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A tricky jobs market leaves licensing professionals with fewer options

A long-term decline in monetisation businesses at several operating companies means that senior opportunities are becoming scarcer

A tricky jobs market leaves licensing professionals with fewer options
12 Dec 2019

Seoul Semiconductor patent auction analysis reveals a mixed bag of assets

In sales due to be held this month and next, the Korean company offers two radically different portfolios. But value is in the eye of the beholder - and a range of businesses could be making bids

11 Dec 2019

Partnership with former rival hands boost to Lyft’s patent portfolio

Agreement with Gett sees around 40 assets transferred to ride-sharing giant continuing a busy period of IP dealmaking for the company

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10 Dec 2019

Breaking: Microsoft IP head announces he’s leaving for pastures new

Erich Andersen to take job as GC at another company after more than five years in top role; no indication yet of replacement Read more

10 Dec 2019

How the threat of unsold rights, the rise of the in-house dealmaker and a revolution in analytics are re-shaping the IP deals market

As IAM releases this year's brokered patent market survey one of its authors digs deep into the current climate for transactions and explains why some of the grunt work of five years ago is a thing of the past Read more

9 Dec 2019

Healthcare and pharma sector sees most patent deals activity in Q3 in the US 

Latest data shows Global Foundries, IV and Seiko among top sellers; NPEs the top buyers, with Samsung, Pinterest and BBK Electronics also among the leaders Read more

6 Dec 2019

Chinese memory upstart secures DRAM patents in hybrid deal with WiLAN

CXMT picks up former Qimonda rights at a time when Beijing government is prioritising creation of national champions Read more

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5 Dec 2019

The search for the world's leading IP strategists is on

IAM is currently seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for the 2020 edition of the Strategy 300 - our unique guide to the men and women who excel in the creation of IP value Read more

5 Dec 2019

Auto IP stakeholders in Asia call for peace, prepare for war

Huawei, Nokia and top Japanese brands discussed the licensing conflicts confronting the industry in front of a packed room in Shanghai Read more

30 Nov 2019

IoT patent owners still hold the future in their own hands – but the clock is ticking

A successful IAM conference in Munich illustrated the IP complexities that surround the platform, but licensors must think creatively - and quickly - about how to seize opportunities before others do it for them Read more

29 Nov 2019

The 2019 brokered patent market from the buyer and seller perspective

Asking prices for patents are up from last year. However, the size of the market is down and assertion activity from NPEs may be on the rise Read more

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3 Dec 2019

Volvo Cars joins Avanci, adding another major auto manufacturer to platform’s stable of brands

CEO Alfalahi – deal is further sign that one-stop solution is paying off; expect Internet of Things deals to follow in 2020   Read more

2 Dec 2019

Panasonic sells semiconductor unit in $250m deal

Acquirer out of Taiwan says transaction will broaden its IP portfolio and add significant R&D resources, but it is not clear just how many patents will change hands Read more

28 Nov 2019

Four IP takeaways from Novartis’ $9.7 billion acquisition of The Medicines Company

Over the weekend, Novartis struck one of the largest deals in the biopharma sectors this year, agreeing to pay $9.7 billion for cardiovascular specialist The Medicines Company Read more

28 Nov 2019

Apple’s IP chief takes top place in this year’s IAM Market Makers list

Jeff Myers heads the 40-strong selection of the global dealmaking elite thanks in no small part to the iPhone giant’s huge Intel patent play in the summer Read more

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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

30 Nov 2018

After years of setting the patent agenda Silicon Valley is now playing defence

The USPTO director’s explicit rejection of the ‘troll’ narrative and the departure of key Congressional backers mean that big technology companies find themselves in the unusual position of not being in control of the US IP policy-making narrative. Read more

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