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October 24

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October 24

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October 24

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24 Oct 2014
New RPX initiative, a change at the top, 101 legislation and more from day two of the AIPLA meeting

The AIPLA’s annual meeting got underway yesterday in Washington DC. Once again today IAM has been there following the action. Here are some of the highlights: New RPX initiative announced - On one of the morning’s panels looking at defensive patent pools, RPX’s Dan McCurdy announced an interesting new initiative that the aggregator is due to launch in the next couple of...

24 Oct 2014
IBM pays GlobalFoundries billions to take “thousands of patents” off its hands

What may turn out to be one of the largest patent deals ever was announced this week when IBM said that it would be divesting its semiconductor business – including “thousands of patents” – to contract chipmaker GlobalFoundries. IBM has gained something of a reputation as a serial patent seller, shrewdly using its intellectual property as a strategic tool to make...

23 Oct 2014
AIPLA meeting kicks off with Michelle Lee endorsement of patent reform moves in Congress

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) annual meeting opened this morning in Washington DC. IAM is on the scene to bring you the highlights today and tomorrow. All eyes on Lee after nomination for USPTO directorship - USPTO Deputy Director and recent nominee for the top post, Michelle Lee, kicked off proceedings with a speech outlining the progress made at the USPTO to...

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