Computers & Software

Huawei’s 5G spinoff bluff shows why export ban will hurt US tech firms

CEO Ren Zhengfei doesn’t think another company can build a business around Huawei’s 5G technology stack. Not only will the company's predicament not help US tech firms, it is actively hurting them

Huawei’s 5G spinoff bluff shows why export ban will hurt US tech firms
20 Sep 2019

Territory, not technology, is Alibaba’s biggest challenge

The Jack Ma era has come to an end at the Chinese giant, leaving his successor to leverage the company’s data and services to establish a strong presence in the APAC region

19 Sep 2019

Malaysia more patentee-friendly after rare Federal Court U-turn

In its third ever patent case, the country’s top court overturned its previous ruling that dependent claims automatically fall if their independent claims are found invalid

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19 Sep 2019

Huawei picks up activity tracking portfolio from US firm  

In its first patent transaction closed since designation on the entity list, Chinese firm buys from Silicon Valley inventor credited with first camera phone picture Read more

18 Sep 2019

Patent suit against real estate website shows there's no change yet in the IBM playbook

Flexing its IP muscles against a relative newcomer in the tech space, Big Blue claims Zillow infringes seven US rights  Read more

18 Sep 2019

Plaintiff state entities cannot claim sovereign immunity, says CAFC in precedential decision

Ruling is the latest setback for patentees in this controversial area and comes as the University of Minnesota seeks a Supreme Court review of its IPR immunity-related dispute with LSI Read more

17 Sep 2019

The firms that act for Google at the PTAB revealed

Familiar names top the list - but when it comes to institution rate the search giant is eclipsed by its tech rivals Read more

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17 Sep 2019

Australia’s harsh approach to software patents set to continue

Observers had hoped Friday’s decision in the Encompass case would clarify key patentability questions. But a Full Bench of the Federal Court of Australia did not take the opportunity to do so Read more

12 Sep 2019

The Boston Manifesto - why IP needs more women and how to make it happen 

The IP world, particularly in the field of patents, continues to be dominated by men. A group of senior professionals from all parts of the IP ecosystem came together before this year's IPBC in Boston to discuss ways to encourage greater diversity and to produce recommendations to achieve it   Read more

12 Sep 2019

Huawei CEO: our 5G IP can be had for an upfront fee

Ren Zhengfei welcomes telecom equipment competition with a grandiose offer, but some key details are still open to question Read more

11 Sep 2019

Software IP issues for universities have never been more complex, says tech commercialisation leader

In an exclusive interview with IAM, given in the run-up to Software IP 2019, the University of Chicago's George Chellapa describes the challenges of the fast-moving sector and how working with industry is crucial Read more

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16 Sep 2019

TiVo CEO: expect company split in first half of next year

Licensing business will take on company debt and needs to be “willing to litigate and litigate for years” Read more

16 Sep 2019

Kyocera scores another auto deal in haptics push

Litigation filed in Germany helped the Japanese electronics firm add auto supplier Preh to a list of licensees which already includes Robert Bosch Read more

13 Sep 2019

The world's most valuable patent revealed - and it's not owned by a pharma giant or a BigTech titan

New index attempts to score grants by family, according to where they’re filed and to what extent they're cited. We list the top 10 its methodology produces Read more

12 Sep 2019

FTC v Qualcomm could be the high-water mark of the anti-patent movement of last decade, analysts claim

Research note points to favourable stay ruling from Ninth Circuit as sign that case is swinging the way of chip giant - this would also be a boon for other SEP licensors   Read more

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30 Aug 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform in June and July Read more

1 Apr 2019

IP market news highlights

The big stories from the IAM platform in February and March. Read more

1 Apr 2019

Even as the storm clouds gather, Huawei’s enviable IP position means that it cannot be ignored in 5G

Storm clouds are gathering over the most talked about company in the telecoms sector but as we embark on a new era of mobile technology, Huawei still enjoys a number of notable advantages. Read more

30 Jan 2019

Apple v Qualcomm is the global patent fight for our times

Why Qualcomm’s winning of an injunction in China against Apple is another sign that the patent market is drifting inexorably eastwards. With the country’s answer to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit opening at the start of this year, rights holders have even more reason to turn to Chinese courts. Read more