Semiconductors

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

Assignments show Western Digital is the seller in WiLAN’s latest chip patent acquisition
Xperi highlights recent China deal as it seeks to "re-establish" its chip licensing business
15 Nov 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

MediaTek and NXP in patent clash at ITC amidst growing US chip shortage
11 Nov 2021

MediaTek and NXP in patent clash at ITC amidst growing US chip shortage

Leading semiconductor companies both seek limited exclusion orders to halt imports at a time when supplies are tight

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26 Oct 2021

Court records show hidden dealings behind Netlist-Samsung patent licence – and how it all fell apart

The memory and storage technology company won a key ruling that a 2015 cross-licensing agreement was breached, but now must contend with a countersuit from the Korean giant Read more

18 Oct 2021

Patent assignment activity of major semiconductor vendors remains robust

Co-published - IP transfers in the sector happen for many reasons but one of the primary ones is to create additional value from the assets concerned Read more

18 Oct 2021

Japan ruling party to back secrecy legislation for sensitive patents

A change to the country’s patent system could be included in new prime minister Fumio Kishida's signature economic security agenda Read more

16 Oct 2021

What we’ve learned from an eventful fortnight in auto IP

Saturday Opinion: Litigation is heating up, big antitrust questions remain unanswered and there’s more to the rising conflict than just wireless SEPs Read more

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25 Aug 2021

IAM parent company acquires market-leading US patent litigation data and analytics firm

Austin-based Docket Navigator - which also covers trademarks, antitrust and other practice areas - becomes a Law Business Research company Read more

21 Aug 2021

Semiconductor shortage shows need for US innovation policy re-think

Saturday Opinion: the United States should be investing in people and infrastructure to enable the production of critical technologies at home, argues Arvin Patel of Intellectual Ventures Read more

5 Jun 2021

Increasing R&D and infrastructure investment is vital to US tech success

If the 21st century is to be another American one, both the government and business must commit to higher spending to strengthen the foundations on which innovation is built Read more

18 May 2021

Data reveals patenting in semiconductors is on the rise, with Asia accelerating its output

Co-published - Filing activity is trending upward in major registries, reflecting a global push for supremacy in a lucrative market Read more

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14 Oct 2021

How a new business strategy at GlobalFoundries has affected its push for patents

The semiconductor company is taking a narrower approach to both R&D and IP procurement as it focuses on the foundry market Read more

14 Oct 2021

Chinese semiconductor upstart steps into IP spotlight in patent licence deal with Xperi

Yangtze Memory Technologies Co, based in Wuhan, is just five years old but has emerged as the country’s memory chip champion Read more

13 Oct 2021

Why the auto sector is heading for an IP reckoning

The Long Read: Patent figures show the industry has engaged in wholesale borrowing of technology in the connected car era, writes Arvin Patel. Now the bill has become due Read more

6 Oct 2021

New Ericsson lawsuit is a direct challenge to Apple’s 2019 FRAND manifesto

Swedish company contests iPhone maker's “core principles” on SSPPUs and end-product licensing just two months after its big Fifth Circuit win against HTC 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