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Patenting emerging technologies – determining how far an artisan’s knowledge goes

A recent Federal Circuit decision and new USPTO guidance have brought a possible conflict in case law into focus

Patenting emerging technologies – determining how far an artisan’s knowledge goes
Qualcomm CEO lauds “the most extensive licensing programme in mobile”
3 Aug 2020

Qualcomm CEO lauds “the most extensive licensing programme in mobile”

Huawei deal looks set to help compensate for drop in handset sales while chip giant’s invention disclosures surge despite impact of covid-19

Top patent owners continue to outperform the markets, according to new analysis
31 Jul 2020

Top patent owners continue to outperform the markets, according to new analysis

Publicly-quoted companies in the IAM/ktMINE US Patent 100 enjoyed a strong June compared to their peers

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31 Jul 2020

Key OIN signups show China Inc is on board with open source

Huawei, Baidu and chipmaker Unisoc have joined Tencent and Alibaba in the network, which made getting China more involved a priority several years ago Read more

30 Jul 2020

Huawei’s increasing China focus may have paved way for Qualcomm deal

Chinese company took quarterly smartphone sales title for the first time in Q2, but it is increasingly reliant on its home market Read more

28 Jul 2020

Proposed limits to injunctions in Japan need further study, top policy body says

JPO subcommittee report indicates that the time is not right for a measure that could be seen as  weakening patent rights Read more

27 Jul 2020

As Intel’s woes mount, remember a 2017 patent warning shot from its GC

The series of setbacks the chipmaker is currently suffering may mean that its stockpile of IP becomes even more important Read more

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27 Jul 2020

Indonesia makes compulsory licensing easier as high-tech waits on key patent reform

Country paves way for possible covid-19 vaccine order, but promised protections for technology firms are taking longer than anticipated Read more

18 Jul 2020

Why Huawei can’t count on patent licensing – at least in the US

Successful dealmaking cannot be isolated from broader political currents and that means China’s 5G champion may need to embrace more out-of-the-box IP value creation strategies Read more

7 Jul 2020

A patent's journey from IAM Market to Facebook v BlackBerry

Analysis shows that assets listed on the platform sell at a higher rate than average, while they are also litigated more often Read more

26 Jun 2020

The era of the mega-NPE is upon us and that wasn't part of Big Tech's plans

Fortress’s offer for Finjan means another PIPCO is set to disappear and confirms that in the IP monetisation business it is now the giants that rule the roost Read more

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22 Jul 2020

Fujitsu latest Japanese titan to part with significant chip assets

Hundreds of rights look likely to pass to Arizona-based ON Semiconductor as part of foundry purchase Read more

21 Jul 2020

The signs are that Canada is upping its IP game

Bank announces launch of multi-million-dollar financing package for IP-rich businesses while Ontario government unveils new action plan Read more

20 Jul 2020

IPValue inks semiconductor patent licensing deal with RPX

Agreement hands group of the defensive aggregator’s members rights to 500+ former Panasonic assets and continues run of success being enjoyed by the NPE headed by John Lindgren Read more

20 Jul 2020

Chinese smartphone suppliers square up over microphone patents

MEMSensing gets go-ahead for Shanghai IPO, which had previously been derailed by patent claims Read more

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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

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

4 Mar 2020

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

Asset sales, trade wars and new names at the top made last year transformative for IP owners. Read more