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New Fortress-backed NPE goes on patent attack against Apple, Dell and LG

Records show that plaintiff Neo Wireless was assigned a portfolio of wireless assets related to 4G and 5G in early 2020

New Fortress-backed NPE goes on patent attack against Apple, Dell and LG
US patent grants declined in 2020, but remain at historically high levels
15 Jan 2021

US patent grants declined in 2020, but remain at historically high levels

The data shows that IBM retained its perennial number one slot, while there were fewer Japanese recipients and more patents issued to Chinese businesses

Oppo’s patent focus: smaller deals, younger rights and future standards
15 Jan 2021

Oppo’s patent focus: smaller deals, younger rights and future standards

Shanghai-based R&D firm Langbo inks its first patent sale to a major Chinese buyer after a pair of deals with foreign NPEs

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14 Jan 2021

Deal with RPX a huge win for IV - and other takeaways from a licensing blockbuster

After we exclusively broke the news of the big ticket transaction we look at the key points to have emerged from the agreement Read more

13 Jan 2021

Qualcomm-backed advocacy group makes pitch to Biden on patent system in “distress”

With inauguration just days away a growing band of IP organisations are having their say on what direction patent policy should take over the next four years Read more

12 Jan 2021

Samsung and WiLAN patent transfers point to more semiconductor deal activity

Two separate assignments have seen the Korean tech giant and the NPE acquire assets from IBM and Mediatek Read more

12 Jan 2021

Newly-passed Orange Book law leaves the big questions unanswered

Clearing up remaining uncertainties over FDA patent listings will be the subject of intense debate in the US over coming months Read more

Designs

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4 Dec 2020

3M’s diversity pioneer on why data and collaboration are key to broadening the innovation pool

After seeing her work recognised by the IPO, the company's assistant chief IP counsel Sandra Nowak spoke with IAM on why some parts of the market are still playing catch-up Read more

21 Nov 2020

RCEP is a leap for China but a small step for IP

World’s largest trade pact is not a show-stopper when it comes to IP, but it will bring changes to ASEAN and clouds US ability to set regional agenda Read more

24 Oct 2020

To educate lawyers who change the world, we cannot let this crisis go to waste

As the covid-19 pandemic continues to upend education in the US and beyond, there is an opportunity to create a new normal in how IP is taught, says Megan Carpenter, Dean of the Franklin Pierce School of Law Read more

12 Oct 2020

External ownership of law firms could herald an IP revolution but clients will need to be convinced

With Arizona and Utah relaxing rules, investors, service providers and lawyers themselves wonder if more states will follow suit - and see plenty of opportunities if they do Read more

Finance

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8 Jan 2021

South Korea's Intellectual Discovery is in the process of becoming a big league, mainstream NPE

A year after a major capital infusion and a change of leadership, the firm has notched some notable settlements in the US and laid the groundwork for new assertion campaigns Read more

12 Dec 2020

It’s time for investors to re-assess intangibles

A recent report suggests Wall Street is beginning to realise that the rise of intangible assets has thrown a spanner into time-tested valuation models Read more

7 Oct 2020

Aon launches potentially game-changing IP financing initiative with $100 million loan to agritech company

“This is the first time you have had the financial industry and the insurance industry come together to create this much capital backed solely by IP,” says CEO Lee Read more

24 Sep 2020

Chinese EV makers get serious about patents

Startups that have listed in the US and China look more like Tesla than Nikola from an IP portfolio perspective Read more

Frand/SEPS

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11 Jan 2021

Former USPTO head says Biden Administration should continue the current direction of SEP policy

After four years which have seen a pronounced shift in the US government’s thinking on FRAND licensing, David Kappos argues that the new presidency should not change course Read more

6 Jan 2021

Inside Samsung's Wuhan anti-suit injunction against Ericsson

Text of China's latest big FRAND decision is revealed to mixed reactions as dispute between the two companies escalates Read more

29 Dec 2020

The Ericsson v Samsung FRAND licensing dispute explodes into life

The Korean giant’s Christmas day anti-suit injunction from a Chinese court receives a swift response from Judge Gilstrap in the Eastern District of Texas Read more

21 Dec 2020

In its Texas FRAND suit against Samsung, Ericsson introduces a brand new SEP litigation strategy

A need for speed has seen the Swedish company decide that the best form of attack is defence Read more

