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15 February 2019

Takeover wars intensify between listed IP firms in Australia

Aggressive move by the country’s largest public IP services group seems designed to thwart the merger of two smaller rivals. But further consolidation in the space still looks likely

14 February 2019

World’s most valuable startup buys patents again

The company behind Tik Tok bought out much of a struggling smartphone maker’s patent portfolio in January. USPTO assignments from last week show what assets Beijing-based ByteDance came away with

13 February 2019

IPBC Global 2019 is shaping up to be the biggest and best of the series so far

Senior decision makers from a wide range of companies are already confirmed to attend as demand for tickets exceeds the rate for last year's sell-out event in San Francisco 

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  

04 February 2019

New names added to <em>IAM</em>'s list of Asia-Pac's market-leading IP operations

The Asia IP Elite identifies companies and institutions in the region that have world class IP functions. Here we introduce the 18  latest additions and explain why they have made the cut

30 January 2019

Winners of the inaugural Global IP Awards named at gala dinner in London

Law and attorney firms from around the world recognised for their outstanding work in litigation, prosecution and transactions during 2018

30 January 2019

What investors need to know about IP due diligence

Understanding a company’s intellectual property is a crucial part of any investor’s acquisition due diligence as it provides an insight into a target’s overall management and points to a business’s possible future direction.

28 January 2019

Could the rise of data leave IP professionals stranded?

As data is increasingly treated as an asset class, IP professionals must learn to embrace it or risk being ignored by their own organisations.

26 January 2019

An investor's guide to stellar IP due diligence

Private equity funds, VCs and other financial players are beginning to appreciate the value of taking a deep dive into tech company patent holdings, but actually getting a timely and pertinent view is a challenging task 

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

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

22 January 2019

Blockchain startup’s new tack reveals much about what IP managers need most

Operem is still working toward building a blockchain platform for patent trading, but its first product reflects demand for tools that enable open innovation efforts and trade secret protection

18 December 2018

US patent litigation looks set to drop again in 2018

Volume of new cases forecast to fall to under 4,000 for the first time since 2011 - and to well below levels for trademark and copyright suits

13 December 2018

IP talent is one the most sought-after intellectual assets in China

Job market figures in China show huge demand for IP professionals, but educators and tech companies say good help is hard to find

30 November 2018

A director’s guide to modernising IP governance frameworks

Boards and directors typically prioritise non-IP issues on the corporate agenda; however, legal requirements and market activities suggest that this might be a serious misstep.