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19 July 2019

Operating company dominance of the patent deals market continues, latest data reveals

Analysis by AST reveals Qualcomm, Samsung and TSMC all active, and volumes in line with recent quarterly averages; software still the leading sector in terms of number of transactions

19 July 2019

Recent Oppo deal with Ericsson underlines appeal of Indian patents to Chinese buyers

Chinese smartphone vendors have filed hundreds of patent applications in India, but grants are slow in coming so far. Third party transactions can help bridge the gap as litigation continues to be a concern

18 July 2019

Biometric patent conflict escalates in China

Shenzhen-based Goodix supplies more fingerprint sensors to more phones than any other company. But it is now litigating with two of its biggest rivals in Chinese courts

18 July 2019

France Brevets puts pair of portfolios up for sale - including a set of 5G assets

Both packages were developed by French research institutes with close support from the sovereign patent fund

12 July 2019

Former Yahoo! patent portfolio starts to attract deals and potential new owners

Parent company Altaba has announced dissolution plan, but Excalibur IP looks set to continue monetising stockpile of grants

10 July 2019

Intel takes patents off market and enters exclusive talks with potential buyer

Acquirer not named, but Apple looks like a strong candidate to purchase the portfolio of 8,500 largely unencumbered wireless assets that was due to be auctioned in August

10 July 2019

All the big life sciences IP developments in June

Our round-up of the major patent issues affecting pharma and biotech that emerged on the legal, market and policy fronts last month

09 July 2019

Litigation fight between Spangenberg and Zur takes another turn with New York judge dismissal of Fortress suit

Dispute over valuable patent goes on after investment giant turns to Texas state court to hear case; grant has been asserted in district court against Amazon

09 July 2019

LCD patent deal shows development of China’s internal patent market

Advisory firm led by ex-Tencent IP chief helps two Shenzhen-listed panel makers link up for a patent deal amidst growing litigation activity in the space

05 July 2019

As Sisvel files suit against Dell more light is thrown on Provenance’s ongoing evolution

Licensing platform might be contemplating own assertion campaign in a search for alternative ways to generate revenue from huge portfolio

05 July 2019

Taiwan chip packaging firm gears up for IP skirmishes

Kingpak, a specialist automotive imaging, recently picked up former Round Rock assets in its first patent purchase. It’s also supplying the firepower for a new US litigation campaign

02 July 2019

Exclusive – A deep dive into what’s on offer in Intel's blockbuster patent auction

Chip giant talks up the value of what's for sale with details of extensive use, low encumbrances, broad geographic scope and relative youth of assets; final bids due in mid-August

28 June 2019

Politics, money could temper Chinese interest in Intel auction

A few years ago, it might have been different. But political, legal and economic uncertainty may combine to keep firms like Huawei and ZTE out of the running for Intel’s wireless IP

27 June 2019

Low on encumbrances and relatively young, the Intel patents look ripe for sale - but will that be enough?

The IP market comes to terms with its biggest sale in years, but though the portfolio is said to be hitting all the right monetisation sweet spots questions abound about levels of interest and how high bids will go 

23 June 2019

Rubio’s Huawei proposal should worry US tech, pharma companies

Letting the executive branch neutralise patents whose owners it doesn’t like would weaken the US patent system and invite retaliation by China