One company has a big edge in the fight to dominate the Internet of Things

Most of the innovation on the so-called Internet of Things is locked up in patents held by the companies that make the innards of sensors, routers, and other devices, according to a study by LexInnova, a consultancy.

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TiVo – Rovi Merger: Bolting for Business

Last week Rovi Corporation formally announced it was acquiring TiVo for $1.1 billion, confirming anticipations set alight by the New York Times when it reported the two companies are in close acquisition talks.

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5G will be compromised if the same old IPR models prevail

When LTE was on the horizon, it was supposed to mark the dawn of a new era in the way fundamental mobile technology patents are licensed. The secretive bilateral deals between the handful of companies which had contributed most to the 2G, 3G and C...


Autonomous Cars – Patents and Perspectives

The recent Model 3 announcement by Tesla took the industry by storm and saw Tesla collecting a whopping $276 million in preorders in a matter of days. In focus in particular was the autopilot features on the new Tesla car – which meant that Auto...


How Australia can cash in on the cyber boom

The shortage of cybersecurity talent is holding back fast-growing companies like Atlassian -- so is the lack of STEM graduates here in Australia. "From a commercial point of view, I kinda need more, and I need it, like, yesterday," said the compan...


5G Mobile Networks: The Next Big Battleground

The so-called “Smartphone Wars” were the defining buzzword for the IP industry in the first half of this decade. Like most “wars”, the smartphone wars resulted from an indirect but transformational change: 4G. The jury is still out whether Ap...

Microsoft is leading the wearable market in patent applications

The battle for wearable supremacy is underway as companies such as Google, Apple, Fitbit, Nike, Under Armor, Levi’s, and many more take up arms and position themselves as the go-to business for connected technology. Even though Microsoft has its...


Microsoft, Not Apple Or Alphabet, Is Wearables King, In Patents

The 2014 debut of Apple’s Apple Watch and the release of the Google Glass computing eyewear the prior year stamped both tech giants as leading innovators of wearables. Except that neither Apple (AAPL) nor Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL) is actual...


Perspective: Everything is Hackable

In the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016, legal publications were full of sensational cybersecurity headlines. They discussed information leaks and data breaches, and predicted that the breaches would keep getting worse. There were also mentions o...


Apple Patent Trolls Like VirnetX May Target Wearables Next

IP and litigation firm Lexinnova believes wearables could be next. “The revenue from wearables is currently not at levels which translate to huge damages such as this verdict, but it is growing exponentially,” says Lexinnova’s director of cl...


Litigation Service Providers Share Their e-Discovery Resolutions

“With the rate at which data has grown over the past years, e-discovery has started to become a burdensome prospect for litigators and clients alike. This has resulted in e-discovery becoming increasingly process oriented, with our prime focus s...


Why Lawyers Should Care About Big Data

The term “Big Data” is so pervasive and so full of unknowns that it often sounds like “Boo! Data!” Along these lines, you find articles that talk about scary repercussions of Big Data for law, starting with the fact that much more data wil...


5 Tips to Effectively Manage Privilege in E-Discovery

Privilege is a rule of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), which provides an exception to compelled testimony under discovery. The concept of privilege, primarily between an attorney and his client, has ingenerated within the U.S. leg...


Text Analytics, Big Data and Law

Big Data and text analytics are all the rage in the field of law today. However, there is a dearth of precise definitions of these technologies and of the understanding of what they do. This is the void that the present article will try to fill....

8 tips for managing outsourced projects

“Always create a playbook that contains step-by-step instructions,” says Kapil Bagai, manager, LexInnova Technologies, a legal outsourcing and technology consulting firm. “This facilitates consistent application of your requirements. A w...


eDiscovery and the Internet of Things

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) means that there are, and will be, many more sources of information available for eDiscovery than ever before, and that the volume of this information is growing at an accelerating rate....

Qualcomm is first to announce wireless charging for metal smartphones and more [VIDEO]

This innovation further strengthens the Qualcomm WiPower technology portfolio. In fact, a recent report by LexInnova, a patent analysis firm, shows Qualcomm Incorporated possesses the strongest patent portfolio amongst the companies evaluated. Accord...

Internet Of Things: IoT Tech Landscape And Rankings - New Report

Who better to provide this patent portfolio insight into IoT tech leadership but the only organization with its work in the IoT analysis field vetted by the World Intellectual Property Organization, IP and technology consulting firm LexInnova....


The Chinese want to challenge Apple on its home turf

Xiaomi only has 101 U.S. patents with only 2 granted patents. Apple on the other hand has about 8,200 active patents and patent applications, according to patent and litigation consulting firm LexInnova. ZTE has 1,874 U.S. patents, while Lenovo has a...

SOCIAL MEDIA: TRANSFORMING BIG DATA TO BIGGER DATA, AND BIGGER DISCOVERY CHALLENGES

According to Facebook’s developer blog, Facebook processes 600 terabytes of data each day. This is largely fragmented data, spread across a multitude of social mediums, and it is giving rise to a number of new eDiscovery challenges. As the number o...

