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Even the largest technology creators appear to be vulnerable to weaknesses in the current global patent system, which according to a leading expert on IP
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The IP Business Congress Global, among intellectual property’s premier annual events, is providing a large segment of IP CloseUp readers a registration break for the
Responsible deal-making is the focus of SF IP conference, 9/18
Responsible IP deal-making – where parties enter into licensing and other agreements mutually – has become something of a lost art. Not long ago, it
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Every picture tells a story. So does each increase or decrease in the number of U.S. patents major businesses receive over the prior year. The
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Which companies are truly (disruptively) innovative and which are merely using their R&D to maintain a low-growth franchise has become the subject of worthy debate.
Mobility Patents Now Comprise 21% of all U.S. Grants
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$12.5b Motorola Sale Nets $1b for “Activist” IP Investor Carl Icahn
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