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16 Jul 2018
Analysis A complex patent trail shows how NPE litigation might be developing in China

Over the past couple of years, several major NPEs have announced big Chinese portfolio acquisitions. But a new litigation in Beijing shows that this is not the only way foreign assertion entities are affecting the market here - some patents formerly owned by now-defunct NPEs are re-emerging in Chinese lawsuits. Xiaomi’s strong smartphone sales and its IPO in Hong Kong...

15 Jul 2018
News A game-changing patent case in China may be about to begin - or not

If nothing has changed, some time this week should see the launch of a suit by a US NPE that, the man who runs it has told the world, is going to change the face of Chinese patent litigation forever. In an interview published by IAM on 6th July, iPEL CEO Brian Yates said that his firm was preparing to fight a case against an unnamed consumer goods company in China that will lead to the...

13 Jul 2018
Analysis BT assertion against Fortinet shows how cyber security is becoming big patent business

BT has launched a lawsuit in US district court accusing a Silicon Valley based cyber security company of infringing five of its patents. According to the complaint, which was filed earlier this week in Delaware, BT contacted Fortinet in late 2014 and claimed that it infringed on two of the patents-in-suit. Despite writing to the company on three separate occasions through 2015 and...

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