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TiVo and Xperi edge towards merger, and the creation of a $500 million licensing giant

The key questions that need to be answered as plans take shape to spin-off the combined IP businesses into a standalone company

TiVo and Xperi edge towards merger, and the creation of a $500 million licensing giant
21 Feb 2020

Slowly and quietly, Shopify’s patent strategy is evolving

Canada’s tech darling is finally creating a meaningful portfolio on the back of a surging market capitalisation, but it still lags rivals – actual and potential  

20 Feb 2020

After IBM selloff more former Big Blue assets end up in litigation

NPE targets Uber in new infringement suit in West Texas; follows case against Chinese drone leader earlier this month

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20 Feb 2020

The two biggest challenges facing AI patents in autonomous driving

With a market projected to reach $80 billion by 2025, a pair critical inventorship issues must be addressed before the technology becomes more commonplace Read more

20 Feb 2020

Amgen rewarded for bold DJ strategy in biosimilar dispute with Genentech

Delaware district court sides with biopharma giant in first cancer biosimilar suit, which is being watched closely in life sciences sector Read more

20 Feb 2020

IP policy to take centre stage as Trump visits India 

Modi cabinet approves memorandum of understanding on IP policy issues ahead of the American president’s visit next week, but it may not address the reforms multinationals are hoping for Read more

19 Feb 2020

Huawei seeks to leverage invalidations in InterDigital dispute

The US-based licensing company faces an onslaught of invalidity actions at China's Patent Office, with about half of the decisions still to come Read more

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Designs

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18 Feb 2020

Tell us what you think of the latest developments in the global IP market

IAM's annual IP benchmarking survey opens today Read more

2 Jan 2020

Why the traditional US model of educating tomorrow’s lawyers must change

Intellectual property systems are becoming more complex and that makes law schools’ one-size-fits all approach looks increasingly out of date, says Franklin Pierce dean Read more

18 Dec 2019

Microsoft appoints new head of IP

Jennifer Yokoyama previously led the company's IP litigation team and replaces Erich Andersen, whose departure was announced last week Read more

18 Dec 2019

US lawmakers sound alarm on China’s WIPO ambitions

China has nominated agency insider Wang Binying for the director general post, but the US is said to favour Singapore's candidate Read more

Finance

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18 Feb 2020

Tell us what you think of the latest developments in the global IP market

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13 Dec 2019

LOT’s expanding membership in China indicates rising NPE worry

In addition to the big names, defensive network is attracting China-focused companies that have never faced assertion in US courts  Read more

5 Dec 2019

The search for the world's leading IP strategists is on

IAM is currently seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for the 2020 edition of the Strategy 300 - our unique guide to the men and women who excel in the creation of IP value Read more

29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

FRAND/SEPS

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18 Feb 2020

Tell us what you think of the latest developments in the global IP market

IAM's annual IP benchmarking survey opens today Read more

15 Feb 2020

The impact of Covid-19 will be felt across the global IP market

The race to patent a treatment for coronavirus in China is heating up, but its spread could be the story that affects every other story in tech this year Read more

12 Feb 2020

US play for Nokia or Ericsson no long-term 5G solution, says Qualcomm engineering chief

Speaking at an event in Washington DC, Susie Armstrong claims that if policymakers want to help they should support a strong IP system and clarify rules on American participation in standards setting Read more

10 Feb 2020

“Aggregate licensees, don’t do other stuff” - why it’s Dan McCurdy’s RPX now

With the sale of e-discovery business, Microsoft back on board and a drop in patent sales, defensive operator’s CEO has put his stamp on the business Read more

Law & Policy

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18 Feb 2020

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17 Feb 2020

The keys to securing diagnostic method claims patents in the US

Understanding three significant Federal Circuit rulings – and then following clear procedural advice – could make the difference between success and failure Read more

15 Feb 2020

The impact of Covid-19 will be felt across the global IP market

The race to patent a treatment for coronavirus in China is heating up, but its spread could be the story that affects every other story in tech this year Read more

12 Feb 2020

US play for Nokia or Ericsson no long-term 5G solution, says Qualcomm engineering chief

Speaking at an event in Washington DC, Susie Armstrong claims that if policymakers want to help they should support a strong IP system and clarify rules on American participation in standards setting Read more

Litigation

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18 Feb 2020

IPR slump leads to fall in PTAB caseloads for top 20 US law firms

Fish and Sterne Kessler still lead, but both saw reductions in the number of reviews they handled in 2019 Read more

18 Feb 2020

Tell us what you think of the latest developments in the global IP market

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17 Feb 2020

Irish NPE doubles down on US litigation campaign and continues to add patents

Recent transfer of more than 50 assets from Microchip Technology suggests there might be more litigation on the way from Neodrón   Read more

17 Feb 2020

PTAB decisions may derail Taiwan company’s litigation campaign 

ITRI spinoff CyWee has been “basically bankrupted by some of the largest companies in the world”, according to its counsel in an IPR case Read more

Market Developments

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18 Feb 2020

Tell us what you think of the latest developments in the global IP market

IAM's annual IP benchmarking survey opens today Read more

15 Feb 2020

The impact of Covid-19 will be felt across the global IP market

The race to patent a treatment for coronavirus in China is heating up, but its spread could be the story that affects every other story in tech this year Read more

14 Feb 2020

Help to choose the IP Hall of Fame inductees for 2020

Nominate someone who deserves recognition for their outstanding, long-term contribution to the IP world Read more

