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28 March 2019

The US secondary market in graphic form

It was a positive fourth quarter of 2018 for US patent sales as an infographic put together based on data supplied by AST shows

27 March 2019

Sisvel announces launch of new video compression licensing platform

The firm will offer two programmes: one for patents reading on the VP9 video encoding format and the other on the AV1 open video coding format

22 March 2019

What John Amster did next

Former RPX chief tight-lipped on new venture, but details start to emerge of IP legal services play

20 March 2019

Patent abuse in China – could solutions be worse than the problem?

US-China rows over trade secrets have made headlines the world over and highlighted Big Tech’s frustration with aspects of the Chinese IP regime. It is unclear whether any suggested solutions will assuage concerns

11 March 2019

Operating companies ramp up their US patent deal-making, but NPEs see big drop

Microsoft and Facebook feature among leaders as transactions involving software assets in Q4 of 2018 hit highest level since 2010

08 March 2019

IP Bridge approaches milestone transition to private backing

The public-private INCJ is getting ready to exit in the IP business run by Shigeharu Yoshii (pictured, centre). The patent fund operator’s second act will tell us much about Japan’s IP market

07 March 2019

Lone inventor takes on Huawei in case that exposes the deep disparities in the US patent system

Portuguese national says he has sold his house to hire an attorney to go after the Chinese company over alleged IP theft – a huge leap of faith given US assertion realities

06 March 2019

The state of play in the global IP market

IAM's annual benchmarking survey is designed to identify the key concerns of senior decision makers in areas such as deal-making, valuation, patent office performance, top litigation venues and policy 

05 March 2019

It turns out John Amster was absolutely right about RPX

The former CEO was fired after recommending that the firm should go private, but 18 months later it happened anyway and the defensive patent aggregator now appears to be thriving 

05 March 2019

Dominion Harbor CEO discusses China strategy re-think

NPE boss says the decision to set up a licensing team in Beijing last year is starting to pay off. The acquisition of 1,000 new patents from Panasonic announced yesterday is a further boost

05 March 2019

Changes in the C-suite point to challenges licensing companies face in evolving market

Recent departure of WiLAN CEO is just the latest in string of exits at the top of several IP-heavy businesses

28 February 2019

WiLAN CEO departs after just months in the job

Keaton Parekh (right) has been replaced by the firm's former COO as the giant NPE struggles to find a successor to Jim Skippen

26 February 2019

SEP licence with Sisvel creates template for deal that could end up saving industry billions of dollars, says RPX CEO 

Dan McCurdy (left) and Mattia Fogliacco (right) open up about the ground-breaking patent agreement their two firms secured in January - and explain why it is potentially so important

26 February 2019

After PanOptis deal new owners quickly turn to the courts

Infringement suit over wireless assets previously owned by LG, Samsung and Panasonic filed against Apple

25 February 2019

Apple closes East Texas stores in apparent “anti-troll” move, but still faces growing litigation threat in Lone Star State

Decision to shutter outlets in Plano and Frisco comes after Federal Circuit affirms blockbuster VirnetX decision from the Eastern District