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Building incentives to overcome the SEP licensing prisoner’s dilemma

Patent pools can provide long-term mutual benefits for many industries, especially those based on FRAND-enabled technology standards. But for them to succeed, write Bowman Heiden and Gustav Brismark, short-term buy and sell-side misalignments must be overcome. The recently announced Sisvel WiFi 6 Pool may provide some answers

20 July 2022

The US leaves it to Europe to build the global framework for SEPs

With no concrete American policy, the door is now open for the European Union to decide the future of FRAND licensing

20 July 2022

Huawei among the founding licensors in new Sisvel Wifi 6 patent pool

The Chinese company joins a group that also includes MediaTek, SK Telecom and Philips in a programme that offers an innovative royalty structure designed to encourage early participation

19 July 2022

SEP holders targeted in proposed Chinese regulatory changes

Consultation on the new rules is open until the end of the month, with current draft seen as much more favourable to licensees than licensors

15 July 2022

The top takeaways from IPBC Global 2022

After a month of reflection following the successful event in Chicago, which was attended by 600 delegates, IAM reporters pick out the biggest stories that emerged from the three days

13 July 2022

Breaking: Avanci to hike 4G licence rate

Connected vehicles platform ditches its well-known $15-per-vehicle price tag

12 July 2022

Why the UK Apple/Optis dispute is a must-watch for SEP strategists

The country’s third ever FRAND trial decision will build on the global licensing approach laid out in Unwired Planet

12 July 2022

Ericsson SEP decision sees 5G iPhones banned in the Colombian market

Apple hit with blow in first decision of SEP/FRAND dispute with Swedish company

11 July 2022

Toyota and Honda ramp up patent filings as wireless technologies become litigation battlefield

London-based firm Mathys & Squire’s research reveals that Japan is the most popular patenting jurisdiction for auto OEMs

08 July 2022

Nokia wins German SEP injunction in major victory against Oppo

The order is the second recent victory for the Finnish company in its global licensing dispute with the Chinese handset maker

06 July 2022

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