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08 February 2019

Japan's Wacom bulks up patent portfolio

The high-end maker of tablets and styluses for artists and designers makes its latest patent acquisition amidst new US litigation and a push to reach more consumers with competitively priced offerings

07 February 2019

An insider look at the IP Asia Elite

The newest members of IAM's IP Asia Elite give us the inside scoop on what makes a great IP function tick  

05 February 2019

TiVo might be about to split at a time when its licensing business has significant concerns

Latest report suggests that result of a strategic review will see the company's product and IP arms separate, but current courtroom tussle with Comcast means the timing is not great

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

As 5th birthday nears LOTNet aims to prove you can monetise patents and be a member at the same time

After Microsoft's headline grabbing decision to sign-up to the network last year, LOT CEO “absolutely expects IBM to join” once its Red Hat acquisition is finalised

31 January 2019

Excalibur IP accuses Spotify of infringing former Yahoo! patents

Delaware lawsuit is first move to litigate assets since former RPX dealmaker took control of portfolio 

29 January 2019

Facebook turns to IV for latest patent purchase

Deal follows acquisition of assets from AT&T and Provenance, and shows that interest in giant NPE’s portfolio remains high

29 January 2019

Foxconn filing fewer patents, not more, as it seeks to move up value chain

The company’s applications in its home jurisdiction of Taiwan fell 50% year-on-year in 2018, as it also marked a second year outside the USPTO’s top 50 patentees

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

28 January 2019

New industry forum seeks to bridge licensor/licensee divide and chart a new course for next video codec

Apple, Canon, Dolby, Ericsson and InterDigital are among early backers of attempt to change the licensing dynamic for the VVC standard

26 January 2019

Taylor Swift rewrites the rules for licensing

The singer-songwriter is using her industry clout to secure an unprecedented record deal that will also improve the streaming-related revenue of fellow artists.

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

17 January 2019

Chinese Airpod assembler picks up patents from Panasonic

GoerTek’s billionaire founder modeled his business on Panasonic from day one. Now “China’s Bluetooth king” is buying patents from the Japanese company

15 January 2019

Latest lawsuits underline importance of TiVo’s patent battle with Comcast

The TV guide technology business has accused the cable giant of infringing eight of its rights as talk again turns to a possible sell-off of the products business in order to focus entirely on licensing