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Four common myths about patent pools – and why they are wrong

The Long Read: Misunderstandings abound when it comes to pools and the markets that they serve. Sullivan & Cromwell’s Garrard R Beeney and Renata B Hesse take a scalpel to some of the most common misconceptions and expose how so-called ‘reforms’ could actually harm implementers

21 July 2021

Has TCL become the latest Ericsson licensing sign-up?

The two companies settled long-running patent litigation in the same week as the Swedish company’s CEO and CFO announced a new, unnamed licensee

21 July 2021

Apple's threat to leave UK market over SEP dispute should not be dismissed as a bluff

In FRAND dust-up with Optis, the iPhone maker has raised the stakes and that could end with the British government getting involved

19 July 2021

Ericsson sees IP licensing income leap in wake of Samsung deal

Q2 results and overall trading outlook underline the importance of patent royalty revenues for the Swedish company

16 July 2021

What Huawei’s VW patent deal means for the IP market

The auto industry could find that taking advantage of Avanci’s collective model while forging a bilateral arrangement with the Chinese giant is a potent combination

16 July 2021

European Commission sets up final battle between SEP owners and implementers

Mooted legislation designed to “create a fair and balanced licensing framework” will have global ramifications

13 July 2021

Biden Administration executive order makes Europe even more important for SEP owners

White House confirms widely expected u-turn on US governmemt approach to FRAND-related issues in a move that will have little domestic impact but could be a big deal internationally

12 July 2021

Nokia launches patent litigation against Oppo across Europe and Asia

The two companies have been re-negotiating a 2018 licensing deal covering wireless technologies

08 July 2021

The EU wants answers on Chinese SEP patent practice

A request for information filed through the WTO signals high-level interest in how courts in China are handling anti-suit injunctions

07 July 2021

Access Advance is the first to market with a VVC patent pool

CEO Moller hails video codec licensing “gamechanger” that delivers hassle-free backwards compatibility

06 July 2021

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