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Jury still out on foreign NPEs in China

Firms like iPEL are creating a buzz in the country's patent market, but as of yet there are few indications that Beijing will roll out the welcome mat

Jury still out on foreign NPEs in China
13 Nov 2018

Red Hat’s patents will help IBM build cloud presence, exclusive analysis reveals

The open source business’s portfolio is not big, but should bolster Big Blue’s attempts to bridge the gap with Amazon, Google and Microsoft in a space that is rapidly growing in importance.

9 Nov 2018

Activist investor – companies too focused on number of patents they file each year

In some cases problem stems from how businesses incentivise employees to file, insists Starboard co-founder

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29 Oct 2018

Fujifilm spins 900+ patents to Shenzhen firm in $28m deal

O-Film, which supplies camera modules to top smartphone brands, acquires a sizable IP portfolio as part of the deal. It will also take over the Japanese firm's Tianjin-based joint venture business focused on auto. Read more

9 Oct 2018

Who are the world's leading IP strategists? The IAM Strategy 300 nomination process begins

The research process for the 2019 edition of IAM Strategy 300 starts today: let us know who you consider to be a world leading IP strategist. Read more

2 Oct 2018

Will China’s leaders get to grips with the patent incentive problem?

A state media article blasts ‘fast food-style innovation’ as abandonments data paints a bleak picture. Read more

27 Sep 2018

The shapers of the global IP market

The fifth IAM Market Makers reveals which executives we believe to be setting the parameters of the patent business world. Many of the 40 names have featured on the list for a number of years; some are new; and – for the first time – a couple of big names do not appear at all Read more

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7 Jun 2018

Intellectual Ventures, Amex veterans to launch blockchain-powered IP trading platform

New start-up Operem hopes to launch IP exchange by year's end after closing series A funding round in April. CEO Tim Londergan says the project can lure financial investors into the IP world.  Read more

25 May 2018

Our auto royalty rates won't change no matter how many patent owners join us, Avanci confirms

There will be no changes to the $3 to $15 per car royalty fees licensees are asked to pay to access the patents that form the Avanci auto patent platform, the firm has told IAM.  “As we add new patent owners to the Avanci platform, the price the… Read more

22 May 2018

Chinese company which raised $1.3 billion in IP-backed financing has Virginia factory site foreclosed

It would appear that the recipient of the largest ever IP-backed loan has come full circle to cautionary tale. Tranlin Paper, based in China’s Shandong Province, borrowed well over a billion dollars from the China Development bank in 2014 on the… Read more

7 May 2018

CRISPR dust-up; compulsory licensing in China; Novartis CEO wants US reform, and more - April's Life Sciences IP Round-up

In this month’s round-up of life sciences-related patent news, we report on the year’s first pharma mega-merger, the latest developments in a must-watch CRISPR-Cas9 patent dispute, calls from Novartis’ CEO for reform to the US biosimilar patent… Read more

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25 Sep 2018

Huawei's Jason Ding named as the world's top IP dealmaker

The head of the IP group at the Chinese telecoms giant is the first Asia-based leader to top our annual Market Makers list of the most influential patent value creators on the planet Read more

24 Sep 2018

The world's top IP dealmakers and value creators identified – part three

We reveal who is listed in positions 20 to 11 in this year's IAM Market Makers ranking of the individuals who drive the global IP market. Read more

24 Sep 2018

Inside Apple’s negotiations with a Chinese patent owner on the war path

The smartphone giant faces an infringement claim in Shanghai over Siri-related technology. Communications published by Chinese inventor show how the conflict developed. Read more

21 Sep 2018

The world's top IP dealmakers and value creators identified – part two

We reveal who is listed in positions 30 to 21 in this year's IAM Market Makers ranking of the individuals who drive the global IP market. Read more

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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 … Read more

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 Read more

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