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27 May 2018
News The smartphone wars were a triumph for Samsung, a defeat for Apple, but everybody won

It was deja-vu all over again last week, when Apple and Samsung met in court to hear a jury’s decision to award the former $539 million in damages because of the latter’s infringement of three design patents and two utility patents. On the face of it, this looked like a big win for the Cupertino-based company in a dispute that began in 2011 following Steve Jobs’ declaration...

25 May 2018
Analysis Sonos settlement with Denon underlines the strength of its patents in burgeoning speaker market

Sonos, the connected speaker company, announced last week that it had reached a settlement with Denon, so drawing a line under almost four years of litigation. Although the terms of the agreement remained confidential, it’s fair to say that the run of things in court has largely gone Sonos’s way since it sued D&M Holdings (an investment company that owned Denon) in US...

25 May 2018
News Our auto royalty rates won't change no matter how many patent owners join us, Avanci confirms

There will be no changes to the $3 to $15 per car royalty fees licensees are asked to pay to access the patents that form the Avanci auto patent platform, the firm has told IAM.  “As we add new patent owners to the Avanci platform, the price the licensees pay for a licence will not increase,” Luke McLeroy, vice president of business development, said. “In...

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