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19 February 2019

New Acacia chief IP officer charts a different course for the once mighty NPE

Supported by a healthy balance sheet, Marc Booth says the firm plans on a higher volume of smaller deals with three new areas identified for future growth

15 February 2019

Takeover wars intensify between listed IP firms in Australia

Aggressive move by the country’s largest public IP services group seems designed to thwart the merger of two smaller rivals. But further consolidation in the space still looks likely

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

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

08 February 2019

The US’s first all biosimilar patent suit shows new pharma IP landscape is emerging

Coherus launched Delaware action against Amgen in what is likely to become an increasingly familiar life sciences litigation scenario.

08 February 2019

US patent system jumps to second in the world, though the biopharma sector may not agree

PTAB reforms help fuel a miraculous rise up the latest International IP Index, but a recent Federal Circuit decision on eligibility highlights the serious challenges that remain - especially for life sciences companies

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

05 February 2019

Building a corporate IP function in Thailand is no easy task, but the benefits are immense

Chaya Chandavasu, senior vice president for science and innovation at PTT Global Chemical, explains how IP strategy has helped the subsidiary of Thailand's state-owned oil and gas giant better understand its technology space and attract joint venture partners

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

02 February 2019

Why life sciences companies are falling out of the innovation big leagues

Increased R&D outsourcing and patent licensing account for pharma’s diminishing representation among the world’s top 100 innovators, while technological diversification may also be playing its part

31 January 2019

Latest Samsung acquisition could re-ignite patent war with Apple

The Korean electronics giant has bought Corephotonics, an Israeli startup that is taking on Apple in Judge Lucy Koh’s Northern District of California courtroom

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

28 January 2019

New industry forum seeks to bridge licensor/licensee divide and chart a new course for next video codec

Apple, Canon, Dolby, Ericsson and InterDigital are among early backers of attempt to change the licensing dynamic for the VVC standard

26 January 2019

Taylor Swift rewrites the rules for licensing

The singer-songwriter is using her industry clout to secure an unprecedented record deal that will also improve the streaming-related revenue of fellow artists.