European Commission’s DG-Comp Relies on LexisNexis PatentSight when Evaluating Anti-trust Cases in Mergers

Posted by LexisNexis PatentSight team on Dec 18, 2019 11:32:08 AM

In an international tender, the EU Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition selected LexisNexis® PatentSight® and its business intelligence analytics software as the patent data and patent analytics provider.

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Tags: Technology, Science, Mergers and Acquisitions, IP Data Quality, Patent Analysis, Patent Valuation, Innovation, Patent Asset Index, Regulation, Benchmarking, trend scouting, mergers, Merger Control, EU Commission, Competition Control


David swallows Goliath – Insights about AMS’ acquisition of OSRAM from a patent perspective

Posted by Andreas Lübbering on Dec 11, 2019 3:03:23 PM

Last Friday AMS announced that it finally acquired more than 55% of Osram’s shares taking a crucial step in acquiring one of Germany’s most known companies. Osram Licht AG is a multinational lighting manufacturer headquartered in Munich offering innovative and sustainable lighting solutions. AMS AG designs and manufactures advanced sensor solutions. With the acquisition of Osram AMS wants to create a world class photonics and sensor champion.

Beside these eager plans and AMS growing rapidly in the last years, there is skepticism that AMS, which is merely a third of the size of its takeover target, would not be able to manage a global company like Osram. The size difference between the merging companies is also visible looking at the patent portfolios, which we want to have a closer look at.

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Tags: Technology, Patent Analysis, Patent Quality, Deep-dive, trend scouting, mergers, M&A


Patent Portfolio Analysis of proposed FCA and Renault merger

Posted by Sarbani Chattopadhyay on Jun 3, 2019 8:02:12 AM

 

The Press Release of FCA’s proposal for a ‘transformative merger’ with Groupe Renault brings forth the possibility of major change of scenario in the global automotive industry. The proposed merged entity is to be split equally between FCA and Renault shareholders. The merger is expected to allow the combined companies to have greater market coverage in terms of span of automotive technologies and global presence. As claimed by FCA, a noteworthy point in this proposal is the predicted incremental value expected to be routed to Nissan and Mitsubishi as members of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance.


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Tags: Technology, Mergers and Acquisitions, Patent Valuation, Future, chrysler, car manufacturers, renault, fiat chrysler, fiat, mitsubishi, nissan, automotive industry, mergers