Cisco tops list of security-related patents

In the LexInnova report, which details the companies and jurisdictions responsible for the highest number of patents directed to security, Cisco and anti-virus company Symantec took the first two spots.

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US dominates net-security patents, China, Canada and Oz on the advance

The US, China, Canada and Australia are the world's major sources of security patents, according to analysis by LexInnova. The company issued a report on Friday looking at the market for security patent licensing. ...

Australia is world's fourth-largest holder of network-security patents, analysis finds

Australian companies are the world's fourth-largest recipients of network security-related patents, according to a new analysis that has evaluated the patent portfolios of leading organisations by business line and geography.

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Mitigating Risks in Technology Litigation

Technology is always changing and it has emerged as a major challenge in the ever-evolving technology environment for corporations. Technology litigation is rising precipitously in both form and spend and there has been an immense rise in litigation ...

Start Me Up! (Part 1): Indian Startup Scene in Silicon Valley

Clearly, the world economy has rebounded since September 2014. And with that the venture capitalists (VCs) have opened up their purse strings with startup funding increasing 62 percent since 2013. A lot of this money is destined for Silicon Valley an...

Cisco holds broadest network security patent portfolio, but loses in quality

When it comes to the number of patents in its security portfolio, Cisco Systems has the biggest and broadest, but smaller, more security-focused vendors are winning in terms of quality, according to a new report and infographic from consulting firm L...

Avago/Broadcom Create Patent Powerhouse

With their proposed $37 billion merger, Broadcom Corp. will strengthen Avago Technologies' patent position significantly in sectors such as mobile, the data center and the Internet of Things....

Xiaomi, China’s New Phone Giant, Takes Aim at World

NEW DELHI—When Xiaomi Corp. launched a new smartphone here in April, there was an air of chaos. Employees were still stuffing gift bags that morning, and a few staffers from Beijing headquarters, pressed for time, arrived on tourist rather than bus...

Samsung, Qualcomm lead the charge in wireless power patent activities

Samsung and Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) have filed the most patent applications and received the most patents for technology related to wireless power, with LG coming in third place, according to data compiled by LexInnova.

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WHY ALTERA’S ACQUISITION IS A TIMELY MOVE BY INTEL

The semiconductor industry has witnessed a wave of consolidation in recent times, through a string of mergers and acquisitions in the last few months. Avago’s $37 billion acquisition of Broadcom last week, and NXP’s acquisition of Freescal...


Sony, Microsoft, Samsung Lead in Virtual-Reality Patents

Sony, Microsoft and Samsung Electronics are the top holders and applicants of patents in the burgeoning virtual-reality market, according to a report from patent consultants LexInnova Technologies. The technology companies have 366, 365 and 34...


Who’s Winning the SSD Race? Ask the Patents

Traditional spinning hard disk drives (HDDs) have dominated datacenters since their inception, primarily due to lower upfront cost per gigabytes ($/GB) and the lack of other feasible storage options. This has begun to change in the last decade, since...

EMC Extends Flash with XtremIO Upgrade

EMC this week expanded the capacity of its XtremIO all-flash storage array in a free upgrade to existing customers, and launched a 40TB X-Brick building block to scale all-flash clusters....

Sony leads virtual reality patent race

Sony is currently leading the virtual reality patent race, according to a new report from Houston-based patent consulting firm LexInnova, According to the firm’s analysis of nearly 12,000 patents or patent applications, Sony has 366 virtual real...


Nokia Slips: An Alcatel Buy Makes Sense, What are the Synergies? Asks Street

The Street today is pondering the early-morning announcement by Nokia (NOK) that it is in talks with equipment competitor Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) to purchase the latter in a stock swap, in response to speculation yesterday by Bloomberg.

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Nokia Alcatel-Lucent deal would make a complementary patent portfolio

The possible acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent of France by Finland-based Nokia would bring together complementary patent portfolios and increase their scale against larger global competitors, analysts said Tuesday.

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Nokia in "advanced" talks to acquire Alcatel-Lucent

NEW YORK—Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent have "confirmed" that they are in the "advanced" stages of a potential deal that would merge the networking equipment makers, Finnish-based Nokia revealed in a statement. Any such deal would create a giant rival...


Google's Nest Spreading Its Wings, But How Far?

Sixteen months after Google bought Nest Labs, the home-automation firm has the industry wondering where it's going next.With $3.2 billion of acquisition money in the bank, it could try to rule the home Internet of Things, but will it?

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Patent Filings Reveal a Growing Interest in IoT

A new study on intellectual property related to the Internet of things (IoT) finds that a majority of patenting activity occurred in areas related to resource management in a wireless network. But patent distribution in this domain is very fragmen...


Why Xiaomi Is Not Coming To America Anytime Soon: It Only Has 2 US Patents

Xiaomi, a top Chinese phone maker that is currently one of the tech world’s most buzzworthy companies, is cautiously eyeing the U.S. market. But any plans it may have to bring products such as the Mi 4 or Mi Note stateside could be derailed by i...


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