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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

24 September 2018

The world's top IP dealmakers and value creators identified – part three

We reveal who is listed in positions 20 to 11 in this year's IAM Market Makers ranking of the individuals who drive the global IP market.

21 September 2018

The world's top IP dealmakers and value creators identified – part two

We reveal who is listed in positions 30 to 21 in this year's IAM Market Makers ranking of the individuals who drive the global IP market.

20 September 2018

Revealed: the leaders of the global IP market - part one

We begin the countdown of this year’s IAM Market Makers list, which names the elite individuals who drive global patent dealmaking and value creation from their positions inside corporates, NPEs, investment institutions and other entities. Today, positions 40 to 31.

17 September 2018

Latest quarterly numbers show patent deal activity dropping to lowest level in two years

Exclusive analysis from AST highlights lull in the secondary market. Seiko, Sony and GE feature among top sellers; while Longitude Licensing and RPX lead the way on buyside. 

31 July 2018

In aftermath of Fed Circuit decision on IPR filers Unified changes its messaging

Ruling in Applications in Internet Time v RPX presents a headache for third party IPR filers everywhere, but arguably none more than Unified Patents.

27 July 2018

Validity rulings imperil Chinese SEP campaign after a homegrown defensive aggregator enters the mix

PRB invalidation setback for Guangdong-based Digital Rise could deal a fatal blow to its SEP assertion campaign against TV makers both foreign and domestic.

20 July 2018

Federal Circuit IPR decision puts third-party filers in the spotlight

The ability of the likes of RPX and Unified Patents to file inter partes reviews (IPRs) against patents that have been asserted against their members in district court has been called into question by a recent decision from the Court of Appeals for…

29 June 2018

Tencent makes a splash in open source community by becoming a Linux Foundation platinum member

Chinese social media giant makes a big commitment to the Linux Foundation, becoming just the second Chinese firm to do so.

04 June 2018

IV, Huawei, Sharp and NXP among the leading sellers of patents in first quarter, AST data reveals

IAM has teamed up with Allied Security Trust (AST) to provide quarterly updates on the secondary market for patents to determine who’s buying, who’s selling and what sort of assets are changing hands. As well as the data, AST has provided some…

28 May 2018

RPX filing confirms early interest in the company at well above the eventual sale price

Last week RPX’s proposed takeover by private equity player HGGC passed an important milestone, as the private equity player commenced its tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of the defensive aggregator at its offer price of $10.50 per…

22 May 2018

AI, blockchain and IoT patents all on the shopping list for latest IP3 buying programme

Details of the latest iteration of IP3, the patent buying programme hosted by AST designed to give IP owners a quick and efficient way of selling their assets, were announced this morning. This year’s version is open to non-AST members and is…