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06 December 2019

Fish & Richardson tops list of firms that the US patent elite use for litigation

More than half the companies that make up the IAM/ktMINE listing of the entities with the biggest US portfolios have instructed Fish lawyers to represent them in district court disputes over the course of the last decade

28 November 2019

Apple’s IP chief takes top place in this year’s <em>IAM</em> Market Makers list

Jeff Myers heads the 40-strong selection of the global dealmaking elite thanks in no small part to the iPhone giant’s huge Intel patent play in the summer

27 November 2019

Leaders at Philips, Lenovo, Broadcom and AT&T named as members of the global IP dealmaking elite

Today we move in the top half of this year’s Market Makers listing and individuals working inside operating companies dominate

26 November 2019

Meet the innovators who drive global IP dealmaking

Part two of this year’s IAM Market Makers countdown covers the individuals sitting in places 30 to 21

25 November 2019

The people who make the world’s IP deals weather revealed

We begin the rundown of the individuals in this year’s IAM Market Makers by naming those who feature in places 40 to 31

20 November 2019

IP industry veterans make a pitch to clear patent risk in the changing world of video

Senior players with backgrounds at IV, Kudelski and Lenovo, among others, have $10 million in hand to begin to build the VideoLabs arsenal

19 November 2019

Second listing sees Alibaba on firmer IP footing

The e-commerce giant prices its Hong Kong offering this week. Five years after its NYSE debut, it has a more formidable patent portfolio and new IP-based alliances

19 November 2019

IBM, Microsoft, the Linux Foundation and OIN join forces to counter open source threat

Quartet announce that they are set to be founder members of Unified Patents’ new zone to tackle potential of NPE action against heart of software community

13 November 2019

LOT passes a major milestone in members with Visa, Disney and Caterpillar signing up

CEO: the PAE problem is only going to increase as patent strength revives under Iancu; get ready for more expansion and the era of “LOT-plus”, with SEPs a focus

08 November 2019

Blackberry portfolio licensor inks RPX agreement and insists there’s still plenty more deals to do

Defensive aggregator closes transaction with Fundamental Innovation Systems International giving members coverage on USB charging patents; Apple also settles infringement case

28 October 2019

LOT spies an opportunity before Broadcom closes its acquisition of Symantec

Network tells prospective members that they can gain rights to 1,700 assets that the semiconductor giant is due to pick up as part of the deal

07 October 2019

US, Japan suits point to new IP Bridge licensing campaigns

The patent fund got leadership earlier this year, but willingness to litigate in its own name and work with assertion entities appears unchanged   

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

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

21 August 2019

Successful licensing means understanding patents are innovation assets, not litigation weapons

Why the IBM approach to IP deal making that was so successful in the 1990s should still be front and centre for prospective licensor's today