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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

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

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.

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

10 April 2019

Uber’s IP head on his top priorities and the value he gets from IPBC Global

Senior exec at ride-sharing leader reveals how his role has changed, how he has handled the transition from in-house to private practice and back and how he thinks IP strategy is set to evolve.

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

03 April 2019

<em>IAM</em>’s Auto IP series taking place against a backdrop of major change

With so many issues emerging across the entire supply chain, the sector’s IP leaders will be sharing their thoughts and insights at events in Detroit and Munich next month

01 April 2019

Putting intangible assets into perspective

How boards of directors can better understand the leading source of a company’s value.

31 March 2019

Intellectual property 4.0

As the fourth industrial revolution gets underway, operating companies need to ensure that their IP strategies are fit for a rapidly changing technological landscape.

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