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Major US and UK SEP/FRAND reviews will have global licensing impact

Biden administration flags revised policy statement that rolls-back on original 2019 version, while the British government begins development of post-Brexit approach

07 December 2021

Huawei knocks out two Chinese patents in global SEP dispute with IP Bridge

Exclusive data shows extent of Japanese firm’s Chinese patent holdings as it heads into a high-stakes rate-setting battle

03 December 2021

Vidal looks all set to lead the USPTO after confident Senate hearing

In a strong display, the Biden administration's choice to lead the agency addressed Section 101 reform and Fintiv discretionary denials, but may have left a hostage to fortune on SEP/FRAND

02 December 2021

New report calls for greater antitrust clarity and relaxed regulation of patent pools in China

Advisor to top court says joint patent licensing platforms are pro-competitive and should be nurtured under China’s anti-monopoly regime

02 December 2021

Latest patent sale by Chinese lab shows hot demand for 5G assets

Research outfit Shanghai Langbo has found customers among both operating companies and licensing firms for its recent patent output

25 November 2021

Chinese law should do more to encourage joint patent licensing, says adviser to country's IP courts

Professor Cui Guobin says that both patent owners and implementers want greater clarity around pools and antitrust law

22 November 2021

Patent suits decline in Dusseldorf and Mannheim, but Munich’s docket is on the rise

Germany is Europe’s biggest and most active litigation forum, but subtle differences in case law and proceedings mean that plaintiffs have important choices to make about where to file their suits

16 November 2021

Semiconductors, FRAND, diversity and danger – Day Two of IPBC Global 2021

Highlights from the plenaries, breakouts and networking sessions as the world’s premier IP business event continues in Seattle

16 November 2021

A balanced FRAND approach is in China’s best interests

Saturday Opinion: Country must avoid pitfalls if it is to achieve its goal of wielding greater influence on global SEP issues, argues IAM China editor Bing Zhao

13 November 2021

InterDigital reveals financial impact of recent licensing deal with Xiaomi

An August litigation settlement with the Chinese giant means that 55% of the market is now taking licences from the firm

05 November 2021

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