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26 February 2020

Domestic companies make a comeback in this year's <em>IAM</em>/ktMINE US Patent 100 countdown

American entities in the 2020 listing of the world's largest collections of USPTO grants hold 56,500 more assets than they did in 2019. Today we name those in places 60 to 41

26 February 2020

RPX secures licence to former Yahoo! patents from Excalibur

Tumbling value ascribed to the close to 3,000 assets by parent company Altaba may have been key to getting the deal over the line 

25 February 2020

BOE Technology, Philips and Blackberry among companies that hold biggest US portfolios 

We continue the countdown of this year’sIAM/ktMINE US Patent 100 with the entities in places 80 to 61

24 February 2020

The biggest active US patent portfolios revealed

Every year IAM and ktMINE crunch the numbers to reveal the top 100 biggest owners of US patents. Today we begin 2020's countdown with the companies ranked 100 to 81.

21 February 2020

TiVo and Xperi edge towards merger, and the creation of a $500 million licensing giant

The key questions that need to be answered as plans take shape to spin-off the combined IP businesses into a standalone company

21 February 2020

Three takeaways as China's biggest internet patent battle is put on hold

Sogou has won on several patent infringement counts against larger rival Baidu, but the four-year-old fight is still not over with a clash in China’s IP appeals court delayed due to Covid-19

20 February 2020

After IBM selloff more former Big Blue assets end up in litigation

NPE targets Uber in new infringement suit in West Texas; follows case against Chinese drone leader earlier this month

19 February 2020

A deep dive into global innovation landscape emphasises the need for collaboration

Working together to develop new products is becoming a new business imperative, according to Clarivate’s latest top 100 global innovators report

18 February 2020

IPR slump leads to fall in PTAB caseloads for top 20 US law firms

Fish and Sterne Kessler still lead, but both saw reductions in the number of reviews they handled in 2019

14 February 2020

In surprise reversal, Indonesia to scrap patent working requirement

Sweeping economic reform package backed by president Jokowi will deliver a big win for patent owners in Southeast Asia’s biggest market

13 February 2020

TSMC surge fuels increase in patenting by Taiwanese companies

Alibaba continues to outpace semiconductor players as the biggest patent filer from outside the island

13 February 2020

Slack the latest tech company to pick up former Yahoo! assets

As parent company winds itself up, Excalibur IP keeps doing deals - although big syndicated transaction remains elusive

12 February 2020

Patent transfer sets stage for possible Ant Financial IPO

Assets assigned to the Alipay operator financed Alibaba’s purchase of a 33% stake in what could be one of the biggest Asian listings ever

10 February 2020

“Aggregate licensees, don’t do other stuff” - why it’s Dan McCurdy’s RPX now

With the sale of e-discovery business, Microsoft back on board and a drop in patent sales, defensive operator’s CEO has put his stamp on the business

06 February 2020

Huawei makes good on Verizon lawsuit threat following $1b demand letter

The Chinese telecom is asserting 12 patents against the US carrier in both the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas