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January 22

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22 Jan 2018
Philips is pulled into Apple v Qualcomm dispute over confidentiality spat

The high-stakes FRAND licensing dispute between Apple and Qualcomm took another turn last week when the chipmaker filed a subpoena against Philips Electronics North America demanding that the Dutch company produce information on its licensing practices deemed relevant to the litigation that is currently gripping the patent world. According to the subpoena, which was filed in Massachusetts...

22 Jan 2018
LG Chem taps Intellectual Discovery to find exclusive battery tech licensee in China

Last November this blog reported a milestone for LG Chem, which launched its first US patent suit against an alleged Chinese infringer. The enforcement campaign, in which the Korean firm teamed with Japan’s Toray, centered on a Lithium-ion battery technology that plays a key role in the electric vehicle sector. Now, the company has enlisted patent fund Intellectual Discovery (ID) to...

19 Jan 2018
RPX management eyes possible deal, Spangenberg among interested parties; Microsoft drops membership

The management of RPX is meeting with a number of interested parties in a process that might lead to an eventual sale of the business, IAM understands. It is believed that an investment consortium led by IP monetisation specialist Erich Spangenberg is among those eyeing the defensive aggregator. Others to have been linked with a possible deal include Vector Capital, the private equity fund...

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