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28 Mar 2017
There’s still all to play for in SCOTUS venue case which could shift focus back to Congress

The Supreme Court had another key aspect of US patent law in its sights on Monday as it heard oral arguments in TC Heartland LLC v Kraft Group Food Brands. The case provides the eight justices with the chance to radically overhaul the law concerning venue in patent infringement lawsuits. This currently gives plaintiffs broad scope in deciding where to bring a case. As anyone with even a...

28 Mar 2017
LG files its first-ever US patent complaints – though it has been quietly monetising its IP for some time

LG Electronics appears to have launched its first-ever patent enforcement actions in the United States with a Delaware district lawsuit and International Trade Commission (ITC) complaint targeting US phone maker Blu Products. LG’s complaint and exhibits as filed with the Delaware district court are currently under seal, while any documentation outlining the ITC filing is apparently...

27 Mar 2017
Ericsson 5G royalty play may be less generous than originally thought; but it's definitely smart

The week before last, Ericsson chief IP officer Gustav Brismark gave an interview to Bloomberg in which he revealed the royalty rates the company would be asking for in relation to patents covering 5G technology in the mobile communications sector. The transparency this implied received a great deal of praise, including from this blog. In taking a look at the move, we also stated that there...

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