Internet of Things

‘No timeline’ for 5G rate disclosure, Huawei IP chief tells IAM

In an exclusive interview, Jason Ding explains why aggregate royalties may come down in the 5G era and suggests that announcing rates now would be jumping the gun.

‘No timeline’ for 5G rate disclosure, Huawei IP chief tells <em>IAM</em>
7 Sep 2018

The EPO should rule on SEPs, say top European auto patent players

The heads of IP at Swedish auto maker Volvo Car Corporation and Swiss wireless communications supplier u-blox AG believe that the agency must play a central role in deciding on mobile technology standard essential patents 

7 Sep 2018

NTT Docomo seals SEP licence deal with Xiaomi

Japanese telecom signs up a third major smartphone vendor as it continues to implement a more proactive patent monetisation strategy.

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23 Aug 2018

Japan to extend design patent term by five years

Legislation proposed by the JPO may also extend greater design protection to graphical user interfaces in bid to help system keep pace with new technology. Read more

21 Aug 2018

Nokia reveals expected licensing rate for 5G phones

Finnish mobile giant joins rivals Ericsson and Qualcomm in announcing royalty, although likes of Apple, Samsung and Huawei may pay much less for new generation of devices.  Read more

3 Aug 2018

More litigation and licensing opportunities will be result of tech players’ disruption

New report pegs aerospace, fintech and auto as three sectors where litigation risk is increasing. UK-based analytics provider Aistemos also predicts greater collaboration across industries. Read more

26 Jul 2018

Intel enjoys a patent rebirth – exclusive analysis reveals assets surge in both number and quality

Giant chipmaker sees growth in grants in its semiconductor core but also in IoT and cybersecurity.  Read more

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5 Feb 2018

In an IAM exclusive EPO president Battistelli outlines the agency’s plans for the fourth industrial revolution

The latest issue of IAM - which came out last week - includes an exclusive piece by European Patent Office president Benoît Battistelli on how the agency is responding to the profound changes heralded by the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). As… Read more

31 Oct 2017

JPO's IoT leadership; China's court revolution; R&D matters and much more from IPBC Asia Day Two

We have reached the end of IPBC Asia 2017 at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo. Delegates are enjoying one final cocktail at the closing reception before heading off to catch their trains and planes home. It’s been a highly successful event that attracted… Read more

30 Oct 2017

New licensing vehicle will be offering a slice of 12,000 former Nokia patents for just $100,000

Earlier this month we broke the story of how a large portfolio of Nokia patents had been acquired by Provenance Asset Group LLC, which is led by Dan McCurdy and Tim Lynch of Quatela Lynch McCurdy (QLM). Now, based on exclusive interviews with… Read more

26 Sep 2017

Microsoft expands Azure IP Advantage to China, where it may be an even more unique offering

Last week, Microsoft announced that the suite of IP protections it offers cloud customers will become available in China for the first time beginning on 1st October. In a blog post, corporate vice president and chief IP counsel Erich Andersen… Read more

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28 Jun 2018

Huawei chairman calls for SEP rates to come down under 5G in pledge not to 'blackmail' industry

With next generation of mobile technology set to roll-out, head of Chinese tech giant has some sharp words for SEP licensing community.  Read more

21 Jun 2018

Xiaomi has spent over $1 billion on IP royalties over the past three years, IPO documents show

File this under: things I missed while going through Xiaomi’s 600-page IPO prospectus. An analysis at Chinese tech news portal Sina points out that the company revealed its IP licensing outlays for the past three years (hat tip to Don Merino for… Read more

8 Jun 2018

Potentially game-changing Ericsson 5G patent application moves closer to grant

What is quite possibly the longest patent application ever submitted continues on its merry way to grant. IAM understands that Ericsson has recently received a positive international preliminary report on patentability from the European Patent… Read more

1 Jun 2018

Panasonic deal shows that Quarterhill remains a major player in the patent licensing space

WiLAN has acquired a portfolio of patents from Panasonic in the latest in a long line of patent transfers between the Japanese tech giant and the Canadian NPE.  The portfolio contains 34 patent families comprising 96 grants worldwide. It relates to… Read more