How elite patent-owning companies have performed on the markets since 2018

Research undertaken for IAM finds that while a composite of the biggest rights holders under-performs the NASDAQ, on a sector-by-sector basis the picture is a lot more positive

How elite patent-owning companies have performed on the markets since 2018
IBM semiconductor patents we acquired have years left to run, says WiLAN CEO
28 May 2020

IBM semiconductor patents we acquired have years left to run, says WiLAN CEO

The Canadian NPE's deal with Big Blue involved over 1,000 assets and was finalised in March

European Patent Office still top for quality and service, new <em>IAM</em> benchmarking report finds
27 May 2020

European Patent Office still top for quality and service, new IAM benchmarking report finds

Top ratings once again for the agency led by António Campinos, but Andrei Iancu’s USPTO slips down, according to respondents to our annual survey of in-house and private practice professionals


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27 May 2020

China's legislature urged to crack down on patent trolls – and malicious infringers

Gree Electric chairwoman Dong Mingzhu, a National People’s Congress deputy for Guangdong, proposed a number of measures aimed at curbing NPE activity Read more

26 May 2020

Revealed: the billions to be spent on patent renewals in 2021 and beyond

Samsung on the hook for over $135 million this year alone, with China's national IP office and the USPTO set to pull in $100 billion over lifetime of all their active grants Read more

25 May 2020

Japanese covid-19 patent pledge triples membership, but users must read fine print

Big-name electronics and chemical companies have continued to sign on, but several have taken the opportunity to narrow the terms of the pledge and remind potential infringers that they won’t tolerate abuse Read more

23 May 2020

The coronavirus has ended all hope of US patent eligibility reform

Opponents of stronger laws have seized the opportunity created by the pandemic to build a narrative that will make legislative changes to the 101 regime almost impossible to secure Read more


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15 May 2020

Patent owners should prepare for further PTAB changes

From key case law to radical new ways of working, four leading experts share their predictions about what might happen next at the board Read more

14 May 2020

Why patent practitioners are warming to Iancu’s PTAB reforms

Leading experts put recent changes to post-issuance reviews under the microscope and like what they see Read more

13 May 2020

Ominous signs for the global IP market in a covid-19 world

Leading in-house and private practice lawyers share their experiences of working in the shadow of a pandemic and explain what they believe might happen next Read more

12 May 2020

How to win post-issuance reviews at the PTAB

Thought leaders from key US law firms debate how to maximise the chances of success in an inter partes review Read more


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22 May 2020

Supply chain uncertainties loom for IP portfolio managers

Shifting supply chains may mean high-tech manufacturing moves in several directions, but China will continue to be a critical part of IP strategies Read more

21 May 2020

The guide to effective NAND patent investigation

A deep dive into the portfolios of top US rights owners in the space reveals how – and when – waveform and protocol analysis should be used to support evidence of use Read more

21 May 2020

Jail time for trade secret theft in China’s first dispute over 5G intellectual property

Convictions for former ZTE researchers show the country’s big telecom players can make trade secret thieves pay – something foreign companies very rarely achieve in China Read more

20 May 2020

IBM, LG and Nokia among top patent sellers in bumper Q1 for deals

Intellectual Ventures divestments continue to dominate the market while other NPEs seek to bolster their portfolios Read more


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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

29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

30 Aug 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform in June and July Read more