For many businesses, R&D spend eats up a good chunk of resources. Board members, shareholders, and analysts constantly assess these costs to see if they are generating ROI in the long run. In many situations, this R&D culminates in the filing of a patent to cover any new innovations discovered (whether intentionally or not) along
Americans spend around $53 million a year on holiday decor, and while the holiday’s don’t necessarily scream “innovation” there’s market share to be won where products can increase their longevity, safety, and, possibly most importantly, their “wow” factor. While some styles never change, the technology that comprises them is constantly evolving. Patents in Holiday
In October of 2017, we performed a year-on-year analysis of Intellectual Property (IP) licensing transactions. The following article replicates the analysis to include all updated information within our database of over 120,000 agreements and 65,000 royalty rates. All data has been normalized so that trends can be highlighted. Royalty Payment Agreement Bases Royalty payments are
On Monday, President Trump announced that, upon recommendation from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), he would block any potential acquisition of Qualcomm by Broadcom on the grounds of national security. It further states: “The Purchaser and Qualcomm shall immediately and permanently abandon the proposed takeover. Immediately upon completion of all
Just when there seems to be a lull in the ongoing war of attrition between tech giants Qualcomm vs. Apple, things heat up again. Apple has accused Qualcomm of infringing on more than eight patents relating to power management systems that pre-date patents Qualcomm based their initial infringement case on. Coincidently, at the same time,
Broadcom has announced a huge, unsolicited bid to buy-out Qualcomm– at $103 billion it would be the largest technology takeover in U.S. history. While Qualcomm has initially rejected the deal offered, Broadcom has suggested that they are open to a hostile takeover. Qualcomm stipulated the bid as “too low” and far undervalues the company and
Apple and Qualcomm’s royalty rates dispute continues to escalate. The following series of events have been pivotal in the licensing relationship. Our lead analyst, Megan Rourke, explored the initial complaints in the post, Apple and Qualcomm Battle Over Patent Royalties. See details below Save
Monsanto announced it will partner with Atomwise on to utilize AI patents for quicker time to market on crop protection technologies. This will shape the future of agribusiness as the world’s population grows.
Honeywell and SKF have partnered up to tackle IIoT. What does this mean for the IoT patent landscape?