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Ocean Tomo acquired by global consulting firm J.S. Held

Two years after private equity buyout, the pioneering IP advisory firm led by Jim Malackowski changes hands again

30 March 2022

Korean university’s litigation debacle bolsters case for litigation funding transparency

KAIST’s dispute with its own licensing arm may be a problem of the university’s own making, but it underlines the opacity of modern patent litigation

26 March 2022

Fortress IP co-founder leaves the firm to explore new opportunities

I have nothing but good things to say about the company but it's time to move on and do something new, says Joseph Kessler

01 March 2022

New law introduces changes to the remittance of royalties abroad

Recent developments in tax legislation will improve the process of remitting royalties arising from IP contracts. These include facilitating a smoother registration process and discarding existing limitations to royalty payments abroad

16 February 2022

Litigation finance will change how operating companies think about their patents, says senior Burford executive

Although only a small number of businesses have so far taken the plunge, says Katharine Wolanyk, that is set to change over the coming years

15 February 2022

Buyer and seller can be pleased with the BlackBerry patent sale’s outcome

The Canadian company has secured another three years’ worth of income from an encumbered portfolio, while the buyers can take high-quality assets into new markets

03 February 2022

Big tech dominates brand value rankings led by $355 billion Apple portfolio

Tech sector brand assets gained significant value over the past year, according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500

31 January 2022

Building blocks for the metaverse – practical IP considerations for NFT investors and creators

Nader Mousavi, Mehdi Ansari, Jay Thornton and Jonathan Hofman of Sullivan & Cromwell explore the legal issues facing creators and buyers of NFTs, alongside the regulatory frameworks in which they are being used

19 January 2022

Australia under-invests in IP, and recent government proposals will not fix that

Saturday Opinion: In-house leaders say a mooted patent box regime limited to life sciences will reward companies that get patents already, failing to encourage IP investment in new industries

04 December 2021

The IP story to engage the c-suite is there, but it takes bravery to tell it

Saturday Opinion: After a highly successful IPBC in Seattle earlier this week, it is clear that there has never been a better time to take the value creation gospel to the boardroom

20 November 2021

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