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Big jury verdicts reflect significant shifts in the US patent landscape, damages experts claim

With litigation funding flooding the market and the appropriate payout for a plaintiff receiving more focus in a trial, the spate of big court awards may be set to continue

Big jury verdicts reflect significant shifts in the US patent landscape, damages experts claim
Finding out who owns a patent is far harder than it should be – and that’s a problem
14 May 2021

Finding out who owns a patent is far harder than it should be – and that’s a problem

Lack of transparency around ownership is not always deliberate, but seeing through the fog is vital if IP is ever to become a fully-fledged asset class

Oppo buys wireless patent portfolio from ZTE
14 May 2021

Oppo buys wireless patent portfolio from ZTE

Telecoms equipment firm continues to monetise its portfolio in the wake of several transactions with NPEs

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13 May 2021

Sonos secures key German court win in Google patent battle

A Hamburg court's decision to grant the smart speaker maker a preliminary injunction is a major development in the global fight between the two companies Read more

13 May 2021

Brazil shortens term of thousands of pharma and medical device patents

Life sciences IP owners feel the full force of a landmark Supreme Court judgment Read more

13 May 2021

Full details on Chinese court's antitrust ruling against patent owner Hitachi Metals

Exclusive analysis of a decision holding that refusal to license patents can constitute IP abuse - even if the rights in question are not declared SEPs Read more

12 May 2021

Speed will remain of the essence in the Western District of Texas, Judge Albright vows

“I might get guidance that that’s not the right approach, but as of right now I haven’t got that guidance,” he says Read more

12 May 2021

Nokia-Daimler SEP licensing stand-off shows why auto supplier indemnification is crucial

The Long Read: Unresolved questions around component-level licensing demonstrate that the issue of indemnification is vital for automotive suppliers. Avvika’s Eric Stasik takes a deep dive into one high-profile dispute and argues that Huawei may be using the situation to stir up trouble Read more

12 May 2021

Australian government unveils patent box tax regime as part of upcoming budget

New scheme is aimed at encouraging biotech innovation, and follows years of industry warnings about offshoring of intellectual property Read more

11 May 2021

USPTO marks patent number 11 million, while signs emerge of a recovery in filings

Just three years after heralding number 10 million, the US has passed another notable milestone with a grant to a medtech company Read more

11 May 2021

Brazilian Supreme Court set to decide whether tens of thousands of patents live or die

Up to 30,000 individual grants are at risk as the country’s highest court decides whether to retroactively apply a landmark ruling it handed down last week Read more

11 May 2021

Wireless back to the fore for IP Bridge in multi-jurisdiction patent tangle with Huawei

Japanese fund’s first acquisition and first new litigation since going private have both centred on SEPs Read more

10 May 2021

Beware unintended consequences of proposals to tackle IP theft, warns trade secrets guru

With a growing number of bills aimed at China, Jim Pooley warns that harsh measures could prompt a tit-for-tat response against US rights owners Read more

10 May 2021

Foreign companies pared back Chinese patent filing in 2020

Applications from overseas are latest area in which long-term growth trends are reversing in China Read more

7 May 2021

InterDigital's Indian anti anti-suit injunction confirmed in escalation of Xiaomi dispute

According to the US company’s latest quarterly filing, the Delhi High Court has made an earlier interim ruling permanent Read more

7 May 2021

LG’s smartphone portfolio is a treasure trove of high-quality 4G and 5G SEPs

The South Korean company is reportedly looking for buyers of its mobile patents. Given what may be available, it shouldn’t have to try too hard Read more

7 May 2021

Samsung and Ericsson settle patent licensing dispute

Swedish company projects second quarter licensing revenues of up to $297 million after signing cross-licence which includes 5G rights Read more

6 May 2021

Xperi takes $60 million semiconductor licensing hit but media assets continue to pay off

Despite revenue drop, company insisted it can exceed $350 million IP revenue target and said it's on track to split the product and patent businesses Read more

6 May 2021

Biden backs covid-19 IP waiver in historic US policy shift

Landmark move suggests realignment in America’s domestic and international healthcare IP stance Read more

6 May 2021

Australian patent applications tumble with both locals and foreign filers cutting back

Chinese and Indian entities, however, scramble to obtain innovation patents before the second-tier system meets its end in June Read more

5 May 2021

After strategic pivot video patent platform files suit against Dell

Video Labs has made its first enforcement against the giant PC business in a move that, for one of its leaders, marks a notable return to the assertion business Read more

5 May 2021

Top judge's blueprint for the future of IP litigation in India

The Long Read: Justice Manmohan Singh was the chair of the recently abolished Intellectual Property Appellate Board and before that sat on the bench of the Delhi High Court where he presided over a series of landmark patent cases. In an exclusive interview, he talks about his shock at the Indian government's decision to do away with the board but argues that rights holders should not lose hope for the future Read more

5 May 2021

Samsung hit with smartphone patents recently sold by LG Innotek

Suit filed by Irish NPE in Western District of Texas could bring concerns over the separate LG Electronics portfolio to the forefront Read more

4 May 2021

Shopify joins OIN in further sign of Canadian tech giant's growing patent focus

Despite some familiar griping about IP from its CEO, the e-commerce business is continuing to build its defences Read more

4 May 2021

Brazilian Senate passes compulsory covid-19 know-how licensing bill

Vaccine owners may be forced to hand over trade secrets or have their patents cancelled under legislation endorsed by the upper house of the country’s Congress Read more

3 May 2021

Key US trade report raises concerns over use of anti-suit injunctions in SEP fights

US Trade Representative notes unease in the patent market over the growth in orders from China as courts there look to take control of high profile FRAND litigation Read more

3 May 2021

New report lays bare the worrying extent of the UK's IP malaise

British companies lag their competitors on a number of measures, as well as on business investment in R&D, according to research published today Read more

3 May 2021

Huawei reports patent royalty income of $600 million in first quarter

Chinese company cites licensing revenue as one reason why it has remained profitable despite a sharp decline in its smartphone business Read more

1 May 2021

Patent counting is here to stay – and the 6G horse race has already begun

Like it or not, governments think quantity matters and SEP portfolios are fast becoming a key metric for great power competition in the information age Read more

30 Apr 2021

Patent diversity bill passes key US hurdle, now comes the hard part

The IDEA Act has been voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee and looks set to hand the USPTO far greater powers to track data around patenting among under-represented parts of the population Read more

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