A new report by technology consulting firm iRunway looks at the semiconductor largest patent holders, the growing presence of NPEs and the increase in patent litigation over the last 20 years. The report also looked at the owners of the highest quality semiconductor memory patents, which it describes as seminal. Among NPEs, Conversant has a particularly strong portfolio with 154 seminal patents, putting it at number six in the top 15 assignees. The research points to the development of a more complex licensing dynamic, fuelled by the growing number of NPEs that have become significant players, led by Round Rock and Conversant, but also include others like Longitude Licensing. Read the full blog post from IAM Magazine here.