Qualcomm makes big loss as Apple patent dispute hits hard

Royalties owed by iPhone giant said to top $7 billion mark and Northern District of California court deals blow in ongoing litigation with FTC. "It's been an extraordinary year," says CEO Mollenkopf

Qualcomm makes big loss as Apple patent dispute hits hard
12 Nov 2018

UCal to end up with “incredibly narrow” CRISPR rights following CAFC loss

University of California’s situation after court setback in fight with Broad Institute highlights the dangers of pursuing interference proceedings, says leading commentator

12 Nov 2018

IP portfolio at stake in fight between EV startup and Chinese investor

Faraday Future says its biggest backer, a Chinese property developer, is deliberately driving it into bankruptcy in order to acquire collateralised intellectual property in a ‘fire sale’.

Featured

11 Nov
2018

Whitaker's patent scam link; a big hire by Avanci; Chinese litigation data; major EU SPC decision; and much more

Your essential Sunday reading: a summary of all the stories covered by the IAM team this week - as well as links to each one. Read more

10 Nov
2018

Acting US Attorney General sat on board of Florida company that ran patent filing scam

Matthew Whitaker (right) allegedly sent intimidating emails to victims of World Patent Marketing, a firm that was shut down by the FTC and fined $26 million for cheating inventors. Read more

9 Nov
2018

Activist investor – companies too focused on number of patents they file each year

In some cases problem stems from how businesses incentivise employees to file, insists Starboard co-founder Read more

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9 Nov 2018

SEP owners must beware of hindering Europe's golden 5G opportunity

In an exclusive opinion piece for IAM, Jim Beveridge of the Innovators' Network argues that originators need to embrace transparency and avoid royalty stacking to allow IoT innovation to thrive  Read more

7 Nov 2018

Following US mid-terms don't expect big patent moves in DC, but the life sciences industries should beware

A split Congress and a USPTO director looking to rebalance the system probably rule out further legislative reform, but pharma may be vulnerable to moves related to pricing issues  Read more

6 Nov 2018

Former Nokia patent deals chief becomes latest Marconi recruit

A month after leaving the Finnish company - where he helped to build a world-class licensing operation - Ilkka Rahnasto signs up with the firm that manages several platforms including Avanci and Teletry Read more

4 Nov 2018

All the big stories on IAM from the last seven days

Make sure you do not miss a thing by catching up on the news, intelligence, data and analysis we published on this platform last week  Read more

Analysis

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9 Nov 2018

Three perspectives on recent IP trade war developments

Last week the DOJ charged Jinhua and UMC with stealing Micron trade secrets. China sees an effort to cut off its tech progress, US sees a pattern of disrespect for IP and Taiwan is caught in the crossfire. Read more

8 Nov 2018

More valuable to offer patent licences through LOT and OIN than do it ourselves, says Microsoft IP chief

Andersen explains decision to join defensive platforms; also heaps praise on USPTO Director – “I think he’s doing a super job” Read more

8 Nov 2018

Oppo turns to licensing to jump-start its battery charging standard

The company has ‘opened’ its patent portfolio related to rapid phone charging. Head of IP Adler Feng says it will collect reasonable rates from companies that adopt the technology. Read more

6 Nov 2018

RPX data throws low China damages into sharp relief

In a universe of 21,000 civil patent infringement judgments, just 14 produced awards of over $1 million. But the company’s VP for analytics tells IAM that China remains a major concern for RPX clients. Read more

Events

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13 Nov
2018
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Patent Law & Policy 2018

In the past three years IAM’s Patent Law & Policy has established itself as the leading Washington DC event for anyone interested in how the legal and political climates shape the patent market. As well as considering what has happened in the field, this event analyses recent developments and the impact they could have on future proceedings.

2-4 Dec
2018
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IPBC Asia 2018

The Asia-Pacific region is cementing its position as the focus point for the international IP market as its rapid development drives deal making, IP investment and litigation trends. Against this background, IAM is pleased to be returning to Shanghai for the sixth IPBC Asia, hosted at the Ritz-Carlton Pudong on December 2 to 4 2018.

16-18 June
2019
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IPBC Global 2019

The leading gathering of global IP decision makers and thought-leaders returns to Boston! As the fourth industrial revolution gathers pace, IPBC Global’s 2019 programme explores the key IP issues this new era of change and innovation presents for corporate leaders, policy makers, investors, the legal profession and third-party service providers.

Insights

27 Sep 2018

A Brexit IP issue with serious political consequences

The UPC and EU trademarks will not inflame any Brexit passions among those outside the IP bubble, but geographical indications are a different matter altogether Read more

27 Sep 2018

IP market news highlights

Some of the major stories carried on the www.IAM-media.com platform in August and September Read more

1 Aug 2018

As the US trade war intensifies, pro-plaintiff China may not be what it seems

A new US NPE with big-money backing has identified China as the place in which to build a major licensing programme. However, recent geopolitical and courtroom developments might give its owners some pause for thought. Read more

1 Aug 2018

Seen and heard

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past … Read more

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