Oppo buys wireless patent portfolio from ZTE

Telecoms equipment firm continues to monetise its portfolio in the wake of several transactions with NPEs

Oppo buys wireless patent portfolio from ZTE
Nokia-Daimler SEP licensing stand-off shows why auto supplier indemnification is crucial
12 May 2021

Nokia-Daimler SEP licensing stand-off shows why auto supplier indemnification is crucial

The Long Read: Unresolved questions around component-level licensing demonstrate that the issue of indemnification is vital for automotive suppliers. Avvika’s Eric Stasik takes a deep dive into one high-profile dispute and argues that Huawei may be using the situation to stir up trouble

Foreign companies pared back Chinese patent filing in 2020
10 May 2021

Foreign companies pared back Chinese patent filing in 2020

Applications from overseas are latest area in which long-term growth trends are reversing in China


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4 May 2021

Shopify joins OIN in further sign of Canadian tech giant's growing patent focus

Despite some familiar griping about IP from its CEO, the e-commerce business is continuing to build its defences Read more

3 May 2021

New report lays bare the worrying extent of the UK's IP malaise

British companies lag their competitors on a number of measures, as well as on business investment in R&D, according to research published today Read more

3 May 2021

Huawei reports patent royalty income of $600 million in first quarter

Chinese company cites licensing revenue as one reason why it has remained profitable despite a sharp decline in its smartphone business Read more

29 Apr 2021

Hatch-Waxman litigation defendants get taxation boost

A ruling handed down by the US Tax Court this week suggests generics can deduct legal fees for ANDA litigation Read more


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18 Mar 2021

Another brick in the wall towards patents becoming fully-fledged assets

Announcing the creation of SPIF - a non-partisan, open standard, human readable solution for uniquely identifying patent assets that is consistent with existing formats Read more

2 Mar 2021

Negotiating patent licensing agreements during a pandemic

Co-published - Although some major deals in the semiconductor space have been concluded over the last year, respondents to a survey on virtual negotiations see major difficulties in online discussions Read more

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


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27 Apr 2021

SCOTUS setback won’t end FTC’s focus on pharma patent strategies

In AMG Capital Management v FTC, the Supreme Court stripped the Federal Trade Commission of its ability to seek monetary relief for patent-related antitrust infractions. Read more

24 Apr 2021

Why high-tech patent expertise will be increasingly valued by life sciences companies

If the experience of NantWorks’ IP chief Mark Kokes is anything to go by, leading strategists from other sectors can make a splash in pharma and biotech Read more

23 Apr 2021

Facebook, HPE and Microsoft announce Low-Carbon Patent Pledge

Tech trio see initiative as a way to help accelerate adoption of green technologies Read more

23 Apr 2021

What the decline of a big patent buyer means for Chinese IP strategies

Rising US-China tensions create big supply chain risk that could dent mid-sized suppliers’ appetite for overseas acquisitions 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