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IP shares: a means to simplify licensing of standard essential patents

Joachim Henkel and Taraneh Maghamé have a bold proposal for SEP licensing: if the innovators who contribute to a technological standard were to collaborate and agree to the IP share of each patent holder, it could bring advantages over the status quo in FRAND licensing

18 October 2023

TCL and GE Licensing ink agreement bringing end to Access Advance lawsuit

The deal swings spotlight back on complex HEVC patent pool market

13 October 2023

Vidal is right, Europe is wrong, pools rock and other 5G SEP observations

A new report reveals a complex connectivity market whose immense potential will only be maximised if businesses, regulators and courts all play their part. Some get that. Unfortunately, others seemingly do not

12 October 2023

Huawei and Qualcomm lead the 5G SEP race

The 5G revolution will disrupt business models for connected devices and prompt industries to reconsider how they deal with intellectual property. With the growing complexity of licensing SEPs in new industry verticals, the need for transparency is increasing.

11 October 2023

5G patent ownership is increasingly fragmented

Meanwhile, the 5G race continues to be dominated by Chinese companies, according to a report by IPlytics

10 October 2023

Netflix is facing injunctions in Germany and Brazil, but what of its US patent litigation record?

As legal pressure mounts internationally against the video streaming service, we did a deep dive on Docket Navigator to see Netflix’s patent litigation history in the US

09 October 2023

First European Parliament feedback shows SEP policy pushback

The Committee on International Trade has weighed in and suggested watering down the proposal on key issues including retroactive application and aggregate royalty determination

05 October 2023

TCL sets sights on becoming significant SEP player

Investment in standards development has already yielded “promising results”, CIPO Lawrence Wu tells IAM

04 October 2023

Exclusive: LG Electronics sues Vivo in India in 4G, 5G SEP spat

Korean giant’s lawsuit follows 50 unsuccessful hearings before mediators

03 October 2023

Changing China’s patent pool perceptions requires deep conversation

Saturday Opinion: This week’s news that Huawei has joined Sisvel’s Cellular IOT programme is further indication of a market looking outwards, but there’s more work to be done

30 September 2023

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