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31 January 2020

USPTO patent assignments indicate Apple got a very good deal out of Intel

Records contain a treasure trove of information on more than 22,000 assets and suggests that the iPhone maker's holdings have been significantly boosted by the blockbuster transaction

30 January 2020

Vivo picks up hundreds of patents in Nokia deal

Asset transfers recorded last week provide strong indication that companies reached a license deal during 2019

29 January 2020

Very quietly, Sisvel and Samsung agree another patent pool deal

Luxembourg-based firm secures the South Korean giant as both licensee and licensor in its DVB-T2 programme

28 January 2020

John Amster on why his new IP business could be a lot bigger than RPX

Rowan offers range of patent-based services, but work the firm did with Cisco suggests that its approach to fighting counterfeiting might drive the biggest growth

27 January 2020

Another big name exit from the Microsoft IP team revealed

Chief patent counsel and key dealmaker Micky Minhas announces his departure, while his former boss Erich Andersen is named as TikTok’s general counsel

27 January 2020

Toyota IP Solutions will help company realise more from its annual $9bn R&D spend, says senior counsel

In an exclusive interview, Fred Mau says launch of new licensing and tech transfer programme is part of a more proactive approach to technology and innovation outreach for the Japanese automaker

21 January 2020

Four trends that will shape life sciences IP deal-making in 2020

After a record-breaking 2019, here are the key value-creation issues to look out for in the new decade

17 January 2020

Volvo Car's IP head takes charge of company's tech investment fund

Expanded role sees Ray Millien tasked with leading team that identifies early stage auto start-ups with potential to become tier 1 or 2 suppliers 

15 January 2020

The IBM patent selloff continued right up until its decision to join LOT Net

USPTO records show that Big Blue off-loaded hundreds of assets to Xperi late last year in its latest major deal

14 January 2020

IBM signs up with the LOT Network

Decision to join follows the acquisition of open source giant Red Hat and is a major boost to the defensive patent operator

09 January 2020

NPE’s litigation move may be a sign of things to come in the healthcare sector

Move by Parallax Health Sciences is an indication that patent assertion plays could increasingly affect life sciences companies as their use of digital technologies increases

06 January 2020

After action packed 2019 Immersion starts the year with aggressive push by familiar activist investor

Viex Capital calls for appointment of five new directors citing failure to implement credible business plan, irresponsible governance and value destroying compensation practices 

06 January 2020

Xiaomi, HP among eleventh-hour MPEG-LA HEVC licensees

Nineteen companies in all took the chance to secure rights to the portfolio before a contingent of South Korean and Japanese patent owners departed the pool last Thursday

20 December 2019

Jury awards $752 million in dispute over cutting-edge CAR-T technology

The California case was one of the early patent battles over the breakthrough cancer cell therapy technology, which is set to become a crowded space in years to come.

20 December 2019

Unified Patents sells majority stake to private equity firm

Defensive player's CEO Kevin Jakel hails milestone that sees Boston-based investor offer significant boost to expansion plans