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GSK’s $3.3 billion buyout shows vaccine IP boom goes beyond mRNA

Affinivax acquisition based on platform tech licensed from Boston Children’s Hospital

06 June 2022

AT&T’s billion dollar secret sauce

Scott Frank, President and CEO of the company’s IP operation, reveals how its team of patent developers takes a venture capital approach to interactions with inventors and lawyers to ensure the development of a highly diversified, revenue-generating, portfolio of rights

01 June 2022

BlackBerry's $600 million patent sale hits trouble

Company now exploring other options after proposed buyer fails to secure financing by the end of May deadline

01 June 2022

Monetising data, machine learning’s most valuable asset

Co-published – Key issues to consider when developing an exploitation strategy

26 May 2022

Toshiba continues patent dealing in wireless and LED

Recent assignments come as conglomerate solicits takeover bids that could result in ownership change for one of Japan’s biggest IP portfolios

25 May 2022

Five key IP takeaways from Pfizer’s $11.6 billion Biohaven buyout

The industry's biggest deal of 2022 focuses on a small number of patent-protected assets

20 May 2022

IPBC Global 2022 approaches sell-out territory

The world’s pre-eminent event focusing on IP value creation takes place in Chicago from 12 to 14 June with over 500 senior delegates set to attend

19 May 2022

Hyundai Motor steps up patent buying activity

Korean automaker adds portfolios from Intel and IBM as it continues to show interest in UAV and natural language processing tech

19 May 2022

Report questions high published royalty rates for voice codec SEPs

Analysis from Stout suggests rates sought by certain Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) patent owners are out of line with the overall 3G/4G/5G FRAND landscape

18 May 2022

Patents peripheral to Twitter’s success, but know-how absolutely crucial

Elon Musk will have to make certain that IP vital to the company’s future cannot just walk out the door

06 May 2022

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