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19 July 2019

Operating company dominance of the patent deals market continues, latest data reveals

Analysis by AST reveals Qualcomm, Samsung and TSMC all active, and volumes in line with recent quarterly averages; software still the leading sector in terms of number of transactions

15 July 2019

Huawei escalates patent fight with US defence company in new district court suit

Latest case against L3 Harris Technologies shows that the Chinese tech giant is prepared to leverage its IP rights amidst increasingly tense geopolitical climate

12 July 2019

Delhi judge orders IP appeal board to start hearing cases again

The body has been paralysed by vacancies for years and more than 600 appeals of patent office decisions are in limbo

09 July 2019

LCD patent deal shows development of China’s internal patent market

Advisory firm led by ex-Tencent IP chief helps two Shenzhen-listed panel makers link up for a patent deal amidst growing litigation activity in the space

08 July 2019

Intel, Alphabet and Qualcomm among big fallers as largest US IP owners cut back on patenting

Latest ranking from IPO of top 300 companies shows an overall decline in the market as the mantra of quality over quantity continues to take effect

03 July 2019

Law firm’s patent attorney deal shows changing face of IP practice in the UK

Lewis Silkin’s acquisition of Ablett & Stebbing is a first and demonstrates just how far things have moved in a once conservative market

02 July 2019

Japanese aircon giant latest to pledge patent non-aggression

Ten years ago, the company bet big on sharing technology with Chinese upstarts. Now Daikin is opening up a portfolio of refrigerant patents

01 July 2019

Slump at the PTAB continues with first half numbers showing big drop in new reviews

Data suggests PTO director Iancu’s IPR reforms are continuing to bite; while despite jump in Q2, district court litigation remains broadly flat for first six months of 2019

01 July 2019

Oppo closes first patent acquisition deal with a Chinese university

It is still rare to see major tech businesses in China acquiring rights generated by academic institutions, but given geopolitical and trade realities we may well see more of it in the future

25 June 2019

Interim patent injunctions are “the need of the hour” in India, judge says

The latest interim injunction in India takes a unique approach. A  Delhi High Court judge says legal “experimentation” has become necessary to protect patent owners

24 June 2019

New research highlights importance of US government on patented technologies

Federal support particularly crucial for start-ups with Department of Defense leading the way among state agencies

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  

20 June 2019

Another year, another benchmarking survey and the EPO is top once more

Boost for António Campinos as he ends the first year of his presidency; and good news, too, for USPTO head Andrei Iancu

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.