Analysis

A $2 billion exclusion order and the future of the ITC

The outcome of the recent high-profile dispute between LG Energy Solutions and SK Innovation shows that the commission offers IP owners the prospect of significant leverage against alleged transgressors of their rights - and that means it will remain a target for reform

A $2 billion exclusion order and the future of the ITC
DOJ’s IEEE patent policy move will heighten SEP owners’ focus on Biden Admin’s next antitrust steps
16 Apr 2021

DOJ’s IEEE patent policy move will heighten SEP owners’ focus on Biden Admin’s next antitrust steps

Apparent sidelining of letter released by Trump DOJ is being framed as a return to normal practice, but will cause concern among some rights holders

Top EV automakers’ patent portfolios indicate continued need for strategic alliances
16 Apr 2021

Top EV automakers’ patent portfolios indicate continued need for strategic alliances

Hyundai, Nissan and BYD own the most robust electrical power systems IP, but data reveals differing priorities for leading manufacturers

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16 Apr 2021

Fortress adds to Xiaomi’s growing US litigation docket

Chinese smartphone maker has faced more new cases in the last four months than over the previous four years, and VoiceAge EVS LLC is the latest to pile on Read more

15 Apr 2021

Judge Gilstrap orders damages retrial in $506 million Optis v Apple case and accuses both sides of playing “fast and loose” with FRAND

Last year’s mega award to the SEP-owning NPE is set to be reviewed, with both parties coming in for criticism of how they handled key aspects of the original EDTX suit Read more

15 Apr 2021

Korean Supreme Court tears up tough inventiveness standard

Life sciences innovators set to benefit from landmark Eliquis decision Read more

15 Apr 2021

How India can chart a course to IP leadership

Top voices from industry and private practice reckon with the strengths and weaknesses of country’s IP environment Read more

14 Apr 2021

Microsoft IP head: Changes at the PTAB are undermining the intent of the AIA

In comments at a virtual ABA event, Jennifer Yokoyama highlighted what she sees as some of the problems caused by a period of reform at the USPTO Read more

14 Apr 2021

How mapping IP and other intangibles can drive business value

The long read: Charting the value of intellectual assets can be difficult, writes Deloitte's Tim Heberden, but there are ways of showing their role as the drivers of revenue, efficiency and risk, and even in locating the value flows between them Read more

14 Apr 2021

Patent deal with Sharp gave China’s top LED maker ammunition against rival

A portfolio of more than 70 patent families acquired from the Japanese company has been deployed by Sanan Optoelectronics in Chinese court Read more

13 Apr 2021

The SCOTUS Oracle v Google decision reflects the reality of how the software industry works, claims Lemley

The justice's landmark ruling greenlights search giant’s use of Sun Java API in a judgment that brought delight to many, but raised concerns for some copyright owners Read more

13 Apr 2021

Brazil suspends drug patent extensions and reschedules key Supreme Court hearing for tomorrow

Long-running constitutional challenge putting 40% of patents at-risk set to be resolved, but further delays are possible Read more

13 Apr 2021

Top bitcoin hardware firms to clash in Chinese IP suit

Bitmain’s trade secrets complaint against MicroBT in Beijing follows failed patent assertion attempt Read more

12 Apr 2021

Michel, Iancu and Tillis take aim at “power grab” by China in Ericsson v Samsung fight

In Federal Circuit brief the court's former chief judge, the ex-USPTO head and the influential Republican Senator make plain why they believe the EDTX anti anti-suit injunction should stand Read more

12 Apr 2021

French SPC rulings give first signs of Royalty Pharma’s impact

Paris Court of Appeal turns down three appeals over supplementary protection certificate rejections Read more

12 Apr 2021

Six takeaways from the $1.8 billion finale to the LG Energy Solutions - SK Innovation IP dispute

As political wrangling and potential for commercial fallout mounted, the two Korean battery suppliers reached an eleventh-hour settlement deal yesterday Read more

10 Apr 2021

The Tillis USPTO Director red lines have real political bite

The North Carolina senator is clear that the he will not vote to confirm a nominee who will row back on the Iancu reforms Read more

9 Apr 2021

Fortress’s latest patent fund could top $900 million

As it pitches the market for new investment the Eran Zur-led IP team tells of a patent market in recovery and ripe for new capital Read more

9 Apr 2021

Sony’s strategy for IP success makes it rare among Japanese businesses

The company’s creative use of patents over the years has enabled multiple acquisitions and helped underpin a major business transformation Read more

9 Apr 2021

Post-smartphones, LG is actively exploring patent sales

An affiliate of the South Korean company recently sold over 100 assets to an NPE, while other parts of the portfolio are reportedly being shopped by brokers Read more

8 Apr 2021

Netlist uses IP leverage for $40 million licence with SK hynix and a key supply agreement

On top of a patent deal, the companies agree a purchase deal covering up to $600 million in products from the Korean business Read more

8 Apr 2021

Multibillion-dollar BridgeBio deal is a boost for patent-centric pharma business models

Hub-and-spokes life sciences companies are providing new opportunities for IP monetisation Read more

8 Apr 2021

Practitioners stunned after Indian government shutters IP appeal board with immediate effect

Lawyers and rightsholders decry lack of consultation after Modi government preempts Parliament to abolish IPAB by decree Read more

7 Apr 2021

Iancu speaks about his USPTO legacy and return to private practice

Former agency head doubles down on his message that the US needs a national innovation policy and that the country’s policymakers need to wake up to SEPs Read more

7 Apr 2021

Relaxing patent rights in a pandemic is a win for innovators and the public

The long read: Womble Bond Dickinson’s Ben Bourke takes a deep dive into how life science companies have handled their IP portfolios over the covid-19 pandemic – in particular Moderna Therapeutics’ pledge not to enforce patents relating to its vaccine – and examines how such adjustments can prepare the ground for future inventions Read more

7 Apr 2021

Panasonic sells portfolio of wireless patents to Apple

Even after a string of disposals over the years, the Japanese company’s IP team has plenty of value creation opportunities in front of it Read more

7 Apr 2021

Another big-ticket Nokia licensing deal announced

Finnish company concludes multi-year cross-licence agreement with Lenovo that includes a balancing payment Read more

6 Apr 2021

Senator Tillis: next USPTO head can’t bring the “death squad” back to the agency

In an exclusive interview, the influential US legislator reveals his tier-one IP priorities and explains why Tiffany Cunningham looks like the right CAFC pick Read more

6 Apr 2021

Pharma companies must factor tough standing requirements into IPR strategies

SCOTUS petition denial in Argentum v Novartis highlights the difficult choices facing those who wish to challenge patents at the PTAB Read more

6 Apr 2021

Rare Acer disposal spurs creation of a new networking NPE

The normally quiet PC maker has also hooked up with Samsung Electronics to unload cloud-related patents Read more

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James D DeCamp
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Boston MA, United States
Clark+Elbing LLP