Litigation

Samsung sues Irish NPE just six months after settlement, claiming its “large checks” failed to buy “lasting peace”

New lawsuit puts the structure of Atlantic IP Services, the prolific Irish patent licensing firm, under the spotlight

Samsung sues Irish NPE just six months after settlement, claiming its “large checks” failed to buy “lasting peace”
Bolstered by LG SEP acquisition, Japanese patent fund takes on the Nordics
14 Jun 2021

Bolstered by LG SEP acquisition, Japanese patent fund takes on the Nordics

IP Bridge lawsuits against Nokia and Ericsson confirm NPE’s focus on the wireless space

Germany’s automatic injunction regime for patent cases looks set to end
11 Jun 2021

Germany’s automatic injunction regime for patent cases looks set to end

Bundestag vote means the introduction of a proportionately test is almost certain, but in practice that may not mean much change – at least for now

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11 Jun 2021

How China views its place in the SEP world

At a conference in China, key judicial figures and licensing executives grapple with the major legal and business questions of the moment Read more

10 Jun 2021

Getting IP and antitrust right is crucial to turbocharging the US innovation economy

The DoJ’s warnings of a change in approach to SEPs raises important questions about the basis for decision-making across the government Read more

10 Jun 2021

Post-Brexit, the UK is poised to become a global biosimilars hotspot

Regulatory developments and changing attitudes at the courts make the country an increasingly attractive jurisdiction in which to launch products Read more

9 Jun 2021

Battle over aircraft start-up shows why Chinese investments fuel IP fears

Investors file Delaware lawsuit in bid to block IP deal with Chinese company Read more

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28 May 2021

For patent plaintiffs, Germany is the world’s top jurisdiction, exclusive IAM survey finds

The country beats the US into second place, but defendants say American courts are the best place to be Read more

1 Apr 2021

Spending on patent litigation set to increase, according to IP industry leaders

Over 50% of respondents in the latest IAM Panels Survey believe rises are on the cards over the next six months Read more

29 Mar 2021

Getting to the truth about global patent litigation

Take part in the IAM survey will lift the lid on the state of play in established jurisdictions and key emerging markets Read more

19 Dec 2020

Those who adopt a hold-out strategy in SEP FRAND licensing should face the prospect of a market red card

Football shows how to deal with the long delays in licensing negotiations caused by those doing all they can to avoid paying a fair royalty, argues InterDigital’s Eeva Hakoranta Read more

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8 Jun 2021

US district court trademark filings slump to 10-year low

Data from Lex Machina shows that the drop in the amount of litigation comes after small recoveries in both 2018 and 2019. Overall, though, the picture for the last decade is one of decline Read more

7 Jun 2021

China’s big focus on good faith in patents could give defendants new tools

Application clampdown, amendments to the Patent Law and a recent clarification that defendants can recover legal costs all point to focus on abuse of patent system Read more

4 Jun 2021

The Nokia and Daimler deal leaves key SEP questions unanswered

Tuesday’s settlement brought an end to the conflict between the two companies, but for the wider auto industry there are still any number of licensing unknowns Read more

3 Jun 2021

Government review puts specialist IP courts back on the Australian agenda

Report on under-use of the patent system by SMEs concludes a forum for faster and cheaper dispute resolution is needed Read more

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4 Nov 2020

Supreme Court could signal time’s up for Google’s anti-competitive IP infringement

A long-running battle with Oracle once again shines the spotlight on a pattern of alleged major IP infringements by the search giant Read more

12 Aug 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

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