Law & Policy

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11 Jan 2021

Former USPTO head says Biden Administration should continue the current direction of SEP policy

After four years which have seen a pronounced shift in the US government’s thinking on FRAND licensing, David Kappos argues that the new presidency should not change course Read more

9 Jan 2021

Revealed: the email Andrei Iancu sent to USPTO staff on the day the US Capitol was stormed

“I am heartbroken to see this affront to our constitutional electoral process,” the agency’s Director wrote Read more

7 Jan 2021

Surprise change to FDA Purple Book creates risks and opportunities for biosimilar producers

A US patent transparency amendment has mixed implications for the strategies pursued by biologics copycat producers Read more

5 Jan 2021

Generic drug pathway could be “decimated” by recent CAFC judgment

Skinny-label drugs to face greater litigation dangers unless recent decision is overturned, warn 57 academics Read more

Litigation

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11 Jan 2021

Samsung heats up OLED battle with Japanese upstart

Countersuit against JOLED follows appointment of Covington & Burling lawyer as new IP head at Korean company’s Samsung Display affiliate Read more

8 Jan 2021

How Apple, Microsoft and Samsung lead the way among the PTAB’s most frequent filers

Data analysis shows how the top five users of the Board perform per petition, per patent and per claim Read more

8 Jan 2021

South Korea's Intellectual Discovery is in the process of becoming a big league, mainstream NPE

A year after a major capital infusion and a change of leadership, the firm has notched some notable settlements in the US and laid the groundwork for new assertion campaigns Read more

7 Jan 2021

Touchscreen NPE settles patent suits with tech giants, including Samsung, Lenovo and Microsoft

Ireland-based Neodrón closes deal that sees litigation with a host of big name players come to an end Read more

Market Developments

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16 Dec 2020

Five key insights into 2020’s drug royalty transactions

It has been a year of creative and flexible deal-making with many life sciences entities taking advantage of the revenues this kind of IP monetisation can deliver Read more

15 Dec 2020

Ericsson’s Samsung suit is driven by a belief in the strength of its patents

The Swedish company has decided to take a short-term royalty hit because it thinks its IP will deliver significant financial rewards over the long-term Read more

4 Dec 2020

3M’s diversity pioneer on why data and collaboration are key to broadening the innovation pool

After seeing her work recognised by the IPO, the company's assistant chief IP counsel Sandra Nowak spoke with IAM on why some parts of the market are still playing catch-up Read more

24 Nov 2020

Measuring diversity in invention and patenting is easier said than done

As companies ramp up their efforts to diversify their invention workforce, gathering key data poses a challenge that members of the Gathering felt they had to overcome Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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11 Jan 2021

Exclusive: RPX and Intellectual Ventures ink landmark licensing deal

IV’s Arvin Patel helps drive transaction just months after joining from TiVo; while RPX CEO McCurdy hails comprehensive licence in transaction valued in low nine figures Read more

11 Jan 2021

Samsung heats up OLED battle with Japanese upstart

Countersuit against JOLED follows appointment of Covington & Burling lawyer as new IP head at Korean company’s Samsung Display affiliate Read more

8 Jan 2021

South Korea's Intellectual Discovery is in the process of becoming a big league, mainstream NPE

A year after a major capital infusion and a change of leadership, the firm has notched some notable settlements in the US and laid the groundwork for new assertion campaigns Read more

7 Jan 2021

Touchscreen NPE settles patent suits with tech giants, including Samsung, Lenovo and Microsoft

Ireland-based Neodrón closes deal that sees litigation with a host of big name players come to an end Read more

Patent Pools

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15 Dec 2020

HEVC licensing platform Velos Media makes a change at the top

New head Greg Weiss warns of a more fractured video licensing landscape if stakeholders don’t get VVC process right Read more

14 Dec 2020

Top Qualcomm licensing executive indicates cooling interest in patent pools

Senior VP John Han says he doesn’t see the right balance between licensors and licensees’ interests from some programmes Read more

8 Dec 2020

Google signs up to leading HEVC pool as both licensee and licensor

Panasonic, ARRIS and DJI also among those to join the Access Advance platform Read more

7 Dec 2020

Cryptocurrency patent alliance has Jack Dorsey's full backing, says Square's IP head

In an exclusive interviewKirupa Pushparaj talks about how COPA will work and its plans to get ahead of the assertion curve Read more

