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Six takeaways from the $1.8 billion finale to the LG Energy Solutions - SK Innovation IP dispute

As political wrangling and potential for commercial fallout mounted, the two Korean battery suppliers reached an eleventh-hour settlement deal yesterday

Six takeaways from the $1.8 billion finale to the LG Energy Solutions - SK Innovation IP dispute
Sony’s strategy for IP success makes it rare among Japanese businesses
9 Apr 2021

Sony’s strategy for IP success makes it rare among Japanese businesses

The company’s creative use of patents over the years has enabled multiple acquisitions and helped underpin a major business transformation

Post-smartphones, LG is actively exploring patent sales
9 Apr 2021

Post-smartphones, LG is actively exploring patent sales

An affiliate of the South Korean company recently sold over 100 assets to an NPE, while other parts of the portfolio are reportedly being shopped by brokers

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8 Apr 2021

Netlist uses IP leverage for $40 million licence with SK hynix and a key supply agreement

On top of a patent deal, the companies agree a purchase deal covering up to $600 million in products from the Korean business Read more

8 Apr 2021

Multibillion-dollar BridgeBio deal is a boost for patent-centric pharma business models

Hub-and-spokes life sciences companies are providing new opportunities for IP monetisation Read more

7 Apr 2021

Panasonic sells portfolio of wireless patents to Apple

Even after a string of disposals over the years, the Japanese company’s IP team has plenty of value creation opportunities in front of it Read more

6 Apr 2021

Rare Acer disposal spurs creation of a new networking NPE

The normally quiet PC maker has also hooked up with Samsung Electronics to unload cloud-related patents 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 Feb 2021

Boom in M&A shifts semiconductor patent landscape

Co-published A surge in activity in 2020 could lead to major IP reconfigurations in the sector 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

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5 Apr 2021

New $400 million Aon fund with IP focus raises exciting prospects, says CIO Brian Hinman

Latest initiative by financial services giant could rise in value to $1 billion and is focused on companies that are beyond their first funding round Read more

5 Apr 2021

China’s chip space has many big domestic patent portfolios, but few with global reach

Numbers from country’s Semiconductor Industry Association show that only a handful of top locally-listed chip firms have obtained sizable US IP holdings Read more

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

1 Apr 2021

BlackBerry CEO: Majority of cash for patent portfolio expected in upfront payment

After IAM broke news of possible sale last year Canadian tech giant has confirmed it is in exclusive negotiations with a “North American” bidder for a part of its 38,000 asset stockpile 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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