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22 Jun 2018
News Qualcomm, France Brevets and IP Europe join forces to create a new funding initiative for European SMEs

A new financing and advisory mechanism to help innovative European SMEs secure high-quality patents and build effective portfolios will be rolled out across Europe in 2019, it was revealed today. The creation of Patent Factory Europe (PFE) was announced at the IP Europe Annual SME Summit, taking place in Brussels. It will be run by IP Europe and French sovereign fund France Brevets, with...

22 Jun 2018
Analysis Foxconn doubles down on investment in California’s Vizio as it straddles US-China tech spat

Taiwanese LCD panel maker Innolux has announced a strategic investment along with its parent company Foxconn in US television maker Vizio. With a total investment of 2 billion New Taiwan dollars ($66 million), Innolux and Foxconn will hold shares of 4.14% and 3.1% respectively. Another Foxconn subsidiary, Q-Run, already owns 8% of Vizio. Competition is heating up in display industry with...

21 Jun 2018
Analysis NPE takes aim at Twitter in notable test for former Yahoo! patents

Twitter found itself on the wrong end of an infringement lawsuit late last month when an entity called Digi Portal accused the social media company of infringing on one of its patents.  According to a recent RPX newsletter, Digi Portal is an apparent affiliate of the NPE IP Edge, which, as the most prolific plaintiff in the US over the last two years, has plenty of experience litigating...

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