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IPBC Global ends with questions about IP in the boardroom at the top of the agenda

The final day of this year’s event in Seattle saw some of the market’s biggest names explain how to get the attention of the c-suite

17 November 2021

Semiconductors, FRAND, diversity and danger – Day Two of IPBC Global 2021

Highlights from the plenaries, breakouts and networking sessions as the world’s premier IP business event continues in Seattle

16 November 2021

IPBC Global kicks off at a time when private equity money is pouring into the IP market

Delegates talk big ticket investments and speculate on Kathi Vidal’s USPTO Director confirmation hearing in the Senate

15 November 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

13 October 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

09 October 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

04 October 2021

What patent owners need to know about financing life sciences disputes

The Long Read: Companies in the life sciences sector have increasing options when seeking outside investment in IP enforcement campaigns, writes Michael Gulliford. But unique legal considerations and risk factors call for careful structuring of deals

29 September 2021

Patent litigation finance moves into the mainstream, but splits opinion as it does so

Financiers and plaintiffs lawyers say funding gives patent owners a fighting chance to see a case through a big settlement or verdict but others are critical

27 September 2021

ZTE licensing head: we're actively seeking financial return from our patent portfolio

In an exclusive interview, Marco Tong declines to comment on company’s reported suit against a Chinese phone maker this week, but says ZTE will “reluctantly use enforcement” if implementers “continuously disrespect others’ IP”

24 September 2021

BlackBerry patent sale price agreed, deal 80% certain this quarter, says company's CEO

John Chen expresses frustration at the time the transaction is taking to get over the line as IAM learns new details of its structure

23 September 2021

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