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Phil Johnson would get a lot of support to be the USPTO Director, but many in Big Tech would hate it. https://t.co/kpPWbOF70o
Firms like us may be active in China, says NPE CEO litigating there, but "trolls" are not likely to thrive
One of several active NPE suits in China we’re following involves Apple and an entity named GPNE, who took their US dispute all the way to the Federal Circuit in an eventual win for the iPhone maker. Now, in the southern tech hub of Shenzhen, Hawaii-based GPNE is asking a court to award it $130 million in damages – an unprecedented sum by Chinese standards. A few weeks...
Interim royalties may soon be a regular feature of Chinese patent litigation, and implementers will set the price
The legal environment around SEP and FRAND issues is developing very rapidly in China, and a new set of guidelines released by the Beijing Higher People's Court adds yet more new ideas to the mix. In some areas, the document borrows from overseas principles like those set forth in the ECJ's Huawei v ZTE decision, while in others it appears to show more deference to...
Leading corporate IPR filers like Apple, Samsung, Google, Microsoft and LG have very different outcomes
Five years since the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) came into force one of the defining elements of the US patent market has been the degree to which major operating companies have used inter partes reviews (IPRs) to challenge patents that are being asserted against them. The zeal with which the likes of Apple, Samsung and Google have turned to the PTAB has meant that IPR proceedings...
Innovation or patent boxes are gaining in popularity as a way of using tax policy to encourage IP-backed R&D. With tax reform on the new administration’s agenda, the United States could be the next major market to introduce one
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