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24 January 2020

The focus in Europe moves from patent hold-up to hold-out

Key court decisions and policy pronouncements from the European Commission show how the balance has shifted in SEP conversations

04 January 2020

If you thought the last decade was one of big change in IP, you ain't seen nothing yet

Over the last 10 years US patent leadership waned while value creation strategies evolved; but the coming years look set to be dominated by commoditisation, politicisation and, above all else, big data and AI 

30 December 2019

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

A big year for Apple and Qualcomm; change at the top at Nokia, Ericsson and Microsoft; Huawei under the spotlight; and more from the past 12 months

21 December 2019

New SEP remedies policy statement from US government agencies is good news for licensors  

Position paper from the USPTO, DoJ and NIST opens door - slightly - to possibility of injunctive relief in FRAND-related cases, but a big eBay barrier remains

18 December 2019

Microsoft appoints new head of IP

Jennifer Yokoyama previously led the company's IP litigation team and replaces Erich Andersen, whose departure was announced last week

14 December 2019

Even if you forget about 101 reform, don’t forget about DC

The prospects of legislation on patent eligibility may have diminished but the significance of IP policy discussions is only getting greater

05 December 2019

Auto IP stakeholders in Asia call for peace, prepare for war

Huawei, Nokia and top Japanese brands discussed the licensing conflicts confronting the industry in front of a packed room in Shanghai

05 December 2019

The search for the world's leading IP strategists is on

IAM is currently seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for the 2020 edition of the Strategy 300 - our unique guide to the men and women who excel in the creation of IP value

30 November 2019

IoT patent owners still hold the future in their own hands – but the clock is ticking

A successful IAM conference in Munich illustrated the IP complexities that surround the platform, but licensors must think creatively - and quickly - about how to seize opportunities before others do it for them

29 November 2019

The 2019 brokered patent market from the buyer and seller perspective

Asking prices for patents are up from last year. However, the size of the market is down and assertion activity from NPEs may be on the rise

29 November 2019

Star turns – counting down the best of the best

New names, familiar faces: what it takes to earn a place in the Market Makers’ club

23 November 2019

Expect more collective action to solve patent market ills

It’s welcome that more rights owners than ever before are banding together to remedy patent market problems, but it may lead in an all-too-familiar direction

16 November 2019

Patents are politics, as an eagerly awaited UK Supreme Court FRAND licensing ruling may soon show

A judgment that upholds the Unwired Planet and Conversant decisions could well leave British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a difficult position

09 November 2019

The patent dodgers trolling the IP landscape

IPCom is one of Europe’s oldest NPEs – and usually one of its most reticent. Not anymore, though. In this opinion piece, managing director Pio Suh explains why he believes firms such as his have a key role to play in FRAND licensing

30 October 2019

IPBC Asia comes to a brilliant end in Tokyo

A hugely successful conference that attracted a record attendance is now over after a day of talk about 5G licensing, the Chinese and Japanese IP landscapes, data, litigation and a whole lot more