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China's courts deserve a bigger say in global SEP policy

The country’s judges are ready and willing to play a greater role in shaping the world’s licensing landscape, but they must do more to win confidence abroad

29 May 2021

Court win creates posterchild for Japan’s efforts to foster patent-savvy start-ups

An Osaka-based start-up prevailed against country’s most valuable retailer in a rare domestic IP fight

28 May 2021

Implementer pools raised in latest Japanese SEP meetings

A study group convened by METI has also discussed the license-to-all principle and Avanci’s auto licensing efforts, minutes show

25 May 2021

Nokia-Daimler SEP licensing stand-off shows why auto supplier indemnification is crucial

The Long Read: Unresolved questions around component-level licensing demonstrate that the issue of indemnification is vital for automotive suppliers. Avvika’s Eric Stasik takes a deep dive into one high-profile dispute and argues that Huawei may be using the situation to stir up trouble

12 May 2021

Shopify joins OIN in further sign of Canadian tech giant's growing patent focus

Despite some familiar griping about IP from its CEO, the e-commerce business is continuing to build its defences

04 May 2021

Patent counting is here to stay – and the 6G horse race has already begun

Like it or not, governments think quantity matters and SEP portfolios are fast becoming a key metric for great power competition in the information age

01 May 2021

Newcomers to the lucrative streaming market are vulnerable to patent attack

Peloton, Icon Health & Fitness and Lululemon have each been sued for infringement by Dish Network in a litigation campaign that highlights the risk for businesses operating outside their core competency

30 April 2021

Why the DOJ’s latest IEEE move is a giveaway to Big Tech at the expense of US technology leadership

Moving a recent business review letter over the standards body’s controversial 2015 patent policy also raises questions around national security and good government practices, says IP consultant David Cohen.

26 April 2021

Facebook, HPE and Microsoft announce Low-Carbon Patent Pledge

Tech trio see initiative as a way to help accelerate adoption of green technologies

23 April 2021

The Internet of Bodies could save many lives but risks failing without standards

The long read: Ericsson’s Eleftheria Stefanaki raises the alarm over a lack of data security and rising interoperability issues, which could fatally damage personal health innovations unless standards-setting organisations get organised – and fast.

21 April 2021

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