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Building blocks for the metaverse – practical IP considerations for NFT investors and creators

Nader Mousavi, Mehdi Ansari, Jay Thornton and Jonathan Hofman of Sullivan & Cromwell explore the legal issues facing creators and buyers of NFTs, alongside the regulatory frameworks in which they are being used

19 January 2022

Without injunctions, the US patent system is rigged in favour of deep pocket defendants

Sonos’s recent win over Google at the ITC demonstrates the importance of innovators having the ability to exclude infringers from practising on their inventions

14 January 2022

New wave of fitness-related patent litigation driven by booming market and brand concerns

Recent lawsuits involving Nike, Peloton, lululemon and others suggest an explosion in consumer demand for high-tech workout gear is leading to IP conflict

11 January 2022

Convergence leads tech trends IP strategists say are re-shaping innovation

The IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders share the macro developments having the biggest impact on their clients

05 January 2022

Huawei inks its first Wi-Fi 6 patent licence with an overseas implementer

Latest patent deals related to the next-gen wireless internet standard suggest patent owners spy monetisation opportunities

04 January 2022

Data sheds light on patenting strategies in the self-driving vehicle space

Landscape analysis reveals a space where automakers, suppliers and tech companies are all active and portfolio strategies are largely focused on one or two jurisdictions

22 December 2021

JPO to update SEP negotiation guide in 2022, commissioner says

Commissioner Kiyoshi Mori highlights 2018 document’s balance and the open, transparent process that went into its creation

09 December 2021

Study finds hotly debated IEEE patent policy had no impact on Wi-Fi standard contributions

But while major licensors continue to participate in development of the wireless standard, many have done so while declining to adopt the 2015 rules

08 December 2021

IP leaders weigh in on what makes or breaks a patent pool

From the need for clarity to the problems of self-certification, top practitioners give their prescriptions for making the most of the pool model

07 December 2021

Huawei knocks out two Chinese patents in global SEP dispute with IP Bridge

Exclusive data shows extent of Japanese firm’s Chinese patent holdings as it heads into a high-stakes rate-setting battle

03 December 2021

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