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26 November 2019

“Astounding” USPTO patent assignment document reveals details of licensees to 500 assets sold by IBM

Recent transfer document relating to large Big Blue portfolio contains a who’s who of licensees in rare disclosure of the company's extensive dealmaking activity

22 November 2019

IBM sell off continues - but latest deal is not with an operating company

More than 500 granted patents and applications from the US and elsewhere sold, with Big Blue’s current rate of dealmaking suggesting it is likely to join LOT Network soon

21 November 2019

Just in case you didn’t get the message - Apple issues SEP FRAND statement

With Intel deal set to close, and as courts around the world continue to weigh in on standards debate, iPhone maker stakes out its position

20 November 2019

South Korean NPE returns in deal with Samsung

Smartphone giant's LTE play makes it the latest operating company to pony up for former Pantech patents

20 November 2019

IP industry veterans make a pitch to clear patent risk in the changing world of video

Senior players with backgrounds at IV, Kudelski and Lenovo, among others, have $10 million in hand to begin to build the VideoLabs arsenal

19 November 2019

Second listing sees Alibaba on firmer IP footing

The e-commerce giant prices its Hong Kong offering this week. Five years after its NYSE debut, it has a more formidable patent portfolio and new IP-based alliances

19 November 2019

IBM, Microsoft, the Linux Foundation and OIN join forces to counter open source threat

Quartet announce that they are set to be founder members of Unified Patents’ new zone to tackle potential of NPE action against heart of software community

18 November 2019

A seismic cert – what to watch out for following the Supreme Court’s decision to hear <em>Google v Oracle</em>

Another Federal Circuit reversal, the search for a middle ground, one-time IP rivals united and more as SCOTUS gets ready for a copyright blockbuster

15 November 2019

Google’s acquisition of Fitbit proves that data is king  

Should it be approved, the tie-up will strengthen the tech giant’s position in a high-growth industry and will also give it the tools to penetrate the healthcare market

15 November 2019

Another big LG assertion could signal a strategy shift

The Korean electronics giant has accused TCL of infringement in Germany, in another lawsuit targeting a Chinese rival

14 November 2019

Legal landscape more rational now but will shift back, says Facebook IP supremo

Get your deals done now before the market begins to rebalance in favour of patent owners, Allen Lo advises licensees while speaking on panel at the annual IP Dealmakers conference

14 November 2019

Skyhawk deal with Celgene confirms growing importance of platform technologies in life sciences IP value creation

Increased focus on gene and cell-related therapies as well as falling R&D returns, promise to heighten biopharma interest in tapping into the potential of SkySTAR and other platforms

13 November 2019

EPO agreement to boost Chinese companies' Europe push

Foreign companies with R&D in China may also benefit from deal opening up PCT search options

13 November 2019

LOT passes a major milestone in members with Visa, Disney and Caterpillar signing up

CEO: the PAE problem is only going to increase as patent strength revives under Iancu; get ready for more expansion and the era of “LOT-plus”, with SEPs a focus

12 November 2019

After declaring itself litigation free, Immersion makes substantial cuts to its patent portfolio and puts more emphasis on technology licensing

In a play that is becoming familiar in the IP market, CEO Ramzi Haidamus is overseeing a major scaling back of the haptics leader's assets while looking to move beyond pure monetisation