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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

14 June 2019

$100,000 for a patent? Not all are convinced, but many admit the price tag should rise

In an interview with IAM Rembrandts in the Attic author Kevin Rivette made the case for applicants spending a lot more on the prosecution process. We asked the market whether it agreed.

13 June 2019

Three questions that require answers before we get a patent eligibility bill

Section 101 hearings end with Senator Tillis admitting that work needs to be done on key parts of the proposal; says to expect draft legislation after 4th July break

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

06 June 2019

Unprecedented Congressional engagement on patent eligibility reform, but don't bet on a rush to legislation

All the key takeaways from six panels and 30 witnesses across two days of hearings which highlighted the progress made and big challenges ahead as US senators put the focus on section 101 

03 June 2019

Infineon significantly bolsters its patent portfolio with Cypress acquisition  

Consolidation in the chip industry continues as the deal brings together two players with plenty of experience in the secondary market

30 May 2019

Uber’s IP head on preparing to go public

In part two of our exclusive IP leader interviews, Uber’s IP head, John Mulgrew, gives IAM the inside scoop on his group's patent priorities in the run up to the company’s initial public offering

28 May 2019

How to tell who's winning at 5G - and why all reports are not equal

Although it may be tough to get an accurate picture of where true leadership in the SEP space resides, that does not mean it is not worth trying

27 May 2019

New IP Bridge co-CEO talks licensing in China, Avanci’s prospects in Japan and company's 'next phase'

Minoru Fujiki (pictured, right) has taken charge of the fund operator’s patent business after the departure of founding CEO Shigeharu Yoshii (centre)

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

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 

23 May 2019

After devastating ruling in FTC case Qualcomm has the legal fight of its life on its hands

The key takeaways after Judge Koh’s decision threatens to undermine chipmaker’s multi-billion dollar licensing business

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

22 May 2019

Part two of our exclusive listing of the US's biggest patent portfolios is revealed

We continue the countdown of this year's IAM/ktMINE US Patent 1,000 Club - comprising every entity that owns 1,000+ active US patents - by naming those who sit in spots 275 to 184

21 May 2019

Revealed <em>-</em> every entity with 1,000 or more active US patents 

There are 367 entities in the IAM/ktMINE US Patent 1000 club. We begin to name them all today by counting down to number 275