In its most thorough response yet to tech transfer complaints, government highlights $7 billion in annual IP payments to US firms and the country’s increasing attractiveness as a patent litigation venue.
Microsoft and Samsung were both sued earlier this week in the Eastern District of Texas over the alleged infringement of a patent owned by the NPE Altair Logix. The patent in question relates to semiconductor technology and was also asserted last…
The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) released its annual ranking yesterday of the 300 companies that received the most US patents in 2017. There was no change at number one as IBM held onto its customary position at the top of the pile…
The Monday plenary, breakout and bootcamp sessions at IPBC Global 2018 are now all done. The members of IAM’s editorial team on the ground at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco - Joff Wild, Richard Lloyd, Jacob Schindler, Bing Zhao and Adam… Read more
Last month Quaterhill announced that Jim Skippen, CEO of its WiLAN subsidiary, was retiring after more than a decade leading the business. Skippen was instrumental in turning the Ottawa-based NPE into a patent licensing business which today has a… Read more
Micron suffered a Chinese injunction last week in a case brought by a local competitor. The dispute began with a claim of trade secrets theft, and illustrates why US and Chinese officials are at loggerheads over IP issues.