Technology Licensing

Former TiVo chief IP officer joins Intellectual Ventures

Arvin Patel signs up as COO of the firm's Invention Investment Fund; Myhrvold welcomes “seasoned and respected thought leader”

Former TiVo chief IP officer joins Intellectual Ventures
A patent's journey from <em>IAM</em> Market to <em>Facebook v BlackBerry</em>
7 Jul 2020

A patent's journey from IAM Market to Facebook v BlackBerry

Analysis shows that assets listed on the platform sell at a higher rate than average, while they are also litigated more often

How a platform technology patent list can expedite covid-19 vaccine research
7 Jul 2020

How a platform technology patent list can expedite covid-19 vaccine research

More transparency around IP ownership in this vital area will help the development of treatments designed to tackle the coronavirus


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3 Jul 2020

Germany’s Supreme Court releases full judgment in key FRAND licensing case

Ruling in Sisvel v Haier clarifies issues around areas including what constitutes a “willing” licensee, obligations on implementers and the scope licensors have to vary royalty rates Read more

2 Jul 2020

Why IP licensing is the best way to close biopharma innovation gaps

Impact of covid-19 pandemic remain unclear, but new research points to the big benefits of bringing in technology from outside Read more

1 Jul 2020

Why it was time to leave Nokia - company's former IP head tells all in exclusive interview

On the day she becomes InterDigital's new chief licensing officer, Eeva Hakoranta explains her move and discusses a whole lot more besides Read more

30 Jun 2020

As bankruptcies threaten energy sector more companies may eye patent monetisation opportunities

A slump in oil prices and less energy consumption during the covid pandemic mean sector is facing up to tough market conditions and seeking new revenue sources Read more


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26 Jun 2020

The era of the mega-NPE is upon us and that wasn't part of Big Tech's plans

Fortress’s offer for Finjan means another PIPCO is set to disappear and confirms that in the IP monetisation business it is now the giants that rule the roost Read more

20 Jun 2020

Japan’s position as a 5G follower will shape its IP policy

Scuttled plan to protect IoT industry from patent threats is a sign of anxiety over the landscape around the latest telecom standard Read more

13 Jun 2020

It’s a great time to be involved in IP finance

Why you should expect an increase in patent-focused financing deals involving biotech and other life sciences companies Read more

11 Jun 2020

We name the world's top patent lawyers, attorneys, practices and firms

The 2020 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 features in-depth analysis of the markets in 48 key jurisdictions and is based on thousands of submissions, interviews and client references Read more


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29 Jun 2020

Messy leadership dispute at Arm's China JV puts IP risks in the spotlight

UK-based chip designer and owner Softbank have been unable to oust the chief executive of the entity with exclusive rights to license its chip designs in China Read more

26 Jun 2020

Sisvel adds new partners in significant expansion of its WiFi patent platform

Philips joins pool, while InterDigital, Nokia and Samsung are among the big names to have signed up for joint licensing approach Read more

25 Jun 2020

China could become centre stage in InterDigital patent dispute with Lenovo

PC maker’s countersuit provides latest opportunity for Chinese courts to weigh on local FRAND issues as a global ruling is sought elsewhere Read more

24 Jun 2020

Japan government study group endorses ‘license-to-all’ SEP policy and ‘top-down’ FRAND rates

Attorneys and academics convened by Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry weigh in on key debates in the wireless licensing space Read more


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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

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Zareefa Burki Flener
Managing Partner
Chicago IL, United States
Flener IP & Business Law