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06 December 2019

Fish & Richardson tops list of firms that the US patent elite use for litigation

More than half the companies that make up the IAM/ktMINE listing of the entities with the biggest US portfolios have instructed Fish lawyers to represent them in district court disputes over the course of the last decade

03 December 2019

Volvo Cars joins Avanci, adding another major auto manufacturer to platform’s stable of brands

CEO Alfalahi – deal is further sign that one-stop solution is paying off; expect Internet of Things deals to follow in 2020  

27 November 2019

Suit against BMW shows that NPE activity against auto sector hasn’t gone away

Paice LLC accuses German company of infringing three patents related to hybrid technology as it attempts to license another giant of car industry

26 November 2019

Korean company plans to auction 5G, LED rights

Seoul Semiconductor is kicking off a “new patent management strategy” with two portfolios going under the hammer later this year

26 November 2019

“Astounding” USPTO patent assignment document reveals details of licensees to 500 assets sold by IBM

Recent transfer document relating to large Big Blue portfolio contains a who’s who of licensees in rare disclosure of the company's extensive dealmaking activity

13 November 2019

EPO agreement to boost Chinese companies' Europe push

Foreign companies with R&D in China may also benefit from deal opening up PCT search options

13 November 2019

LOT passes a major milestone in members with Visa, Disney and Caterpillar signing up

CEO: the PAE problem is only going to increase as patent strength revives under Iancu; get ready for more expansion and the era of “LOT-plus”, with SEPs a focus

12 November 2019

After declaring itself litigation free, Immersion makes substantial cuts to its patent portfolio and puts more emphasis on technology licensing

In a play that is becoming familiar in the IP market, CEO Ramzi Haidamus is overseeing a major scaling back of the haptics leader's assets while looking to move beyond pure monetisation

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

06 November 2019

Chinese patents surviving validity challenges in greater numbers

Invention patents had a coin flip chance of full invalidation by CNIPA over the past decade, but the past three years show a higher survival rate

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

25 October 2019

Intel faces multi-pronged injunction threat in China, antitrust suit reveals

Fortress-owned vehicle monetising NXP rights has brought multiple Chinese suits as part of its pressure campaign on the US chipmaker

24 October 2019

Latest statistics show foreign firms win in high numbers at Beijing IP Court

Numbers also show that damages are rising. But litigation statistics only tell part of the story on plaintiff success.

21 October 2019

No merit to Philippine patent office corruption claim

Rejected application does not show examiner foul play, but does reveal how one inventor planned to obtain royalties from an auto distributor