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26 August 2019

IPO documents detail a Chinese AI leader's IP portfolio

Megvii's patent portfolio is heavily China-focused, but analysis suggests it could contain a gem

27 August 2019

Armed and dangerous - how patents help Unicorns to fight back

Tech-rich start-ups that do not develop portfolios are vulnerable to attack - as recent Houlihan Lokey analysis of pre-IPO software businesses' IP positions revealed 

29 August 2019

Five things to know about Globalfoundries’ big litigation play

TSMC is the target and nineteen other tech firms are in the crossfire. Here are the takeaways from a big chip sector dispute that’s taking on a trade war tinge

31 August 2019

Despite the difficulties, it is time to embrace arbitration as the best way to resolve licensing disputes

Resolving FRAND and SEP-related royalty stand-offs via the courts is inefficient, expensive and damaging to innovation. A new way forward has to be found

02 September 2019

Facebook’s patent statement may have as much power inside the company as outside

Article by Jeremiah Chan details social media giant’s strategy and calls for a balanced system in sign that it could become more assertive on IP

09 September 2019

Latest patent deal numbers reveal that, for the first time in a decade, software has lost its lead

Healthcare and pharma takes top spot by number of transactions, with Industrial following in second place; while IBM was the biggest seller in Q2

16 September 2019

Kyocera scores another auto deal in haptics push

Litigation filed in Germany helped the Japanese electronics firm add auto supplier Preh to a list of licensees which already includes Robert Bosch

24 September 2019

Sony worries company split would lead to higher IP fees

Concern about parting with its image sensor business and IP portfolio illustrates a problem for Japanese companies seeking to restructure

24 September 2019

The firms that act for Microsoft at the PTAB revealed

Sidley leads the way as a quartet dominate; Fish & Richardson underlines its status as one of Big Tech’s PTAB powerhouses

25 September 2019

Two IP office heads, two different pitches

EPO and USPTO chiefs help open IPO annual meeting – one came to sell the other to evangelise

27 September 2019

Before IBM arrived, building a patent deterrent meant plenty of deals for Red Hat

In an exclusive interview, the company's IP head reveals that in the run-up to its acquisition by Big Blue the open source leader went shopping at a range of companies include AT&T, Huawei and Panasonic

30 September 2019

ITRI spin-out is plaintiff in latest genomics patent campaign

Taiwan’s Personal Genomics is going after an acquisition target of Illumina, the top player in the sequencing space

01 October 2019

Federal Circuit set to hear key patent eligibility case with far reaching consequences for hybrid technologies

Dispute between 23andMe and Ancestry.com will give rights owners insight into how court applies section 101 case law to rapidly growing area of digital health 

03 October 2019

Impact of <em>Oracle v Google</em> on software industry may not be as great as many fear, says senior Microsoft exec

Speaking at IAM's Software IP event, associate general counsel Isabella Fu was reacting to US solicitor general's recommendation that the Supreme Court doesn't take the controversial case

07 October 2019

US, Japan suits point to new IP Bridge licensing campaigns

The patent fund got leadership earlier this year, but willingness to litigate in its own name and work with assertion entities appears unchanged