Patents Law

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11 Jan 2021

Exclusive: RPX and Intellectual Ventures ink landmark licensing deal

IV’s Arvin Patel helps drive transaction just months after joining from TiVo; while RPX CEO McCurdy hails comprehensive licence in transaction valued in low nine figures Read more

11 Jan 2021

Former USPTO head says Biden Administration should continue the current direction of SEP policy

After four years which have seen a pronounced shift in the US government’s thinking on FRAND licensing, David Kappos argues that the new presidency should not change course Read more

11 Jan 2021

Samsung heats up OLED battle with Japanese upstart

Countersuit against JOLED follows appointment of Covington & Burling lawyer as new IP head at Korean company’s Samsung Display affiliate Read more

8 Jan 2021

How Apple, Microsoft and Samsung lead the way among the PTAB’s most frequent filers

Data analysis shows how the top five users of the Board perform per petition, per patent and per claim Read more

Strategy

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6 Jan 2021

Inside Samsung's Wuhan anti-suit injunction against Ericsson

Text of China's latest big FRAND decision is revealed to mixed reactions as dispute between the two companies escalates Read more

22 Dec 2020

Three life sciences trade secrets and data strategy lessons

As non-patent assets become increasingly important, pharma and biotech innovators must adapt their IP strategies. Read more

16 Dec 2020

Five key insights into 2020’s drug royalty transactions

It has been a year of creative and flexible deal-making with many life sciences entities taking advantage of the revenues this kind of IP monetisation can deliver Read more

15 Dec 2020

Ericsson’s Samsung suit is driven by a belief in the strength of its patents

The Swedish company has decided to take a short-term royalty hit because it thinks its IP will deliver significant financial rewards over the long-term Read more

Technology Licensing

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11 Jan 2021

Former USPTO head says Biden Administration should continue the current direction of SEP policy

After four years which have seen a pronounced shift in the US government’s thinking on FRAND licensing, David Kappos argues that the new presidency should not change course Read more

8 Jan 2021

South Korea's Intellectual Discovery is in the process of becoming a big league, mainstream NPE

A year after a major capital infusion and a change of leadership, the firm has notched some notable settlements in the US and laid the groundwork for new assertion campaigns Read more

29 Dec 2020

The Ericsson v Samsung FRAND licensing dispute explodes into life

The Korean giant’s Christmas day anti-suit injunction from a Chinese court receives a swift response from Judge Gilstrap in the Eastern District of Texas Read more

22 Dec 2020

Three life sciences trade secrets and data strategy lessons

As non-patent assets become increasingly important, pharma and biotech innovators must adapt their IP strategies. Read more

Trade Secrets

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7 Jan 2021

Surprise change to FDA Purple Book creates risks and opportunities for biosimilar producers

A US patent transparency amendment has mixed implications for the strategies pursued by biologics copycat producers Read more

22 Dec 2020

Three life sciences trade secrets and data strategy lessons

As non-patent assets become increasingly important, pharma and biotech innovators must adapt their IP strategies. Read more

12 Dec 2020

It’s time for investors to re-assess intangibles

A recent report suggests Wall Street is beginning to realise that the rise of intangible assets has thrown a spanner into time-tested valuation models Read more

4 Dec 2020

3M’s diversity pioneer on why data and collaboration are key to broadening the innovation pool

After seeing her work recognised by the IPO, the company's assistant chief IP counsel Sandra Nowak spoke with IAM on why some parts of the market are still playing catch-up Read more

Valuation

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22 Dec 2020

Three life sciences trade secrets and data strategy lessons

As non-patent assets become increasingly important, pharma and biotech innovators must adapt their IP strategies. Read more

16 Dec 2020

Five key insights into 2020’s drug royalty transactions

It has been a year of creative and flexible deal-making with many life sciences entities taking advantage of the revenues this kind of IP monetisation can deliver Read more

12 Dec 2020

It’s time for investors to re-assess intangibles

A recent report suggests Wall Street is beginning to realise that the rise of intangible assets has thrown a spanner into time-tested valuation models Read more

3 Dec 2020

New patent politics put US public-private partnerships under threat, says BIO’s IP chief

In an exclusive interview, Hans Sauer talks of concerns over a shift in federal strategy and argues that government research funding should not be seen as a commercial investment Read more

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