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Six takeaways from the $1.8 billion finale to the LG Energy Solutions - SK Innovation IP dispute

As political wrangling and potential for commercial fallout mounted, the two Korean battery suppliers reached an eleventh-hour settlement deal yesterday

Six takeaways from the $1.8 billion finale to the LG Energy Solutions - SK Innovation IP dispute
Beware the flow of money into China’s transactions space
3 Apr 2021

Beware the flow of money into China’s transactions space

Saturday Opinion: Encouraging patent deals and lending through metrics and incentives could lay a trap for those who want a higher-quality patent system

BlackBerry CEO: Majority of cash for patent portfolio expected in upfront payment
1 Apr 2021

BlackBerry CEO: Majority of cash for patent portfolio expected in upfront payment

After IAM broke news of possible sale last year Canadian tech giant has confirmed it is in exclusive negotiations with a “North American” bidder for a part of its 38,000 asset stockpile

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19 Mar 2021

IP analytics unicorn emerges with Softbank, Tencent backing

Singapore-based PatSnap says its latest round of fundraising pushed its valuation north of $1 billion Read more

17 Mar 2021

Japanese government to weigh SEP licensing questions again

New group includes big names from the corporate IP world, representing Japanese stakeholders from both the auto and the electronics industries Read more

25 Feb 2021

What life sciences businesses need to know about data commercialisation

A strategy for protecting and exploiting data is now a must for entities involved in healthcare research Read more

18 Feb 2021

Seven top IP tips for biotech SMEs

How smaller biotechs can best overcome pitfalls and maximise the value of their inventions Read more

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22 Dec 2020

The keys to effective IP monetisation

Patent licensing is as much an art as it is a science, explain some of those featured in the new IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide Read more

19 Nov 2020

Your guide to covid-19 vaccine stakeholders’ IP strategies

IAM examines the approaches taken by – and the issues facing – the leading companies in the race to find effective coronavirus inoculations Read more

9 Nov 2020

Pfizer’s covid vaccine found 90% effective, but raises IP questions

Company CEO proclaims “a great day for science and humanity”, but there are patent, know-how and data uncertainties to overcome 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

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17 Feb 2021

How an army of armchair investors showed why BlackBerry is seeking buyers for its 38,000 patents

The Canadian tech giant has built a licensing operation that brings in more than $300 million annually, but those gains have failed to shift shareholder sentiment Read more

15 Feb 2021

Elite patent-owning companies enjoy three year run of stock success, new research reveals

A composite index of publicly-quoted entities with largest US portfolios has enjoyed strong performance since 2018 Read more

9 Feb 2021

Five IP takeaways from Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ $7 billion medical cannabis buyout

A major milestone in the medical cannabinoid patent market has been passed Read more

2 Feb 2021

The Roivant Sciences dealmaking strategy revolutionising life sciences IP monetisation

A deep dive into the trail-blazing biopharma business established by former hedge fund partner Vivek Ramaswamy 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

1 Oct 2017

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past …

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past …

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30 Sep 2016

McRO gives hope to US patent owners, but Section 101 uncertainty remains

After two years of uncertainty and no little gloom, a recent Federal Circuit decision may just herald the long-awaited swing-back in the pendulum that software patent owners in the United States have been waiting for. Some, though, still believe that Congress must bite the bullet and take a look at Section 101 Read more

1 Aug 2016

Brexit leaves the UPC in limbo – and that’s no bad thing

The UK vote to leave the European Union may have surprised and disappointed many in the IP community, but a rush to bypass the decision and implement the unitary patent package would be a mistake

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