What Can Patent Acquisitions Reveal?

Patent acquisitions often tell interesting stories. For example, by analyzing patent acquisitions we can see what sectors a company is growing into, who else is operating in, and potential licensing deals and royalties within those sectors. Take the case of Qualcomm. In early 2014, Qualcomm agreed to purchase patent portfolios related to former Palm patents,

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What’s Happening with IP in the Semiconductor Industry?

Authored by David R. Jarczyk, John Wiora, and Danielle Lambert, this article provides a summary of the study conducted on behalf of the LES Semiconductor Committee regarding industry trends. The study analyzed executed licensing deals as well as published patent information. Specific attention was paid to type of IP licensed, royalty/payment structures, exclusivity, territory, and sublicensing, as well as