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13 June 2018

The Battistelli legacy, China concerns, gambling opportunities and a whole lot more from IPBC Global 2018

The sessions on the third and final day of IPBC Global 2018 have now finished; and, like yesterday, the action has come thick and first across a variety of plenaries, breakouts and masterclasses. The members of IAM’s editorial team on the ground at…

09 June 2018

Every entity that owns 1,000 or more active US patents identified in new IAM and ktMINE research

Close to 50% of all US patents are owned by a group of just 346 entities. IAM and analytics provider ktMINE reveal the members of the US Patent 1,000 Club.

09 April 2018

Despite patent pools comeback video compression market shows licensees still have much to consider

As IAM has covered over the last few years, patent pools appear to be gaining in popularity, in part because the tough licensing environment has encouraged patent owners in particular to seek out ways to make the dealmaking process much more…

03 January 2018

The IAM IP personalities of 2017 - part two

Yesterday, we named our first five IP personalities of 2017. Today, we complete the line-up by naming the final five. Here they are: Arvin PATEL - The December announcement that Technicolor is in the process of negotiating a potential sale of its…

01 May 2017

Fixed-time patent-buying programme IP3 back again for 2017; but this time it’s different

AST is launching a new version of the Industry Patent Purchase Program (IP3) as it looks to once again give patent owners a quick and efficient way to sell their assets. The news, which was announced today, follows last year’s original IP3, which…

20 January 2017

Samsung taps Kudelski’s licensing prowess to push wider adoption of content delivery technology

Samsung Electronics and Kudelski Group are teaming up to license content delivery technology that they have developed together, marking what may be a first step in a radical new direction for the Korean company in terms of monetising its IP assets. …

12 January 2017

WiLAN ramps up litigation over Siri patents with Amazon among the targets

WiLAN has stepped up its campaign against the growing personal digital assistant market filing six lawsuits before and after Christmas against a series of big tech companies including Amazon and HTC over patents that underpin Siri, the popular…

12 July 2016

Thomson Reuters $3.55 billion buyout and multi-million-dollar law firm float point to Asia's rising IP star

Two big transactions involving IP service provider businesses are on the horizon - and in both cases, the draw of the Asia-Pacific region's huge IP market potential looms large. Thomson Reuters announced yesterday that it had entered into a…

02 February 2016

Intellectual Ventures and Rovi join forces and tread a new path with reverse ‘privateering’ deal

Digital entertainment company Rovi and Intellectual Ventures (IV) announced yesterday that they are combining their respective patent portfolios relevant to over-the-top content (OTT) technology and will offer them for licensing as a single package…

18 December 2015

Big buck Chinese investors, changing attitudes and antitrust actions – the Asia-Pacific’s IP market in 2015

It has been a busy 2015 for IP owners operating in Asia, with the region continuing to challenge Europe as the world’s second major IP marketplace (and, with things the way they are in the United States at the moment, first place may even be up for…

10 November 2015

Buying strategies for growing companies; the great "troll" debate; US hope & more at IPBC Asia 2015 Day Two

The plenary and breakout sessions of IPBC Asia 2015 have now come to an end, although many of the 550 delegates are now enjoying one final networking opportunity at the closing drinks reception. Before joining them, IAM’s team of reporters covering…

15 October 2015

Grief and acceptance in patent market, the case to watch and a new licensing paradigm

I’ve spent some time recently on the road, first at the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s annual meeting in Chicago and then, last week, in and around Seattle. I was meeting with patent owners, advisers and intermediaries, and hearing all…

28 April 2015

Indian businesses crave IP certainty, but better patent values are tempting them overseas

Indian corporate leaders view a strong and sustainable IP system as key to furthering their country’s economic development and attracting continued foreign investment, a recent study suggests. A lack of confidence that this is currently the case –…

31 March 2015

With so much fear surrounding the PIPCO sector, now is the time to be greedy, says leading IP investor

Mark Argento is a founding partner of boutique investment bank Lake Street Capital Markets and one of the leading analysts of public IP companies (PIPCOs). The businesses he covers include Acacia Research, TiVo, Unwired Planet and Vringo. He…