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21 Nov 2017
Tough market realities confront RPX and other service providers that are eyeing China expansion

On a recent quarterly earnings call, RPX CEO Marty Roberts told analysts that the firm is looking to expand its presence in China in 2018. The exact dimensions of the aggregator’s planned investment aren’t known as of yet, but when you speak with senior IP executives inside Chinese companies one thing becomes clear very quickly: saying you want to be in China and actually being...

20 Nov 2017
BlackBerry calls in deal making elite to help monetise its portfolio in smartphone sector

Last week BlackBerry put out a press release announcing what looks to be a pretty significant shift in its patent monetisation strategy. Instead of doing all the work in-house, the company has agreed a deal that gives an entity called Teletry “the right to sublicense a broad range of BlackBerry patents to a majority of global smartphone manufacturers”. BlackBerry will retain...

20 Nov 2017
Shenzhen customs authorities go to bat for Huawei & ZTE by blocking export of 260,000 patent-infringing products

According to a report from Xinhua news agency, a special IP enforcement campaign is being undertaken by customs authorities at a national level in China. One particular initiative, in the high-tech hub of Shenzhen, is of particular interest given what kinds of goods are apparently being targeted and on whose behalf. A short item in English from last week notes that the special campaign,...

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