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China’s quiet patent player

Vivo is firmly in the same smartphone sales tier as companies like Oppo and Xiaomi, but it has pursued a low-key IP strategy very different to that of its chief rivals

China’s quiet patent player
19 Apr 2019

New framework for US patent eligibility reform runs into familiar problems

At a well-attended Washington DC meeting on Wednesday, key stakeholders struggled to get past a series of issues that have consistently hampered attempts to deliver changes to Section 101 via Congress

18 Apr 2019

As Apple and Qualcomm reach a deal, five takeaways from the IP story of the year

The prize of certainty, the big question over Huawei and America’s search for a 5G champion comes to a close

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16 Apr 2019

How Europe and China handle blockchain patents

As this disruptive technology attracts increasing interest, key issuing authorities are developing different ways of handling applications that read on it Read more

12 Apr 2019

Via Licensing signals China focus with new deals and big hires

In an interview with IAM, firm president Joe Siino (pictured, far right) also confirms expansion of operations in Hong Kong, with former Technicolor licensing head Deirdre Leane soon to join the team Read more

11 Apr 2019

One year on from the SAS decision practitioners mull its impact on the PTAB

In a period of marked change at the board, early numbers suggest the Supreme Court’s landmark decision is leading to greater discretion among petitioners Read more

10 Apr 2019

Uber’s IP head on his top priorities and the value he gets from IPBC Global

Senior exec at ride-sharing leader reveals how his role has changed, how he has handled the transition from in-house to private practice and back and how he thinks IP strategy is set to evolve. Read more

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2 Apr 2019

How the global IP market looks from the heart of China's high-tech industry

An inside look at Huawei’s patent buying strategy, TCL’s safeguards against over-investment, Baidu’s IP shift and much more from IPBC Shenzhen Read more

1 Apr 2019

Amazon, United Technologies and Huawei among the big climbers in 100 largest US portfolio owners

As two of the world’s largest tech businesses aggressively grow their patent stockpiles a new entrant from China is the one to watch Read more

21 Mar 2019

Chinese state research lab wants Intel to pay for chip tech

Recent PTAB filings by Intel reveal it’s being sued in China by a government-run R&D lab for infringing patents related to FinFET transistors Read more

13 Mar 2019

Why the proposed EU Copyright Directive is good news for rights holders and creators

The controversial legislation is set to come into force this year and will place extra burdens on service providers, while heralding a new, more interventionist approach to the regulation of online platforms in the digital economy Read more

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8 Apr 2019

Despite Iancu message to relook at Supreme Court precedent CAFC knocks out another medical diagnostics patent on 101

With outline of proposed subject matter eligibility bill expected this month latest key Federal Circuit ruling ratchets up the pressure on Congressional action   Read more

5 Apr 2019

Future of former Yahoo! patents comes back on the agenda 

No free passes insists Excalibur head as he contemplates future of $250m portfolio after parent company announces dissolution Read more

2 Apr 2019

We must listen to the market to make the most of 5G licensing opportunities, says new Ericsson CIPO

In her first interview since succeeding Gustav Brismark as head of IP at the Swedish company, Christina Petersson emphasises the importance of dialogue and expresses confidence for the future Read more

1 Apr 2019

IP market news highlights

The big stories from the IAM platform in February and March. Read more

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30 Nov 2018

After years of setting the patent agenda Silicon Valley is now playing defence

The USPTO director’s explicit rejection of the ‘troll’ narrative and the departure of key Congressional backers mean that big technology companies find themselves in the unusual position of not being in control of the US IP policy-making narrative. Read more

31 Mar 2017

Embracing the power of patents

Based on different continents and very different in size, Microsoft and Fractus are united by a sophisticated understanding of IP value which is delivering tangible results. Others would be well advised to heed their example Read more