Semiconductors

After guilty plea in trade secret case, UMC may be rewarded by newest US sanctions move

The Taiwanese fab was fined $60 million by US authorities this week, the second largest such penalty in a criminal trade secrets probe

After guilty plea in trade secret case, UMC may be rewarded by newest US sanctions move
Chip tensions create IP opportunity in Asia for DuPont
27 Oct 2020

Chip tensions create IP opportunity in Asia for DuPont

Companies in China and South Korea link with chemicals giant in chip deals as policymakers seek to bulk up domestic supply chains

"Patent sales are now an integral part of our innovation cycle," says IBM's global IP head
26 Oct 2020

"Patent sales are now an integral part of our innovation cycle," says IBM's global IP head

William LaFontaine talks deals, efficient infringement, the opportunities and challenges emerging from covid-19, and more in an exclusive interview with IAM

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23 Oct 2020

NTT Docomo talks up 5G patent monetisation ahead of major merger

Japan’s top telco carrier will soon be taken private by parent NTT, at a time when both entities appear to be seeking more revenue from their IP portfolios Read more

21 Oct 2020

Remembering a blissful summer for SEP owners

As the weather turns wet and cold in the Northern Hemisphere, licensors can look back on a memorable streak of major wins in the period from July through to September Read more

21 Oct 2020

Korea’s push for chip independence could draw IP pushback

Worries about patent claims from Japanese rivals do not seem to have materialised yet, but trade secrets could be another concern Read more

20 Oct 2020

Qualcomm’s Rogers  - if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it should be the rule when it comes to standards bodies

In part two of our exclusive in-depth interview, Qualcomm Technology Licensing's president addresses the rise of the anti anti-suit injunction, ETSI’s success and how to license the IoT Read more

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15 Sep 2020

Confronting critical challenges, Taiwan’s tech companies must find a way to create patent value

IAM speaks with IP leaders from Foxconn, AU Optronics and others ahead of IPBC Taiwan next week Read more

12 Sep 2020

It’s the PTAB, stupid

Whether the US chooses four more years of Donald Trump or Joe Biden replaces him, big tech's assault on the PTO shows where the patent policy battle lines are being drawn Read more

26 Aug 2020

UK Supreme Court hands Unwired Planet and Conversant victory in key SEP FRAND dispute

Huge decision confirms that English court can require a company to take a global licence and can adjudicate multinational FRAND disputes Read more

22 Aug 2020

If Nvidia purchases Arm it will create a processor patent powerhouse

The semiconductor industry is buzzing on the news of a potential tie-up and portfolio analysis shows that there is a lot to be gained from such a move Read more

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20 Oct 2020

Patent sale may have helped seal big Sharp Huawei auto licence

Transfer shows Hon Hai Group is betting on its own ability to license key wireless technology developed by Sharp Read more

19 Oct 2020

Qualcomm licensing chief says the patent pendulum is moving just in time for 5G

The holder of one of the biggest jobs in corporate IP, Alex Rogers, talks to IAM about an improving climate for SEP holders and what he’s learned from the company’s recent courtroom battles Read more

17 Oct 2020

Shenzhen will double down on patents in its second act

Xi Jinping made innovation the focus of a speech marking the Special Economic Zone's 40th anniversary. But a more inward focus could spell change for IP strategies Read more

16 Oct 2020

The missing ingredient if the smartphone patent wars are to be repeated with 5G

The new era of connectivity across multiple industries is fuelling predictions of a resurgence in IP fights, but there’s one key difference between then and now 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