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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

23 April 2019

As more details emerge of its settlement with Apple, things look even better for Qualcomm

The chipmaker looks to have secured close to what it wanted from the royalty agreement, while its technology and patent strategy have been fully vindicated

22 April 2019

China’s quiet patent player

Vivo is firmly in the same smartphone sales tier as companies like Oppo and Xiaomi, but it has pursued a low-key IP strategy very different to that of its chief rivals

18 April 2019

Nobel Laureate’s licensing spat underscores the importance of patent support in universities

Lack of IP funds and staff at Kyoto University may have left immunotherapy pioneer Tasuku Honjo with a poor deal in agreement with Ono Pharmaceutical.

12 April 2019

Via Licensing signals China focus with new deals and big hires

In an interview with IAM, firm president Joe Siino (pictured, far right) also confirms expansion of operations in Hong Kong, with former Technicolor licensing head Deirdre Leane soon to join the team

09 April 2019

'Reverse patent trolls' plague big pharma in China

The high invalidation rate for life science patents in China has created a headache for drug companies and a money-making opportunity for enterprising individuals

05 April 2019

Future of former Yahoo! patents comes back on the agenda 

No free passes insists Excalibur head as he contemplates future of $250m portfolio after parent company announces dissolution

29 March 2019

Western Digital patent chief gives inside scoop on state of semiconductor industry

"The business places more and more scrutiny on patent spend, and asks the patent team to quantify the value proposition and return on investment,” says David Dutcher 

22 March 2019

Samsung owns the world's biggest portfolio of US patents - by far

The IAM/ktMINE US Patent 100 countdown today reaches the top 20 entities and reveals that the Korean conglomerate holds over 25,000 more active USPTO-granted assets than second-placed IBM

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

21 March 2019

Lenovo IP head becomes the latest big name to leave a major corporate role

News of Ira Blumberg's departure from the Chinese company comes just days after IAM revealed that Ericsson was in the market for a new CIPO

20 March 2019

The US's largest patent portfolios - part three

Our week-long reveal of the IAM/ktMINE US Patent 100 moves into the top half today as we name the companies that sit in positions 60 down to 41  

19 March 2019

China budges on much-maligned tech transfer regulations

With a stroke of a pen yesterday, the State Council did away with some of the country’s most onerous tech transfer rules. Now it’s up to IP owners to negotiate smart deals with their newfound leeway

14 March 2019

Foxconn CEO: Microsoft’s real target is Huawei

In a furious response to a lawsuit filed last week, Terry Gou accused the American company of bullying Taiwanese businesses to avoid damaging its relationships in mainland China, where its real licensing quarrels are

12 March 2019

Korean solar firm leverages patent deals to go after Chinese rivals

A pair of acquisitions and the bankruptcy of a competitor opened the door for Hanwha Q CELLS to move from licensee to plaintiff in the latest indication that disputes in the clean energy sector are heating up