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23 November 2018

Xiaomi inks video licence as Huawei loses German court case

Sources tell IAM MPEG-LA has secured an AVC/H.264 licence with Xiaomi. 

23 November 2018

Oppo’s patent surge indicates expansion plans and focus on fast-charging technology

The Dongguan-based mobile manufacturer has an exceptionally fast-growing portfolio designed to enable greater overseas activity, as well as to facilitate VOOC adoption.

22 November 2018

IP risk management goes mainstream and some see big bucks ahead

Insurance products relating to patents and other rights are not new, but they have never really taken off. Now, though, the industry's heavy hitters are moving in and things could be about to change.

13 November 2018

Red Hat’s patents will help IBM build cloud presence, exclusive analysis reveals

The open source business’s portfolio is not big, but should bolster Big Blue’s attempts to bridge the gap with Amazon, Google and Microsoft in a space that is rapidly growing in importance.

09 November 2018

Activist investor – companies too focused on number of patents they file each year

In some cases problem stems from how businesses incentivise employees to file, insists Starboard co-founder

29 October 2018

Fujifilm spins 900+ patents to Shenzhen firm in $28m deal

O-Film, which supplies camera modules to top smartphone brands, acquires a sizable IP portfolio as part of the deal. It will also take over the Japanese firm's Tianjin-based joint venture business focused on auto.

02 October 2018

Will China’s leaders get to grips with the patent incentive problem?

A state media article blasts ‘fast food-style innovation’ as abandonments data paints a bleak picture.

27 September 2018

The shapers of the global IP market

The fifth IAM Market Makers reveals which executives we believe to be setting the parameters of the patent business world. Many of the 40 names have featured on the list for a number of years; some are new; and – for the first time – a couple of big names do not appear at all

25 September 2018

The world’s top 10 IP deal makers revealed – and all eyes are on 5G

The head of the IP group at the Chinese telecoms giant is the first Asia-based leader to top our annual Market Makers list of the most influential patent value creators on the planet

24 September 2018

Elite global IP deal makers named – part three

We reveal who is listed in positions 20 to 11 in this year's IAM Market Makers ranking of the individuals who drive the global IP market.

24 September 2018

Inside Apple’s negotiations with a Chinese patent owner on the war path

The smartphone giant faces an infringement claim in Shanghai over Siri-related technology. Communications published by Chinese inventor show how the conflict developed.

21 September 2018

IAM ranks the global IP market’s movers and shakers – part two

We reveal who is listed in positions 30 to 21 in this year's IAM Market Makers ranking of the individuals who drive the global IP market.

20 September 2018

Revealed: the leaders of the global IP market, part one

We begin the countdown of this year’s IAM Market Makers list, which names the elite individuals who drive global patent dealmaking and value creation from their positions inside corporates, NPEs, investment institutions and other entities. Today, positions 40 to 31.

04 September 2018

Predictions of 2018 pharma M&A surge fall flat, but patent licensing deals are at a record high

Despite forecasts of a sharp rise in pharma deal-making activity, it has proved to be a slow year on the M&A front. One reason may be that licensing partnerships are proving far more popular than many had expected.

06 August 2018

Indian ministry said to propose re-introduction of outbound royalty caps

Proposed limits on royalty payments would be even stricter than those scrapped in 2009 liberalisation of FDI policies. Impact would be felt by global brand and technology giants with listed subsidiaries in India.