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IBM’s LaFontaine takes top spot in this year’s IAM Market Makers ranking

On the back of 12 months of ferocious dealmaking, Big Blue’s IP head sits at number one in the annual list

04 November 2020

Lions of global patent dealmaking revealed

IP leaders from the likes of Panasonic, InterDigital, Broadcom and Microsoft sit in places 20 to 11 of this year’s IAM Market Makers ranking

03 November 2020

"Patent sales are now an integral part of our innovation cycle," says IBM's global IP head

William LaFontaine talks deals, efficient infringement, the opportunities and challenges emerging from covid-19, and more in an exclusive interview with IAM

26 October 2020

IBM’s recently announced split is big news for the company, less so on the IP front

Much remains to be decided in terms of the NewCo but the legacy business will remain a patent behemoth

22 October 2020

Cut renewals, not new filings, JPO chief tells cash-strapped companies

New commissioner acknowledges tough budget choices are affecting top customers

19 October 2020

Another big deal validates Velodyne’s patent-driven approach to China market

Autonomous driving pioneer now has its two biggest Chinese peers under licence, generating extra value in a market where it struggles to compete on cost

12 October 2020

UK court says AI may be inventive, but cannot be an inventor

The country’s IP Office was right not to grant the DABUS patent applications, judge rules

07 October 2020

Chinese EV makers get serious about patents

Startups that have listed in the US and China look more like Tesla than Nikola from an IP portfolio perspective

24 September 2020

How the JPO is preparing for the age of AI patents

The office has been ahead of the curve in setting out examples of what AI patents it will grant. A new report turns to questions over how to make sure such rights are enforceable

22 September 2020

“Concept of efficient infringement is an anathema to Apple,” says Tim Cook

Tech giant supremo insists eBay strikes right balance on injunctions and calls for further study on “the plague of PAEs”

16 September 2020

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