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BlackBerry portfolio sold for $600 million to SPV led by US-based patent market insider

New entity can now begin monetising a horde of around 35,000 assets that is already licensed to many major players in the mobile space

31 January 2022

BlackBerry patent sale approaching the now or never point

After so many delays in finalising the transaction, the pressure is on the Canadian company to get it over the line

27 January 2022

Japan mulls paying companies to keep sensitive patents under wraps

Economic security law proposed by Japanese government would place restrictions on disclosing patents related to sensitive technologies and innovations

19 January 2022

What patent numbers say about the quantum technology race

The Long Read: A gap between scientific publications and patent filings in quantum fields paints a worrying picture for European innovators, in particular, write Sebastien Ragot and Michel Kurek. However, there is still time for course correction

03 November 2021

Japan ruling party to back secrecy legislation for sensitive patents

A change to the country’s patent system could be included in new prime minister Fumio Kishida's signature economic security agenda

18 October 2021

IAM parent company acquires market-leading US patent litigation data and analytics firm

Austin-based Docket Navigator - which also covers trademarks, antitrust and other legal practice areas - becomes a Law Business Research company

25 August 2021

Patent portfolio development considerations for NFT innovations

Non-fungible tokens are a hot technology area but pose particular patenting challenges

15 July 2021

Everything you need to know about SCOTUS’ Minerva ruling on assignor estoppel

In a 5-4 decision the court’s justices significantly narrowed the scope of the doctrine that prevents assignors from challenging patents in court.

01 July 2021

China bill moving through US Senate would create list of ‘IP violators’

The Strategic Competition Act of 2021 could also see increased use of sanctions to combat IP theft

28 April 2021

Japan’s NEC is latest to pick up Blackberry patents ahead of planned portfolio sale

Small-scale transaction follows confirmation that Canadian firm is negotiating with a North American bidder for its 38,000 assets

22 April 2021

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