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Japanese aircon giant latest to pledge patent non-aggression

Ten years ago, the company bet big on sharing technology with Chinese upstarts. Now Daikin is opening up a portfolio of refrigerant patents

Japanese aircon giant latest to pledge patent non-aggression
4 Jun 2019

The SEP state of play in Europe’s major jurisdictions

Recent decisions in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and France have shed much greater light on where the continent’s top patent litigation venues are heading on FRAND-related disputes

8 Mar 2019

5G deal with Qualcomm and leading research institutes provides more evidence of France Brevets’s evolution

New agreement shows sovereign patent fund continues to up its focus on supporting SME sector

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20 Dec 2018

MIT and Harvard lead the world’s research institutions in patent quality, but look out for the rise of China  

The research centres which produce the most world-leading assets are currently found in the US and Europe, but analysis shows that Chinese universities are beginning to catch up (Picture: MIT) Read more

25 Sep 2018

Patent litigation in France: the effective way of adducing evidence

Having a portfolio of well-drafted patents is essential, but when it comes to litigating them, the efficiency of the legal system is equally important.   Read more

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2 Mar 2018

InterDigital more than doubles patent portfolio with acquisition of Technicolor licensing business

InterDigital confirmed last night that it was buying Technicolor’s licensing business in a transaction valued at $475 million. Once completed the deal will draw a line under the French company’s licensing operation which has long been one of the… Read more

1 Dec 2016

In the thick of it

Laura Quatela has held a succession of market-defining positions in the IP field. As she embarks on perhaps her most exciting role yet, she outlines how she got where she is today and where she is going next Read more

30 Sep 2016

New priorities and strategies for sovereign patent funds

Sovereign patent funds have become key players in the global IP market. However, a shifting economic, legal and political landscape raises questions for the future of this state-backed aggregation model Read more

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13 Jul 2018

Qualcomm reigns in global WLAN patents but Marvell rules in the US and Nokia leads by SEP count

A new study of the wireless LAN (WLAN) global patent landscape reveals that while Qualcomm is the dominant player in the space overall, it is beaten by Marvell in the United States by active portfolio size and conspicuously absent from the list of… Read more

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1 Jul 2018

Battistelli's achievements overshadow the mistakes he undoubtedly made

A new era gets underway at the European Patent Office tomorrow when Portugal’s Antonio Campinos takes over as its president in succession to Benoît Battistelli, who stepped down on Friday having been in charge since 2010.   It’s fair to say that… Read more

10 Apr 2018

France Brevets shifts its focus and raises prospect of attracting additional shareholders

In February we broke the news that France Brevets had sold a package of patents to Chinese ride sharing business Didi Chuxing. In total the sovereign patent fund (SPF) disposed of around 140 worldwide assets in a deal that underlines the fund’s… Read more

4 Oct 2016

Uncertainty surrounds France Brevets' future trajectory as Asia's sovereign patent funds prepare for privatisation

In the latest issue of IAM – now available online for subscribers, here – we check in on the status of the first generation of sovereign patent funds (SPFs); the ‘Big Three’ established in South Korea, France and Japan between 2010 and 2013. One of… Read more

30 Sep 2016

New priorities and strategies for sovereign patent funds

Sovereign patent funds have become key players in the global IP market. However, a shifting economic, legal and political landscape raises questions for the future of this state-backed aggregation model Read more

Litigation

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13 Jul 2018

Qualcomm reigns in global WLAN patents but Marvell rules in the US and Nokia leads by SEP count

A new study of the wireless LAN (WLAN) global patent landscape reveals that while Qualcomm is the dominant player in the space overall, it is beaten by Marvell in the United States by active portfolio size and conspicuously absent from the list of… Read more

10 Apr 2018

France Brevets shifts its focus and raises prospect of attracting additional shareholders

In February we broke the news that France Brevets had sold a package of patents to Chinese ride sharing business Didi Chuxing. In total the sovereign patent fund (SPF) disposed of around 140 worldwide assets in a deal that underlines the fund’s… Read more

19 Dec 2017

Technicolor in “advanced stages” of talks to sell off patent licensing business, CEO says

Yesterday, Technicolor told investors that it is negotiating a “strategic transaction” relating to its patent licensing business. In a subsequent call with analysts, CEO Frederic Rose suggested that that transaction would take the shape of an… Read more

