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Our patents and financial position will deliver long term success, says Ericsson CIPO

After three years in charge of the Swedish company’s IP function, Christina Petersson is confident that she and her team are well-placed to reap the monetary dividends of its investments in R&D

09 June 2022

The USPTO, NIST and Department of Justice withdraw 2019 joint policy statement on SEPs and FRAND without adopting 2021 draft

Unexpected move means there is now no official US government position set down in writing, instead focus will be on courts and case-by-case regulatory scrutiny

08 June 2022

5G standards and the stark divide between innovators and implementers

More than 70% of the technical contributions in the standardisation process have been submitted by just 10 companies and that poses a significant challenge for policymakers, write Qualcomm’s Georgios Effraimidis and Kirti Gupta

08 June 2022

Huawei signals intent to step up patent pool participation

Head of IP Alan Fan, speaking at a press conference in Shenzhen, says company is exploring patent pool opportunities in both Wi-Fi and 5G

08 June 2022

Open RAN patent pool launches with 11 rights holders on board

Alium, a joint venture between MPEG LA and Unified Patents, gets off the ground with backing of top US telco operators as well as a few monetisation-focused licensors

07 June 2022

New 4G/5G landscape shows which SEP owners have strongest global coverage

Tech+IP Capital report proposes new methodology for looking at patent portfolio geography, finding Qualcomm’s 4G holdings have unmatched reach

02 June 2022

Deutsche Telekom's €300 million antitrust case against IPCom thrown out by German court

Claim that NPE’s failure to strike subsequent deals was discriminatory has been rejected by the Mannheim Regional Court

01 June 2022

Who is leading the 5G patent race?

Licensing of 5G SEPs promises to become a highly lucrative market, making the 5G patent race more competitive than ever before – although the latest 5G patent data shows that the question of who is currently winning it remains unclear.

01 June 2022

Ford takes Avanci licence in wake of German injunction

Deal comes after a nationwide sales ban imposed by a court in Munich following legal action initiated by Japanese NPE IP Bridge

31 May 2022

SEP and FRAND discussions take centre-stage at IAM’s Auto IP USA

Delegates in Detroit from OEMs and suppliers were focused on the transformation of their industry and SEP licensing debates, just after Ford received a German injunction in a suit filed by an Avanci licensor

25 May 2022

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