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22 April 2019

Litigation involving high-performance camera maker underlines Fortress’s reach

SiOnyx, which is owned by the investment giant, and co-plaintiff Harvard accuses Japanese optical devices manufacturer of patent infringement

16 April 2019

Huawei leverages patent transactions for peace and profit

Recent assignments showcase different ways Huawei reaps value from patent deals: one sealing its settlement with Samsung, another arming America’s most prolific NPE

16 April 2019

IV looks to expand its licensing ecosystem with Desmarais tie-up

“We’ve used them as a litigation firm in the past, they know our portfolio really well and we wanted to take the opportunity to leverage that expertise more broadly to focus it on co-developing licensing programmes along with our own team,” says Invention Investment Fund head Mathen Ganesan

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

11 April 2019

Funai’s biggest patent disposal yet looks like a monetisation play

The Japanese OEM completed a big patent acquisition from Lexmark in 2013 to boost its inkjet business, and a new deal suggests it wants to get more money out of those 1,500 assets

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

01 April 2019

IP-related statistics from the recent past

A selection of recently reported facts and figures.

28 March 2019

The US secondary market in graphic form

It was a positive fourth quarter of 2018 for US patent sales as an infographic put together based on data supplied by AST shows

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

11 March 2019

Operating companies ramp up their US patent deal-making, but NPEs see big drop

Microsoft and Facebook feature among leaders as transactions involving software assets in Q4 of 2018 hit highest level since 2010

07 March 2019

Lone inventor takes on Huawei in case that exposes the deep disparities in the US patent system

Portuguese national says he has sold his house to hire an attorney to go after the Chinese company over alleged IP theft – a huge leap of faith given US assertion realities

06 March 2019

The state of play in the global IP market

IAM's annual benchmarking survey is designed to identify the key concerns of senior decision makers in areas such as deal-making, valuation, patent office performance, top litigation venues and policy 

05 March 2019

It turns out John Amster was absolutely right about RPX

The former CEO was fired after recommending that the firm should go private, but 18 months later it happened anyway and the defensive patent aggregator now appears to be thriving 

05 March 2019

Dominion Harbor CEO discusses China strategy re-think

NPE boss says the decision to set up a licensing team in Beijing last year is starting to pay off. The acquisition of 1,000 new patents from Panasonic announced yesterday is a further boost