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LOT loses its first member, but another auto leader signs up

Major supplier backs out just months after joining; however, Toyota confirmed as new member adding another major carmaker to the defensive network’s ranks

23 January 2020

The IBM patent selloff continued right up until its decision to join LOT Net

USPTO records show that Big Blue off-loaded hundreds of assets to Xperi late last year in its latest major deal

15 January 2020

IBM signs up with the LOT Network

Decision to join follows the acquisition of open source giant Red Hat and is a major boost to the defensive patent operator

14 January 2020

Big drop in new PTAB cases, smaller decline in US district court patent suits

Numbers for 2019 point to big fall among most frequent filers of IPRs, indicating that reforms introduced by USPTO director Andrei Iancu are having an impact

03 January 2020

Unified Patents sells majority stake to private equity firm

Defensive player's CEO Kevin Jakel hails milestone that sees Boston-based investor offer significant boost to expansion plans

20 December 2019

LOT’s expanding membership in China indicates rising NPE worry

In addition to the big names, defensive network is attracting China-focused companies that have never faced assertion in US courts

13 December 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

10 December 2019

Patent transactions in Q3 2019

Featured in Secondary Market Activity

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

09 December 2019

Fish & Richardson tops list of firms that the US patent elite use for litigation

More than half the companies that make up the IAM/ktMINE listing of the entities with the biggest US portfolios have instructed Fish lawyers to represent them in district court disputes over the course of the last decade

06 December 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

05 December 2019

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