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27 Jun 2017
The biggest Supreme Court decision from the latest term had nothing to do with Texas

The most recent Supreme Court term effectively wraps up this week and as has become customary over the last decade, the justices heard their fair share of patent cases over the last nine months. In terms of generating headlines, nothing matched the design patent dispute between Apple and Samsung. The case was heard last October and the decision was handed down in December. In my time of...

27 Jun 2017
Alliance is the watchword for IoT development in China, but it may not make licensing easier for outsiders

China this month inaugurated a new alliance centred on the development of technologies in the mobile Internet of Things (IoT). Led by Huawei, ZTE and several of the country’s top telecommunications providers, it is said to have over 140 members, including a fair few research institutions. The focus is on a standard called NarrowBand-IoT that is being led by Chinese industry. Looking at...

26 Jun 2017
In a tough patent market, another Taiwanese OEM goes to Texas to extract value from its patent portfolio

Qisda is a major publicly-listed contract manufacturer in Taiwan, appearing among the top 10 global original design manufacturers (ODMs). It has been relatively quiet on the patent front compared to some of its peers, but a recent spate of infringement cases targeting Chinese and Taiwan smartphone makers suggests that it may now be working with a third party to monetise its modest trove...

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