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WIPO-USPTO SEP arbitration agreement sparks market scepticism

Moves to encourage parties away from the courts and towards ADR are welcome, say observers, but a lot more is needed for it to happen

27 July 2022

Recession fears could spur more companies toward patent monetisation

Sales offer quick revenue say those in the know, and while licensing programmes bring the most value they also carry higher costs

26 July 2022

Innovative deal and pricing structures show that licensors are listening

Sisvel, Via and Avanci are among those demonstrating that patent holders have thought deeply about how best to meet the needs of those who want to access their technology

23 July 2022

Building incentives to overcome the SEP licensing prisoner’s dilemma

Patent pools can provide long-term mutual benefits for many industries, especially those based on FRAND-enabled technology standards. But for them to succeed, write Bowman Heiden and Gustav Brismark, short-term buy and sell-side misalignments must be overcome. The recently announced Sisvel WiFi 6 Pool may provide some answers

20 July 2022

Huawei among the founding licensors in new Sisvel Wifi 6 patent pool

The Chinese company joins a group that also includes MediaTek, SK Telecom and Philips in a programme that offers an innovative royalty structure designed to encourage early participation

19 July 2022

Prolific PAE IP Edge goes under the microscope

Docket Navigator data shows that entities created by the firm have filed nearly 280 lawsuits since 2018 and have often secured quick settlements

18 July 2022

There are dangers in excluding the unvaccinated from jury service in US patent cases

Courts striking-out those who have not had covid-19 jabs may unintentionally be eliminating people from diverse demographics holding multiple world views

16 July 2022

Breaking: Avanci to hike 4G licence rate

Connected vehicles platform ditches its well-known $15-per-vehicle price tag

12 July 2022

Broadcom and VMware patent portfolios show strengths of proposed merger

The $69 billion proposal to bring the two companies together promises many potential synergies, but there are also dangers to guard against

28 June 2022

Covid impact on US patent filings is now becoming clearer

Data on law firms ranked by 2021 grants shows a slide that may link to filing strategies changing because of pandemic-induced budget cuts

17 June 2022

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