Topic: Non-practising entities

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Does the impact of Markman orders vary by technology complexity?

Some patent litigators observe that patent disputes involving less complicated technologies tend to settle faster after claim construction. What does Docket Navigator data say?

27 September 2023

Patent transactions in Q2 2023

Featured in Secondary Market Activity

The surge is due to 9,702 US patent assets involved in the BlackBerry sale to Key Patent Innovations, which runs Malikie Innovations, according to the AST Patent Deals Report for Q2 2023

15 September 2023

Recent high-profile AV1 and VP9 assertions are not the first in US courts, data reveals

Docket Navigator research shows seven US district court cases related to new video codec AV1, and 56 cases mentioning older version VP9, showing the holes in the codecs' royalty-free licensing pledges

11 September 2023

InterDigital files new US suits against Lenovo – this time over proprietary AV1 and VP9 video codecs

Unlike pending suits in the UK, Germany, China and the US, InterDigital has now asserted rights which are not standard essential and need not follow FRAND licensing obligations

06 September 2023

Specialist Chapter: How to Build an Effective Assertion-Based SEP Licensing Programme in China

Featured in The Patent Litigation Review 2024

As the licensing ecosystem becomes increasingly complex, assertion can be a pragmatic tool in the negotiation practice and a well-planned strategy is crucial.  When approaching SEP dispute resolution in China, there are several popular courts worth considering.

25 August 2023

Patent seller defeats claims by York Eggleston IV's Slingshot over failed Orange portfolio purchase

The dispute between failed purchaser Slingshot Technologies, new buyer Acacia Research Group, and patent seller Transpacific IP Group involves allegations of trade secret misappropriation

09 August 2023

VC funding, green tech boom and AI to be discussed at IPBC Asia 2023

The full agenda is now available for this year’s event, taking place at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo between 28 and 30 November

01 August 2023

IAM’s top takeaways from IPBC Global 2023

Litigation funding, looking beyond patents and driving business in new markets – our editorial team reflects on the key messages from the world’s leading IP conference

27 July 2023

Samsung, LG, Bose among targets of new US patent assertions by familiar figure

OnePlus and Pioneer were also sued by the Canadian IP monetiser behind 2022’s most prolific NPE, now asserting a new portfolio under a new name

26 July 2023

Report underlines need for IP strategy before a company’s IPO and beyond

Lyft, Dropbox, Bumble and Doordash are examples of companies that faced an NPE lawsuit two years before or after their initial public offerings, and a report quantifies the risk for these and even smaller companies of less than $25 million revenue

11 July 2023

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