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The top five patent stories in Europe during 2021

New German legislation, a leap forward on the UPC and important SEP-related initiatives from the UK and the Commission were among the highlights of a busy year

23 December 2021

Avanci agrees licensing deal with Daimler to round-off a successful 2021

Agreement includes 4G and means the platform now has the big three German car manufacturers under licence – but only for 3G with VW

22 December 2021

The 2021 trends that shaped the IP market in five major industries

In-house experts highlight the year’s most important patent developments in auto, life sciences, software, semiconductors and telecoms

20 December 2021

The most important patent and IP business developments in China in 2021

A wide-ranging overhaul of the law, big moves on FRAND and a major departure were among the highlights of a busy year

20 December 2021

Avanci CEO predicts solutions – not litigation – for connected car makers in 2022

Kasim Alfalahi says educating OEMs about telecoms standards and essential patents has taken some time, but they are turning a corner

17 December 2021

USPTO director nominee Vidal hints at support for some Iancu reforms

In written responses to US senator questions, the Biden Administration’s pick to head the agency gave further detail on how she views changes introduced by the last postholder and addressed the importance of standards

15 December 2021

Key US FRAND/SEP consultation deadline extended, but concerns remain

After pushback from a leading lawmaker the deadline has been moved from 5 January to 5 February, though input from the USPTO still seems to be lacking

14 December 2021

JPO to update SEP negotiation guide in 2022, commissioner says

Commissioner Kiyoshi Mori highlights 2018 document’s balance and the open, transparent process that went into its creation

09 December 2021

Study finds hotly debated IEEE patent policy had no impact on Wi-Fi standard contributions

But while major licensors continue to participate in development of the wireless standard, many have done so while declining to adopt the 2015 rules

08 December 2021

Why Open RAN’s closed standards setting body could be bad for wireless innovation

The Long Read: The O-RAN Alliance is touted as a key initiative for furthering 5G deployment. Elisabeth Opie and Haris Tsilikas say its exclusive membership structure raises both IP and antitrust issues

08 December 2021

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