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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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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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If Alice v CLS is the game-changer some believe, software patent values may be about to collapse

When the Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice v CLS  back in June it would be fair to say that many of the initial reactions canvassed by IAM were generally pretty muted and along the lines of not a huge amount has happened. Now, however, it looks like a strain of thought is emerging in the US that, in fact, the decision was a game-changer and that software patent protection in the country has been seriously eroded. Certainly, that is the view of Gene Quinn over on the ...

Posted by Joff Wild, IAM Magazine on 14 September 2014 @ 3:42PM
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Trade secrets in Congress; AST update; an IP marriage; Lustig leaves IV - Day 3 at the IPO

The 42nd annual IPO meeting drew to a close in Vancouver today with more than 900 delegates enjoying a varied programme of panel sessions and the keynote lunchtime address from Hon Mr Justice Marshall Rothstein of Canada’s Supreme Court. As the IAM blog often does at conferences, here’s a short round-up of some of the highlights. Congressional action: Given the current paralysis around most pieces of legislation in the US Congress, any bill that might actually pass this ...

Posted by Richard Lloyd, Intellectual Asset Management on 10 September 2014 @ 4:57AM
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London to play host to debate on patent value and valuations

If you are in London on 16th September you should come along to a discussion on the subject of "Patents and Value" which will see lawyer Neil Wilkof, a regular contributor to the IP Finance and IPKat blogs, swap views and perspectives with myself, IAM editor Joff Wild. The event is being hosted in the centre of town (Holborn) by patent and trademark attorney firm EIP. It will run from 5.30 pm to 6.45 pm, and will be followed by refreshments.  Among other things we ...

Posted by Joff Wild, IAM Magazine on 07 September 2014 @ 3:37PM
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Rader, rebirth and RAND licensing at IPBC Japan

Following on from our editor’s report from IPBC Japan on Thursday, I have summed up a few of the key themes that emerged from the event’s afternoon sessions, which focused on the many ways in which IP assets can be used to create corporate value. FRAND-tastic – an issue that came up time and again at IPBC Japan was standards-essential patents (SEPs) and the fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing of those assets to industry. Japanese companies ...

Posted by Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine on 06 September 2014 @ 8:50AM
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The research process for a new and expanded IAM Strategy 300 begins today

It’s that time of year again when IAM invites participants in the IP market to nominate individuals for inclusion in the annual IAM Strategy 300, our unique guide to the world’s leading IP strategists. And this year, we are pleased to announce a significant expansion. For the first time ever, as well as third party advisers, we will also be including individuals working in operating companies, universities and research institutions. This means that there are now no ...

Posted by Tim Lince, IAM Magazine on 05 September 2014 @ 11:07AM
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How damages awards in the US dwarf those in China

In the latest issue of IAM we chart the explosive growth of Lenovo’s patent portfolio and talk to some of the company’s key players about how they have reshaped its IP strategy. The Chinese tech giant’s IP acquisition activity has largely focused on the mature US market and has included picking up portfolios from Unwired Planet, NEC, and, if the deal wins regulatory approval, from Google in the shape of Motorola Mobility (though Google does retain the majority of ...

Posted by Richard Lloyd, Intellectual Asset Management on 14 August 2014 @ 7:04PM
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ICAP to put 850+ Alcatel-Lucent patents and applications under the hammer in October

Alcatel-Lucent’s efforts to monetise its patent portfolio continue apace. In the wake of the company’s announcement that it has appointed Laura Quatela as executive vice-president of intellectual property, with a direct report to CEO Michel Combes, comes the news that it has retained ICAP Patent Brokerage to organise a sealed bid auction of more than 850 granted patents and applications on 9th October.  The assets are being split into 14 lots, each covering a ...

Posted by Joff Wild, IAM Magazine on 03 August 2014 @ 3:25PM
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At last, trading on the IPXI platform can begin

Six years after it officially launched, IPXI yesterday announced the closure last Friday of its first two offerings involving two tranches of patent assets from JP Morgan. Last October the patent exchange revealed that it was offering potential investors and licensees the opportunity to buy unit license rights (ULRs) covering the patents. The buyers of ULRs, which are akin to shares in a traditional initial public offering, can either use them like a traditional patent licence or ...

Posted by Richard Lloyd, Intellectual Asset Management on 22 July 2014 @ 3:56PM
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