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22 November 2019

IBM sell off continues - but latest deal is not with an operating company

More than 500 granted patents and applications from the US and elsewhere sold, with Big Blue’s current rate of dealmaking suggesting it is likely to join LOT Network soon

22 November 2019

Three key dynamics facing automakers in Asia

IAM is bringing the region’s IP leaders together in Shanghai on December 5th for the inaugural Auto IP Asia conference

20 November 2019

South Korean NPE returns in deal with Samsung

Smartphone giant's LTE play makes it the latest operating company to pony up for former Pantech patents

20 November 2019

IP industry veterans make a pitch to clear patent risk in the changing world of video

Senior players with backgrounds at IV, Kudelski and Lenovo, among others, have $10 million in hand to begin to build the VideoLabs arsenal

19 November 2019

IBM, Microsoft, the Linux Foundation and OIN join forces to counter open source threat

Quartet announce that they are set to be founder members of Unified Patents’ new zone to tackle potential of NPE action against heart of software community

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

15 November 2019

Another big LG assertion could signal a strategy shift

The Korean electronics giant has accused TCL of infringement in Germany, in another lawsuit targeting a Chinese rival

14 November 2019

Legal landscape more rational now but will shift back, says Facebook IP supremo

Get your deals done now before the market begins to rebalance in favour of patent owners, Allen Lo advises licensees while speaking on panel at the annual IP Dealmakers conference

14 November 2019

Skyhawk deal with Celgene confirms growing importance of platform technologies in life sciences IP value creation

Increased focus on gene and cell-related therapies as well as falling R&D returns, promise to heighten biopharma interest in tapping into the potential of SkySTAR and other platforms

13 November 2019

LOT passes a major milestone in members with Visa, Disney and Caterpillar signing up

CEO: the PAE problem is only going to increase as patent strength revives under Iancu; get ready for more expansion and the era of “LOT-plus”, with SEPs a focus

12 November 2019

Korean NPE launches offensive after streaming pool's collapse

State research lab ETRI and patent fund Intellectual Discovery are two of the entities in line to profit from the assertion effort

12 November 2019

US government patent suit against Gilead could be a sign of things to come

After months of Truvada controversy, Department of Justice files multi-billion dollar case against Gilead, claiming the company has declined to take a licence to its HIV PrEP rights since in 2016

12 November 2019

After declaring itself litigation free, Immersion makes substantial cuts to its patent portfolio and puts more emphasis on technology licensing

In a play that is becoming familiar in the IP market, CEO Ramzi Haidamus is overseeing a major scaling back of the haptics leader's assets while looking to move beyond pure monetisation

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

08 November 2019

Blackberry portfolio licensor inks RPX agreement and insists there’s still plenty more deals to do

Defensive aggregator closes transaction with Fundamental Innovation Systems International giving members coverage on USB charging patents; Apple also settles infringement case