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11 May 2019

Everything you ever wanted to know about global AI patent activity

WIPO has published an in-depth Technology Trends report focusing on IP in the artificial intelligence space. We provide the top 10 takeaways

23 May 2019

The <em>IAM</em>/ktMINE US Patent 1,000 club - part three

The countdown of America's biggest patent holders continues as we unveil those sitting in positions 183 to 92. Entities listed today have portfolios containing at least 2,250 US assets

24 May 2019

Samsung's US patent holding stands untouchable as the biggest in the world

The final section of this year's IAM/ktMINE US Patent 1000 Club confirms the Korean company has a huge lead over IBM when it comes to USPTO granted rights 

04 June 2019

The SEP state of play in Europe’s major jurisdictions

Recent decisions in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and France have shed much greater light on where the continent’s top patent litigation venues are heading on FRAND-related disputes

14 June 2019

Toyota’s new IP chief explains ‘open patent’ hybrid strategy

In an exclusive sit-down with IAM at the automaker’s headquarters, Yosuke Iida says that its latest royalty-free licence scheme can help transform the company’s business – and the environment

17 June 2019

Why it's time for the world of patents to embrace diversity and gender equality

Special IAM boardroom session at IPBC Global 2019 focuses on how to get more women involved in senior positions in the global IP market - and why everyone will win when it happens

01 June 2017

IoT markets and their patent landscapes

The world of the Internet of Things is becoming increasingly complex in terms of both markets and technology definitions. And that is before we even get to the patents

31 March 2017

The game-changer who just wanted to fly

Former pilot Brian Hinman has run big corporate IP groups, monetised major patent portfolios and established ground-breaking businesses. Now chief IP officer at Philips, he has compelling views on the current state of the IP market and how it might develop

31 January 2019

Intellectual property and the next generation of solar technology

Solar technology is one of the key drivers of the renewable energy market, with a band of leading innovators helping to shape the sector.

31 March 2019

Intellectual property 4.0

As the fourth industrial revolution gets underway, operating companies need to ensure that their IP strategies are fit for a rapidly changing technological landscape.

01 April 2019

IP-related statistics from the recent past

A selection of recently reported facts and figures.

22 June 2019

United Technologies to become aerospace and defence behemoth with Raytheon merger

The Farmington-based company has ramped up its own patent activity, and the proposed deal will expand its technologies and R&D capabilities to compete with the likes of Boeing  

14 November 2017

Deals with Fujifilm and an NPE suggest recently-reorganised Maxell is focused on patent profit

Last month, the company previously known as Hitachi Maxell formally dropped ‘Hitachi’ from its name amid a corporate re-structuring. As the Osaka-based business promotes its more streamlined focuses, recent assignments suggest that patent…

14 May 2018

A licence with Bosch and a German patent suit suggest Japan’s Kyocera is latest to enter auto fray

Japanese conglomerate Kyocera has very rarely asserted its patent rights in recent years; but a recent deal with Bosch and an assertion against another German supplier show that even in traditionally conservative Japan, the potential prize…

08 December 2017

Taiwan IP Court hands record $50 million victory to a crucial smartphone supplier in trade secret case

A closely watched trade secret case in Taiwan yielded a verdict yesterday, with lens manufacturer Largan Precision prevailing over a competitor it accused of stealing information about manufacturing processes. After four years of litigation, Taiwan…