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German and UK IP firms dominate top EPO representative list for 2020

Hoffmann Eitle filed more applications on behalf of clients than anyone else last year, followed by Grünecker and Dehns

German and UK IP firms dominate top EPO representative list for 2020
India’s Reliance Jio faces SEP suit in Delhi court
4 Mar 2021

India’s Reliance Jio faces SEP suit in Delhi court

Dolby sues telco provider that’s making a play to be the country’s top tech champion with a new smartphone project

Samsung, LG and South Korea’s trade secrets dilemma
3 Mar 2021

Samsung, LG and South Korea’s trade secrets dilemma

The long read: Few countries are more focused on the threat of IP leaks to China than South Korea. But when it comes to shoring up legal protections for trade secrets, senior leaders have put on the brakes, anticipating threats to key industry players and national technology goals

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3 Mar 2021

Betting on video, ByteDance ramps up global patent filings

Given TikTok owner’s heavy investments in next-gen video standards, it may be building one of China’s most valuable IP portfolios Read more

2 Mar 2021

Major biosimilar patent issues are coming to the boil in the US – here’s what you need to know

Antitrust developments, evolving preliminary injunction tactics and a pending Supreme Court decision are on the horizon for biologic IP professionals Read more

2 Mar 2021

New data sheds light on the globalisation of SEPs

Update to study of ‘core’ 5G assets still has Huawei in the driver’s seat, while another report shows growing importance of markets like India and Southeast Asia Read more

1 Mar 2021

At the post-Iancu USPTO, will the PTAB squeeze on petitioners continue?

Changes introduced by the agency's former head have tilted the balance of power in the direction of patent owners but that trend is not guaranteed to carry on Read more

1 Mar 2021

Japan records 6% decline in patent filings for 2020

Preliminary figures also show a drop in PCT filings naming JPO as the receiving office Read more

27 Feb 2021

India is staring at some of the biggest opportunities in global IP

Decision to abolish troubled patent board is the right one, but policymakers should double down on reform Read more

26 Feb 2021

Xperi pushes plans for patent business separation into next year

Company puts Comcast litigation firmly in rear-view mirror while announcing $635.6 million in licensing revenue for 2020 Read more

26 Feb 2021

Inside the patent holdings of the companies at the cutting edge of battery technology

LG Chem, Toyota, Samsung SDI and Panasonic lead in the predominant area of lithium-ion, but solid-state is still ripe for disruption Read more

26 Feb 2021

China’s top court hands out record trade secrets award

The $25 million ruling comes in a clash between two of the world’s biggest producers of vanillin, a synthetic alternative to vanilla Read more

25 Feb 2021

IEEE opens review of controversial patent policy

Standards body calls for “removal or revision” of factors relating to royalty calculations and injunctive relief Read more

25 Feb 2021

What life sciences businesses need to know about data commercialisation

A strategy for protecting and exploiting data is now a must for entities involved in healthcare research Read more

25 Feb 2021

IV taps local partners to roll out licensing programme aimed at Chinese SMEs

Intellectual Ventures is just the latest big IP market player to set its sights on China, with a new programme COO Arvin Patel says is the first of its kind Read more

24 Feb 2021

Biden nominee for Attorney General pressed on the “shambles” of 101 and SEP policy

In written questions, Senator Tillis has asked Merrick Garland to back attempts to bring new patentable subject matter cases before the Supreme Court Read more

24 Feb 2021

As technology demystifies IP, money will flow into the space like never before, says Erich Spangenberg

The long read: The enfant terrible of the patent world is as hungry as ever after his move into services with IPwe. In an exclusive interview, he talks candidly about the need to dismantle silos in the ecosystem, how AI can transform patent monetisation and investment, and which country will emerge as the world’s next IP superpower Read more

24 Feb 2021

Ericsson, Samsung spar over venue and FRAND in Wuhan court hearing

Arguing for reversal of an anti-suit injunction passed last December, Swedish company suggests “broad, severe and global” ruling could amount to forced tech transfer Read more

23 Feb 2021

The changing PTAB playbook means long-neglected re-exams might be making a comeback

A rise in discretionary denials has hampered companies’ tactics when its comes to IPRs and that is prompting some to look again at an alternative USPTO proceeding Read more

23 Feb 2021

How hub-and-spoke businesses are creating new pharma IP monetisation models

The launch of Centessa is the latest development in a trend that has big implications for the monetisation of unpartnered or deprioritised IP-backed pharma assets Read more

23 Feb 2021

More patent dealing in China's competitive display sector

Patent assignment links panel maker TCL CSOT to a close rival and patent litigation opponent Read more

22 Feb 2021

US must up its game in 5G’s hidden standards battlefield to counter Chinese threat, says prominent Republican lawmaker

As America slept, claims Senator Tom Cotton, Huawei "shaped intellectual property rights standards in ways that bolstered its bottom line and strengthened its market position” Read more

22 Feb 2021

Huawei projects big smartphone production cut for year ahead and that matters for licensors

Company insists it won’t sell off handset business entirely, but its procurement plans suggest we’ll see further fragmentation in market at a time when there are already concerns around royalty streams for patent owners Read more

20 Feb 2021

Why the US must now take the lead on SEP FRAND

Being a rule taker does not sit well with American interests nor with those of the wider global patent community. It is time for a change of approach Read more

19 Feb 2021

InterDigital reaps benefits of Huawei deal with jump in 2020 revenues; CEO Merritt eyes M&A opportunities

The patent licensor entered 2021 in a strong cash position but litigation costs ticked up thanks to Xiaomi and Lenovo fights Read more

19 Feb 2021

Dialog’s patents will boost Renesas’ fast growing licensing business

The purchase of the UK chipmaker will contribute to the monetisation programme’s potential, particularly within circuit technologies Read more

19 Feb 2021

Africa’s mobile phone king ramps up IP filings

Shenzhen-based Transsion has dedicated more resources to patents since its 2019 IPO, but still lags far behind rivals Read more

18 Feb 2021

Ericsson IP policy head explains why she dissented in high-profile EU SEP FRAND report

Monica Magnusson claims not enough was done at the outset to frame the problems the paper was seeking to tackle and ultimately to build on consensus among authors Read more

18 Feb 2021

Seven top IP tips for biotech SMEs

How smaller biotechs can best overcome pitfalls and maximise the value of their inventions Read more

18 Feb 2021

Apple Car rumours stoke brand anxiety for Asian carmakers

Licensing not the only area of IP tensions caused by the convergence of the high-tech and auto sectors Read more

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