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Operating company dominance of the patent deals market continues, latest data reveals

Analysis by AST shows Qualcomm, Samsung and TSMC all active, and volumes in line with recent quarterly averages; software still the leading sector in terms of number of transactions

Operating company dominance of the patent deals market continues, latest data reveals
19 Jul 2019

Alphabet is trimming down its portfolio - but only after sustained growth  

The tech giant saw a steep drop in the number of US patents granted in 2018 after having spent years building its portfolio organically and through strategic acquisitions

19 Jul 2019

Recent Oppo deal with Ericsson underlines appeal of Indian patents to Chinese buyers

Chinese smartphone vendors have filed hundreds of patent applications in India, but grants are slow in coming so far. Third party transactions can help bridge the gap as litigation continues to be a concern

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18 Jul 2019

France Brevets puts pair of portfolios up for sale - including a set of 5G assets

Both packages were developed by French research institutes with close support from the sovereign patent fund Read more

17 Jul 2019

Despite huge potential, patent operations at Chinese universities lag international standards

Technology transfer and commercialisation are buzzwords in China and attract more attention everyday. But before widespread IP-based private-public partnerships develop, there are significant systemic hurdles to overcome Read more

16 Jul 2019

The IP impact of IBM's Red Hat acquisition remains uncertain

Big Blue is betting that it can grow its presence in the cloud space with the help of the open source leader, but in patent terms the pair are hardly kindred spirits Read more

16 Jul 2019

Gilead’s unique $5.1 billion licensing deal shows the range of IP monetisation options open to biotech sector

New boss explains that the Big Pharma company will seek out “diverse and creative” asset partnerships – rather than large acquisitions – to boost its pipeline Read more

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10 Jul 2019

Intel takes patents off market and enters exclusive talks with potential buyer

Acquirer not named, but Apple looks like a strong candidate to purchase the portfolio of 8,500 largely unencumbered wireless assets that was due to be auctioned in August Read more

10 Jul 2019

All the big life sciences IP developments in June

Our round-up of the major patent issues affecting pharma and biotech that emerged on the legal, market and policy fronts last month Read more

4 Jul 2019

Why it's time for a new approach to 5G patent licensing

How a more proactive, collaborative approach by SEP licensors - one that focuses on reaching out to start-ups and SMEs - could lead to a lot more deals and a lot less pain Read more

25 Jun 2019

Exclusive: Intel launches blockbuster auction for its mobile portfolio

Huge stockpile of assets up for grabs after tech giant announces exit from smartphone chip sector; market set for biggest patent sale since Rockstar Read more

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16 Jul 2019

Oppo got one last bite of Intel portfolio days after auction was announced

Intel signed off on sale of 58 US patent rights to Chinese company one week after it confirmed it would auction off its full smartphone portfolio, a process that has now been halted Read more

12 Jul 2019

Former Yahoo! patent portfolio starts to attract deals and potential new owners

Parent company Altaba has announced dissolution plan, but Excalibur IP looks set to continue monetising stockpile of grants Read more

11 Jul 2019

China’s venture community knows patents don’t equal innovation

The CEO of a hot AI startup, a top China-focused VC and Lenovo’s CIO shared their views on patents, innovation and trade tensions at one of Asia’s largest tech events Read more

9 Jul 2019

Litigation fight between Spangenberg and Zur takes another turn with New York judge dismissal of Fortress suit

Dispute over valuable patent goes on after investment giant turns to Texas state court to hear case; grant has been asserted in district court against Amazon Read more

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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

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

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