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What patent owners need to know about financing life sciences disputes

The Long Read: Companies in the life sciences sector have increasing options when seeking outside investment in IP enforcement campaigns, writes Michael Gulliford. But unique legal considerations and risk factors call for careful structuring of deals

29 September 2021

A more robust internal licensing market would boost China’s IP development

Saturday Opinion: Recent signs point toward more patent licensing negotiations between Chinese tech companies. That’s good news for the country’s IP system.

25 September 2021

BlackBerry patent sale price agreed, deal 80% certain this quarter, says company's CEO

John Chen expresses frustration at the time the transaction is taking to get over the line as IAM learns new details of its structure

23 September 2021

TCL obtains audio, video patents from Philips in rare external acquisition

In latest sale to Chinese firm, Philips assigns portfolio of varied technologies – but litigation between the two has so far been unaffected

22 September 2021

Buyers are acquiring high-quality Toshiba patents, but it has plenty more on tap

A deep dive into the Japanese company’s portfolio in the wake of its recent IP dealmaking streak

21 September 2021

Taiwan firm’s latest patent sale hints at NPE demand for 5G patent rights

Assertion of rights branded as essential to 5G is already underway in US courts, and Longhorn IP is the latest big-name patent asserter to make a deal with a standards-focused lab

21 September 2021

$8 billion Sobi takeover shows orphan drug IP assets are in high demand

The acquisition of the rare disease specialist is latest development in the booming orphan drug deals market

14 September 2021

NTT Docomo seals global wireless SEP licence with Oppo

Japanese telecom provider inks a litigation-free deal with another major Chinese smartphone player

14 September 2021

IP spin-offs continue as Toshiba mulls reorganisation

Recent assignments to NPEs and operating companies show that company’s patent portfolio remains a key asset as the conglomerate considers its strategic options

13 September 2021

IP Hall of Fame interviews: Dan McCurdy

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q3: IP leadership - what it is and why it matters

09 September 2021

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