Sector: Semiconductors

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More NPE dealing shows that Toshiba buyout battle could have patent consequences

What would be Japan’s largest-ever leveraged buyout could have significant portfolio implications, given that Toshiba patents have found willing buyers in recent years

21 April 2021

Patent deal with Sharp gave China’s top LED maker ammunition against rival

A portfolio of more than 70 patent families acquired from the Japanese company has been deployed by Sanan Optoelectronics in Chinese court

14 April 2021

Top bitcoin hardware firms to clash in Chinese IP suit

Bitmain’s trade secrets complaint against MicroBT in Beijing follows failed patent assertion attempt

13 April 2021

Netlist uses IP leverage for $40 million licence with SK hynix and a key supply agreement

On top of a patent deal, the companies agree a purchase deal covering up to $600 million in products from the Korean business

08 April 2021

China’s chip space has many big domestic patent portfolios, but few with global reach

Numbers from country’s Semiconductor Industry Association show that only a handful of top locally-listed chip firms have obtained sizable US IP holdings

05 April 2021

Japanese display lab looking toward China for next patent payday

Semiconductor Energy Lab settles US case against BOE and promptly targets China Star Optoelectronics, another major panel maker

29 March 2021

How Sony is revamping its patent portfolio to suit a fast-changing business

Executive vice president Toshimoto Mitomo tells IAM how the company’s IP department has supported the conglomerate’s shift from electronics-first company to entertainment powerhouse

25 March 2021

Top US patent filers: positions 1 to 100

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q1: On the shoulders of giants

25 March 2021

China’s top 100 patent filers: positions 34 to 66

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q1: On the shoulders of giants

25 March 2021

Sector deep dive: Semiconductors

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q1: On the shoulders of giants

25 March 2021

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