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Qualcomm chief IP counsel: US IP system in decent shape but some current proposals could be “detrimental”

Bob Giles, top IP lawyer for the San Diego chip innovator, also says standards-setting process works well, downplaying concerns that it is being gamed

13 May 2022

NTT Docomo agrees patent licence with China’s Vivo

Japanese telco carrier strikes royalty agreement with smartphone power in latest litigation-free deal

12 May 2022

Japan Patent Office updates SEP licensing negotiation handbook

Comments sought on draft changes to resource, which come just weeks after parent ministry METI issued FRAND guidelines of its own

11 May 2022

Oppo acquires wireless, video coding patents from Sharp

Chinese handset vendor taps portfolio of former litigation opponent as disputes with Nokia and InterDigital heat up

05 May 2022

GM hands big boost to Avanci with decision to sign up to its auto platform

The Detroit giant is the third US vehicle manufacturer to agree a deal, joining Rivian and an unnamed third company thought to be Tesla

03 May 2022

Vidal confirmation calms market outlook on Biden patent policy

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After getting a chance to hear from the US president’s pick to lead the USPTO, respondents to IAM’s insight panel swung from negative to neutral

02 May 2022

More US auto companies will sign up to Avanci, Marconi boss predicts

In an exclusive interview, Kasim Alfalahi talks through the platform’s present and future, as well as developments affecting Teletry, Velos and the wider IP market

28 April 2022

ZTE asks Chinese court to set FRAND rate to its 4G patent portfolio

The Shenzhen-based company, which is seeking to do more out-licensing, has also seen a change in leadership with the recent departure of its CIPO

28 April 2022

Via Licensing ending wireless patent pool to double down on audio codec programmes

The development leaves Sisvel as the only mobile devices patent pool on the market, and the company is throwing open its doors to former Via licensors

27 April 2022

How the UPC will reshape European FRAND/SEP strategies

Standard essential patent owners face an even more complicated set of IP dilemmas with the Unified Patent Court

26 April 2022

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