8 Dec
2019

Ericsson wins big at CAFC; Fish & Richardson tops patent litigation ranking; Uber IP head moves to Lenovo; China creates patent offenders blacklist; Avanci seals Volvo Cars deal; and much more

Everything we covered on IAM over the last seven days – and all you need to know from the global IP market to set yourself up for the start of another busy week

MONDAY 2nd December

Taiwanese company acquiring Panasonic’s semiconductor unit says transaction will broaden its IP portfolio and add significant R&D resources, but it is not clear how many patents will change hands. Read more here

Ericsson CEO demonstrates that the big licensing players now realise the importance of talking about the quality of their 5G IP at the very highest level. Read more here

TUESDAY 3rd December

The Chinese government has rolled-out a blacklist of “individuals and organizations that severely violate patent-related laws and regulations”. Read more here

Avanci has announced that Volvo Cars has become its latest licensee, so adding another prominent auto manufacturer to a list which now totals 14 brands. Read more here

WEDNESDAY 4th December

A good result in a German court and the settlement of a key competitor dispute are among positive signs for Huawei, but US sanctions continue to cloud future. Read more here

Leaked government documents detailing pharma patent discussions between UK and US officials have stirred up controversy in the run up to the British general election later this month. Read more here

Uber IP head jumps ship to Lenovo months after ride sharing-giant’s IPO and in new position will report to former Kodak and Alcatel-Lucent CIPO Laura Quatela. Read more here

THURSDAY 5th December

Auto IP stakeholders in Asia call for peace but prepare for the possibility of patent war at IAM event held in Shanghai. Read more here

IAM is currently seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for the 2020 edition of the Strategy 300 - our unique guide to the men and women who excel in the creation of IP value. Read more here

A reduction in the 12 years’ market exclusivity given to biologics in the US is being considered to facilitate the passing of legislation to implement NAFTA 2.0. Read more here

In an exclusive interview with IAM, InterDigital’s CEO says China mustn't become the dominant player in setting FRAND rates. Read more here

FRIDAY 6th December

Fish & Richardson tops the list of law firms that the US patent elite has used most often in district court litigation over the last decade. Read more here

Chinese memory upstart CXMT secures DRAM patents in hybrid deal with WiLAN that involves assets previously owned by Qimonda. Read more here

CAFC’s TCL v Ericsson decision is a big win for the Swedish company but failure to tackle many of the most controversial aspects of the original judgment leaves multiple questions unanswered. Read more here

SATURDAY 7th December

India’s IP Appeal Board has become a “national embarrassment” that requires immediate remedial action or abolition. Read more here

Joff Wild

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Joff Wild