ZTE's support for patent reform may not help the cause. Will lawmakers want to do what a Chinese company advocates? http://t.co/d159W2u6cQ
No surprise US patent suits are rising again. In new landscape licensees won't talk turkey without them. https://t.co/KukauipfKE
Very interesting development: China's ZTE joins Google, Cisco etc in deep pocket, pro-patent reform lobby group. http://t.co/d159W2u6cQ
The transcript of Qualcomm’s recent investor call to discuss its latest quarterly results is a must-read for anyone in the licensing business. The giant chipmaker remains a pretty good bellwether for the market and has faced recent challenges over regulatory scrutiny of its operations in China and a demand from one investor to split the company in two. On top of all this, of course, the...
The Microsoft patent portfolio: 40,000+ active patents; China biggest jurisdiction after US; 15% of total acquired
Microsoft celebrated its 40th birthday this month. In the four decades that have passed since its relatively humble beginnings as a start-up, the US company has grown to become one of the world’s largest patent holders. According to the US Patent Elite 100 list featured in the most recent issue of IAM, Microsoft owns the sixth largest portfolio of active US patent assets, including...
The debate and the fallout from the changes to the IEEE Standards Association’s patent policy, has broadly resembled the ongoing debate around patent reform. On one side you have the implementers, those who typically put standards into practice, who have been keen to change the prevailing competitive dynamic in the licensing of standard essential patents (SEPs). This group includes...
Instituted by the America Invents Act, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board was formed in September 2012 to limit excessive litigation costs and improve patent quality in the United States. We take a look at its progress since then
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