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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

Patent deal with Sharp gave China’s top LED maker ammunition against rival
Top bitcoin hardware firms to clash in Chinese IP suit
13 Apr 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

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

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5 Apr 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 Read more

29 Mar 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 Read more

25 Mar 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 Read more

25 Mar 2021

Top US patent filers: positions 1 to 100

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2 Mar 2021

Negotiating patent licensing agreements during a pandemic

Co-published - Although some major deals in the semiconductor space have been concluded over the last year, respondents to a survey on virtual negotiations see major difficulties in online discussions Read more

22 Feb 2021

Boom in M&A shifts semiconductor patent landscape

Co-published A surge in activity in 2020 could lead to major IP reconfigurations in the sector Read more

18 Dec 2020

Japan’s leading corporate IP departments revealed

The country's Asia IP Elite made some big strategic shifts in 2020 as they weathered an unprecedented year Read more

17 Dec 2020

China’s top in-house IP teams revealed

In a year marked by resilience, Chinese IP giants are pushing to close the gap with overseas competitors Read more

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12 Aug 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

12 Aug 2020

As the fallout from covid continues, the two IP superpowers offer different messages

While China cheers an uptick in applications, the USPTO warns of a prolonged downturn Read more

8 Jun 2020

IP Market news highlights

IAM’s biggest spring reads Read more

8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more