Litigation

Recent run of success for IPValue provides more evidence of robust semiconductor licensing market

Deals with Samsung and Mediatek come as the NPE reveals it has chalked up revenues of more than $400 million over the last two years  

Recent run of success for IPValue provides more evidence of robust semiconductor licensing market
21 May 2019

All the news from the world's biggest IP event

The annual INTA meeting is now in full swing in Boston, with over 11,000 delegates in attendance. Not surprisingly, there is a lot going on

20 May 2019

After SEP push Unified Patents goes back to its roots

Cisco and McAfee among early members as launch of new security zone initiative reflects heightened NPE activity in the sector

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20 May 2019

The INTA annual meeting kicks off in Boston

An inside look at all the big stories from the opening two days of the world’s biggest IP event Read more

18 May 2019

AbbVie’s Humira victories show US biosimilars have a mountain to climb

The drug maker’s secondary patent strategy is vindicated after it guarantees market exclusivity over the world’s best-selling drug following favourable settlement with final hold-out Read more

17 May 2019

Recent deals show busy litigant Samsung is picking its battles

Settlement with Immersion and newly-minted Huawei agreement both came on the heels of China litigation, while IPVALUE licence announced yesterday keeps the Korean giant out of court Read more

16 May 2019

As Broadcom steps up its assertion strategy, German suit against Nintendo spills over into US court

Chip giant looks to force rival Nvidia to disclose details on technology that the Japanese games company claims invalidates litigated patent Read more

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16 May 2019

“I had the chance to leave at a good time,” says Ericsson’s former chief IP officer

In an exclusive interview with IAM, Gustav Brismark explains his sudden departure from the Swedish giant, as well as talking legacy, the future for 5G, plus a whole lot more Read more

16 May 2019

Tech push in oil and gas sector could fuel more patent activity

Saudi Aramco claims victory in PTAB showdown as Korean refiner faces second IP setback in as many weeks Read more

11 May 2019

Everything you ever wanted to know about global AI patent activity

WIPO has published an in-depth Technology Trends report focusing on IP in the artificial intelligence space. We provide the top 10 takeaways Read more

10 May 2019

Federal Circuit reaffirms importance of secondary considerations in pharmaceutical patents

The precedential decision, a win for patentee Eli Lilly, is particularly informative on the role of scepticism of others in determining the patentability of an invention Read more

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16 May 2019

How the Alice decision affected the pricing of US patents

Assets impacted by the US Supreme Court's landmark decision have experienced a sharp fall in value since the judgment was handed down, but the reasons for this are not all related to the case and its consequences Read more

15 May 2019

Five years on: how the patent market withstood Alice

The US Supreme Court’s decision has been thought to have had significant impact on transactions, but analysis of the data reveals some unexpected results Read more

14 May 2019

FDA patent list reforms are now firmly on the US legislative agenda

Unanimous votes by the House of Representatives signal that changes to the Orange and Purple Books stand a good chance of being implemented Read more

14 May 2019

Brutal chipset competition may see Qualcomm become ever more reliant on its patent licensing business

Reports that Apple is prioritising the recruitment of engineering talent, while Samsung also invests heavily, suggests that the chip giant is set to face an increasingly competitive technology market Read more

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1 Apr 2019

IP market news highlights

The big stories from the IAM platform in February and March. Read more

30 Jan 2019

Apple v Qualcomm is the global patent fight for our times

Why Qualcomm’s winning of an injunction in China against Apple is another sign that the patent market is drifting inexorably eastwards. With the country’s answer to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit opening at the start of this year, rights holders have even more reason to turn to Chinese courts. Read more

30 Nov 2018

After years of setting the patent agenda Silicon Valley is now playing defence

The USPTO director’s explicit rejection of the ‘troll’ narrative and the departure of key Congressional backers mean that big technology companies find themselves in the unusual position of not being in control of the US IP policy-making narrative. Read more

1 Jun 2018

Supreme Court shakes up the PTAB, while new USPTO head sends strong pro-patent signals

No one expected the Supreme Court to turn the US patent system upside down with Oil States – and it did not. But its SAS judgment issued on the same day could mean some big post-grant changes. Meanwhile, Andrei Iancu is exhibiting pro-patent inclinations Read more

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