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Jury still out on foreign NPEs in China

Firms like iPEL are creating a buzz in the country's patent market, but as of yet there are few indications that Beijing will roll out the welcome mat

Jury still out on foreign NPEs in China
13 Nov 2018

Red Hat’s patents will help IBM build cloud presence, exclusive analysis reveals

The open source business’s portfolio is not big, but should bolster Big Blue’s attempts to bridge the gap with Amazon, Google and Microsoft in a space that is rapidly growing in importance.

13 Nov 2018

IP trade war puts spotlight on university collaborations  

Johns Hopkins and the University of Wisconsin both had research collaborations come under the microscope for IP reasons last week.

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15 Nov 2018

The big life sciences IP developments from October 2018

Cannabis patent war looming, “New NAFTA” set to benefit biopharma innovators, a blow for medical device inventors at the CJEU, and much more in this round-up of October’s big life sciences IP news Read more

14 Nov 2018

Modernise or die – why corporates need to push their patents

Legal requirements and market realities mean that boards and directors who fail to prioritise their intellectual property risk their companies’ future. But there is already a model from which they can draw crucial lessons Read more

12 Nov 2018

Qualcomm makes big loss as Apple patent dispute hits hard

Royalties owed by iPhone giant said to top $7 billion mark and Northern District of California court deals blow in ongoing litigation with FTC. "It's been an extraordinary year," says CEO Mollenkopf Read more

10 Nov 2018

Acting US Attorney General sat on board of Florida company that ran patent filing scam

Matthew Whitaker (right) allegedly sent intimidating emails to victims of World Patent Marketing, a firm that was shut down by the FTC and fined $26 million for cheating inventors. Read more

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9 Nov 2018

SEP owners must beware of hindering Europe's golden 5G opportunity

In an exclusive opinion piece for IAM, Jim Beveridge of the Innovators' Network argues that originators need to embrace transparency and avoid royalty stacking to allow IoT innovation to thrive  Read more

6 Nov 2018

Former Nokia patent deals chief becomes latest Marconi recruit

A month after leaving the Finnish company - where he helped to build a world-class licensing operation - Ilkka Rahnasto signs up with the firm that manages several platforms including Avanci and Teletry Read more

1 Nov 2018

Soon-to-be-released USPTO examination guidance looks like being good news for applicants

Changes on patent eligible subject matter will lead to fewer 101 rejections, says the agency's Silicon Valley chief at IAM's Software IP event in San Francisco Read more

30 Oct 2018

What every SEP owner and licensee needs to know about the Unwired Planet decision

In upholding the first instance judgment of Mr Justice Birss last week, the Court of Appeals in London has confirmed the UK as a go-to jurisdiction for FRAND-related disputes Read more

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9 Nov 2018

Activist investor – companies too focused on number of patents they file each year

In some cases problem stems from how businesses incentivise employees to file, insists Starboard co-founder Read more

8 Nov 2018

More valuable to offer patent licences through LOT and OIN than do it ourselves, says Microsoft IP chief

Andersen explains decision to join defensive platforms; also heaps praise on USPTO Director – “I think he’s doing a super job” Read more

8 Nov 2018

Oppo turns to licensing to jump-start its battery charging standard

The company has ‘opened’ its patent portfolio related to rapid phone charging. Head of IP Adler Feng says it will collect reasonable rates from companies that adopt the technology. Read more

5 Nov 2018

Acacia Research says it's "back in business" as a major patent player

Google, Huawei and Lenovo are among the companies targeted by Newport Beach-based NPE that once had a market cap of close to $2 billion Read more

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29 Mar 2018

A deal for our times

InterDigital’s acquisition of Technicolor’s licensing business was a patent blockbuster and says much about the current state of the monetisation market Read more

1 Feb 2018

Rollercoaster ride for SEP owners continues through 2017

SEP owners had much to celebrate in 2017 but a major decision from a US court meant that the year ended with a familiar amount of uncertainty Read more

1 Dec 2017

Going global is the new mantra in the patent transactions market

A record-breaking deal between Nokia and Provenance Asset Group shows just how important multinational patent portfolios now are to the patent buy-side Read more

1 Oct 2017

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past …

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past … Read more

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