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Bolsonaro vetoes Brazil’s first-of-a-kind compulsory tech transfer law

The president’s rejection of forced know-how licensing will now be reviewed by the country’s Congress, but a new patent suspension regime is set to come into force

03 September 2021

Chinese judges can set global SEP rates and licence terms, Supreme People's Court confirms

The country's top tribunal was ruling in a case involving Sharp and Oppo, and set a three point test for when worldwide royalties can be set

02 September 2021

Samsung Electronics signs up as a licensee to Sisvel’s cellular SEPs

Deal was forged with no litigation hovering in the background and is the latest in a line that the pair have concluded

02 September 2021

Fifth Circuit sides with Ericsson in first US breach-of-FRAND appeal

In a ruling that could have wide industry implications, the court backs the use of comparable licensing agreements as a fair and reasonable way to value SEP portfolios

01 September 2021

Qualcomm licensing chief is number one in IAM's Market Makers ranking of the world's IP business leaders

The Long Read: Alex Rogers heads the list of individuals who have shaped the global patent licensing and deals markets over the past year, with senior executives from both corporates and NPEs making up the rest of the top 10

01 September 2021

The world’s leading IP strategists named

The 2021 edition of the IAM Strategy 300 has been published and identifies gamechangers working inside corporations, aggregators, service providers, research institutions and universities, among others

31 August 2021

5G’s SEP power players are right to fear future standards split

Saturday Opinion: The global nature of current wireless tech is central to what makes it such a powerful licensing opportunity

28 August 2021

Pfizer’s $2.3 billion spend on CD47 inhibitors shows how oncology IP continues to drive pharma deal-making

The acquisition of the cutting-edge haematology candidates is just the latest development in the booming immuno-oncology market

26 August 2021

Meet the people who make the global patent transactions market tick

The Long Read: Grounded at home and facing an uncertain business environment, IP business leaders still found ample opportunity to make innovative deals during the covid pandemic. Today, we name the individuals sitting in places 40 down to 11 in this year's IAM Market Makers ranking

25 August 2021

Maxell deploys recently-acquired patents in new smart TV litigation

Japanese battery maker has made Vizio the latest target in its IP monetisation effort

24 August 2021

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