The research report expands and updates on the earlier editions of 2012, 2013 and 2014 reports. It provides insights on companies which control the most 4G-LTE patents in the U.S. region, and the most seminal (strong) patents. It also shows that Asian entities have increased their 4G-LTE IP asset footprint in the U.S. region by more than 40 per cent since 2014. LG Electronics has surpassed Samsung and Qualcomm in total number of granted Standard Essential Patents. Read more!
Cancer Immunotherapy is growing into an increased area of focus for research considering its ability to overcome the drawbacks of conventional radiation therapy. Antibody-based therapy predominates cancer immunotherapy. iRunway’s research found that 52% of patents in this space was related to cell surface antigen binding antibodies. Genentech, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Roche, University of California and University of Texas are among the leading patentees in this space. Read more!
The growing number of patents and increased research now makes commercial power generation using nuclear fusion no more a wild goose chase. iRunway's research found 5,347 IP assets in Nuclear Fusion technology globally, of which USA alone owns about 2,000 IP assets. Japan, China and Germany follow with a cumulative of 1,400 IP assets. Inertial confinement and magnetic confinement are traditional areas of research witnessing active patenting activity. Read more!
There is a tectonic shift in the medical devices industry that may give new technology companies considerable control over the future of non-invasive health monitoring. This iRunway report examines the patent landscape for wearable fitness/health monitoring devices and offers an analysis of existing patent holdings of key players in the industry. Read more!
The report analyzes the current patent landscape of Speech Recognition technology in the U.S. It provides proprietary data on leading patent owning companies and those that own the most seminal (strong) patents. Microsoft holds a dominant position in developing linguistics technology, building massive vocabulary dictionaries through neural networks and cloud-based architecture. Read more!
The report examines the current patent landscape and analyzes patenting activity across DRAM, SRAM, NAND Flash, MRAM and other types of semiconductor memory. Micron, Samsung, Toshiba, IBM and Intel lead the list and together own around 25 percent of semiconductor memory patents and applications. In seminal patent holdings, SanDisk, Micron and Intel have the strongest position. Read more!
Cree, Philips Lumileds, Samsung and LG have established a significant advantage over competitors from patenting during the early stages of growth in LED lighting. Philips Lumileds and Cree were early movers in the industry, and their R&D programs have delivered impressive results. Samsung and LG, meanwhile, have recently solidified their position through the incredible scale of their R&D operations and their interest in developing LED display technology. Read more!
The report explores the upcoming shift in patent licensing and litigation as top patent holders in the 2G and 3G space become much more aggressive in their efforts to generate revenue from their assets. It details Nokia’s specific patent holdings and other top patent holders, providing details on the number and category of overall, standard essential and seminal patents. Read more!
The report provides comprehensive analysis of the technology and patent landscape of digital imaging within mobile devices. It evaluates patents held by leading industry players such as Canon, Microsoft, Sony and Samsung, among others and specifically addresses the acquisition of Kodak’s digital imaging patents by a consortium of 12 technology companies. Read more!
The report examines the 4G-LTE patent landscape and offers analysis of existing and anticipated patent holdings. It highlights potential litigation and licensing activities in this sphere with smaller patent holders seizing opportunities to assert their patents against leading (Fortune- ranked) technology companies. Read more!
The report highlights the possible applications of RPO's patent portfolio and companies who might be interested in the auction. It also presents a classification of RPO's patent portfolio and other insights on patent strength.
A PC processor that fits in the back pocket of your jeans, a room illuminated by light bulbs so tiny they are invisible when turned off – simple examples of nanotechnology in daily life. As a science though, nanotech is far more complex, with various subsets to technology processes. Read more!
The honeymoon period for green technology is over. What started as an idealistic way to score brownie points in the media and among certification agencies, soon led to the creation of mandatory regulations. Today, it is a vehicle for profit, and a potential channel for strategic IP investment. Read more!
Patent pools work well for standards-based technologies; for everything else, they are anti-competitive. Besides creating patent thickets, such a scenario leads to complexities in litigation. Patent pools were formulated with the idea of preventing such casualties. Read more!
Only sensible patentability can end the battle between responsible research and human interest. Stem cells have today become a specialized branch of human biology with self-renewal and potency leading to research, experimentation and evolution theories. Read more!
Learn more about the technology evolution of 'Vagus Nerve' stimulation and intellectual property landscape in the field of Neurostimulation and how it can cure obesity.