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On IAM this week, we reported on comments made by the chairman of Huawei about the company’s attitude to the FRAND licensing of its standards essential patents: it will not squeeze, extort or blackmail anyone, he promised – depending, we noted, on whether you read the Chinese original of his comments or its English translation. Over in the US, meanwhile, we reported on the growing momentum for legislative reform to tackle perceived inadequacies in the current patent eligibility statute, and further strong signs that the patent litigation market continues to decline.

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Huawei chairman calls for SEP rates to come down under 5G in pledge not to 'blackmail' industry

Key IP group throws its support behind proposals for legislative reform of Section 101

Litigation drops again in first half as gap between number of NPE and non-NPE cases narrows significantly

Fortress-affiliated entity doubles down on litigation campaign against Intel

Business method patents surging in China's favourable policy environment

Battistelli's achievements overshadow the mistakes he undoubtedly made

HP moves into life sciences, while microfluidics market sees a surge in patent filings and suits

Tencent makes a splash in open source community by becoming a Linux Foundation platinum member

A timeline of Apple v Samsung and why the smartphone wars aren’t over yet

Chip litigation numbers out of China flip the script on plaintiff-friendliness

UPC and unitary patent membership are back on the agenda in Spain, according to reports