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InterDigital faces Xiaomi FRAND fight, but revenue surges on back of Huawei deal

Despite dispute, CEO Bill Merritt remains positive. "Licensing is all about momentum and we certainly have a good amount of that now,” he says

InterDigital faces Xiaomi FRAND fight, but revenue surges on back of Huawei deal
Licensees must beware of sovereign immunity following CAFC decision
6 Aug 2020

Licensees must beware of sovereign immunity following CAFC decision

Federal Circuit hands down fractured majority decision in latest dispute over rights of state entities in patent suits

Honda identifies 7,000 patents for potential abandonment in trial of AI tool
6 Aug 2020

Honda identifies 7,000 patents for potential abandonment in trial of AI tool

Human analysts agreed with automated system’s maintenance decisions about 85% of the time, says IP general manager Hirokazu Bessho

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5 Aug 2020

Key takeaways from the DOJ’s big boost to Avanci

From moving beyond auto to questions of price and a chance to hit the accelerator, there’s much to dissect from last week’s announcement Read more

5 Aug 2020

How compulsory patent licensing could be used to combat covid-19 in the Americas

As the race to find coronavirus cures intensifies, we explore how legislation might be deployed in Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the US to ensure inventions are shared Read more

5 Aug 2020

Patenting emerging technologies – determining how far an artisan’s knowledge goes

A recent Federal Circuit decision and new USPTO guidance have brought a possible conflict in case law into focus Read more

5 Aug 2020

Inside China's first top-down FRAND royalty decision

Exclusive analysis of the recently published full judgment of the Nanjing Intermediate People's Court in Huawei v Conversant Read more

4 Aug 2020

No evidence that patents are acting as a barrier to covid research, says Bristol Myers IP head

Pharma giant’s deputy general counsel Henry Hadad reflects on how work has changed during the pandemic and why more still needs to be done on 101 reform Read more

4 Aug 2020

After PTAB upholds key patent, covid-19 vaccine fight heads to court

Moderna set to face infringement battle over its mRNA-1273, a hot prospect in the fight against coronavirus Read more

4 Aug 2020

Patent suits keep coming as India undergoes China tech backlash

Xiaomi and other brands face legal challenges as country rethinks bilateral tech trade and pushes to create its own national champion Read more

3 Aug 2020

Qualcomm CEO lauds “the most extensive licensing programme in mobile”

Huawei deal looks set to help compensate for drop in handset sales while chip giant’s invention disclosures surge despite impact of covid-19 Read more

3 Aug 2020

Auto IP leaders need to wise up to SEPs – and fast

A steep learning curve is required to make the most of the coming era of connectivity Read more

3 Aug 2020

Shanghai company seeks $1.4 billion in new patent suit against Apple

Xiao-i, which owns a voice assistant patent recently validated by China’s top court, says it will show the world the strength of Chinese AI technology Read more

31 Jul 2020

Latest Nokia results point to diverging fortunes for largest licensing players

Finnish mobile giant’s IP business sees drop in sales but company highlights “higher investments to drive creation of intellectual property” Read more

31 Jul 2020

Medtronic’s dual patent strategy helps keep it at the forefront of medtech innovation

The company spends a pretty penny on its own R&D efforts but also draws on external sources to fill any gaps, particularly within high-growth digital areas Read more

31 Jul 2020

Top patent owners continue to outperform the markets, according to new analysis

Publicly-quoted companies in the IAM/ktMINE US Patent 100 enjoyed a strong June compared to their peers Read more

31 Jul 2020

Key OIN signups show China Inc is on board with open source

Huawei, Baidu and chipmaker Unisoc have joined Tencent and Alibaba in the network, which made getting China more involved a priority several years ago Read more

30 Jul 2020

TiVo is on a run at the ITC against Comcast - but it’s not certain it will matter

Company notches up its third victory at the Commission with exclusion order recommended against its courtroom rival Read more

30 Jul 2020

China passes a major threshold in life sciences IP reform

Move to implement patent linkage is the clearest sign yet that the country is embracing pharma and biotech innovation Read more

30 Jul 2020

Huawei’s increasing China focus may have paved way for Qualcomm deal

Chinese company took quarterly smartphone sales title for the first time in Q2, but it is increasingly reliant on its home market Read more

29 Jul 2020

Avanci head Alfalahi hails DOJ's seal of approval for its new 5G programme

Auto and IoT-focused platform looks to extend its deal-making reach into new generation of wireless Read more

29 Jul 2020

Clarivate's acquisition of CPA Global raises plenty of questions

Deal creates an IP behomoth and continues the trend towards service provider consolidation - but the new company's clients will need reassurances Read more

29 Jul 2020

Japan, Taiwan data starts to show virus impact on new patent filings

While Chinese applications are back on pace for growth, other East Asian offices are seeing decreased activity Read more

28 Jul 2020

TikTok owner among leading contributors to new video codec standard

Analysis shows Qualcomm is top of the pile, but the presence of a number of Chinese players indicates they will play a big part as the VVC IP landscape develops Read more

28 Jul 2020

Merck calls for ‘democratisation’ of CRISPR-cas9 patent licensing

Simpler access to gene-editing technology needed amid ongoing IP uncertainties, say senior executives Read more

28 Jul 2020

Proposed limits to injunctions in Japan need further study, top policy body says

JPO subcommittee report indicates that the time is not right for a measure that could be seen as  weakening patent rights Read more

27 Jul 2020

As Intel’s woes mount, remember a 2017 patent warning shot from its GC

The series of setbacks the chipmaker is currently suffering may mean that its stockpile of IP becomes even more important Read more

24 Jul 2020

Surge of deals continues for IBM with patent assignments to Samsung

Korean tech leader picks up portfolio of assets focused on AI; adds to large package of grants and applications recently acquired from Nokia Read more

24 Jul 2020

Patent risk profile front and centre in run up to Ant Group’s IPO

The company’s filings have exploded since the second half of 2019 and, while it is difficult to discern the quality of the assets, the portfolio is in capable hands Read more

24 Jul 2020

Apple must face France Brevets suit in Shenzhen, court rules

Recent rulings confirm sovereign patent fund and several domestic patent owners are targeting the iPhone maker Read more

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