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November 26

Other corporate patent groups will have to follow Google and Microsoft in embracing the strategic power of big data. http://t.co/Cp0RnlrNy0

November 25

Google's patent analytics revolution http://t.co/tf5O8LDsEw

November 25

BlackBerry's new IP unit could help to further offset the company's high spend on patent royalties. http://t.co/XtGRTlXVxI

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25 Nov 2014
Google on the cutting edge of corporate patent departments' embrace of big data

In the next issue of IAM we have an in-depth feature on Google's formidable patent operation that looks at how it has evolved since Allen Lo took charge in early 2012. As well as Lo himself, we also interviewed key players in the team, including litigation head Catherine Lacavera, head of transactions Kirk Dailey and Washington DC-based head of patent policy Suzanne Michel. What emerges...

25 Nov 2014
To BlackBerry investors: IP is a necessary operational cost – but can also be revenue generator

There has been debate over at the Seeking Alpha investment news site this week over the supposed $800 million that BlackBerry is expected to save in annual ‘intellectual property costs’ from this month. Much of the discussion there has, understandably, centred on the accuracy of this forecast, what it means for BlackBerry shareholders and, ultimately, what they should do with...

24 Nov 2014
Lee confirmation hearings are the time to move the 101 debate beyond the US courts

Ultramercial v Hulu, opposing interpretations of which have been discussed here and here on the IAM blog over recent days, is the latest case in the post-Alice era where the patents in question foundered on section 101 ineligibility grounds. And as most readers of this blog and even casual patent market observers are probably aware, there is much confusion in large parts of the US IP...

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