RPX swoops in to acquire patent portfolio from failed AR company

Defensive aggregator picks up more than 100 assets from business that went bust last year

RPX swoops in to acquire patent portfolio from failed AR company
Intel is a major patent force and that matters
7 Aug 2020

Intel is a major patent force and that matters

The chipmaker has taken a number of hits to its business, but analysis of its IP holdings shows that it could still have a few tricks up its sleeve

Qualcomm CEO lauds “the most extensive licensing programme in mobile”
3 Aug 2020

Qualcomm CEO lauds “the most extensive licensing programme in mobile”

Huawei deal looks set to help compensate for drop in handset sales while chip giant’s invention disclosures surge despite impact of covid-19


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30 Jul 2020

Huawei’s increasing China focus may have paved way for Qualcomm deal

Chinese company took quarterly smartphone sales title for the first time in Q2, but it is increasingly reliant on its home market Read more

29 Jul 2020

Clarivate's acquisition of CPA Global raises plenty of questions

Deal creates an IP behomoth and continues the trend towards service provider consolidation - but the new company's clients will need reassurances Read more

28 Jul 2020

Merck calls for ‘democratisation’ of CRISPR-cas9 patent licensing

Simpler access to gene-editing technology needed amid ongoing IP uncertainties, say senior executives Read more

27 Jul 2020

As Intel’s woes mount, remember a 2017 patent warning shot from its GC

The series of setbacks the chipmaker is currently suffering may mean that its stockpile of IP becomes even more important Read more


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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

20 Jul 2020

After success of early stage covid-19 vaccine trial, Oxford University's coronavirus IP policy explained

With the promising news today that a coronavirus vaccine being developed by scientists at the university is safe and triggers an immune response, we revisit our exclusive April interview with the head of Oxford's tech transfer office in which he talks about its new, expedited, approach to granting covid-related licences Read more

18 Jul 2020

Why Huawei can’t count on patent licensing – at least in the US

Successful dealmaking cannot be isolated from broader political currents and that means China’s 5G champion may need to embrace more out-of-the-box IP value creation strategies Read more

7 Jul 2020

A patent's journey from IAM Market to Facebook v BlackBerry

Analysis shows that assets listed on the platform sell at a higher rate than average, while they are also litigated more often Read more


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24 Jul 2020

Surge of deals continues for IBM with patent assignments to Samsung

Korean tech leader picks up portfolio of assets focused on AI; adds to large package of grants and applications recently acquired from Nokia Read more

24 Jul 2020

Patent risk profile front and centre in run up to Ant Group’s IPO

The company’s filings have exploded since the second half of 2019 and, while it is difficult to discern the quality of the assets, the portfolio is in capable hands Read more

23 Jul 2020

How to price the IP rights underpinning disruptive biotech innovation

Analysts must look beyond traditional valuation methodologies to an alternative real options framework if they are to get the most bang for their buck Read more

22 Jul 2020

Industry group takes first steps towards formation of VVC patent pool

MC-IF, which includes Apple, Ericsson and Oppo as members, invites rights owners to take part in creating possible new platform Read more


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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

30 Jan 2019

Apple v Qualcomm is the global patent fight for our times

Why Qualcomm’s winning of an injunction in China against Apple is another sign that the patent market is drifting inexorably eastwards. With the country’s answer to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit opening at the start of this year, rights holders have even more reason to turn to Chinese courts. Read more

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