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NPE wielding Intel patents scores settlements with TSMC, Samsung

Qualcomm is still battling litigation brought by Daedalus Prime in the US International Trade Commission

18 January 2024

US patent cases plummet by 18% in 2023

The disappearance of prolific NPEs drove filings down while trends in Delaware and the Western District of Texas have catapulted EDTX Chief Judge Rodney Gilstrap back to the top

15 January 2024

The R&D NPE humbling Samsung, Apple, Dell and others since 2018

Managed by Hilco IP Merchant Banking, Bell Northern Research has found a strategy that works, alongside sister company Bell Semiconductor

10 January 2024

Qualcomm surpasses IBM on annual US patent rankings list

In 2022 IBM lost the top spot to Samsung, which still ranks first, but the news is Qualcomm now comes in second for US patents granted in 2023

09 January 2024

Semiconductor patents get new fast-track examination system at USPTO

On the face of it the pilot provides a simple fast-track channel for applicants operating in the semiconductor field. However, there are some quirks in the rules which need to be considered

04 January 2024

Long-term trends in semiconductor industry sales and patenting

While the market is experiencing strong growth, it is also becoming more concentrated in revenue share and patent filing activity

03 January 2024

Damages trial do-over and entry of licence defence up next in VLSI v Intel saga

Docket Navigator data shows its not too common for patent challengers to raise a licence defence, so we looked into the success rates for these arguments

11 December 2023

South Korea pushing ahead with ‘K-discovery’ system for trade secrets and patents suits

But push by key industry players has forced Korean legislators to soften their proposed US-style discovery proposals

08 December 2023

Nokia v Oppo and VLSI v Intel – it’s all about the human mind

These major disputes have taken important steps forward over recent weeks and it will be real people, not faceless companies, who decide what happens next. The calls they make could be worth tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars

07 December 2023

Patent transactions in Q3 2023

Featured in Secondary Market Activity

The latest AST Patent Deals Report shows assets being transacted by the likes of Huawei and Intel on the sell side, and Philips and Softbank on the buy side

24 November 2023

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