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Qualcomm’s chip sales plunge in China underlines value of its licensing business

According to recent data, the company saw its share of the Chinese smartphone market shrink dramatically in 2020, making the multi-billion-dollar return from its patent portfolio even more important

Qualcomm’s chip sales plunge in China underlines value of its licensing business
Hot tech sectors power Korean patent growth in 2020
21 Jan 2021

Hot tech sectors power Korean patent growth in 2020

KIPO says users turned crisis to opportunity, recording a big increase in IP creation

Half of Japanese companies plan to curb patent filings, JPO says
18 Jan 2021

Half of Japanese companies plan to curb patent filings, JPO says

Patent applications yet to follow trademarks and designs in return to pre-covid levels

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12 Jan 2021

Samsung and WiLAN patent transfers point to more semiconductor deal activity

Two separate assignments have seen the Korean tech giant and the NPE acquire assets from IBM and Mediatek Read more

8 Jan 2021

South Korea's Intellectual Discovery is in the process of becoming a big league, mainstream NPE

A year after a major capital infusion and a change of leadership, the firm has notched some notable settlements in the US and laid the groundwork for new assertion campaigns Read more

5 Jan 2021

Intel patent disposals continue with portfolio transfer to Google

Deal follows earlier one with Sony and confirms chipmaker remains a force in the secondary market Read more

4 Jan 2021

All the China IP stories you missed over the holidays

Wuhan injunction drama was far from the only big IP news to come out of China over the festive period Read more

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18 Dec 2020

Japan’s leading corporate IP departments revealed

The country's Asia IP Elite made some big strategic shifts in 2020 as they weathered an unprecedented year Read more

17 Dec 2020

China’s top in-house IP teams revealed

In a year marked by resilience, Chinese IP giants are pushing to close the gap with overseas competitors Read more

15 Dec 2020

East Asian giants leave their stamp on the IP market

IAM reveals the Asia IP Elite members for 2020 from two dynamic high-tech jurisdictions: South Korea and Taiwan Read more

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

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18 Dec 2020

Patent data shows the complexity of the semiconductor manufacturing market

There is no clear stand-out in what is a highly interconnected industry. Instead a host of companies all rank as innovation leaders Read more

14 Dec 2020

Top Qualcomm licensing executive indicates cooling interest in patent pools

Senior VP John Han says he doesn’t see the right balance between licensors and licensees’ interests from some programmes Read more

7 Dec 2020

TSMC acquires 750+ US patents in deal with rival Globalfoundries

Big portfolio transfer came several months after the pair settled their high-stakes dispute over chip manufacturing IP Read more

3 Dec 2020

Patent deals market dips again as NPEs tighten their grip on the buyside

New data from AST points to a very active Q3 for IP Edge, which closed significant transactions with Technicolor, Xerox and IP Bridge 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