Computers & Software

Inside the patent portfolio Ericsson gets as part of its $6 billion Vonage acquisition

While not great in number, the incoming IP is of good quality and will boost the Swedish company’s presence in key areas such as security, machine learning and wired networks

Inside the patent portfolio Ericsson gets as part of its $6 billion Vonage acquisition
How to deal with China's new crackdown on bad-faith patent filings and other examination changes
24 Nov 2021

How to deal with China's new crackdown on bad-faith patent filings and other examination changes

The Long Read: New guidelines in the works at the CNIPA will continue the fight against 'irregular' applications, make utility models harder to get and heighten the risk of litigation in the software space, write Aaron Wininger of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, PA and Austin Chang of Beijing East IP

Hyundai Motor bolsters portfolio in patent assignment deal with AT&T
24 Nov 2021

Hyundai Motor bolsters portfolio in patent assignment deal with AT&T

Korean automaker acquires dozens of assets in areas including drone technology and speech processing

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23 Nov 2021

Groundbreaking open-source rulings could mean big changes for China’s software industry

Recent copyright infringement judgments in Shenzhen and Guangzhou could upend common practices for commercial software developers Read more

22 Nov 2021

US patent system due for a mid-course correction, says IBM's IP business head

Bill LaFontaine says the current challenging licensing environment stems not only from legal and policy factors, but also from a widespread cultural shift that has normalised infringement Read more

19 Nov 2021

Recent lawsuits show urgency of Peloton’s efforts to bulk up its patent portfolio

Maker of high-end exercise equipment sues two rivals just days after new patent grant – the company has used M&A and new filings to boost its holdings dramatically over the last year Read more

16 Nov 2021

Patent suits decline in Dusseldorf and Mannheim, but Munich’s docket is on the rise

Germany is Europe’s biggest and most active litigation forum, but subtle differences in case law and proceedings mean that plaintiffs have important choices to make about where to file their suits Read more

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30 Oct 2021

How next-generation patent pools can encourage adoption of new streaming tech

Saturday Opinion: Video codec licensing platforms must be inclusive, efficient and avoid the siren song of content distribution fees, argues Access Advance CEO Pete Moller Read more

18 Sep 2021

It’s time for a new approach to codec licensing

Saturday Opinion: IP and licensing failures are holding back adoption of superior technologies, argues Marconi’s Micky Minhas Read more

25 Aug 2021

IAM parent company acquires market-leading US patent litigation data and analytics firm

Austin-based Docket Navigator - which also covers trademarks, antitrust and other practice areas - becomes a Law Business Research company Read more

5 Jun 2021

Increasing R&D and infrastructure investment is vital to US tech success

If the 21st century is to be another American one, both the government and business must commit to higher spending to strengthen the foundations on which innovation is built Read more

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12 Nov 2021

A multi-million-dollar patent damages win for J&J in China is good news for foreign rights holders

US company’s subsidiary secures major award against a local infringer at the Supreme People’s Court Read more

10 Nov 2021

Northern District of California patent data shows why defendants are keen to get there

Docket Navigator numbers make clear that those fighting infringement suits secure a greater number of favourable outcomes on eligibility, claim determinations and more than in Western Texas Read more

9 Nov 2021

Dim prospects for industry 101 compromise as US Congress looks at eligibility once more

People involved in previous reform efforts say that passing any legislation will be tough as stakeholders are still years away from agreement Read more

3 Nov 2021

What patent numbers say about the quantum technology race

The Long Read: A gap between scientific publications and patent filings in quantum fields paints a worrying picture for European innovators, in particular, write Sebastien Ragot and Michel Kurek. However, there is still time for course correction Read more

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4 Nov 2020

Supreme Court could signal time’s up for Google’s anti-competitive IP infringement

A long-running battle with Oracle once again shines the spotlight on a pattern of alleged major IP infringements by the search giant Read more

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

IP Market news highlights

IAM’s biggest spring reads Read more