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17 May 2019

Recent deals show busy litigant Samsung is picking its battles

Settlement with Immersion and newly-minted Huawei agreement both came on the heels of China litigation, while IPVALUE licence announced yesterday keeps the Korean giant out of court

04 June 2019

India makes concessions to high tech on patent ‘working’

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

04 June 2019

IP3 deals platform makes key rule change to drum up more seller interest

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

05 June 2019

Inside the rapidly changing global market for patent legal services

In advance of the online publication of the 2019 edition of the IAM Patent 1000, we reveal the key takeaways uncovered during the research process

10 June 2019

Rare Panasonic assertion targets Taiwanese laptop maker

Osaka-based firm seeks to fend off Toughbook rival with design rights, a field of IP that Japanese policymakers are seeking to boost with legislative IP reforms currently under consideration

01 February 2018

Patents and the fourth industrial revolution

The fourth industrial revolution promises to have a profound effect on almost every economic sector. Patent offices around the world must evolve to keep pace with the rate of change.

01 February 2017

It’s all coming together

For Asian tech corporates, convergence is presenting previously unknown legal risks and opportunities for collaboration. New entrants will have to be canny to survive in this increasingly complex business environment

27 September 2018

A deep dive into 5G’s big five

Five companies currently dominate the 5G patent landscape. We show what got Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, Qualcomm and Samsung to the top of the leader board

30 November 2018

After years of setting the patent agenda Silicon Valley is now playing defence

The USPTO director’s explicit rejection of the ‘troll’ narrative and the departure of key Congressional backers mean that big technology companies find themselves in the unusual position of not being in control of the US IP policy-making narrative.

31 March 2019

Chips off the new block

With the advent of the Internet of Things, the semiconductor sector is on the brink of another step change – a group of IP executives at leading chip companies talk to us about how patent strategy is evolving.

24 May 2019

The surprising impact of <em>Alice</em> on the patent markets

The Supreme Court’s judgment in Alice has had a huge impact on case law governing patent-eligible subject matter in the United States, but it has not had the effect on the secondary deals market that might have been expected.

29 March 2018

How Nokia’s spate of sales and licensing deals have affected its patent position: exclusive data analysis

Although Nokia has “one of the two most valuable portfolios relevant to wireless connectivity”, according to Microsoft, the Finnish communications company was still struggling with its mobile handsets business as recently as 2013. Today, it is one…

27 June 2017

Alliance is the watchword for IoT development in China, but it may not make licensing easier for outsiders

China this month inaugurated a new alliance centred on the development of technologies in the mobile Internet of Things (IoT). Led by Huawei, ZTE and several of the country’s top telecommunications providers, it is said to have over 140 members,…

09 November 2015

US market dominance under serious threat and much more from IPBC Asia 2015 Day One

The plenary and breakout sessions of IPBC Asia 2015 got underway today at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo. Over 550 delegates are in attendance, with a very strong showing of senior corporate IP managers working in Japanese companies and those based in…

09 February 2016

Internet of things is big change that licensing must accommodate, says Alfalahi as he prepares for new job

After the smartphone revolution the next step change in global connectivity is undoubtedly going to be the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT). Machine to machine connections which bring everything from simple household appliances to cars…