Spangenberg consortium thought to be pondering an RPX bid; but Microsoft drops its membership of defensive aggregat… https://t.co/kdb1pH2T9r
Big news on RPX - management talking to interested parties in early stages of process that could lead to sale. Micr… https://t.co/vMDuNtbxCY
After three big FRAND-related court decisions in the UK, the US and China over the last year, where does the global… https://t.co/x8plCLIgV0
The management of RPX is meeting with a number of interested parties in a process that might lead to an eventual sale of the business, IAM understands. It is believed that an investment consortium led by IP monetisation specialist Erich Spangenberg is among those eyeing the defensive aggregator. Others to have been linked with a possible deal include Vector Capital, the private equity fund...
The state of mobile SEP licensing after recent high-profile FRAND cases in London, California and Shenzhen
The TCL v Ericsson FRAND case and the Unwired Planet v Huawei case bookended 2017. Both have shed further clarity on issues surrounding SEP handset licensing. Last week in Huawei v Samsung, a court in the Chinese tech hub of Shenzhen granted Huawei an injunction after finding that Samsung had infringed an ‘international’ SEP. What effect will these cases have on the IP...
Google takes a big step in China and Tencent joins the patent licensing world in major cross-licence deal
Google and Tencent have announced a patent cross-licence deal that they say will pave the way for future technology collaboration. The pact is said to be “long term” and covering “a wide range of products and technologies”. Beyond that there are no details, including on whether the licence is royalty-bearing. Here are a few immediate reactions: Left field If...
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