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Taiwan firm’s latest patent sale hints at NPE demand for 5G patent rights

Assertion of rights branded as essential to 5G is already underway in US courts, and Longhorn IP is the latest big-name patent asserter to make a deal with a standards-focused lab

21 September 2021

Stakeholders have less than a month to comment on possible changes to IEEE’s patent policy

The SSO's patent committee meets tomorrow but will continue accepting written comments until 15 October

20 September 2021

The FTC creates a potential new US headache for SEP owners

Recent agency announcement beefing up investigative powers and targeting alleged IP abuses signals another Biden administration move away from the Trump presidency’s views on patents and anti-trust

17 September 2021

US, China staking out strong positions in possible 6G technologies, according to new patent study

Japanese research group highlights nine technologies that could prove important to the next-generation wireless standard

17 September 2021

Apple didn’t want fair FRAND arbitration, Qualcomm VP says of epic litigation battle

Marc Snyder also claims that the iPhone giant helped the FTC craft “bizarre” antitrust claims that were eventually dismissed

16 September 2021

NTT Docomo seals global wireless SEP licence with Oppo

Japanese telecom provider inks a litigation-free deal with another major Chinese smartphone player

14 September 2021

Fifth Circuit FRAND ruling could attract SEP owners back to US courts

The appeal judges’ recent decision in favour of Ericsson over HTC endorsed the comparable licensing royalty valuation approach and confirmed such disputes were about breach of contract, not patent law

10 September 2021

Oppo asserts wireless patents against Nokia in China and Germany

Reports indicate that the Chinese company’s response to worldwide Nokia campaign involves patents declared essential to the 5G standard

09 September 2021

Leadership profile: Paul Lin

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q3: IP leadership - what it is and why it matters

09 September 2021

Leadership profile: Jenni Lukander

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q3: IP leadership - what it is and why it matters

09 September 2021

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