Strategy

Top tips on packaging patents for sale revealed in IAM Market’s first webinar

IAM Market was pleased to broadcast its first-ever webinar last week. The session – which was hosted by IAM editor Joff Wild and Kent Richardson, partner at Silicon Valley’s Richardson Oliver Law Group (ROL) – was brimming with high-level insights on how best to prepare your patents for sale.

Patent licensing and sales key to addressing Korea’s negative IP balance of payments

Towards the end of August, South Korea’s central bank released its IP balance of payments figures for the first quarter of the fiscal year. For a country that has grown used to running at a considerable deficit when it comes to payments for use of IP assets, the latest data was – at a glance, at least – positive.

Sharp patents for sale on IAM Market as new owner Foxconn initiates turnaround strategy

IAM Market vendor MiiCs & Partners – an IP consulting firm that is exclusively authorised to monetise the patent portfolios of Foxconn Group and its affiliates – has listed a number of packages from Japanese electronics giant Sharp over the past few weeks.

Qualcomm’s electric vehicle licensing deal shows the value of including know-how in patent transactions

In a transaction characteristic of today’s patent marketplace, Qualcomm announced this week that it has licensed its wireless charging technology for electric vehicles to automotive parts manufacturer Lear Corporation. Under the terms of the agreement, Lear will include Qualcomm’s Halo wireless charging technology among its product offerings for clients including automotive manufacturers and vehicle-charging infrastructure companies.

Vector’s buyout of Longitude Licensing proves investment industry is still interested in patents

When discussing the patent transactions marketplace – including here on the IAM Market blog – it is all too easy to take it for granted that, by and large, we are talking about operating companies.

However, it is not just businesses competing in terms of product or service offerings that have a need to buy, sell and license patents. A major deal agreed last week shows that, even amid the trials and tribulations of today’s US patent market, the investment industry is still interested in picking up portfolios in the appropriate conditions.

Patent filings won’t let Acer innovate itself out of trouble, but will give it more options for future revenue

Just six years ago, Acer was one of the world’s leading personal computer (PC) vendors, its 14% share of the market coming second only to Hewlett-Packard’s 18%. Fast forward to today and the Taipei-based company doesn’t even feature among the top five PC manufacturers.