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12 December 2019

Seoul Semiconductor patent auction analysis reveals a mixed bag of assets

In sales due to be held this month and next, the Korean company offers two radically different portfolios. But value is in the eye of the beholder - and a range of businesses could be making bids

11 December 2019

Partnership with former rival hands boost to Lyft’s patent portfolio

Agreement with Gett sees around 40 assets transferred to ride-sharing giant continuing a busy period of IP dealmaking for the company

10 December 2019

How the threat of unsold rights, the rise of the in-house dealmaker and a revolution in analytics are re-shaping the IP deals market

As IAM releases this year's brokered patent market survey one of its authors digs deep into the current climate for transactions and explains why some of the grunt work of five years ago is a thing of the past

10 December 2019

Breaking: Microsoft IP head announces he’s leaving for pastures new

Erich Andersen to take job as GC at another company after more than five years in top role; no indication yet of replacement

09 December 2019

Healthcare and pharma sector sees most patent deals activity in Q3 in the US 

Latest data shows Global Foundries, IV and Seiko among top sellers; NPEs the top buyers, with Samsung, Pinterest and BBK Electronics also among the leaders

06 December 2019

Chinese memory upstart secures DRAM patents in hybrid deal with WiLAN

CXMT picks up former Qimonda rights at a time when Beijing government is prioritising creation of national champions

03 December 2019

Volvo Cars joins Avanci, adding another major auto manufacturer to platform’s stable of brands

CEO Alfalahi – deal is further sign that one-stop solution is paying off; expect Internet of Things deals to follow in 2020  

02 December 2019

Panasonic sells semiconductor unit in $250m deal

Acquirer out of Taiwan says transaction will broaden its IP portfolio and add significant R&D resources, but it is not clear just how many patents will change hands

28 November 2019

Troubled Chinese tech firm seeks to re-assure creditors with patent transfer

One week after missing bond payments, display company says its top shareholder will assign it core patent rights

28 November 2019

Apple’s IP chief takes top place in this year’s <em>IAM</em> Market Makers list

Jeff Myers heads the 40-strong selection of the global dealmaking elite thanks in no small part to the iPhone giant’s huge Intel patent play in the summer

28 November 2019

Four IP takeaways from Novartis’ $9.7 billion acquisition of The Medicines Company

Over the weekend, Novartis struck one of the largest deals in the biopharma sectors this year, agreeing to pay $9.7 billion for cardiovascular specialist The Medicines Company

27 November 2019

Leaders at Philips, Lenovo, Broadcom and AT&T named as members of the global IP dealmaking elite

Today we move in the top half of this year’s Market Makers listing and individuals working inside operating companies dominate

26 November 2019

Korean company plans to auction 5G, LED rights

Seoul Semiconductor is kicking off a “new patent management strategy” with two portfolios going under the hammer later this year

26 November 2019

Meet the innovators who drive global IP dealmaking

Part two of this year’s IAM Market Makers countdown covers the individuals sitting in places 30 to 21

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