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25 May 2018
Analysis Sonos settlement with Denon underlines the strength of its patents in burgeoning speaker market

Sonos, the connected speaker company, announced last week that it had reached a settlement with Denon, so drawing a line under almost four years of litigation. Although the terms of the agreement remained confidential, it’s fair to say that the run of things in court has largely gone Sonos’s way since it sued D&M Holdings (an investment company that owned Denon) in US...

25 May 2018
News Our auto royalty rates won't change no matter how many patent owners join us, Avanci confirms

There will be no changes to the $3 to $15 per car royalty fees licensees are asked to pay to access the patents that form the Avanci auto patent platform, the firm has told IAM.  “As we add new patent owners to the Avanci platform, the price the licensees pay for a licence will not increase,” Luke McLeroy, vice president of business development, said. “In...

25 May 2018
Analysis Sony transfers patent portfolio to corporate vehicle affiliated with Marconi Group

Recent USPTO records show that Sony has transferred a portfolio of over one hundred US patents to an entity called Wi-Fi One LLC, an affiliate of the Marconi Group. The Japanese company already participates in the Avanci and Velos patent pools, and this latest transfer underlines Marconi’s diverse offering. Sony assigned 135 US patent rights to Plano-based Wi-Fi One LLC on 26th...

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