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Rebooting IP engagement with China need not mean giving up ground on key concerns

The patent world functions better when its two most powerful players have a constructive, though competitive, relationship

Rebooting IP engagement with China need not mean giving up ground on key concerns
Qualcomm’s chip sales plunge in China underlines value of its licensing business
22 Jan 2021

Qualcomm’s chip sales plunge in China underlines value of its licensing business

According to recent data, the company saw its share of the Chinese smartphone market shrink dramatically in 2020, making the multi-billion-dollar return from its patent portfolio even more important

The top patent prosecution firms in the US for 2020
22 Jan 2021

The top patent prosecution firms in the US for 2020

Data shows that Oblon retained the number one spot but has lost some steam, while Fish & Richardson made big gains

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22 Jan 2021

Chinese lidar manufacturer paid $20 million upfront plus ongoing royalties to settle Velodyne dispute

Hesai Photonics Technology reveals monetary details of settlement, which also involves ongoing royalty payments through 2030 Read more

21 Jan 2021

Ericsson's fight with Samsung will end in a deal but the rise of China's courts adds a complex new dynamic

Both sides are looking for leverage in their complex global litigation but the speed of the court in Wuhan must concern the Swedish telco Read more

21 Jan 2021

Hot tech sectors power Korean patent growth in 2020

KIPO says users turned crisis to opportunity, recording a big increase in IP creation Read more

20 Jan 2021

As he exits the USPTO, Iancu has his say on where policy priorities should lie

Outgoing agency head raises prospects of a national innovation and IP strategy, while also urging a greater focus on the SEP landscape Read more

20 Jan 2021

Japanese industrial giant goes on patent offensive with US lawsuit

Motor maker Nidec takes action to defend its huge market share in hard drive components Read more

19 Jan 2021

VVC patents are setting the secondary market on fire

Why IP rights related to the latest video codec are this year’s must-have portfolio additions Read more

19 Jan 2021

After early FRAND litigation efforts in China, KPN targets Xiaomi and others in US courts

Expanded US litigation campaign targets some of the same mobile companies Dutch firm has pursued in China for years Read more

18 Jan 2021

Elite US universities come together to break technology licensing “logjam”

A group of 15 leading institutions, led by Columbia, is hoping that a new pool will unlock more value from their patents and help change the mindset of Big Tech Read more

18 Jan 2021

BlackBerry shares surge on Facebook patent settlement despite absence of detail

Canadian company enjoys a stock price spike after long-running dispute comes to an end, but information about the terms of the agreement is almost non-existent Read more

18 Jan 2021

Half of Japanese companies plan to curb patent filings, JPO says

Patent applications yet to follow trademarks and designs in return to pre-covid levels Read more

16 Jan 2021

China needs more patent attorneys, but lowering standards is not the answer

Recent measures that widen the door to the sector raise concerns over quality Read more

15 Jan 2021

New Fortress-backed NPE goes on patent attack against Apple, Dell and LG

Records show that plaintiff Neo Wireless was assigned a portfolio of wireless assets related to 4G and 5G in early 2020 Read more

15 Jan 2021

US patent grants declined in 2020, but remain at historically high levels

The data shows that IBM retained its perennial number one slot, while there were fewer Japanese recipients and more patents issued to Chinese businesses Read more

15 Jan 2021

Oppo’s patent focus: smaller deals, younger rights and future standards

Shanghai-based R&D firm Langbo inks its first patent sale to a major Chinese buyer after a pair of deals with foreign NPEs Read more

14 Jan 2021

Deal with RPX a huge win for IV - and other takeaways from a licensing blockbuster

After we exclusively broke the news of the big ticket transaction we look at the key points to have emerged from the agreement Read more

14 Jan 2021

New Brazilian biotech patent examination guidelines a “missed opportunity”

While boosting transparency, the many difficulties faced by life sciences innovators when applying for protection in the country are not addressed Read more

14 Jan 2021

Subsidies still matter in China’s patent world, but focus is shifting overseas

USPTO report on non-market patent incentives shows how Chinese applicants are being encouraged to obtain more foreign rights Read more

13 Jan 2021

Qualcomm-backed advocacy group makes pitch to Biden on patent system in “distress”

With inauguration just days away a growing band of IP organisations are having their say on what direction patent policy should take over the next four years Read more

13 Jan 2021

Why F1 teams need to do more with IP

Many are looking for opportunities to expand their technology into other areas of the auto sector, but to do so effectively a greater focus on patents is essential Read more

13 Jan 2021

How China’s powerful new anti-sanctions law could affect IP disputes

SEPs not the only area in which China is looking to flex its international legal muscles Read more

12 Jan 2021

Samsung and WiLAN patent transfers point to more semiconductor deal activity

Two separate assignments have seen the Korean tech giant and the NPE acquire assets from IBM and Mediatek Read more

12 Jan 2021

Newly-passed Orange Book law leaves the big questions unanswered

Clearing up remaining uncertainties over FDA patent listings will be the subject of intense debate in the US over coming months Read more

12 Jan 2021

Huawei bolsters portfolio in deals with Blackberry, Denso

Deals show Chinese company is back in the midst of the secondary market for patents, finding willing partners among major IP owners Read more

11 Jan 2021

Exclusive: RPX and Intellectual Ventures ink landmark licensing deal

IV’s Arvin Patel helps drive transaction just months after joining from TiVo; while RPX CEO McCurdy hails comprehensive licence in transaction valued in low nine figures Read more

11 Jan 2021

Former USPTO head says Biden Administration should continue the current direction of SEP policy

After four years which have seen a pronounced shift in the US government’s thinking on FRAND licensing, David Kappos argues that the new presidency should not change course Read more

11 Jan 2021

Samsung heats up OLED battle with Japanese upstart

Countersuit against JOLED follows appointment of Covington & Burling lawyer as new IP head at Korean company’s Samsung Display affiliate Read more

8 Jan 2021

How Apple, Microsoft and Samsung lead the way among the PTAB’s most frequent filers

Data analysis shows how the top five users of the Board perform per petition, per patent and per claim Read more

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