Sector: Semiconductors

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For Taiwan firms, the time is now for patent monetisation

Recent moves by MediaTek, Asus and Acer all show that IP owners are seeking to boost returns

20 January 2022

VLSI claims “gamesmanship” in IPR attack on patent from $2 billion Intel verdict

Shell company’s validity challenge threatens the eye-watering damages award and Fortress-backed entity says it could open the door to abuse of the PTAB system

12 January 2022

Panasonic closes patent transactions with major LED and OLED players

Lighting firm Signify and panel-maker Samsung Display each acquired portfolios from one of Japan’s leading IP dealmakers last month

10 January 2022

The 2021 trends that shaped the IP market in five major industries

In-house experts highlight the year’s most important patent developments in auto, life sciences, software, semiconductors and telecoms

20 December 2021

JPO to update SEP negotiation guide in 2022, commissioner says

Commissioner Kiyoshi Mori highlights 2018 document’s balance and the open, transparent process that went into its creation

09 December 2021

As Micron and UMC settle long-running dispute, all eyes in China are on the US chipmaker’s next move

Taiwan’s UMC will pay an undisclosed sum to end a long, complex and remarkably successful IP enforcement campaign by the Idaho semiconductor firm

29 November 2021

Abandonments in 2020: an in-depth look

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: IP5 insights

29 November 2021

Mainstream focus on supply chains will impact US patent fights

Saturday Opinion: Inflation and goods shortages are making the supply chain an everyday conversation topic this holiday season, and that is already influencing arguments over IP enforcement

27 November 2021

Assignments show Western Digital is the seller in WiLAN’s latest chip patent acquisition

San Jose company transfers semiconductor rights to an affiliate of the Canadian NPE that's litigating against Micron

17 November 2021

Xperi highlights recent China deal as it seeks to "re-establish" its chip licensing business

Licence pact with Yangtze Memory heralds new applications for a technology that’s core to the company’s semiconductor holdings

15 November 2021

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