Quarterhill’s WiLAN reaches licensing deal with Japanese imaging and electronics multinational Ricoh

Wi-LAN Inc., the patent licensing division of Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), said its wholly-owned subsidiary, Commercial Copy Innovations Inc. has entered into a settlement and patent license agreement with Ricoh Company Ltd., the Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company. Ottawa, Ontario-based WiLAN said the license covers various printer related technology. The company said all other terms [...]

By | March 7th, 2018|Japan, licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Broadcom may have to pay more for Qualcomm’s superior innovation based on analysis by PatentSight

An analysis of the patent portfolios of Broadcom Ltd. (AVGO), Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) and NXP Semiconductor (NXPI) by PatentSight GmbH, suggests that Qualcomm’s portfolio is rated highest among the three companies based on the Patent Asset Index. The PAI is a scientifically developed and industry proven methodology to measure the innovative strength of an enterprise or [...]

By | March 2nd, 2018|Asia, China, Japan, Korea, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Japanese and Asian companies outpace U.S. and European counterparts in Clarivate’s annual list of Top 100 innovators

Asia, led by Japan, South Korea and China, reclaimed its standing as the biggest market for global innovation after briefly falling behind the United States in 2016, according to the 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators report issued by Clarivate Analytics. The annual report highlights the most successful companies in the world that are active in [...]

By | January 26th, 2018|Asia, China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Patent Investing|0 Comments