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China to let foreign patent agencies set up representative offices

Prosecution firms will be able to advise local clients on overseas filings and IP risks, but Chinese patent practice will remain out-of-bounds

28 October 2021

IBM delivers hundreds of patents to DoorDash in latest big startup transaction

More than 200 assets change hands in the aftermath of a similarly-sized sale to delivery service Instacart

21 October 2021

Our 5G licensing rates will be ready before mass vehicle roll-out begins, says top Avanci executive

Senior VP Laurie Fitzgerald was speaking after Swedish truck and bus manufacturer the Volvo Group became the latest licensee of the platform’s 4G programme

20 October 2021

Ericsson turns in strong licensing quarter with Apple renewal looming

Continued impact of Samsung deal pushes Swedish company’s royalty take near $300 million – but executives warn upcoming re-negotiations could produce temporary disruption again

19 October 2021

What we’ve learned from an eventful fortnight in auto IP

Saturday Opinion: Litigation is heating up, big antitrust questions remain unanswered and there’s more to the rising conflict than just wireless SEPs

16 October 2021

Judge a patent pool’s success on licensees and royalties, says MPEG LA

Firm disputes recent IAM analysis of HEVC licensing platforms which found that Access Advance has the most compelling offering

14 October 2021

Why the auto sector is heading for an IP reckoning

The Long Read: Patent figures show the industry has engaged in wholesale borrowing of technology in the connected car era, writes Arvin Patel. Now the bill has become due

13 October 2021

Former Nortel and BlackBerry patents land with smartphone maker Honor

Transaction marks first outside patent acquisition since company was spun out from Huawei last year

13 October 2021

Fifth Circuit appears split over Continental FRAND antitrust suit aimed at Avanci members

“It’s hard to get a handle of what’s going on here,” says one member of the three judge panel hearing the Tier 1 company's attempt to revive a suit thrown out by a Texas district court in Septembr 2020

12 October 2021

Sharp-Oppo patent dispute ends with cross-licence deal

Global agreement means a Chinese court’s first attempt to set a global FRAND rate will not go ahead

08 October 2021

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