17 Aug 2017

Ericsson brings lawsuits against French smartphone maker as CIPO targets free riders

Ericsson filed patent infringement lawsuits in Mannheim and Dusseldorf on Monday against Wiko after, the Swedish telecoms giant claimed, four years of licensing negotiations had failed to produce a deal. The lawsuits accused Wiko of infringing ten… Read more

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1 Jul 2018

Battistelli's achievements overshadow the mistakes he undoubtedly made

A new era gets underway at the European Patent Office tomorrow when Portugal’s Antonio Campinos takes over as its president in succession to Benoît Battistelli, who stepped down on Friday having been in charge since 2010.   It’s fair to say that… Read more

29 Mar 2018

A deal for our times

InterDigital’s acquisition of Technicolor’s licensing business was a patent blockbuster and says much about the current state of the monetisation market Read more

16 Jun 2017

Leane in as global patent licensing chief at Technicolor after Patel takes CIPO job at TiVo

Yesterday was a busy day for both TiVo and Technicolor. First off, it was announced that Arvin Patel – the chief IP officer at Technicolor – is to leave the Paris-based company to become chief IP officer at Tivo; then later in the day IAM learned… Read more

31 Mar 2017

Spangenberg and former France Brevets licensing head team up, with Asia and Europe firmly in their sights

Hermes is the Greek god of trade, transition and crossing boundaries, able to slip between this and other worlds with ease. With these abilities, he serves as a messenger and intermediary for his fellow Olympians, enabling their communication with… Read more

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10 Apr 2018

France Brevets shifts its focus and raises prospect of attracting additional shareholders

In February we broke the news that France Brevets had sold a package of patents to Chinese ride sharing business Didi Chuxing. In total the sovereign patent fund (SPF) disposed of around 140 worldwide assets in a deal that underlines the fund’s… Read more

8 Mar 2018

Exclusive analysis of InterDigital’s new industry-leading portfolio following Technicolor acquisition

Following news of InterDigital’s proposed acquisition of the Technicolor patent licensing business, IAM delves into each company’s patent holdings in a special analysis piece. With data and insight provided exclusively to us by leading IP analytic… Read more

30 Sep 2016

New priorities and strategies for sovereign patent funds

Sovereign patent funds have become key players in the global IP market. However, a shifting economic, legal and political landscape raises questions for the future of this state-backed aggregation model Read more

Strategy

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1 Jul 2018

Battistelli's achievements overshadow the mistakes he undoubtedly made

A new era gets underway at the European Patent Office tomorrow when Portugal’s Antonio Campinos takes over as its president in succession to Benoît Battistelli, who stepped down on Friday having been in charge since 2010.   It’s fair to say that… Read more

10 Apr 2018

France Brevets shifts its focus and raises prospect of attracting additional shareholders

In February we broke the news that France Brevets had sold a package of patents to Chinese ride sharing business Didi Chuxing. In total the sovereign patent fund (SPF) disposed of around 140 worldwide assets in a deal that underlines the fund’s… Read more

8 Mar 2018

Exclusive analysis of InterDigital’s new industry-leading portfolio following Technicolor acquisition

Following news of InterDigital’s proposed acquisition of the Technicolor patent licensing business, IAM delves into each company’s patent holdings in a special analysis piece. With data and insight provided exclusively to us by leading IP analytic… Read more

2 Mar 2018

InterDigital more than doubles patent portfolio with acquisition of Technicolor licensing business

InterDigital confirmed last night that it was buying Technicolor’s licensing business in a transaction valued at $475 million. Once completed the deal will draw a line under the French company’s licensing operation which has long been one of the… Read more

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2 Mar 2018

InterDigital more than doubles patent portfolio with acquisition of Technicolor licensing business

InterDigital confirmed last night that it was buying Technicolor’s licensing business in a transaction valued at $475 million. Once completed the deal will draw a line under the French company’s licensing operation which has long been one of the… Read more

19 Dec 2017

Technicolor in “advanced stages” of talks to sell off patent licensing business, CEO says

Yesterday, Technicolor told investors that it is negotiating a “strategic transaction” relating to its patent licensing business. In a subsequent call with analysts, CEO Frederic Rose suggested that that transaction would take the shape of an… Read more

1 Dec 2016

In the thick of it

Laura Quatela has held a succession of market-defining positions in the IP field. As she embarks on perhaps her most exciting role yet, she outlines how she got where she is today and where she is going next Read more

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