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23 Sep 2016
Despite the CAFC’s recent 101 decisions don’t expect a deal frenzy or rapid rises in patent values

Over the summer, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued three decisions in software patent cases which, collectively have resolved some of the questions hanging over just what is eligible for patent protection. The most recent decision, McRO (dba Planet) v Bandai Namco Games America which was issued last week, has made arguably the biggest impression on the patent-owning...

23 Sep 2016
LeEco signs Rader and commandeers patent-rich Coolpad, but US GC departs after just four months - UPDATE

This blog has been updated as we have now had confirmation that Joshua McGuire has left LeEco. It’s all happening at China’s latest high-tech darling LeEco - one of the country's fastest growing brands. Recently, it has pulled off a series of apparent coups as it continues to shore up its IP credentials ahead of expansion at home and abroad. But it also seems that...

22 Sep 2016
Chinese internet firms eyeing global expansion could turn to patent acquisition

The giants of China’s internet sector have always been overwhelmingly focused on the domestic market, and for good reason. Big winners in the space, like Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu, have emerged only after overcoming very tough local competition. With 720 million people online, the Chinese market is large enough to sustain very large businesses on its own, while the overall internet...

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