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16 September 2019

Kyocera scores another auto deal in haptics push

Litigation filed in Germany helped the Japanese electronics firm add auto supplier Preh to a list of licensees which already includes Robert Bosch

13 September 2019

The world's most valuable patent revealed - and it's not owned by a pharma giant or a BigTech titan

New index attempts to score grants by family, according to where they’re filed and to what extent they're cited. We list the top 10 its methodology produces

11 September 2019

We got it wrong on 2013 SEP guidance, says former USPTO Director Kappos, and the DOJ was right to walk away

Agency's ex-head claims the evidence of the last six years is that the assumptions underpinning the guidelines were flawed, while on the same day current chief Iancu says a new joint statement with the Justice Department remains under review   

09 September 2019

Latest patent deal numbers reveal that, for the first time in a decade, software has lost its lead

Healthcare and pharma takes top spot by number of transactions, with Industrial following in second place; while IBM was the biggest seller in Q2

09 September 2019

Why IBM’s latest open source move could benefit Chinese companies

Another royalty-free chip architecture becomes available as semiconductor self-sufficiency push continues

05 September 2019

China delays foreign patent applications while India gives them priority, study suggests

Recent paper builds on previous work claiming CNIPA ‘bias’ against foreign applicants in sensitive tech areas

02 September 2019

Sinda may test the market for Chinese IP firm takeovers

A report says the patent filing powerhouse is attracting private equity interest at a possible valuation of around $300 million

30 August 2019

Toyota inks autonomous driving partnership with Chinese Unicorn Pony.ai

Collaborations between China's leading auto players and major international businesses are becoming more frequent - and with these come significant IP challenges, particularly around patents and trade secrets

30 August 2019

Plaintiffs are flocking to IP’s hottest new district; defendants, though, should not tread in fear

Austin's emergence as a tech hub is one of the reasons why the Western District of Texas is attracting a growing volume of patent cases, but recently announced rules give those targeted in suits “substantive benefits”  

27 August 2019

Armed and dangerous - how patents help Unicorns to fight back

Tech-rich start-ups that do not develop portfolios are vulnerable to attack - as recent Houlihan Lokey analysis of pre-IPO software businesses' IP positions revealed 

27 August 2019

The law firms that act for Samsung at the PTAB

Second only to Apple as the most frequent filer of reviews, the Korean company clearly favours two big outfits to do most of its work in front of the board

23 August 2019

Chinese smartphone trio to collaborate on file sharing standard

In a first, Oppo, Xiaomi and Vivo are enabling cross-brand functionality similar to Apple’s AirDrop on their devices. But Huawei, the country's Android leader, is not taking part

23 August 2019

The latest 101 proposal is being held under lock and key but details are leaking out

Sources IAM has spoken to talk of a lengthening document that reflects the scale of the task ahead, while concern remains that a Section 112 problem is in danger of emerging

22 August 2019

Too often Unicorns lack meaningful IP protection and that makes them vulnerable to attack

A billion dollar valuation is all well and good, but many stellar start-ups risk being burned by having to pay-out big money to fend off patent infringement suits

20 August 2019

US extends Huawei temporary licence at last minute

The Chinese company and its many business and technology partners still face great uncertainty