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23 November 2018

Brokered patent sales are on the up as more buyers get active

Exclusive analysis done by ROL Group for IAM shows a maturing market in which prices are stabilising, selling programmes are becoming more streamlined and there are more transactions overall

20 November 2018

DJI acquired US patents from Microsoft amid litigation fight with competitor

Assignment of 30 patents followed announcement of the Chinese firm's participation in the Azure IP Advantage programme. The two companies are also collaborating on AI and machine learning for drones.

16 November 2018

IP Bridge earns first US litigation win

Jury verdict comes three years after the Japanese sovereign patent fund led by CEO Shigeharu Yoshii (pictured, centre) made Chinese mobile maker TCL its first US litigation target.

08 November 2018

More valuable to offer patent licences through LOT and OIN than do it ourselves, says Microsoft IP chief

Andersen explains decision to join defensive platforms; also heaps praise on USPTO Director – “I think he’s doing a super job”

06 November 2018

RPX data throws low China damages into sharp relief

In a universe of 21,000 civil patent infringement judgments, just 14 produced awards of over $1 million. But the company’s VP for analytics tells IAM that China remains a major concern for RPX clients.

22 October 2018

New PTAB decision looks like a good result for third-party IPR filers

Just months after Federal Circuit came down hard on RPX, Board's institution of a Unified review petition offers further guidance on determining real-party-in-interest

16 October 2018

After McCurdy’s exit, Provenance rethinks its strategy

“There’s no question that asserting is an option,” says new CEO Lynch

12 October 2018

New US litigation stats analysis suggests much greater role for lone inventors

Operating companies are now the biggest filers of new patent lawsuits, but numbers also indicate that potential heirs to Edison may have been filing many more suits than was previously thought

11 October 2018

Third IV fund has not been sold, says VP, but it does have a major new investor

Mathan Ganesan confirms that the firm will continue to monetise the 3,000 patents in the fund and that the deal indicates overall market conditions are improving

09 October 2018

Who are the world's leading IP strategists? The <em>IAM Strategy 300</em> nomination process begins

The research process for the 2019 edition of IAM Strategy 300 starts today: let us know who you consider to be a world leading IP strategist.

05 October 2018

Microsoft’s decision to join the LOT Network is another step in the company’s remarkable IP transformation

Move by software giant pushes LOT close to 300 members in major boost for defensive patent platform

01 October 2018

Latest data points to another drop in US patent litigation

Numbers for the third quarter show slight uptick in filings from Q2, but 2018 volume expected to fall again year-on-year and to be down by 2,500 from 2015

28 September 2018

McCurdy's move to RPX is high stakes for himself and for the firm

The defensive aggregator's new CEO is a much-needed figurehead, but with litigation risk in the US diminishing the former Provenance head faces some serious challenges

27 September 2018

The shapers of the global IP market

The fifth IAM Market Makers reveals which executives we believe to be setting the parameters of the patent business world. Many of the 40 names have featured on the list for a number of years; some are new; and – for the first time – a couple of big names do not appear at all

25 September 2018

Huawei's Jason Ding named as the world's top IP dealmaker

The head of the IP group at the Chinese telecoms giant is the first Asia-based leader to top our annual Market Makers list of the most influential patent value creators on the planet