Technology Licensing

DOJ’s IEEE patent policy move will heighten SEP owners’ focus on Biden Admin’s next antitrust steps

Apparent sidelining of letter released by Trump DOJ is being framed as a return to normal practice, but will cause concern among some rights holders

DOJ’s IEEE patent policy move will heighten SEP owners’ focus on Biden Admin’s next antitrust steps
Relaxing patent rights in a pandemic is a win for innovators and the public
7 Apr 2021

Relaxing patent rights in a pandemic is a win for innovators and the public

The long read: Womble Bond Dickinson’s Ben Bourke takes a deep dive into how life science companies have handled their IP portfolios over the covid-19 pandemic – in particular Moderna Therapeutics’ pledge not to enforce patents relating to its vaccine – and examines how such adjustments can prepare the ground for future inventions

Another big-ticket Nokia licensing deal announced
7 Apr 2021

Another big-ticket Nokia licensing deal announced

Finnish company concludes multi-year cross-licence agreement with Lenovo that includes a balancing payment


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3 Apr 2021

Beware the flow of money into China’s transactions space

Saturday Opinion: Encouraging patent deals and lending through metrics and incentives could lay a trap for those who want a higher-quality patent system Read more

2 Apr 2021

Guangzhou IP Court can hear antitrust complaint against Sisvel, Supreme People’s Court rules

China’s apex court rejected a jurisdictional appeal by the licensing company, paving the way for a potentially impactful antitrust and IP decision to be made in Guangzhou Read more

29 Mar 2021

Acacia CEO points to “astounding settlements and judgments” as signs of big turnaround in patent market

Announcing its annual results, the NPE also reports significant gains from its investments in life sciences businesses previously associated with UK fund manager Neil Woodford Read more

26 Mar 2021

Patent pools need to innovate along with advances in technology, says video tech expert

Technologist and VC funder Alex Eleftheriadis warns that VVC is on a slippery slope to the same kind of fractured licensing landscape as HEVC 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

19 Dec 2020

Those who adopt a hold-out strategy in SEP FRAND licensing should face the prospect of a market red card

Football shows how to deal with the long delays in licensing negotiations caused by those doing all they can to avoid paying a fair royalty, argues InterDigital’s Eeva Hakoranta Read more


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25 Mar 2021

How Sony is revamping its patent portfolio to suit a fast-changing business

Executive vice president Toshimoto Mitomo tells IAM how the company’s IP department has supported the conglomerate’s shift from electronics-first company to entertainment powerhouse Read more

24 Mar 2021

Korean royalty gap widens as tech giants pay more patent fees

Country’s central bank says conglomerates’ patent licensing obligations drove big swing in national balance of IP payments Read more

20 Mar 2021

China’s IP world is set for a big shift to auto

Huawei, ZTE and other leading domestic high-tech players are moving in and they will help shape the landscape for transactions, litigation and licensing Read more

19 Mar 2021

"We feel good about our business - it’s very profitable and on a sustainable foundation," says Nokia Technologies chief

In an exclusive interview, Jenni Lukander emphasises the strong support her unit receives from company CEO Pekka Lundmark, as well as its prospects for growth 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