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Ford is latest auto major to be hit with patent claims by Avanci member

L2 Mobile Technologies, an NPE controlled by Longhorn IP, tells Delaware court that the car giant declined to take a licence on FRAND terms

11 October 2021

China’s goals for 6G: self-reliance, but a single global standard

Both government and industry are pushing for an independent tech supply chain, but have called on industry not to walk away from a single unified standard for wireless

11 October 2021

DOJ antitrust chief nominee dodges detailed FRAND talk during Senate hearing

Senator Thom Tillis questioned Jonathan Kanter about the antitrust/IP nexus and SEP policies, but favours confirmation despite disagreements

08 October 2021

Sharp-Oppo patent dispute ends with cross-licence deal

Global agreement means a Chinese court’s first attempt to set a global FRAND rate will not go ahead

08 October 2021

New Ericsson lawsuit is a direct challenge to Apple’s 2019 FRAND manifesto

Swedish company contests iPhone maker's “core principles” on SSPPUs and end-product licensing just two months after its big Fifth Circuit win against HTC

06 October 2021

Antitrust is not a tool for powerful incumbents seeking to reduce SEP royalties, says top DoJ official

Jeffrey Wilder, the Economics Director of Enforcement in the department’s antitrust division, provides most detailed outline so far of the Biden Administration’s approach to FRAND-related issues

30 September 2021

Apple threat to leave British market over FRAND royalty is not credible, says judge

Latest decision in the iPhone maker’s long-running dispute with Optis makes clear that there is no reason to believe the company will pull-out of the UK rather than accept a court mandated licensing rate

28 September 2021

Qualcomm ends participation in HEVC licensing platform Velos Media

Marconi, which operates Velos, confirms Qualcomm patents will not be a part of future deals and says it is “exploring options for the future" of the programme

28 September 2021

ZTE licensing head: we're actively seeking financial return from our patent portfolio

In an exclusive interview, Marco Tong declines to comment on company’s reported suit against a Chinese phone maker this week, but says ZTE will “reluctantly use enforcement” if implementers “continuously disrespect others’ IP”

24 September 2021

It’s tech, not patents, that makes Qualcomm a royalty-generating machine

The chip giant has built a high-quality portfolio, but it’s world class innovation that ultimately drives the billion-dollar licensing returns each quarter

23 September 2021

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