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09 November 2019

The patent dodgers trolling the IP landscape

IPCom is one of Europe’s oldest NPEs – and usually one of its most reticent. Not anymore, though. In this opinion piece, managing director Pio Suh explains why he believes firms such as his have a key role to play in FRAND licensing

08 November 2019

Catch up on the most important life sciences IP developments from the past month

Read our most recent monthly round-up for key pharma and biotech IP stories from October 2019

08 November 2019

Blackberry portfolio licensor inks RPX agreement and insists there’s still plenty more deals to do

Defensive aggregator closes transaction with Fundamental Innovation Systems International giving members coverage on USB charging patents; Apple also settles infringement case

05 November 2019

Nokia builds on a different approach to drive more value from its patents

New partnership with Innventure aims to commercialise untapped satellite technology and continues to point the way for new IP value creation options for owners of large, wide-ranging portfolios 

05 November 2019

TSMC chief speaks as market reacts to foundry war settlement

Exact terms remain confidential, but TSMC's CEO suggested to employees that the licence rights are not transferrable should Globalfoundries be acquired

04 November 2019

Hundreds of patents change hands after Chinese energy group takes Nissan battery business independent

The automaker sold the business to wind power specialist Envision Group in April, transferring as many as 2,000 patents

01 November 2019

Tencent’s IP strategy: business plays, partnerships and open source

The Chinese internet giant has hardly made a dent in the secondary patent market but has over 700 investments under its belt including stakes in Tesla and Epic Games

31 October 2019

IAM honours Asia’s IP leaders

The winners of our annual Asia IP Elite awards for the teams, deal and individual of the year were revealed before a sold-out crowd at IPBC Asia 2019

31 October 2019

With takeover by Infineon set to close Cypress Semiconductor continues to sell patents

Chip business turns again to Longitude Licensing as it disposes of small package of assets; $10 billion acquisition due to be finalised in coming months

30 October 2019

IPBC Asia comes to a brilliant end in Tokyo

A hugely successful conference that attracted a record attendance is now over after a day of talk about 5G licensing, the Chinese and Japanese IP landscapes, data, litigation and a whole lot more

29 October 2019

Highlights from Day One of this year’s IPBC Asia

New market entrants, 5G futures, trade secret challenges, top dealmaking tips, the end of the foundry patent war, a new billion dollar IP fund and much more discussed at the sell-out event in Tokyo

28 October 2019

LOT spies an opportunity before Broadcom closes its acquisition of Symantec

Network tells prospective members that they can gain rights to 1,700 assets that the semiconductor giant is due to pick up as part of the deal

28 October 2019

China doubles down on domestic chips

A new $29 billion war chest will probably be deployed to boost homegrown IP development rather than buy it from elsewhere

26 October 2019

Japan is the unheralded centre of Asia’s patent market

Long-term filing declines and a staid litigation environment mask the fact that the patent strategies pursued by the country’s elite companies are becoming more aggressive and dynamic

25 October 2019

GlobalFoundries’ patent attack on TSMC may have come too late  

In-depth analysis shows that the Taiwanese semiconductor business has not only bulked up its portfolio over the last decade, but also considerably improved its quality