Study finds hotly debated IEEE patent policy had no impact on Wi-Fi standard contributions

But while major licensors continue to participate in development of the wireless standard, many have done so while declining to adopt the 2015 rules

Study finds hotly debated IEEE patent policy had no impact on Wi-Fi standard contributions
Why Open RAN’s closed standards setting body could be bad for wireless innovation
8 Dec 2021

Why Open RAN’s closed standards setting body could be bad for wireless innovation

The Long Read: The O-RAN Alliance is touted as a key initiative for furthering 5G deployment. Elisabeth Opie and Haris Tsilikas say its exclusive membership structure raises both IP and antitrust issues

Revealed: first Chinese target of ZTE's new SEP licensing push
8 Dec 2021

Revealed: first Chinese target of ZTE's new SEP licensing push

Court documents show that ZTE has filed a patent suit against Tinno Mobile, the Shenzhen-based company that owns French smartphone brand Wiko

Featured

7 Dec
2021

Germany’s new government is the last hope for covid IP waiver advocates

A post-Merkel change of approach by the country’s recently agreed traffic light coalition government could change the momentum of TRIPS suspension talks – but don’t bet on it Read more

7 Dec
2021

Major US and UK SEP/FRAND reviews will have global licensing impact

Biden administration flags revised policy statement that rolls-back on original 2019 version, while the British government begins development of post-Brexit approach Read more

7 Dec
2021

Survey results show growing use of inventor remuneration policies in India

KPMG report finds strong support for a national law on a compensation for inventors to spur more and higher-quality domestic patent activity Read more

News

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7 Dec 2021

IP leaders weigh in on what makes or breaks a patent pool

From the need for clarity to the problems of self-certification, top practitioners give their prescriptions for making the most of the pool model Read more

5 Dec 2021

EPO top for quality; Vidal’s SEP hostage to fortune; Calls for China pool reform; Biogen patent disaster; Uber’s Moneyball strategy for portfolio ROI; plus much more

Get ready for the new working week with a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform over the past seven days Read more

1 Dec 2021

Ant Group and Qualcomm to headline IPBC China next week

Two-day agenda will cover themes including life science disputes in China, country’s efforts to become a standards leader and building a world-class in-house IP team Read more

28 Nov 2021

IBM IP chief talks strategy; Ericsson’s Vonage patent haul; Hot demand for 5G IP; Chinese open source revolution; Novo Nordisk’s $3bn IP-driven buy; plus much more

Get ready for the new working week with a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform over the past seven days Read more

Analysis

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6 Dec 2021

Albright preliminary injunction award could attract further requests

Data from Docket Navigator shows plaintiffs in US patent cases rarely request such relief and judges rarely grant them when they do Read more

6 Dec 2021

Hyundai – auto’s quiet patent superpower

The automaker and its affiliates are growing their portfolios in technologies that will be critical for developing the car of the future Read more

6 Dec 2021

Validity rate for Chinese patents ticks upward, but patent owners in top tech areas face tough road

While more than half of invention patents survive invalidation unscathed, key life science and communications classes see higher knock-out rate Read more

4 Dec 2021

Australia under-invests in IP, and recent government proposals will not fix that

Saturday Opinion: In-house leaders say a mooted patent box regime limited to life sciences will reward companies that get patents already, failing to encourage IP investment in new industries Read more

Events

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9 - 10 December
2021

IPBC Japan 2021

Following the huge success of IPBC Japan since 2014, IAM is pleased to announce that the 2021 edition will be held as a dedicated virtual programme comprising four sessions spread across two half days - on 9 and 10 December.

Building on IAM’s extensive relationships across Japan’s IP community (including our dedicated Japanese language magazine), IPBC Japan is specifically designed for senior IP executives at leading Japanese corporations, research institutions, government agencies and their international counterparts. Through a packed, fully bilingual programme, IPBC Japan 2021 will tackle the impact of international and domestic IP policy developments and the increasingly complex global market trends and commercial pressures affecting Japanese enterprises.

13 - 15 December
2021

IAM Industry Review 2021

IAM’s Industry Review 2021 will focus on five key business sectors: automotive; life sciences; software and AI; semiconductors and telecoms. For each industry vertical, leading experts will explore the year’s highs, lows and pivotal moments, while exploring what to expect for 2022.

27 January
2022

IAM and WTR Connect: IP Risk Management 2022

IAM and WTR’s virtual event on 27 January will provide practical building blocks for IP leaders to develop risk management strategies and best practice for identifying, measuring and mitigating risk. Attendees will hear from a pioneering speaker line-up of top-flight IP experts, and have their say in interactive risk scenario sessions that explore how to respond to various challenges.

Insights

4 Nov 2020

Supreme Court could signal time’s up for Google’s anti-competitive IP infringement

A long-running battle with Oracle once again shines the spotlight on a pattern of alleged major IP infringements by the search giant Read more

12 Aug 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

12 Aug 2020

As the fallout from covid continues, the two IP superpowers offer different messages

While China cheers an uptick in applications, the USPTO warns of a prolonged downturn Read more

8 Jun 2020

IP Market news highlights

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