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17 September 2019

The firms that act for Google at the PTAB revealed

Familiar names top the list - but when it comes to institution rate the search giant is eclipsed by its tech rivals

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

Volkswagen is a patent leader in the auto industry, but faces major challenges   

Detailed portfolio analysis shows that the German vehicle manufacturer has innovated in electrical power systems and autonomous driving. Software, though, is a weak spot

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

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

04 September 2019

The two Shenzhen companies riding impressive PTAB records

This pair of consumer electronics powerhouses have risen to the top of their respective product categories in US, and both have achieved good IPR results along the way

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

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”  

29 August 2019

Five things to know about Globalfoundries’ big litigation play

TSMC is the target and nineteen other tech firms are in the crossfire. Here are the takeaways from a big chip sector dispute that’s taking on a trade war tinge

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 

26 August 2019

IPO documents detail a Chinese AI leader's IP portfolio

Megvii's patent portfolio is heavily China-focused, but analysis suggests it could contain a gem

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

20 August 2019

Why the IBM licensing model of the 1990s remains so relevant

Big Blue made $2 billion a year from patent royalties - representing over 95% of the company's pure profit - by following basic principles that still hold true today