What we have been covering in IAM over the last seven days

This week IAM focused on a major challenge for Ericsson as the Swedish company launched a suit in Texas against LG that will put its patent portfolio under further scrutiny just months after a decision in California raised questions about its value. Elsewhere, we identified the key issues at play following the Trump administration’s threat to impose trade sanctions on China over alleged IP abuses; and we explained why a group of prominent law professors believes that it is the interpretation of the US Supreme Court’s Alice decision, rather than the decision itself, that is causing so much trouble State-side.  

Links to all IAM reports from the last seven days …

US suit against LG is a big test for Ericsson patent portfolio after last year’s damaging TCL decision

Trump may have postponed his IP trade war with China, but both sides are still playing for very high stakes

It’s not the Alice decision that’s the problem, it’s how courts are applying it, leading law professors argue

SIPO knocks out audio patent owned by state-affiliated entity, ending SEP campaign against Samsung

It could just be that Andrei Iancu has his eyes on the claim amendment process at the PTAB

Trademarks takeover notwithstanding, new-look SIPO may lose policy clout

Iwncomm provides update on China SEP campaign – Sony injunction still under appeal, battle with Apple expands

Trump’s pro-IP push in China means Qualcomm has a fine line to tread

A new STRONGER bill comes to Congress but 2018's real patent battle might be around PTO fee setting

Taiwan’s AU Optronics assigns patent portfolio to mainland rival after settling Shenzhen court battle

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