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Betting on video, ByteDance ramps up global patent filings

Given TikTok owner’s heavy investments in next-gen video standards, it may be building one of China’s most valuable IP portfolios

03 March 2021

IV taps local partners to roll out licensing programme aimed at Chinese SMEs

Intellectual Ventures is just the latest big IP market player to set its sights on China, with a new programme COO Arvin Patel says is the first of its kind

25 February 2021

Open Invention Network adds major banks to membership with Barclays and TD Bank sign-ups

Risk from rivals, threats from patent assertion entities and the widespread adoption of open source software is increasing financial institutions’ interest in defensive networks, says OIN CEO

15 February 2021

New analysis claims the economic risk posed by NPEs is set to surge

A report from RPX claims that new sources of capital make NPEs as strong as they were in the period between 2011 and 2015. Of course, they would say that - but that does not mean they are wrong

10 February 2021

Oppo’s patent focus: smaller deals, younger rights and future standards

Shanghai-based R&D firm Langbo inks its first patent sale to a major Chinese buyer after a pair of deals with foreign NPEs

15 January 2021

Deal with RPX a huge win for IV - and other takeaways from a licensing blockbuster

After we exclusively broke the news of the big ticket transaction we look at the key points to have emerged from the agreement

14 January 2021

South Korea's Intellectual Discovery is in the process of becoming a big league, mainstream NPE

A year after a major capital infusion and a change of leadership, the firm has notched some notable settlements in the US and laid the groundwork for new assertion campaigns

08 January 2021

LG Electronics hooks up with IP Bridge as fund looks beyond Japan

Licensing business that shed state sponsorship last year partners with Korean patent powerhouse in latest acquisition

05 January 2021

Exclusive - RPX is not involved in the bidding for BlackBerry's patents

With initial bids due next week, the firm's CEO Dan McCurdy confirms to IAM that at this point it has no involvement in the process

11 December 2020

What Zoom’s meteoric rise tells us about start-ups and patents

The software company has all the characteristics of a young high-growth tech business, including a very small IP portfolio

11 December 2020

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