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22 May 2019

Part two of our exclusive listing of the US's biggest patent portfolios is revealed

We continue the countdown of this year's IAM/ktMINE US Patent 1,000 Club - comprising every entity that owns 1,000+ active US patents - by naming those who sit in spots 275 to 184

21 May 2019

Revealed <em>-</em> every entity with 1,000 or more active US patents 

There are 367 entities in the IAM/ktMINE US Patent 1000 club. We begin to name them all today by counting down to number 275 

20 May 2019

Trade war has not stopped US-China chip patent deals

Analysis of US patent assignment data shows cross-border transactions are still happening in semiconductors and other high-tech sectors. Proposed legislation could lead to greater scrutiny

17 May 2019

The pledge that may reduce Tesla’s value as it seeks additional funds

In 2014, Elon Musk vowed not to sue anyone for patent infringement if they used the company’s technology in “good faith”. Five years later and that may not look to be such a great idea

16 May 2019

As Broadcom steps up its assertion strategy, German suit against Nintendo spills over into US court

Chip giant looks to force rival Nvidia to disclose details on technology that the Japanese games company claims invalidates litigated patent

13 May 2019

Continental lawsuit against Avanci could help set the terms for licensing in the IoT 

Key automotive supplier accuses pool operator, Nokia and several other patent owners of antitrust violations in what looks set to become a blockbuster case in front of the Northern California federal district court

09 May 2019

Spirit of collaboration in the air at IAM’s fourth Auto IP USA event

With the industry facing numerous competitive challenges, traditional operators are increasingly turning to partnerships with new and existing players in a dynamic that throws up numerous IP challenges  

09 May 2019

Toyota taking aim at GE hybrid patents as it offers its own for free

The dispute over the validity of 5 GE-owned patents goes back to before the automakers big initiative announced last week; early returns from the PTAB have not been favourable for the Japanese firm

07 May 2019

Faraday Future seeks lifeline from $1.25 billion IP valuation

Cash-strapped electric vehicle start-up hopes to attract much-needed funding after Houlihan Lokey estimate of the value of its portfolio, which includes tech, patents and trademarks 

02 May 2019

Avanci’s success suggests that patent pools have a bright future. If only the HEVC community would get the message

News that five more Volkswagen brands have signed up to the IoT platform underline strengths of a pooled approach in providing transparency and certainty to SEP licensing

02 May 2019

Fresh off an important licence in China, LG Chem breaks truce with chaebol rival 

Five years into a decade-long non-aggression pact, LG Chem says SK Innovation has been poaching its engineers to steal trade secrets

30 April 2019

Subsidy cuts will spark tech and patent competition in China's crowded EV market

Beijing is slashing handouts for electric vehicle purchases, setting up a reckoning for domestic competitors in a crowded market. Technology will be crucial to survival, and IP strategy will be more important than ever

29 April 2019

Singapore promises fast track for AI-related patent applications

The city-state’s patent office is touting six month turnaround – regardless of nationality – in a bid to spur local and overseas filings

19 April 2019

Supplier Denso is a key cog in Toyota’s open patent plan

The auto company is the biggest shareholder in the parts giant, a growing IP power which is ramping up its ability to make electric vehicle parts

19 April 2019

New framework for US patent eligibility reform runs into familiar problems

At a well-attended Washington DC meeting on Wednesday, key stakeholders struggled to get past a series of issues that have consistently hampered attempts to deliver changes to Section 101 via Congress