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Apple named on list of top Chinese patent buyers

New report also identifies transactions between Alibaba Group and Ant Finance as among China's biggest IP deals of 2020

27 July 2021

Ofinno's Honda and Xiaomi deals point to strong 5G patent secondary market

The Virginia-based R&D outfit has made a string of sales to big names in consumer tech over recent months, with Samsung another prominent customer

26 July 2021

Broadcom is set to build its software patent holdings despite failure of SAS talks

A tie-up would have boosted the company’s portfolio in key areas, but past deals and organic growth have already created a strong foundation in the space

22 July 2021

Biopharma M&A has fallen off a cliff – but IP owners in the sector have reasons to be cheerful

The number and value of acquisitions have both tumbled further than in the early months of 2020

20 July 2021

IPValue snags large display patent portfolio in Mitsubishi Electric deal

Big licensing player secures assets that pertain to LCD, OLED and other display technologies

15 July 2021

Maxell’s latest deal shows the Japanese business is doubling down on its patent monetisation efforts

The operating company has added to portfolio for first time since embarking on litigation push against Apple and others

14 July 2021

TSMC acquires former MediaTek chip patents

World leading semiconductor foundry scoops up rights originally owned by chip designer MediaTek, its third-biggest customer

05 July 2021

ZTE targets up to $930 million in patent revenue over the next five years

With a portfolio valuation and revenue projections in hand, the Chinese telecoms giant is making its IP monetisation plans public for the first time

02 July 2021

Everything you need to know about SCOTUS’ Minerva ruling on assignor estoppel

In a 5-4 decision the court’s justices significantly narrowed the scope of the doctrine that prevents assignors from challenging patents in court.

01 July 2021

IAM insight panel analysis Q2  2021

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Second quarter panels report finds a marked increase in negative views about the administration, but fewer covid concerns and signs of higher royalty and sales prices

01 July 2021

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