, other information revealed by the team of… Read more

29 Mar 2018

How Nokia’s spate of sales and licensing deals have affected its patent position: exclusive data analysis

Although Nokia has “one of the two most valuable portfolios relevant to wireless connectivity”, according to Microsoft, the Finnish communications company was still struggling with its mobile handsets business as recently as 2013. Today, it is one… Read more

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2 Feb 2018

Nokia forecasts significant licensing growth after a big year for its patent business team

Earnings season is in full swing and so far, of the licensing-heavy businesses to report, it’s Nokia that is arguably the standout performer. Many of the headlines on the Finnish company’s results purred about the strong licensing performance… Read more

31 Jul 2017

The $2 billion Apple licensing deal validates Nokia's portfolio and its strategy; expect more to follow

If you were looking for clues as to why Apple is fighting its patent battle with Qualcomm so intensely, you might find some in the latest quarterly results announced by Nokia. These reveal a one off payment of over $2 billion to the Finnish company… Read more

6 Jan 2017

Apple’s anti-privateering push against Nokia looks like a litigation play rather than a serious challenge

The dispute between Nokia and Apple that effectively kicked off the smartphone litigation wars in 2009 included many familiar tactics from the operating company v operating company patent dispute playbook. The Finnish tech giant sued first in… Read more

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