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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

Purchase of Alphabet rights marks rare patent acquisition for Japan’s Softbank

Assignment records show that despite parent company’s vast backing for startups, Softbank Corp and its affiliates have not often come into the possession of significant third-party portfolios

04 October 2021

New Chinese iPhone manufacturer inks patent licence deal with 3M as it continues to face US legal threats

Luxshare has pursued Chinese legal challenges and gotten more involved in dealmaking in response to its first serious patent litigation threat, filed in the US last year

30 September 2021

Qualcomm ends participation in HEVC licensing platform Velos Media

Marconi, which operates Velos, confirms Qualcomm patents will not be a part of future deals and says it is “exploring options for the future" of the programme

28 September 2021

ZTE licensing head: we're actively seeking financial return from our patent portfolio

In an exclusive interview, Marco Tong declines to comment on company’s reported suit against a Chinese phone maker this week, but says ZTE will “reluctantly use enforcement” if implementers “continuously disrespect others’ IP”

24 September 2021

NPE litigation in the US bounces back

The Long Read: Sector-by-sector analysis reveals that transport, financial services and networking all recorded triple-digit percentage growth in patent suits filed by non-practising entities between 2018 and 2020, writes IAM data reporter Bridget Diakun

22 September 2021

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