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New firm backed by TCL is latest corporate foray into IP consulting services

Chinese electronics major’s general counsel will chair the new independent service provider. China is still showing strong demand for high-level IP strategy advice.

New firm backed by TCL is latest corporate foray into IP consulting services
18 Sep 2018

Philips DVD case is a missed opportunity for India

The Delhi High Court has handed down India’s first post-trial SEP decision in an eagerly awaited case involving DVD player patents. However, a closer look at the details suggests the judgment has limited value as a precedent for similar disputes

18 Sep 2018

Swedish eye tracking leader sues to curb Chinese upstart

IBM patent asserted against Beijing-based startup with backing from HTC and Qualcomm. NPEs are also active in a possible new VR/AR battleground.

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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  Read more

13 Aug 2018

ETRI exclusive licence deals signal two new campaigns to monetise its US patent holdings

South Korean research institute is working with two separate licensing entities, one of which has already filed cases. A previous effort faltered  last year when a judge ruled ETRI's exclusive licensees lacked standing to sue. Read more

27 Jul 2018

Validity rulings imperil Chinese SEP campaign after a homegrown defensive aggregator enters the mix

PRB invalidation setback for Guangdong-based Digital Rise could deal a fatal blow to its SEP assertion campaign against TV makers both foreign and domestic. Read more

22 Jul 2018

Five years after its founding, IP Bridge reflects Japan’s changing approach to patents

Sovereign fund remains trailblazer in market that continues to open up to IP monetisation Read more

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13 Jun 2018

The Battistelli legacy, China concerns, gambling opportunities and a whole lot more from IPBC Global 2018

The sessions on the third and final day of IPBC Global 2018 have now finished; and, like yesterday, the action has come thick and first across a variety of plenaries, breakouts and masterclasses. The members of IAM’s editorial team on the ground at… Read more

9 Jun 2018

Every entity that owns 1,000 or more active US patents identified in new IAM and ktMINE research

Close to 50% of all US patents are owned by a group of just 346 entities. IAM and analytics provider ktMINE reveal the members of the US Patent 1,000 Club. Read more

9 Apr 2018

Despite patent pools comeback video compression market shows licensees still have much to consider

As IAM has covered over the last few years, patent pools appear to be gaining in popularity, in part because the tough licensing environment has encouraged patent owners in particular to seek out ways to make the dealmaking process much more… Read more

3 Jan 2018

The IAM IP personalities of 2017 - part two

Yesterday, we named our first five IP personalities of 2017. Today, we complete the line-up by naming the final five. Here they are: Arvin PATEL - The December announcement that Technicolor is in the process of negotiating a potential sale of its… Read more

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17 Jul 2018

After almost a decade of litigation, Philips wins India’s first-ever SEP infringement decision

Dutch company comes out on top in the first Indian SEP trial to go the distance. But the ruling does not offer much guidance on what's FRAND, practitioners explain. Read more

13 Jul 2018

After courtroom win against ZTE, Maxell licensing chief discusses US, Europe enforcement drive

Earlier this month, Maxell won a $43.3 million damages award against ZTE in the Eastern District of Texas. It was the first jury decision for the Japanese electronics company, formerly a unit of Hitachi, since it began a US patent enforcement… Read more

5 Jul 2018

In on-going efforts to secure freedom to operate, Oppo makes its biggest-ever acquisition

Oppo has made its largest patent acquisition so far, taking in over 20 patent families - totaling around 240 individual assets covering audio and visual technologies - from Dolby. The transfer of the US rights involved was recorded at the USPTO on… Read more

15 Jun 2018

With FRAND high on India’s agenda, Anand links with competition firm in market-first JV

As first reported on Indian legal site Bar & Bench, leading IP firm Anand & Anand has launched a special purpose vehicle (SPV) with a competition law boutique Gaggar & Associates to address hybrid cases. I recently had a chance to catch up with the… Read more