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Inventor takes aim at Formula 1 elite, claiming that safety devices infringe patent

Suit filed in West Texas against outfits including Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull after licensing discussions failed to produce deal

Inventor takes aim at Formula 1 elite, claiming that safety devices infringe patent
After Theranos suit, Fortress makes patents available on royalty-free basis for COVID-19 tests
17 Mar 2020

After Theranos suit, Fortress makes patents available on royalty-free basis for COVID-19 tests

IP investment giant makes move after French defendant announces it has launched three tests relating to coronavirus

Patent acquisitions to fuel Didi’s autonomous push
12 Mar 2020

Patent acquisitions to fuel Didi’s autonomous push

The Chinese ride-sharing giant has spun out its self-driving technology unit, and armed it with patents from both internal and external sources

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4 Mar 2020

The rocky road ahead – 2020 Patent 100 reveals fall in applications

Despite a startling drop in applications, this year’s IAM/ktMINE ranking shows that financial institutions are ramping up activity. Read more

14 Feb 2020

It’s a tight race for autonomous driving patent leadership

New analysis gives unparalleled insight into the key players in self-drive technologies and shows Waymo, Toyota, GM and Ford vying for top spot Read more

29 Jan 2020

CJEU Advocate General recommends throwing out innovator-friendly Neurim decision

If the full court agrees with the opinion, which relates to the crucial Santen SPC case, it would limit the IP protection open to second medical use innovations in the EU Read more

29 Nov 2019

The state of play for SEPs in Europe's major jurisdictions

A country-by-country analysis warns of uneven ground in the standards landscape Read more

Finance

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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…

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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

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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

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17 Jun 2015

A new approach to the reform debate; China's IP future; the European tide; and much more at IPBC Global Day 3

IPBC Global in San Francisco is now finished, but only after another compelling day of sessions, networking and discussion. Here, IAM’s editorial team – Joff Wild, Richard Lloyd, Jack Ellis and Sara Jayne Clover – pick out a few of the highlights:

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Frand/SEPS

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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 Read more

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

23 May 2016

SEP and FRAND 2016: Are French courts patent-FRANDly?

Top legal experts in France provide insight on the latest developments on SEPS and FRAND in the country for 2016 Read more

20 Dec 2015

Good news for SEP owners, growing NPE interest, EPO turmoil, UPC progress & more - Europe's IP market in 2015

Following on from my colleagues identifying the big stories and trends in both the Asian and US IP markets in 2015, it is my job to do the same with Europe. Having spent a bit of time thinking about this, I can’t identify anything really huge that…

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Law & Policy

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6 Sep 2019

Europe leads the world in the availability of meaningful injunctive relief for patent plaintiffs

The IAM Injunction Tracker moves its focus to France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK - all jurisdictions in which meaningful and powerful exclusionary rights are in the gift of courts which are not afraid to impose them Read more

30 Aug 2019

Trespassing prohibited

The availability of injunctive relief varies widely around the world. In our first analysis of the global injunction landscape we lift the lid on which jurisdictions provide the best opportunity for a sales ban Read more

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 Read more

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…

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Litigation

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6 Sep 2019

Europe leads the world in the availability of meaningful injunctive relief for patent plaintiffs

The IAM Injunction Tracker moves its focus to France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK - all jurisdictions in which meaningful and powerful exclusionary rights are in the gift of courts which are not afraid to impose them Read more

30 Aug 2019

Trespassing prohibited

The availability of injunctive relief varies widely around the world. In our first analysis of the global injunction landscape we lift the lid on which jurisdictions provide the best opportunity for a sales ban Read more

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 Read more

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

Market Developments

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23 Oct 2019

IBM patent transaction puts Indian IT firm on par with rivals

Around 200 patents change hands as Big Blue selloff continues and a new HCL IP executive strikes first known deal Read more

2 Jul 2019

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 Read more

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…

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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

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Non-Practising Entities

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18 Jul 2019

France Brevets puts pair of portfolios up for sale - including a set of 5G assets

Both packages were developed by French research institutes with close support from the sovereign patent fund 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…

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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

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Patent Pools

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16 May 2016

Technicolor CIPO explains why the company left the HEVC Advance patent pool

Arvin Patel became the chief IP officer at Technicolor in November last year. As CIPO, Patel is responsible for licensing Technicolor’s IP to companies across a variety of industries, with major programmes focusing on digital TV, mobile…

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Patents Law

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6 Nov 2019

New report reveals why SMEs want patents and the opportunities they bring

Study released by the European Patent Office sheds light on the growing sophistication of smaller businesses seeking protection for their inventions Read more

23 Oct 2019

IBM patent transaction puts Indian IT firm on par with rivals

Around 200 patents change hands as Big Blue selloff continues and a new HCL IP executive strikes first known deal Read more

11 Oct 2019

Data reveals strong growth in the number of female inventors, but there is still a long way to go

A report by the UK IP Office finds more women named on patents than ever before – but also that they remain woefully under-represented. We present the top takeaways from a very timely study Read more

6 Sep 2019

Europe leads the world in the availability of meaningful injunctive relief for patent plaintiffs

The IAM Injunction Tracker moves its focus to France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK - all jurisdictions in which meaningful and powerful exclusionary rights are in the gift of courts which are not afraid to impose them Read more

Strategy

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6 Nov 2019

New report reveals why SMEs want patents and the opportunities they bring

Study released by the European Patent Office sheds light on the growing sophistication of smaller businesses seeking protection for their inventions Read more

23 Oct 2019

IBM patent transaction puts Indian IT firm on par with rivals

Around 200 patents change hands as Big Blue selloff continues and a new HCL IP executive strikes first known deal Read more

6 Sep 2019

Europe leads the world in the availability of meaningful injunctive relief for patent plaintiffs

The IAM Injunction Tracker moves its focus to France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK - all jurisdictions in which meaningful and powerful exclusionary rights are in the gift of courts which are not afraid to impose them Read more

18 Jul 2019

France Brevets puts pair of portfolios up for sale - including a set of 5G assets

Both packages were developed by French research institutes with close support from the sovereign patent fund Read more

Technology Licensing

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6 Nov 2019

New report reveals why SMEs want patents and the opportunities they bring

Study released by the European Patent Office sheds light on the growing sophistication of smaller businesses seeking protection for their inventions Read more

2 Jul 2019

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 Read more

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 Read more

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

Trade Secrets

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2 Jul 2019

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 Read more

8 Dec 2015

Vringo's $21.5 million global settlement with ZTE reflects the IP market's new realities

US PIPCO Vringo announced late yesterday that its Vringo Infrastructure subsidiary had reached a litigation settlement and licence agreement with Chinese telecoms major ZTE, bringing to an end a sprawling, multi-jurisdictional and at times…

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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…

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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

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21 Apr 2015

Major issues must be tackled if the Nokia/Alcatel deal is to be a patent success

The merger of the year so far, in IP terms at least, is undoubtedly Nokia’s proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, which was announced last week. Envision IP recently cast its eye over the two patent portfolios and came up with some interesting…

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