The telecoms giant is building its presence in the secondary market with a host of companies now seeking out its high-quality patents
Latest report suggests that result of a strategic review will see the company's product and IP arms separate, but current courtroom tussle with Comcast means the timing is not great
Microsoft and Alphabet possess the strongest machine learning portfolios, but Chinese state-sponsored R&D and access to data has the potential to shift the power dynamics
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
Apple, Canon, Dolby, Ericsson and InterDigital are among early backers of attempt to change the licensing dynamic for the VVC standard
Private equity funds, VCs and other financial players are beginning to appreciate the value of taking a deep dive into tech company patent holdings, but actually getting a timely and pertinent view is a challenging task
In recent years, the telecoms giant has been involved in a number of deals with companies planning their initial public offerings, something that Big Blue has specialised in for years
Participants in the scheme - such as Google, IBM and Microsoft - are getting something that is worth a lot more than the assets being offered for sale: market data
While portfolio size is often used as an indicator of value, it is crucial to remember that patent type can be just as significant as the number of rights – especially when it comes to FRAND negotiations
Uber, Lyft, Pinterest, Slack among those planning to list or actively considering it, but in comparison to the past the numbers of assets being acquired is low
Transactions back up in third quarter after Q2 slump. More NPEs are buying up assets, while software continues to attract most interest indicating a price rise may be on the way
When it fought the smartphone wars, the iPhone giant was riding the crest of a sales wave; the current dispute, though, is being conducted as times get tougher
Sources tell IAM MPEG-LA has secured an AVC/H.264 licence with Xiaomi.
The Dongguan-based mobile manufacturer has an exceptionally fast-growing portfolio designed to enable greater overseas activity, as well as to facilitate VOOC adoption.
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.