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InterDigital’s licensing deal with Xiaomi was agreed by companies but created by people

Agreement announced yesterday delivers a significant upside for both businesses and ends hard-fought litigation in Europe and Asia

04 August 2021

UK to look at whether change to the current SEP framework is required

Moved confirmed in press release issued by the country’s IP office last week with process scheduled to begin in the autumn

03 August 2021

Latest Nokia figures show how important IP licensing is to the company

Announcement of increased revenues is accompanied by news of a further licensee in the auto sector

29 July 2021

Tencent’s VVC move underlines role China will play in development of the technology’s patent landscape

Chinese companies have been heavily engaged in the new standard and look set to own key elements of the IP, while also being early adopters in their product offerings

29 July 2021

Nokia v Oppo clash brings a big-ticket patent battle to Indonesia

Decisions delivered in six months and the availability of injunctions make Southeast Asia’s largest market an attractive proposition for the Finnish company

28 July 2021

Sisvel ties-up Oppo deal after multi-jurisdictional patent dispute settles

Pair bring to an end litigation that spanned three continents and also involved rights owned by Mitsubishi Electric

23 July 2021

Biden DoJ antitrust nominee more concerned about patent hold-up than hold-out, record shows

Jonathan Kanter has had little to say on IP and competition law, but what he has said seems to reflect current White House thinking

22 July 2021

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

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