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January 29

Really enjoyed the smartphone patent war panel session today at LES Silicon Valley meet. Thanks to fellow speakers and the great audience.

January 29

We've noted growing Republican concern about patent reform before. Here's some more ... http://t.co/yKxVwYg9SN

January 28

IP-savvy shareholders, new assertion financing models, stressed-out examiners & more - the last week on the IAM blog. http://t.co/qTfN3Sg2yZ

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28 Jan 2015
IAM blog highlights from the last week

There is nothing unusual about company boards getting involved in disputes with shareholders over aspects of corporate strategy; but until recently, IP has not been a subject of disagreement. Now that is beginning to change. On the IAM blog this week, we looked at a major bust-up between the directors of France’s Technicolor and its biggest investor over its patent monetisation...

27 Jan 2015
Fortress-backed company expands patent offensive against Asian and US corporates

Andrea Electronics has filed a complaint at the US International Trade Commission (ITC), alleging that a slew of major companies have infringed five of its US patents relating to microphone noise cancellation technology. This is its latest push in a patent monetisation drive being part-funded by Fortress Investment Group’s IP Finance Group. The patents concerned are: 5,825,898:...

27 Jan 2015
Patent pendency rates fall in Korea, but examiner workloads reach breaking point

The average patent examiner in Korea examined 207 applications last year, according to statistics released yesterday by the Korea IP office (KIPO). The office also revealed that pendency times were down to 11 months, with a target of 10 months set for this year. Overall, KIPO received more than 210,000 applications in 2014 and made around 130,000 grants. For the sake of comparison, I have...

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