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Your in-house IP heroes to debut in the 2015 edition of the Strategy 300

Since 2009 the IAM Strategy 300 (formerly 250) has been identifying the world’s pre-eminent IP thought leaders and value creators. These individuals have been nominated by their peers and then, following tough scrutiny from the IAM editorial team, selected from a longlist for inclusion in the final publication.  To date, we have limited nominees so that only individuals providing a service to IP owners - whether as a lawyer, broker, aggregator, financier, consultant, or ...

Posted by Sara-Jayne Clover, IAM Magazine on 29 September 2014 @ 5:51PM
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Korea event offers more proof that IP financing is a big issue in Asia

The inaugural Asia IP Business & Finance Conference (AIPBF) was held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul on Friday. It brought together IP owners and prospective investors to discuss the capital-raising possibilities of patents and other IP assets. What made this conference different from other events with ‘IP’ in the title was its audience, the vast majority of whom were newcomers to the world of intellectual property. Delegates were largely drawn from Korea-based ...

Posted by Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine on 29 September 2014 @ 10:37AM
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Big US tech companies face major patent losses in the post-Alice world, IAM research reveals

The potentially catastrophic effects of the Alice v CLS Supreme Court decision on the patent holdings of the US’s biggest technology companies are laid bare by the IAM blog today. Research undertaken by IP data company ktMINE on behalf of the blog reveals that tens of thousands of assets owned by the likes of IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, Google and Cisco could be threatened by the judgment, which was handed down in June and has since led to a series of software patent rights ...

Posted by Joff Wild, IAM Magazine on 27 September 2014 @ 11:24AM
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Invention on demand firm reveals ambitions with hire of top dealmaker; expect more big news soon

Peter Holden, senior vice-president of investments and acquisitions at IP Value, has left the firm to become the president of ipCreate. The move is a further sign that ipCreate – founded by John Cronin and Marshall Phelps – is looking to significantly beef up its presence in the IP market.  ipCreate already has strategic partnerships with ipCapital, the IP consultancy that Cronin founded in 1998 after spending 17 years at IBM, and with crowd-sourcing  patent ...

Posted by Joff Wild, IAM Magazine on 26 September 2014 @ 5:02PM
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The monetisation market faces many challenges, but it has a canny ability to innovate

Are we seeing a period of accelerated innovation in the IP monetisation market? Most observers would recognise that the current climate for making money from IP assets in the US is tougher now than it was in the past. From the Supreme Court, to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), to potential new legislation, it’s clear that there has never been more uncertainty over how you value and commercialise a patent. But at the same time the market has demonstrated a continuing ...

Posted by Richard Lloyd, Intellectual Asset Management on 25 September 2014 @ 3:35PM
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AST changes its fee structure in bid for more members

Allied Security Trust has introduced a new fee structure to make the defensive patent aggregator more attractive to potential small and medium-sized companies. Members will now fall into one of five tiers depending on their revenues, with fees ranging from $25,000 to $200,000. Here’s how the new pricing structure breaks down: Up to $250m revenues: $25,000. $250m - $500m: $50,000. $500m - $1bn: $100,000. $1bn - $4bn: $150,000. More than $4bn: $200,000.

Posted by Richard Lloyd, Intellectual Asset Management on 23 September 2014 @ 3:35PM
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Why Alibaba’s IPO could signal the beginning of a tectonic shift in the US IP marketplace

In one of the most anticipated IPOs in recent years, e-commerce group Alibaba debuts on the New York Stock Exchange today, with its stock selling at an initial price of $68 per share. The flotation is expected to raise $21.8 billion. Shares will be traded under the ticker symbol BABA. Alibaba is by no means the first Chinese company to trade on US markets. But it is surely the first US IPO of one to capture such widespread attention in the mainstream media. The internet ...

Posted by Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine on 19 September 2014 @ 12:52PM
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Don’t be surprised to see a new patent war break-out in 3D printing space

Although it is new and relatively untested, don’t be surprised if further down the line there is patent litigation in the 3D printing space akin to what has been seen in the mobile devices sector over recent years. This was one of the key takeaways at a conference held yesterday in Washington DC that focused on the IP issues being posed by this rapidly evolving technology. According to Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner partner John Hornick most people are yet ...

Posted by Richard Lloyd, Intellectual Asset Management on 18 September 2014 @ 5:09PM
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Gilead shakes hands with generics to make the most of tough Indian IP market

US biotechnology company Gilead Sciences has announced licence deals with Indian drugmakers that will see generic versions of one of its headline products sold at lower prices in emerging markets. The arrangement between Gilead and the generic producers marks the latest example of how IP owners in the life sciences industries are trying to overcome the difficult political, judicial and regulatory environments they have faced in India and other developing countries of late. Gilead ...

Posted by Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine on 16 September 2014 @ 2:09PM
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Intel acquires more patents to boost its smartphone strategy

We’ve known for several yeas that Intel’s focus on the secondary patent market is to bolster its patent portfolio in the mobile space as the company struggles to establish a foothold in the smartphone sector. In 2011 the chipmaker lost out to the Rockstar consortium in the bidding for the Nortel portfolio. It followed that setback soon afterwards, though, with the 2012 acquisition of a large portfolio from InterDigital for $375 million and last week it was announced that ...

Posted by Richard Lloyd, Intellectual Asset Management on 15 September 2014 @ 7:12PM
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