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10 January 2019

Microsoft and LG Electronics announce auto tech deal after December patent transfer

The companies renewed their cross-licence over the summer. Patent assignments last month and a new technology partnership show there is plenty of opportunity for the two to collaborate

30 January 2019

Winners of the inaugural Global IP Awards named at gala dinner in London

Law and attorney firms from around the world recognised for their outstanding work in litigation, prosecution and transactions during 2018

28 January 2019

For Samsung Electronics, patents increasingly help close deals

Recent assignments show the Korean conglomerate transferring US patent rights to Nokia, TiVo and Philips against the backdrop of licence deals and strategic business partnerships

04 February 2019

Taiwan touts trade secret protection as patent filings remain level 

IP office director states that even TSMC, the island's top patentee, relies on trade secrets to protect 90% of innovations

12 February 2019

AT&T’s portfolio is a treasure trove for buyers

The telecoms giant is building its presence in the secondary market with a host of companies now seeking out its high-quality patents  

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

13 March 2019

Why the proposed EU Copyright Directive is good news for rights holders and creators

The controversial legislation is set to come into force this year and will place extra burdens on service providers, while heralding a new, more interventionist approach to the regulation of online platforms in the digital economy

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

29 April 2019

How Apple went on a patent-buying spree while preparing its case against Qualcomm

Deals with failed Korean smartphone maker Pantech and AT&T turned 2017 into a bumper year for iPhone giant

30 April 2019

In filing new ITC complaint TiVo attempts to take patent fight to Comcast customers

After success with an earlier action at the commission, the TV guide business is once more seeking an exclusion order as it looks to hurt its rival’s cable platform

25 April 2019

US inventor: “Suing Apple would cost me $20 million in the US. In China I can do it for $500,000”

Head of American advocacy group explains why he has given up on home soil and has chosen Beijing to launch action against iPhone maker over video codec technology

12 April 2019

Via Licensing signals China focus with new deals and big hires

In an interview with IAM, firm president Joe Siino (pictured, far right) also confirms expansion of operations in Hong Kong, with former Technicolor licensing head Deirdre Leane soon to join the team

24 May 2019

Business, but not as usual

Our week-long series on the US-China trade dispute concludes, as deal-makers working on the ground say licence transactions and tech transfer are still happening, but big uncertainties remain

06 May 2019

Patent quality, not quantity, is what really counts when it comes to standards essentiality

Misleading headlines about Chinese ownership of 5G SEPs have the potential to distort perceptions and damage business and policy decision-making

29 May 2019

New head of patents at Facebook looks to shake things up

When monetisation is not your game, how do you demonstrate IP value to the rest of the company? It's a challenge that Jeremiah Chan is getting to grips with