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Chinese lidar manufacturer paid $20 million upfront plus ongoing royalties to settle Velodyne dispute

Hesai Photonics Technology reveals monetary details of settlement, which also involves ongoing royalty payments through 2030

Chinese lidar manufacturer paid $20 million upfront plus ongoing royalties to settle Velodyne dispute
After early FRAND litigation efforts in China, KPN targets Xiaomi and others in US courts
19 Jan 2021

After early FRAND litigation efforts in China, KPN targets Xiaomi and others in US courts

Expanded US litigation campaign targets some of the same mobile companies Dutch firm has pursued in China for years

Oppo’s patent focus: smaller deals, younger rights and future standards
15 Jan 2021

Oppo’s patent focus: smaller deals, younger rights and future standards

Shanghai-based R&D firm Langbo inks its first patent sale to a major Chinese buyer after a pair of deals with foreign NPEs

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14 Jan 2021

New Brazilian biotech patent examination guidelines a “missed opportunity”

While boosting transparency, the many difficulties faced by life sciences innovators when applying for protection in the country are not addressed Read more

6 Jan 2021

New data reveals the millions companies could save by cutting low quality patents

Exclusive analysis shows that Samsung alone could save hundreds of millions of dollars by abandoning IP that does not pass muster Read more

6 Jan 2021

Inside Samsung's Wuhan anti-suit injunction against Ericsson

Text of China's latest big FRAND decision is revealed to mixed reactions as dispute between the two companies escalates Read more

4 Jan 2021

The big IP stories you’ll be reading about in 2021

The IAM editorial team identifies what could be this year’s pivotal developments in the global IP market Read more

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22 Dec 2020

The keys to effective IP monetisation

Patent licensing is as much an art as it is a science, explain some of those featured in the new IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide Read more

22 Dec 2020

If you're thinking of going it alone, here are some tips from those who have

Seven pieces of advice from IP pioneers who decided to leave their jobs and set up on their own Read more

21 Dec 2020

Four predictions on how AI will reshape the IP landscape

IAM’s Strategy 300 Global Leaders share their insights on what the future holds for AI and patents – and what companies need to do now to stay ahead Read more

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

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22 Dec 2020

Three life sciences trade secrets and data strategy lessons

As non-patent assets become increasingly important, pharma and biotech innovators must adapt their IP strategies. Read more

18 Dec 2020

As Nokia looks to make up lost ground in 5G its IP business is set to become even more important

Finnish wireless giant reveals latest stage of its strategic rethink and underlines the relatively settled nature of its largest licensing agreements Read more

17 Dec 2020

What you need to know about post-Brexit changes to the UK’s SPC system

Failures to update IP management following the New Year could be costly for life sciences businesses Read more

16 Dec 2020

Five key insights into 2020’s drug royalty transactions

It has been a year of creative and flexible deal-making with many life sciences entities taking advantage of the revenues this kind of IP monetisation can deliver 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

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

30 Jan 2019

Apple v Qualcomm is the global patent fight for our times

Why Qualcomm’s winning of an injunction in China against Apple is another sign that the patent market is drifting inexorably eastwards. With the country’s answer to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit opening at the start of this year, rights holders have even more reason to turn to Chinese courts. Read more

30 Nov 2018

After years of setting the patent agenda Silicon Valley is now playing defence

The USPTO director’s explicit rejection of the ‘troll’ narrative and the departure of key Congressional backers mean that big technology companies find themselves in the unusual position of not being in control of the US IP policy-making narrative. Read more