U.S. patent grants were down 3.5% in 2018 over 2017, only the second decline in the past decade, but the largest. All nations experienced a
In 2018, IP CloseUp broke though the 200,000 view level, generating a total of 207,868 on 373 posts since it was first published. Among the
Responsible IP deal-making – where parties enter into licensing and other agreements mutually – has become something of a lost art. Not long ago, it
The European Patent Office (EPO) 2017 annual report, recently published, revealed several surprising patent filing trends, including the rapid growth of China . The People’s
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
A few years ago a company whose patents were violated in China had little or no chance of defending its rights. Determined to move beyond
It was the second record-breaking year in a row for IP CloseUp readership, with 43,946 visits in 2016, an 81% increase from 24,273 in 2015.
The size of businesses sued most frequently for patent infringement in 2016 were significantly larger than in 2015, when five little-known patent holders were among
Aging baby boomers, exposed to a lifetime of loud music, are more demanding than past generations about the quality of what and how they hear. Don’t expect
Many significant tech companies experienced dramatic declines in US patent grants, fueling speculation about the reasons why. While total patent grants were virtually flat, according
Cybersecurity firm Blue Coat Systems has decided to opt-out of an initial public offering and sell itself to software security leader Symantec for $4.65 billion.
Of the top eleven active US patent holders, only four are American companies. But who gets the best return on their innovation rights is less