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07 June 2019

Deals with Samsung and Citrix show IV’s patents are still coveted

Assignments involving Korean tech giant and US software business demonstrate that it’s more than just NPEs that are interested in NPE assets

04 June 2019

IP3 deals platform makes key rule change to drum up more seller interest

Patent owners will not be required to take assets off the market after making submissions; this year's programme also features new sector focus areas

27 May 2019

New IP Bridge co-CEO talks licensing in China, Avanci’s prospects in Japan and company's 'next phase'

Minoru Fujiki (pictured, right) has taken charge of the fund operator’s patent business after the departure of founding CEO Shigeharu Yoshii (centre)

20 May 2019

After SEP push Unified Patents goes back to its roots

Cisco and McAfee among early members as launch of new security zone initiative reflects heightened NPE activity in the sector

30 April 2019

Subsidy cuts will spark tech and patent competition in China's crowded EV market

Beijing is slashing handouts for electric vehicle purchases, setting up a reckoning for domestic competitors in a crowded market. Technology will be crucial to survival, and IP strategy will be more important than ever

23 April 2019

US patent litigation is down, but not for Korean companies

South Korean government study also shows that NPEs continue to target foreign defendants in places like Marshall, Texas (pictured) post TC Heartland

22 March 2019

What John Amster did next

Former RPX chief tight-lipped on new venture, but details start to emerge of IP legal services play

11 March 2019

Operating companies ramp up their US patent deal-making, but NPEs see big drop

Microsoft and Facebook feature among leaders as transactions involving software assets in Q4 of 2018 hit highest level since 2010

11 March 2019

Foxconn failed to report Android dues for years, Microsoft tells court

Deal was hailed as a coup for Microsoft’s Android efforts in 2013, but a lawsuit filed Friday suggests the Redmond-based business has made little to nothing on it since 2015

08 March 2019

IP Bridge approaches milestone transition to private backing

The public-private INCJ is getting ready to exit in the IP business run by Shigeharu Yoshii (pictured, centre). The patent fund operator’s second act will tell us much about Japan’s IP market

05 March 2019

It turns out John Amster was absolutely right about RPX

The former CEO was fired after recommending that the firm should go private, but 18 months later it happened anyway and the defensive patent aggregator now appears to be thriving 

05 March 2019

Changes in the C-suite point to challenges licensing companies face in evolving market

Recent departure of WiLAN CEO is just the latest in string of exits at the top of several IP-heavy businesses

01 March 2019

Why signing up China Mobile is a big deal for Avanci

The state-owned company is just the second Chinese firm, after founding member ZTE, to join the platform. The telco recently rowed back from a 2018 statement suggesting it wouldn’t collect 5G royalty fees

26 February 2019

SEP licence with Sisvel creates template for deal that could end up saving industry billions of dollars, says RPX CEO 

Dan McCurdy (left) and Mattia Fogliacco (right) open up about the ground-breaking patent agreement their two firms secured in January - and explain why it is potentially so important

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