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April 26

ZTE has joined a US patent reform lobbying group at a time when opponents of major change are growing more confident. http://t.co/DegjpzHvp7

April 26

On World IP Day, it's worth remembering that the case for IP can only be fully made if the IP world is transparent. http://t.co/xARsGF6OIV

April 25

ZTE's support for patent reform may not help the cause. Will lawmakers want to do what a Chinese company advocates? http://t.co/d159W2u6cQ

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26 Apr 2015
As ZTE nails its colours firmly to the pro-US patent reform mast, opponents of major change grow more confident

Although foreign entities file around half of all patent applications at the USPTO, up to now the debate about reforming patent litigation has largely been one conducted between US companies and interest groups. There are some exceptions – Germany’s SAP (pro) and Canada-based NPEs Conversant and WiLan (anti) spring to mind – but the general feeling among non-American...

24 Apr 2015
Despite increasing head winds Qualcomm’s high-quality patents continue to bring home the bacon

The transcript of Qualcomm’s recent investor call to discuss its latest quarterly results is a must-read for anyone in the licensing business. The giant chipmaker remains a pretty good bellwether for the market and has faced recent challenges over regulatory scrutiny of its operations in China and a demand from one investor to split the company in two. On top of all this, of course, the...

24 Apr 2015
The Microsoft patent portfolio: 40,000+ active patents; China biggest jurisdiction after US; 15% of total acquired

Microsoft celebrated its 40th birthday this month. In the four decades that have passed since its relatively humble beginnings as a start-up, the US company has grown to become one of the world’s largest patent holders. According to the US Patent Elite 100 list featured in the most recent issue of IAM, Microsoft owns the sixth largest portfolio of active US patent assets, including...

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