11 Feb 2020

Former Ford IP supremo Bill Coughlin on the end of the “age of unreasonableness” in auto

Speaking exclusively to IAM, the new CEO of law firm Harness Dickey advocates revisiting US royalty rate case law, while hailing a new Toyota licensing initiative as a big step   Read more

Non practising entities

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18 Feb 2020

Tell us what you think of the latest developments in the global IP market

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17 Feb 2020

Irish NPE doubles down on US litigation campaign and continues to add patents

Recent transfer of more than 50 assets from Microchip Technology suggests there might be more litigation on the way from Neodrón   Read more

17 Feb 2020

PTAB decisions may derail Taiwan company’s litigation campaign 

ITRI spinoff CyWee has been “basically bankrupted by some of the largest companies in the world”, according to its counsel in an IPR case Read more

13 Feb 2020

Slack the latest tech company to pick up former Yahoo! assets

As parent company winds itself up, Excalibur IP keeps doing deals - although big syndicated transaction remains elusive Read more

Patent pools

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18 Feb 2020

Tell us what you think of the latest developments in the global IP market

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10 Feb 2020

“Aggregate licensees, don’t do other stuff” - why it’s Dan McCurdy’s RPX now

With the sale of e-discovery business, Microsoft back on board and a drop in patent sales, defensive operator’s CEO has put his stamp on the business Read more

21 Jan 2020

Four trends that will shape life sciences IP deal-making in 2020

After a record-breaking 2019, here are the key value-creation issues to look out for in the new decade Read more

20 Jan 2020

MPEG LA forms new patent pool covering dominant wireless charging technology

The Qi portfolio will offer licences to IP rights owned by a quartet of companies, including Philips and Robert Bosch Read more

Strategy

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18 Feb 2020

Tell us what you think of the latest developments in the global IP market

IAM's annual IP benchmarking survey opens today Read more

17 Feb 2020

The keys to securing diagnostic method claims patents in the US

Understanding three significant Federal Circuit rulings – and then following clear procedural advice – could make the difference between success and failure 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

11 Feb 2020

Former Ford IP supremo Bill Coughlin on the end of the “age of unreasonableness” in auto

Speaking exclusively to IAM, the new CEO of law firm Harness Dickey advocates revisiting US royalty rate case law, while hailing a new Toyota licensing initiative as a big step   Read more

Technology licensing

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18 Feb 2020

Tell us what you think of the latest developments in the global IP market

IAM's annual IP benchmarking survey opens today Read more

17 Feb 2020

PTAB decisions may derail Taiwan company’s litigation campaign 

ITRI spinoff CyWee has been “basically bankrupted by some of the largest companies in the world”, according to its counsel in an IPR case Read more

15 Feb 2020

The impact of Covid-19 will be felt across the global IP market

The race to patent a treatment for coronavirus in China is heating up, but its spread could be the story that affects every other story in tech this year Read more

14 Feb 2020

Five keys to successful technology licensing with the not-for-profit community

Huge amounts of innovation in the university and wider research worlds remain untapped but there are some clear tips to follow as companies search for new sources of value Read more

Trademarks

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18 May 2018

Suing a Chinese entity in the United States? Expect a two year wait to serve process

There are a host of challenges when it comes to trying to assert US patents against a Chinese legal entity. A recent court filing by Dutch telecom KPN, which is suing Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus in the District of Delaware, underlines what looks to be a… Read more

29 Mar 2018

Intangible investor: Identifying the IP impact of the US tax act

The effect of the sweeping US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on IP rights is unclear but early indications are that not all of the news is good Read more

25 Mar 2018

Trump may have postponed his IP trade war with China, but both sides are still playing for very high stakes

Last Thursday, President Trump set out a series of measures that the US is set to pursue against China over alleged violations of American-owned intellectual property. They were wide-ranging, but perhaps not as deep or as far-reaching as some may… Read more

20 Feb 2018

Sharp and Hisense bury patent hatchet and move to resolution of acrimonious dispute

A conflict over use of the Sharp brand name in the US market for televisions has pitted the Foxconn-owned display maker against Chinese licencee Hisense in IP and commercial lawsuits across multiple jurisdictions since last June. Now, disclosures… Read more

Trade secrets

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18 Feb 2020

Tell us what you think of the latest developments in the global IP market

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14 Feb 2020

Help to choose the IP Hall of Fame inductees for 2020

Nominate someone who deserves recognition for their outstanding, long-term contribution to the IP world Read more

6 Feb 2020

Iancu makes US concerns about possible Chinese WIPO leadership clear 

USPTO head tells Washington DC event that the next head of the organisation must come from a country that “respects intellectual property rights” Read more

6 Feb 2020

Key takeaways from IAM’s 2020 Pharma and Biotech IP event

The UPC, the rise of AI, international patent litigation and pharma patent dealmaking were among the hot topics discussed at this year’s conference Read more

Valuation

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18 Feb 2020

Tell us what you think of the latest developments in the global IP market

IAM's annual IP benchmarking survey opens today 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

11 Feb 2020

Antitrust considerations now a much bigger factor in pharma patent dealmaking

Following recent forced divestments - and with growing political concern about life sciences acquisitions - the signs are that regulators will play a larger role in transactions Read more

7 Feb 2020

Johnson & Johnson takes the patent lead in medtech innovation

The company has surpassed other healthcare powerhouses and kept Apple and Alphabet at bay, but a robust portfolio does not guarantee smooth sailing Read more

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