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20 Jul 2018
Analysis China and South Korea will displace the West as the world’s innovation leaders by 2029

Unless the United States takes action now to improve its innovation and commercialisation processes, it will lose its leading position by all measures of innovation by 2029, the authors of a new report have claimed. The outlook is similarly gloomy for the EU and the UK, with the study predicting that East Asian countries – mainly China and South Korea – are set to race past their...

19 Jul 2018
Analysis Despite Samsung settlement management of former BlackBerry patents changes hands

Earlier this week a judge in the Eastern District of Texas officially dismissed the lawsuit between Samsung and Fundamental Innovation Systems International (FISI) after the pair settled their dispute. FISI had accused the tech giant of infringing 10 patents in a lawsuit filed early last year and the settlement leaves it with ongoing suits against just ZTE, Huawei and LG.  FISI is...

19 Jul 2018
Analysis Fractus sues Oppo in China, setting up a big test for both sides

Barcelona-based antenna technology developer Fractus yesterday announced in a press release that it has filed patent litigation in China against mobile manufacturer Oppo. In doing so it has become one of relatively few foreign licensors to assert Chinese patents against a local company. Oppo has been rapidly buying up overseas patents, but its second major international litigation dispute...

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