The market for Semis IP has gotten a lot more interesting in recent years, and looks set to become even more so. And while the incumbents retain their market concentration, the changing nature of compute is opening the doors to many new entrants.
Analog and digital chip companies have operated largely independently for years, but those boundaries are shifting, which may be opening up some major opportunities.
Are patents the new Oil? – China’s courts are paving the way for Chinese companies to change the way the global patent system runs.
China’s Patent March: In which the word “Encourage” does a lot of work – China is seeking to move its economy up the value chain, and this has meant a shifting series of conflicts over IP in many industries.
Don’t hate the player, hate the game – IP for the wireless standards is in the news again, and we are likely going to see a lot more wrangling in this arena soon.