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Ericsson and Xiaomi strike global licence

The parties settle after nearly five years of litigation in the Delhi High Court, but are keeping the deal and its terms quiet

Ericsson and Xiaomi strike global licence
21 Oct 2019

Huawei makes its case on day one of the UK Supreme Court Unwired Planet and Conversant FRAND licensing appeal

The QC acting for the Chinese giant in the globally-watched hearing endured a difficult morning, but seemed to find firmer ground during the afternoon

21 Oct 2019

If you think your insurance covers you for IP disputes, you may need to think again

Recent case law in the US shows that many companies who believed their insurers should pay-out on IP-related litigation claims have been left disappointed

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21 Oct 2019

No merit to Philippine patent office corruption claim

Rejected application does not show examiner foul play, but does reveal how one inventor planned to obtain royalties from an auto distributor Read more

18 Oct 2019

Federal Circuit Tarceva decision is good news for oncology patent owners

Appellate court overturns PTAB invalidation, citing uncertainties of R&D in the lucrative cancer space, as well as lack of data in prior art Read more

18 Oct 2019

AVANCI platform covers just under 50% of 3G and 4G SEPs, research for IAM indicates

The platform’s long list of licensors account for a significant chunk of technologies relating to connectivity, but LG Electronics and Huawei are major omissions Read more

18 Oct 2019

Huawei’s latest IP headache comes from its solar business

An Israeli firm has sued the Chinese company over inverter tech in Shenzhen and Jinan, building on German campaign Read more

17 Oct 2019

Australian patent reforms survive last-ditch Senate opposition

A bid to retain the innovation patent system was defeated, but legislators agreed to a six-month extension of its phaseout and instructed the government to study SME patent issues Read more

16 Oct 2019

WIPO report: US patent filings dip for first time since 2009

The number of grants also drops while UK sees worrying fall in applications; but study has good news for EPO President Campinos Read more

16 Oct 2019

Tencent dips back into patent market with third IBM deal

Chinese internet giant faces NPE litigation in the US and upstart Chinese rivals that are getting smart on patents Read more

15 Oct 2019

As PTAB settlement rate ticks up some see evidence of a maturing review system

Data shows both pre- and post-institution agreements at highest levels since 2014 and comes against backdrop of dramatic fall in new IPR filings Read more

15 Oct 2019

California’s first-of-a-kind reverse payment law is a further obstacle to litigation settlements

Pharma patent litigation settlements involving the transfer of “anything of value” to the generic are now presumed anti-competitive under Golden State law Read more

15 Oct 2019

Manufacturing trends could shift patent focus from China

Samsung, Sony and Google are among the companies who are shifting smartphone production from China to Southeast Asia Read more

14 Oct 2019

A shift in focus at Microsoft sees part of its IP team head for the exit

Licensing specialists are understood to have been most affected in a round of departures which come a year after the company joined LOT Network and OIN Read more

14 Oct 2019

Nokia seeks to reset the 5G patent narrative

A recent announcement is the first time that the Finnish company has drawn attention to the release of SEPs and comes after months of stories about Chinese dominance of the technology Read more

14 Oct 2019

India's patent office appeal board paralysed again

Delhi court refuses to extend chairman’s tenure, leaving the body with just one expert on staff and a growing backlog Read more

11 Oct 2019

Patent litigation continues to fall in the US - but perhaps not all companies are noticing

While the number of new cases filed at district courts has declined through the year, analysis from RPX indicates that one key metric was up in the third quarter Read more

11 Oct 2019

Fractus expands litigation campaign to Delhi

European developer of antenna tech opened up a new front against Chinese smartphone companies in India earlier this year. Unlicensed brands have taken over a larger share of India's smartphone market in recent years Read more

10 Oct 2019

Suits against Facebook, Snap and Twitter indicated a Blackberry change of tack, but now it’s running into a familiar problem

PTAB IPR institutions pile up after the Canadian tech pioneer went on the patent offensive against giants of the social media market; how the cases pan out will be key to its licensing efforts Read more

10 Oct 2019

Shenzhen government to launch China’s latest IP fund

But the details suggest authorities understand limitations of IP subsidies and financialisation Read more

9 Oct 2019

IBM has the world's most valuable patent portfolio, new analysis claims

Samsung, Canon, Microsoft and Bosch round-out the top five who, between them, are said to own assets worth well in excess of $35 billion Read more

9 Oct 2019

Intel can’t knock out Chinese state lab’s chip patent

Invalidation efforts in both China and the United States have come up short as the US chip giant faces Chinese infringement claims Read more

8 Oct 2019

Patent commercialisation when you have 300 CEOs

Senior executives from CalTech, Stanford, Battelle and Rambus share their thoughts on the changing state of play in tech transfer Read more

8 Oct 2019

New wave of company blacklistings in the US will accelerate Chinese tech’s inward turn

Eight Chinese entities – including leaders in AI, facial recognition and data forensics - added to Bureau of Industrial Security entity list Read more

7 Oct 2019

Judge Moore's “validity goulash” comments cause Congressman to wade into eligibility debate

Representative Doug Collins claims CAFC propeller shaft patent decision underlines need for legislative action on 101 Read more

7 Oct 2019

US, Japan suits point to new IP Bridge licensing campaigns

The patent fund got leadership earlier this year, but willingness to litigate in its own name and work with assertion entities appears unchanged    Read more

4 Oct 2019

The new China dynamic, pool progress and more from our Patent Licensing event

The big takeaways from a day of deal-making discussions in the heart of Silicon Valley Read more

4 Oct 2019

How AstraZeneca found success in out-licensing, in-licensing and a revamped R&D strategy

A steep patent cliff in 2012 forced the Anglo-Swedish company to rethink its entire operation – and the results have shown the right calls were made Read more

4 Oct 2019

KT Corp lines up corporate patent sales with Samsung the latest customer

Korean telco has started selling patents to other operating companies in the last two years, after previous deals focused on the NPE sector Read more

3 Oct 2019

Impact of Oracle v Google on software industry may not be as great as many fear, says senior Microsoft exec

Speaking at IAM's Software IP event, associate general counsel Isabella Fu was reacting to US solicitor general's recommendation that the Supreme Court doesn't take the controversial case Read more

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