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22 January 2019

Bridgestone's TomTom acquisition shows that data is the new gold rush

The $1 billion deal emphasises that for IP professionals a detailed understanding of data-related issues is set to become essential

04 December 2018

All the action from the final day of IPBC Asia 2018

This year's event in Shanghai has now come to an end. It's been a great couple of days, including the IP Asia Elite Gala Dinner and Awards held last night

03 December 2018

IPBC Asia Day One report - all the highlights from another sell-out event

How Chinese courts will rule the patent world; Qualcomm's 5G licensing spree; don't jail trolls, says former supreme court judge; patent sales are on the up; plus a whole lot more from a wet, but spectacular, Shanghai Pudong

02 December 2018

Oppo’s big Nokia deal; pharma patents under pressure; Silicon Valley woe; patent market data revealed; plus much more

Your essential Sunday reading: a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform in the past week - as well as links to each one

16 November 2018

How Dolby uses IP to turn world class innovation into bottom line returns

The inside track on a 50-year exercise in managing a multi-dimensional value creation strategy that keeps on delivering successful results

19 October 2018

Huawei’s smartphone ambition cannot be achieved without Honor

Speculation in China suggests that the mobile giant may spin-out one of its biggest-selling domestic sub-brands as an independent company

10 October 2018

Software patentability and protection strategies among key themes at major San Francisco gathering

Third annual IAM Software IP event returns to the Bay Area on 30th October with over 20 top corporate leaders featured in the speaking faculty. Change is in the air in the US and elsewhere, so there will be much to discuss

15 August 2018

New survey highlights emerging trends in IP operations management

Backlogs and budgets feature among top IP owner concerns in research published by Clarivate Analytics.

07 June 2018

Intellectual Ventures, Amex veterans to launch blockchain-powered IP trading platform

New start-up Operem hopes to launch IP exchange by year's end after closing series A funding round in April. CEO Tim Londergan says the project can lure financial investors into the IP world. 

22 May 2018

Chinese company which raised $1.3 billion in IP-backed financing has Virginia factory site foreclosed

It would appear that the recipient of the largest ever IP-backed loan has come full circle to cautionary tale. Tranlin Paper, based in China’s Shandong Province, borrowed well over a billion dollars from the China Development bank in 2014 on the…

20 May 2018

There is one Brexit IP issue that could explode politically - and it has nothing to do with patents

Ask any European IP professional about the Brexit issues which take up most of their time and they are likely to tell you about things such as the UPC and the unitary patent, the enforcement directive and decoupling the UK from the Community…

18 May 2018

Suing a Chinese entity in the United States? Expect a two year wait to serve process

There are a host of challenges when it comes to trying to assert US patents against a Chinese legal entity. A recent court filing by Dutch telecom KPN, which is suing Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus in the District of Delaware, underlines what looks to be a…

26 April 2018

The inductees into the IP Hall of Fame for 2018 have been announced

A pioneer in Asia, a renowned US judge and the head of IP at one of the world’s most innovative companies are this year’s inductees into the IP Hall of Fame. Ella Cheong, Richard Linn and Kevin Rhodes were selected to join the pantheon by the IP…

08 April 2018

Barcelona court reveals 40% rise in fast track protocol activity during this year's Mobile World Congress

If you were to name Europe’s patent litigation hotspots, places like Dusseldorf, Munich, Mannheim, London and The Hague would spring quickly to mind; perhaps followed by the likes of Paris and Milan. One thing is for sure, though: no Spanish city…

28 March 2018

What we have been covering in IAM over the last seven days

This week IAM focused on a major challenge for Ericsson as the Swedish company launched a suit in Texas against LG that will put its patent portfolio under further scrutiny just months after a decision in California raised questions about its value…