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05 March 2018

Dominion Harbor turns again to IV as it buys portfolio of former American Express patents

Dominion Harbor has bought a portfolio of almost 1,000 former American Express patents from Intellectual Ventures in the latest major deal between the two. The transaction follows a deal involving more than 1,200 former NEC assets which was…

15 January 2018

Bank of America and IBM lead on blockchain patents, but start-ups and other specialists dominate

As the fluctuating bitcoin market has everyone talking, new research has thrown light on which companies are the leading filers of patents related to blockchain, the technology which underpins the world’s best known cryptocurrency, but whose…

06 October 2015

Gerchen Keller makes key hire to lead fee-shifting insurance push

Shortly after the Supreme Court issued its opinions in the Highmark and Octane fee-shifting cases in April last year, we wrote about Gerchen Keller Capital launching a new fee-shifting insurance product through Athena FSP. Since then, it’s fair to…

02 October 2015

Alice and the IPR regime makes relaunching an auctions business a tough thing to do, says Ocean Tomo’s Malackowski

As the IPO annual meeting drew to a close on Tuesday, I made my way across downtown Chicago to meet Ocean Tomo’s Jim Malackowski. A year ago Malackowski told this blog about OT’s plans to return to the auction market, five years after it sold its IP…

20 November 2015

This is the era of clever money in the patent investment market – and there’s a lot available

Earlier this week we held our inaugural Patent Law and Policy event in Washington DC. As the name suggests the majority of the day was focused on how debates over patent reform, recent case law and the popularity of the new post-issuance review…

17 November 2015

Some questions about the US patent market in search of answers at today's PLAP event in DC

Later today – at 9.30 am EST – the inaugural Patent Law & Policy conference gets underway at the Ronald Reagan Centre in Washington DC. Organised by IAM, with a programme and speaking faculty put together by our North America editor Richard Lloyd,…

09 January 2015

An IPR warning shot for pharma that could resonate far and wide

Earlier this week US hedge fund investor Kyle Bass got the wires buzzing when he reportedly outlined his plans to wage an inter partes review (IPR) war on big pharma at the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). According to Bass,…

05 January 2015

The IAM IP personalities of 2014, part one

With the Christmas and New Year festivities now done and dusted, it’s time to crank up the juice and to get the IAM blog fully rocking and rolling once more. And what better way to do it than by revealing our IP personalities of 2014? As always,…

13 April 2015

Philips LED deal shows that Chinese investors, as well as corporates, see the strategic power of IP assets

IAM readers keeping tabs on the LED industry will likely be aware of the recently announced deal which will see Philips sell the majority of its Lumileds lighting components unit to Chinese-led investment consortium GO Scale Capital for $3.3 billion…

07 July 2015

IP-backed lending activities may have had a role in creating China’s current financial malaise

As Europe reels from deepening financial turmoil, another potential economic catastrophe is unfolding on the other side of the world. For several months now, China’s capital markets have been experiencing chaos the likes of which has rarely been…

24 February 2015

Big names among those laid off from Alcatel-Lucent's IP group

IAM can reveal that Alcatel-Lucent has implemented a round of lay-offs inside its IP department. Among those departing are Craig Thompson, senior vice president of IP, and Ozer Teitelbaum, the company’s director of IP strategy. We understand that…

07 June 2018

Intellectual Ventures, Amex veterans to launch blockchain-powered IP trading platform

New start-up Operem hopes to launch IP exchange by year's end after closing series A funding round in April. CEO Tim Londergan says the project can lure financial investors into the IP world. 

03 August 2018

More litigation and licensing opportunities will be result of tech players’ disruption

New report pegs aerospace, fintech and auto as three sectors where litigation risk is increasing. UK-based analytics provider Aistemos also predicts greater collaboration across industries.

01 November 2018

We are top in the 5G standards process and that will feed through to patents, claims Ericsson

“It is clear that, no matter which viewpoint one takes, Ericsson is the leader in 3GPP and has influenced the technology in 5G over the years more than any other contributor,” company states in new report

30 January 2019

Winners of the inaugural Global IP Awards named at gala dinner in London

Law and attorney firms from around the world recognised for their outstanding work in litigation, prosecution and transactions during 2018