Computers & Software

How Sonos’s case against Google could help shift the US patent narrative

Coverage of the speaker pioneer’s suit highlights shift in the way the general media engages with IP issues

How Sonos’s case against Google could help shift the US patent narrative
17 Jan 2020

Ford’s challenge is to maintain current levels of innovation  

New ranking celebrates the US automaker’s advances in autonomous driving, but there are more obstacles to overcome

16 Jan 2020

What IP owners need to know about the US-China trade deal

There are significant gains for branded pharma in the agreement. But in several other areas, China has made commitments it already meets

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15 Jan 2020

The IBM patent selloff continued right up until its decision to join LOT Net

USPTO records show that Big Blue off-loaded hundreds of assets to Xperi late last year in its latest major deal Read more

15 Jan 2020

Bribery trial of software company IP head begins in Beijing

Qihoo 360’s Huang Jing took $65,000 in payoffs as he directed work to a law firm and an IP agency, court hears Read more

14 Jan 2020

IBM signs up with the LOT Network

Decision to join follows the acquisition of open source giant Red Hat and is a major boost to the defensive patent operator Read more

10 Jan 2020

In case against Apple, more evidence of the IP hazards of convergence

Medtech leader Masimo accuses tech giant of patent infringement and trade secret theft Read more

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21 Dec 2019

New SEP remedies policy statement from US government agencies is good news for licensors  

Position paper from the USPTO, DoJ and NIST opens door - slightly - to possibility of injunctive relief in FRAND-related cases, but a big eBay barrier remains Read more

19 Dec 2019

TCS: Current IP paradigm inadequate for the age of AI

IT giant Tata Consultancy Services urges policymakers around the world to clarify and harmonise IP policies in new report Read more

18 Dec 2019

Microsoft appoints new head of IP

Jennifer Yokoyama previously led the company's IP litigation team and replaces Erich Andersen, whose departure was announced last week Read more

17 Dec 2019

Intel puts connected devices patent portfolio up for sale

After deal for cellular chip business with Apple, the company places rest of the assets that were on the market in the summer back on the auction block Read more

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10 Jan 2020

Everything you need to know about 2019 US district court patent litigation

Apple top defendant again; Eastern District of Texas loses further ground; and other key stats Read more

9 Jan 2020

How Coolpad fared in its patent offensive against Xiaomi

The smartphone vendor ran into validity troubles as it prosecuted a rare domestic fight between Chinese mobile competitors Read more

8 Jan 2020

In latest lawsuit Sonos faces ultimate test of its IP

Audio business accuses Google of infringing five patents; after bruising battle with Denon new filing will put “foundational” patents in the spotlight Read more

8 Jan 2020

Increasing scrutiny for patent filing subsidies in China

Last year patent agencies came under scrutiny for gaming the system, and corporate IP managers say they expect tighter auditing in the year to come Read more

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29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

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