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07 February 2019

Pantech deals more patents, this time to Oppo

Sell-off continues as new ownership seeks to get out from under nearly $100 million in debt with just a few hundred granted US patents remaining in its arsenal

04 February 2019

Taiwan touts trade secret protection as patent filings remain level 

IP office director states that even TSMC, the island's top patentee, relies on trade secrets to protect 90% of innovations

04 February 2019

China drives growth in AI patent filings, but US still global leader for quality

Microsoft and Alphabet possess the strongest machine learning portfolios, but Chinese state-sponsored R&D and access to data has the potential to shift the power dynamics

28 January 2019

For Samsung Electronics, patents increasingly help close deals

Recent assignments show the Korean conglomerate transferring US patent rights to Nokia, TiVo and Philips against the backdrop of licence deals and strategic business partnerships

25 January 2019

Treat IP rights as property to maximise their value, Huawei CEO urges

In a rare public appearance, the Chinese telecom’s founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei, reaffirms commitment to respect third-party patents and explains why paying more than the competition will keep his company ahead

24 January 2019

Qualcomm has Apple on the back foot in Chinese media war of words

The Cupertino company may be the victim of a desire in China to show that the country's patent litigation system is modern and extremely effective

22 January 2019

Despite its potential appeal to patent owners don’t expect a litigation stampede to Waco

Appointment of experienced patent litigator to local bench and Austin's growing reputation as a tech hub must be weighed against defendant-friendly rules

19 January 2019

Google makes big wearables play to show sector still has appeal for Silicon Valley elite

$40 million deal with Fossil involves acquisition of IP relating to smartwatch technology and will also see transfer of an R&D team

15 January 2019

Coolpad CEO removed after lamenting lax IP enforcement in China

The executive who charted a new course for the company based in part on patent monetisation sounded disillusioned with China’s IP system days before his ouster

11 January 2019

Anticipated tech unicorn IPO stampede may not mean a patent-buying bonanza

Uber, Lyft, Pinterest, Slack among those planning to list or actively considering it, but in comparison to the past the numbers of assets being acquired is low

10 January 2019

Iancu-inspired subject matter guidance meets with industry approval, but may make Congressional action less likely

After heavy trailing by the USPTO Director, agency proposes new details on issue of abstract ideas just as the Supreme Court turns its attention to “blockbuster” 101 Fed Circuit case

08 January 2019

Immersion hands CEO job to former Nokia and Dolby patent monetisation head

The appointment of Ramzi Haidamus comes just days after the touchscreen technology company announced a partnership and licensing deal with Google

07 January 2019

US patent sales jump, with Samsung, InterDigital and Fortress among those leading the way

Transactions back up in third quarter after Q2 slump. More NPEs are buying up assets, while software continues to attract most interest indicating a price rise may be on the way

07 December 2018

Any attempts at 101 reform must deal with a Silicon Valley sized problem

Closed door meeting on Capitol Hill looks to set the agenda for patent legislation in next Congress

23 November 2018

Xiaomi inks video licence as Huawei loses German court case

Sources tell IAM MPEG-LA has secured an AVC/H.264 licence with Xiaomi.