Litigation

InterDigital faces Xiaomi FRAND fight, but revenue surges on back of Huawei deal

Despite dispute, CEO Bill Merritt remains positive. "Licensing is all about momentum and we certainly have a good amount of that now,” he says

InterDigital faces Xiaomi FRAND fight, but revenue surges on back of Huawei deal
Licensees must beware of sovereign immunity following CAFC decision
6 Aug 2020

Licensees must beware of sovereign immunity following CAFC decision

Federal Circuit hands down fractured majority decision in latest dispute over rights of state entities in patent suits

Patenting emerging technologies – determining how far an artisan’s knowledge goes
5 Aug 2020

Patenting emerging technologies – determining how far an artisan’s knowledge goes

A recent Federal Circuit decision and new USPTO guidance have brought a possible conflict in case law into focus

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5 Aug 2020

Inside China's first top-down FRAND royalty decision

Exclusive analysis of the recently published full judgment of the Nanjing Intermediate People's Court in Huawei v Conversant Read more

4 Aug 2020

After PTAB upholds key patent, covid-19 vaccine fight heads to court

Moderna set to face infringement battle over its mRNA-1273, a hot prospect in the fight against coronavirus Read more

4 Aug 2020

Patent suits keep coming as India undergoes China tech backlash

Xiaomi and other brands face legal challenges as country rethinks bilateral tech trade and pushes to create its own national champion Read more

3 Aug 2020

Shanghai company seeks $1.4 billion in new patent suit against Apple

Xiao-i, which owns a voice assistant patent recently validated by China’s top court, says it will show the world the strength of Chinese AI technology Read more

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20 Jul 2020

After success of early stage covid-19 vaccine trial, Oxford University's coronavirus IP policy explained

With the promising news today that a coronavirus vaccine being developed by scientists at the university is safe and triggers an immune response, we revisit our exclusive April interview with the head of Oxford's tech transfer office in which he talks about its new, expedited, approach to granting covid-related licences Read more

18 Jul 2020

Why Huawei can’t count on patent licensing – at least in the US

Successful dealmaking cannot be isolated from broader political currents and that means China’s 5G champion may need to embrace more out-of-the-box IP value creation strategies Read more

15 Jul 2020

German Federal Court of Justice’s FRAND decision is a win for patent owners

In Sisvel v Haier, Germany’s highest court brought greater clarity to a number of issues surrounding the licensing of SEPs – and rights holders have reason to be satisfied Read more

7 Jul 2020

A patent's journey from IAM Market to Facebook v BlackBerry

Analysis shows that assets listed on the platform sell at a higher rate than average, while they are also litigated more often Read more

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31 Jul 2020

Medtronic’s dual patent strategy helps keep it at the forefront of medtech innovation

The company spends a pretty penny on its own R&D efforts but also draws on external sources to fill any gaps, particularly within high-growth digital areas Read more

30 Jul 2020

TiVo is on a run at the ITC against Comcast - but it’s not certain it will matter

Company notches up its third victory at the Commission with exclusion order recommended against its courtroom rival Read more

30 Jul 2020

China passes a major threshold in life sciences IP reform

Move to implement patent linkage is the clearest sign yet that the country is embracing pharma and biotech innovation Read more

28 Jul 2020

Merck calls for ‘democratisation’ of CRISPR-cas9 patent licensing

Simpler access to gene-editing technology needed amid ongoing IP uncertainties, say senior executives Read more

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8 Jun 2020

IP Market news highlights

IAM’s biggest spring reads Read more

8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

4 Mar 2020

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

Asset sales, trade wars and new names at the top made last year transformative for IP owners. Read more