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Legislative reforms to overhaul ‘unfavourable’ patent landscape – for better or worse

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub 2022/2023

Both the PREVAIL Act and Patent Eligibility Restoration Act seek to enhance participation in the patent system. However, expanded eligibility and a weaker PTAB will undoubtably raise concerns from both SEP holders and implementers, and it remains to be seen whether these approaches will ultimately benefit or harm the larger market.

24 August 2023

Legislative reforms to overhaul ‘unfavourable’ patent landscape – for better or worse

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub 2023/2024

Both the PREVAIL Act and Patent Eligibility Restoration Act seek to enhance participation in the patent system. However, expanded eligibility and a weaker PTAB will undoubtably raise concerns from both SEP holders and implementers, and it remains to be seen whether these approaches will ultimately benefit or harm the larger market.

24 August 2023

Avanci signs up first new Broadcast licensees

The company’s efforts to expand beyond connected vehicle licensing gain traction

23 August 2023

u-blox loses antitrust claim against InterDigital in cellular SEP licensing dispute

The US Department of Justice antitrust division under the Trump Administration had intervened in the pair’s 2019 dispute but did not make its voice heard in this year’s lawsuit

17 August 2023

Avanci’s 5G licensing platform is a very big deal

The new programme delivers significant value to automakers and their customers, while demonstrating to policy makers that the market knows how to build solutions that work

17 August 2023

BREAKING: Avanci launches 5G programme with Huawei on board, and Mercedes-Benz as first licensee

New offering already boasts more patentees than the 4G platform and offers a reduced rate for early adopters

16 August 2023

European Parliament makes crucial appointment to handle controversial SEP proposals

Marion Walsmann, already a vocal supporter of the new regulation, has been assigned as the policy’s rapporteur

15 August 2023

Availability of preliminary injunctions makes Brazil an attractive litigation venue for SEP owners

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub 2022/2023

Brazil has become a prominent venue for SEP litigation, mainly due to the early remedies that courts provide, particularly in Rio de Janeiro. As a result, there is an increasing number of declaratory judgment suits being filed by implementers aiming to secure other venues. However, this tactic is not deterring patent assertion.

09 August 2023

Availability of preliminary injunctions makes Brazil an attractive litigation venue for SEP owners

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub 2023/2024

Brazil has become a prominent venue for SEP litigation, mainly due to the early remedies that courts provide, particularly in Rio de Janeiro. As a result, there is an increasing number of declaratory judgment suits being filed by implementers aiming to secure other venues. However, this tactic is not deterring patent assertion.

09 August 2023

The numbers behind Via Licensing's $160.6 million acquisition of MPEG LA

Via’s owner, Dolby Laboratories Inc, is now recognising the valuation of its acquired intangible assets as part of the accounting process for the M&A deal

08 August 2023

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