Automotive

Leading Chinese EV battery maker goes on patent attack against upstart rival

CATL sees injunction opportunity as competition among domestic players heats up

Leading Chinese EV battery maker goes on patent attack against upstart rival
Ofinno's Honda and Xiaomi deals point to strong 5G patent secondary market
26 Jul 2021

Ofinno's Honda and Xiaomi deals point to strong 5G patent secondary market

The Virginia-based R&D outfit has made a string of sales to big names in consumer tech over recent months, with Samsung another prominent customer

What Huawei’s VW patent deal means for the IP market
16 Jul 2021

What Huawei’s VW patent deal means for the IP market

The auto industry could find that taking advantage of Avanci’s collective model while forging a bilateral arrangement with the Chinese giant is a potent combination

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13 Jul 2021

Settlement with Verizon is latest indication that Huawei is in full-fledged deal-making mode

The Chinese company also recently hooked up with a Volkswagen supplier in its biggest auto-sector deal to date Read more

12 Jul 2021

Biden Administration executive order makes Europe even more important for SEP owners

White House confirms widely expected u-turn on US governmemt approach to FRAND-related issues in a move that will have little domestic impact but could be a big deal internationally Read more

1 Jul 2021

Everything you need to know about SCOTUS’ Minerva ruling on assignor estoppel

In a 5-4 decision the court’s justices significantly narrowed the scope of the doctrine that prevents assignors from challenging patents in court. Read more

18 Jun 2021

MediaTek goes on patent attack, suing NXP over Wi-Fi and chip tech

Bosch, Continental and Denso among customers also named in California lawsuits Read more

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18 Dec 2020

Japan’s leading corporate IP departments revealed

The country's Asia IP Elite made some big strategic shifts in 2020 as they weathered an unprecedented year Read more

17 Dec 2020

China’s top in-house IP teams revealed

In a year marked by resilience, Chinese IP giants are pushing to close the gap with overseas competitors Read more

15 Dec 2020

East Asian giants leave their stamp on the IP market

IAM reveals the Asia IP Elite members for 2020 from two dynamic high-tech jurisdictions: South Korea and Taiwan Read more

14 Dec 2020

The Asia IP Elite – a shared commitment to excellence across very different markets

IAM reveals the top in-house IP teams from India, Southeast Asia and Australasia Read more

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16 Jun 2021

Tesla transactions show that patents matter in research collaboration and M&A

Recent recordals show the electric car maker has cut a deal with Panasonic, assimilated a large portfolio of solar rights and gained assets via M&A deals Read more

7 Jun 2021

We’re rethinking our policy on SEPs, says senior DoJ official

Richard Powers, acting head of the department’s AntiTrust Division, provides strongest indication yet that the Delrahim ‘New Madison’ approach is on the way out Read more

4 Jun 2021

The Nokia and Daimler deal leaves key SEP questions unanswered

Tuesday’s settlement brought an end to the conflict between the two companies, but for the wider auto industry there are still any number of licensing unknowns Read more

1 Jun 2021

Nokia and Daimler bring long-running SEP licensing dispute to an end

The pair agree a settlement deal under which the Finnish company receives royalties, while Dusseldorf court referral to the CJEU falls away Read more

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12 Aug 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

12 Aug 2020

As the fallout from covid continues, the two IP superpowers offer different messages

While China cheers an uptick in applications, the USPTO warns of a prolonged downturn Read more

8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more