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BREAKING: Meet the new owner of Canadian patent licensing company WiLAN

Former parent company Quarterhill gets a C$48 million cash payment now and keeps a 10% stake, and it will get more if WiLAN reaches revenue milestones

16 June 2023

Realtek sues MediaTek, IPValue over “secret litigation bounty” patent licence agreement

California-based monetisation firm IPValue Management and its NPE are caught in the crosshairs of antitrust litigation between the rival Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturers

08 June 2023

Patent families sold for $83,000 average in latest AST IP3 sale

One patent seller seeking $1 billion didn’t find a buyer among the likes of AST members Cisco, Google and Microsoft, however, 36 deals were done which garnered $3.12 million

07 June 2023

PIPCO ParkerVision launches new US assertion campaign

We scoped out its litigation track record on Docket Navigator after the Florida-based wireless R&D firm and patent licensor sued MediaTek, Realtek, Texas Instruments and NXP

29 May 2023

Nuance needed in analysis of new UK Semiconductor Strategy

Saturday Opinion: EIP partner Andrew Thompson weighs in on the potential winners and losers

27 May 2023

US PTAB ruling shakes ground of VLSI’s $2.18 billion patent verdict

The IPR came with plenty of drama and now Intel has claimed victory invalidating and cancelling the asset, while an appeal of the judgment awaits oral argument

16 May 2023

Report urges companies to hunt for more value from their patents

PatSnap’s “State of IP” report reveals intelligence about patent value, monetisation strategies, IP department budgets and more

11 May 2023

WiLAN revenues fall 95.6% YOY but CEO pledges it is “business as usual” as sale drags on

The Canadian licensing company’s stark Q1 revenue decline to C$5.7 million stems from its enormous success in closing Apple and Kyocera patent licences last year

10 May 2023

How Netlist uses IP licensing negotiations to boost manufacturing

In an exclusive interview, CK (Chuck) Hong, CEO of memory module firm Netlist, recounts the birth of its patent licensing programme and how IP helps fuel its products business

10 May 2023

Busy, busy: US Magistrate Judge Derek Gilliland’s first year saw nearly 400 patent cases

He has already issued nearly 500 rulings since his April 2022 start date in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas, Waco Division

01 May 2023

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