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Auction of Gionee’s smartphone patents a reality check for China

IP assets of bankrupt firm, once a big local handset seller, changed hands at fire-sale prices

Auction of Gionee’s smartphone patents a reality check for China
Sony picks up hundreds of chip patents from Intel
23 Nov 2020

Sony picks up hundreds of chip patents from Intel

Japanese company, which buys patents infrequently, has also linked up with IBM in recent semiconductor-related deal

In  Blackberry patent sale, Canada sees loss of prestige not value creation opportunity
20 Nov 2020

In  Blackberry patent sale, Canada sees loss of prestige not value creation opportunity

Possible deal comes during a period of concern in the country over loss of tech crown jewels, engineering talent and the bleeding of IP assets

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20 Nov 2020

ZTE patents back on the market with company’s latest sale to NPE

Recent assignments show wireless patent sale facilitated by an attorney with a long assertion history, the latest of the Shenzhen company’s deals with NPEs Read more

19 Nov 2020

“This is becoming an investible space,” says Aon IP head as financial giant rolls out M&A-focused product

Sell-side tool is designed to help the dealmaking community better understand the value of patents and other intangible assets Read more

19 Nov 2020

Your guide to covid-19 vaccine stakeholders’ IP strategies

IAM examines the approaches taken by – and the issues facing – the leading companies in the race to find effective coronavirus inoculations Read more

19 Nov 2020

Edward Black

"The biggest IP challenge facing US tech companies at present is the tension between the globalisation of technology and political nationalism and isolation." Read more

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9 Nov 2020

Pfizer’s covid vaccine found 90% effective, but raises IP questions

Company CEO proclaims “a great day for science and humanity”, but there are patent, know-how and data uncertainties to overcome Read more

15 Sep 2020

Confronting critical challenges, Taiwan’s tech companies must find a way to create patent value

IAM speaks with IP leaders from Foxconn, AU Optronics and others ahead of IPBC Taiwan next week Read more

22 Aug 2020

If Nvidia purchases Arm it will create a processor patent powerhouse

The semiconductor industry is buzzing on the news of a potential tie-up and portfolio analysis shows that there is a lot to be gained from such a move Read more

25 Jul 2020

As IP moves up Canada’s national agenda, other countries should follow suit

Trio of initiatives shows the country means business and the risk of a global economic downturn means similar moves may also become an important part of recovery plans elsewhere Read more

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18 Nov 2020

Smart glasses acquisition nets Google a potential treasure trove of IP

USPTO assignment records show that purchase of Canadian start-up North landed the search giant a deep patent portfolio at a time of growing interest in augmented reality tech Read more

18 Nov 2020

Samsung taps outside patent lab while spending record amounts on its own R&D

Company is not the only South Korean giant to tap the secondary market as it does more in-house research than ever Read more

17 Nov 2020

Data is the new frontier in healthcare IP licensing, says award-winning TTO

IAM speaks to the tech transfer office of Oregon Health & Science University about the keys to success in university-industry deal-making Read more

17 Nov 2020

Under sanctions pressure, Huawei sells off entry level smartphone brand to government

Company has sold its Honor handset unit to a consortium backed by local authorities in Shenzhen government, a move that will take a big chunk out of its sales figures 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 Aug 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform in June and July Read more

1 Apr 2019

IP market news highlights

The big stories from the IAM platform in February and March. Read more

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