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Hub and spoke IP strategies are generating billions of dollars in biopharma

New Crinetics spin-off is more evidence of the growing influence of models designed to monetise non-core life sciences assets

Hub and spoke IP strategies are generating billions of dollars in biopharma
IBM delivers hundreds of patents to DoorDash in latest big startup transaction
21 Oct 2021

IBM delivers hundreds of patents to DoorDash in latest big startup transaction

More than 200 assets change hands in the aftermath of a similarly-sized sale to delivery service Instacart

Investment in medical device IP is surging
19 Oct 2021

Investment in medical device IP is surging

Diagnostic innovation buyouts drive resurgence of med-tech deal-making

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19 Oct 2021

Ericsson turns in strong licensing quarter with Apple renewal looming

Continued impact of Samsung deal pushes Swedish company’s royalty take near $300 million – but executives warn upcoming re-negotiations could produce temporary disruption again Read more

18 Oct 2021

Patent assignment activity of major semiconductor vendors remains robust

Co-published - IP transfers in the sector happen for many reasons but one of the primary ones is to create additional value from the assets concerned Read more

14 Oct 2021

Chinese semiconductor upstart steps into IP spotlight in patent licence deal with Xperi

Yangtze Memory Technologies Co, based in Wuhan, is just five years old but has emerged as the country’s memory chip champion Read more

13 Oct 2021

Former Nortel and BlackBerry patents land with smartphone maker Honor

Transaction marks first outside patent acquisition since company was spun out from Huawei last year Read more

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9 Oct 2021

IPBC Europe in Dublin brought patent value issues to the fore

Saturday Opinion: A memorable two days in the Irish capital showed definitively that face-to-face trumps video and allowed for some detailed debate on key topics Read more

31 Aug 2021

The world’s leading IP strategists named

The 2021 edition of the IAM Strategy 300 has been published and identifies gamechangers working inside corporations, aggregators, service providers, research institutions and universities, among others Read more

25 Aug 2021

IAM parent company acquires market-leading US patent litigation data and analytics firm

Austin-based Docket Navigator - which also covers trademarks, antitrust and other practice areas - becomes a Law Business Research company Read more

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

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7 Oct 2021

Four IP takeaways from Merck’s $11.5 billion Acceleron acquisition

Merck has struck the biggest life sciences M&A deal of 2021 so far. Here are the four key IP-related takeaways. Read more

4 Oct 2021

Purchase of Alphabet rights marks rare patent acquisition for Japan’s Softbank

Assignment records show that despite parent company’s vast backing for startups, Softbank Corp and its affiliates have not often come into the possession of significant third-party portfolios Read more

1 Oct 2021

Biopharma IP licensors are getting more money - and earlier - for their innovations

M&A may be stagnant, but innovators are receiving larger upfront payments for partnership agreements Read more

30 Sep 2021

New Chinese iPhone manufacturer inks patent licence deal with 3M as it continues to face US legal threats

Luxshare has pursued Chinese legal challenges and gotten more involved in dealmaking in response to its first serious patent litigation threat, filed in the US last year 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