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Outgoing Ant Group IP chief discusses company’s meteoric patent growth

Benjamin Bai, who has transitioned to a new role as chief legal officer at Amber Group, a digital asset company, reflects on a tenure of more than five years steering IP strategy for Alibaba’s digital payments offshoot

31 May 2022

EPO chief economist: IP practitioners should use commercial nous to help Europe’s Deep Tech sector

IAM speaks to Yann Ménière of the European Patent Office about how the patent profession can best support Fourth Industrial Revolution innovators

23 May 2022

Patents peripheral to Twitter’s success, but know-how absolutely crucial

Elon Musk will have to make certain that IP vital to the company’s future cannot just walk out the door

06 May 2022

Google issues patent policy manifesto as industry gears up for reform debate

Company’s general counsel suggests USPTO fees for the largest filers, like the search giant itself, should be raised

29 April 2022

NPE litigation drops in 2022’s first quarter, and data shows Big Tech dodging PTAB denials

Reports from Unified Patents and RPX agree that NPE assertions dropped more than 10% in Q1, and both noted upticks in ex parte re-exam requests

19 April 2022

As MediaTek and NXP gear up for ITC trial, here are details on their US litigation track records

IAM turned to Docket Navigator for a status update on nine US patent cases between the Taiwanese and Dutch semiconductor companies, and peeked into their broader litigation histories as well

18 April 2022

Study shows which countries and companies are amassing metaverse-related patents

Research on metaverse patents shows leadership in the US and China and significant assets assigned to IBM, Microsoft and other major IP-owning companies

08 April 2022

As WiLAN potentially goes up for sale, here’s a look at its litigation track record

Docket Navigator data shows that 45 subsidiaries of the Canadian licensing business have filed 302 lawsuits since 2008, enjoying high settlement rates and defending themselves fairly well in 160 IPRs

04 April 2022

Five key takeaways from IPBC Europe

Returning from two action-packed days in London, IAM Deputy Editor Adam Houldsworth reflects on the surprising state of corporate UPC strategies, the rise of AI, FRAND fireworks and more

02 April 2022

After sealing Apple patent deal, a WiLAN sale may be next on the agenda

It is a complete business with a strong portfolio, and processes and a methodology for optimising returns, says CEO of parent company Quarterhill

24 March 2022

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