Topic: Market Developments

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What Oppo's integration with OnePlus means for IP and licensing within the group

Consolidation of brands under the BBK Electronics banner creates a player with a different patent risk profile

24 June 2021

$2 billion deal shows growing sophistication of drug royalty sales

Latest Royalty Pharma investment shows is further evidence of the increasing IP monetisation options open to healthcare innovators

15 June 2021

Patent transactions in Q1 2021

Featured in Secondary Market Activity

More than half of the assets that were transacted were acquired by NPEs, many of which were active for the first time

08 June 2021

China’s big focus on good faith in patents could give defendants new tools

Application clampdown, amendments to the Patent Law and a recent clarification that defendants can recover legal costs all point to focus on abuse of patent system

07 June 2021

Chinese buyer of 10,000+ LED patents from LG Innotek revealed

Newly-created Suzhou Lekin Semiconductor is backed by a well-connected Chinese lighting magnate

04 June 2021

Apple, Facebook and Google still have work to do with inventor diversity

The Long Read: The Big Three each have a significant and prolific public record promoting DI&E within their organisations. However, writes Michael Pellegrino, a deep drill into USPTO patent data reveals that they are not yet meeting their ambitions when it comes to those doing the inventing

02 June 2021

Xi Jinping throws weight behind TRIPS waiver, but don’t expect China to invoke flexibilities

Chinese leader called on the WTO to make an “early decision” on whether to suspend IP protections for covid-19 vaccinations

26 May 2021

Implementer pools raised in latest Japanese SEP meetings

A study group convened by METI has also discussed the license-to-all principle and Avanci’s auto licensing efforts, minutes show

25 May 2021

Jason Ding to move on from role as Huawei’s IP chief

Long-time company insider set to take over the top job in a low-key transition

24 May 2021

Fraud concern as hundreds of trademark applicant passport numbers discoverable online

IAM sister publication World Trademark Review uncovers details via the EU IP Office’s TMview search platform

20 May 2021

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