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Broadcom is set to build its software patent holdings despite failure of SAS talks

A tie-up would have boosted the company’s portfolio in key areas, but past deals and organic growth have already created a strong foundation in the space

Broadcom is set to build its software patent holdings despite failure of SAS talks
Biopharma M&A has fallen off a cliff – but IP owners in the sector have reasons to be cheerful
20 Jul 2021

Biopharma M&A has fallen off a cliff – but IP owners in the sector have reasons to be cheerful

The number and value of acquisitions have both tumbled further than in the early months of 2020

IPValue snags large display patent portfolio in Mitsubishi Electric deal
15 Jul 2021

IPValue snags large display patent portfolio in Mitsubishi Electric deal

Big licensing player secures assets that pertain to LCD, OLED and other display technologies

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14 Jul 2021

Maxell’s latest deal shows the Japanese business is doubling down on its patent monetisation efforts

The operating company has added to portfolio for first time since embarking on litigation push against Apple and others Read more

5 Jul 2021

TSMC acquires former MediaTek chip patents

World leading semiconductor foundry scoops up rights originally owned by chip designer MediaTek, its third-biggest customer Read more

2 Jul 2021

ZTE targets up to $930 million in patent revenue over the next five years

With a portfolio valuation and revenue projections in hand, the Chinese telecoms giant is making its IP monetisation plans public for the first time Read more

1 Jul 2021

Everything you need to know about SCOTUS’ Minerva ruling on assignor estoppel

In a 5-4 decision the court’s justices significantly narrowed the scope of the doctrine that prevents assignors from challenging patents in court. Read more

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30 Jun 2021

The 2021 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 goes live

Definitive guide to the world’s leading private practice firms and individuals now available Read more

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

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1 Jul 2021

Confidence in Biden’s patent policies tumbles, according to new IAM survey

Second quarter panels report finds a marked increase in negative views about the administration, but fewer covid concerns and signs of higher royalty and sales prices Read more

29 Jun 2021

Hold, sell, spin – LG Electronics’ powerful patents give it plenty of options

The South Korean company is leaving the handsets business and has some big calls to make about the portfolio it has in the space Read more

24 Jun 2021

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 Read more

17 Jun 2021

In the mobile licensing world, US patent holdings do not have the power they did

Globalisation in the 5G era has reduced the clout of portfolios centred on the country, but decisions taken by the government, the courts and in boardrooms have hastened the process 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