Assignments involving Korean tech giant and US software business demonstrate that it’s more than just NPEs that are interested in NPE assets
All the key takeaways from six panels and 30 witnesses across two days of hearings which highlighted the progress made and big challenges ahead as US senators put the focus on section 101
The Patent Office has proposed simplifications to Form 27, which plays a role in compulsory licensing and injunctions, after complaints by Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei and others
Patent owners will not be required to take assets off the market after making submissions; this year's programme also features new sector focus areas
Netac’s own killer patent is set to expire later this year. But according to demand letters circulating Chinese media, the memory maker's IP team is now partnering with a patent pool formed by Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk
Consolidation in the chip industry continues as the deal brings together two players with plenty of experience in the secondary market
Amid reports of US patent owners facing delays, practitioners say extra caution and busy dockets are possible explanations
Minoru Fujiki (pictured, right) has taken charge of the fund operator’s patent business after the departure of founding CEO Shigeharu Yoshii (centre)
Our week-long series on the US-China trade dispute concludes, as deal-makers working on the ground say licence transactions and tech transfer are still happening, but big uncertainties remain
A selection of recently reported facts and figures.
Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform from March to mid-May.
Deals with Samsung and Mediatek come as the NPE reveals it has chalked up revenues of more than $400 million over the last two years
Cisco and McAfee among early members as launch of new security zone initiative reflects heightened NPE activity in the sector
Analysis of US patent assignment data shows cross-border transactions are still happening in semiconductors and other high-tech sectors. Proposed legislation could lead to greater scrutiny