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Fortress-backed company expands patent offensive against Asian and US corporates

Andrea Electronics has filed a complaint at the US International Trade Commission (ITC), alleging that a slew of major companies have infringed five of its US patents relating to microphone noise cancellation technology. This is its latest push in a…

27 January 2015

The $130 million “anti-troll coalition” has the financial power to have a major say in the reform debate

A guiding principle for anyone observing the political process in Washington DC is, of course, to follow the money. In the patent world that is being given new meaning as the main players in the legislative reform debate swell the coffers of the US…

23 January 2015

No smartphone patent war in China yet, but don’t be surprised if one does erupt

Chinese electronics company Oppo caused a small stir at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this month with its accusation that Polaroid’s ‘Selfie’ smartphone copied its own rotating camera design. It is tempting to see this as…

20 January 2015

China’s future lies in its intellectual capital, not mass patent filings, says Randall Rader

Released last month, the World IP Organisation’s 2014 World IP Indicators report shows that China’s State IP Office (SIPO) received 825,136 patent applications in 2013, making it the world’s largest patent office in terms of filings for the third…

19 January 2015

Figures show clearly that PTAB petitions are a high-tech, big boys game - UPDATE

Hot on the heels of its 2014 US patent litigation survey – which showed a fall in suits and an especially dramatic drop in NPE activity in the third and fourth quarters – Unified Patents has produced a set of statistics on last year’s activity at…

18 January 2015

How patents and licensing underpin the multi-trillion dollar mobile communications economy

A new report has outlined the crucial roles that long-term R&D, a robust IP system and a collaborative approach to technology standards and licensing have played in the development of the mobile sector. The report by the Boston Consulting Group,…

16 January 2015

NPE suits in the US down significantly in 2014 and figures make it clear that SMEs are very much a secondary target

The 2014 Patent Litigation Report published earlier this week by Unified Patents is a treasure trove of statistics. Not surprisingly for a firm whose business model is focused on helping clients defend against “frivolous lawsuits” primarily…

10 January 2015

HP cashes in on problematic Palm purchase once more as TCL targets resurrection

Chinese consumer electronics company TCL - a member of IAM's China IP Elite - has announced plans to launch a line of products under the Palm name, confirming rumours that it has acquired trademarks and other assets relating to the pioneering…

08 January 2015

The IAM IP personalities of 2014, part two

Yesterday, we revealed the identities of the first six of our IP personalities of 2014. Today, we name the final six - once again in alphabetical order. As previously explained, at IAM we define a “personality” in very broad terms. You don’t have to…

06 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,…

05 January 2015

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