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12 February 2019

New investment platform aims to break down barriers to capital for innovators

Former IV unit teams up with alternative asset business to give large and small innovators way of attracting finance on Blockchain-based initiative

11 February 2019

RPX strikes deal to acquire remaining patent portfolio of Creative subsidiary

The settlement deal ends litigation by the Singapore company’s ZiiLabs unit against Nvidia, and will net shareholders around $17.5 million

08 February 2019

Japan's Wacom bulks up patent portfolio

The high-end maker of tablets and styluses for artists and designers makes its latest patent acquisition amidst new US litigation and a push to reach more consumers with competitively priced offerings

07 February 2019

An entire “industry revolt” hinges on judge’s decision in FTC v Qualcomm

If the Commission and Apple are successful in rewriting the rules for chipmaker's licensing arm beware of unintended consequences that reduce choice and harm consumers, expert analyst states

07 February 2019

Pantech deals more patents, this time to Oppo

Sell-off continues as new ownership seeks to get out from under nearly $100 million in debt with just a few hundred granted US patents remaining in its arsenal

04 February 2019

Taiwan touts trade secret protection as patent filings remain level 

IP office director states that even TSMC, the island's top patentee, relies on trade secrets to protect 90% of innovations

01 February 2019

Still no sign of a patent war as the world’s largest automakers see US litigation slump

Ford faces new confrontation over alleged infringement of MIT-owned IP, but number of suits against car giant well down from 2012-2014 peak

29 January 2019

How Microsoft’s patent portfolio reinforces its position as a market leader

A deep dive into the software company’s portfolio shows that it is developing particular strength in the cloud and AI, though overall quality may be falling

29 January 2019

Foxconn filing fewer patents, not more, as it seeks to move up value chain

The company’s applications in its home jurisdiction of Taiwan fell 50% year-on-year in 2018, as it also marked a second year outside the USPTO’s top 50 patentees

28 January 2019

For Samsung Electronics, patents increasingly help close deals

Recent assignments show the Korean conglomerate transferring US patent rights to Nokia, TiVo and Philips against the backdrop of licence deals and strategic business partnerships

25 January 2019

New preliminary injunction rules set stage for Apple's showdown with Qualcomm

New rules on preliminary injunctions from the Supreme People's Court could have a significant affect on IP litigation in China – not least the long-running battle between Apple and Qualcomm.

24 January 2019

Qualcomm has Apple on the back foot in Chinese media war of words

The Cupertino company may be the victim of a desire in China to show that the country's patent litigation system is modern and extremely effective

22 January 2019

Despite its potential appeal to patent owners don’t expect a litigation stampede to Waco

Appointment of experienced patent litigator to local bench and Austin's growing reputation as a tech hub must be weighed against defendant-friendly rules

21 January 2019

Remember - it is Qualcomm's licensing practices that are currently on trial, not its technology

Amassing more than $7 billion in annual royalties, as the San Diego business did at its peak a few years ago, cannot simply be the product of sharp elbowed monetisation tactics

21 January 2019

New Indian patent office rules set to speed examinations

Draft changes would entitle women inventors and small businesses to expedited patent examination, but some see a backdoor for big business to take advantage too