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Our 5G licensing rates will be ready before mass vehicle roll-out begins, says top Avanci executive

Senior VP Laurie Fitzgerald was speaking after Swedish truck and bus manufacturer the Volvo Group became the latest licensee of the platform’s 4G programme

Our 5G licensing rates will be ready before mass vehicle roll-out begins, says top Avanci executive
Starz Entertainment attacks VideoLabs’ patents after refusing to take licence
18 Oct 2021

Starz Entertainment attacks VideoLabs’ patents after refusing to take licence

New DJ action is more evidence of platform’s push for royalties, but senior VP Ira Blumberg says it is pursuing a dual strategy

Judge a patent pool’s success on licensees and royalties, says MPEG LA
14 Oct 2021

Judge a patent pool’s success on licensees and royalties, says MPEG LA

Firm disputes recent IAM analysis of HEVC licensing platforms which found that Access Advance has the most compelling offering

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13 Oct 2021

Why the auto sector is heading for an IP reckoning

The Long Read: Patent figures show the industry has engaged in wholesale borrowing of technology in the connected car era, writes Arvin Patel. Now the bill has become due Read more

5 Oct 2021

IP concerns appear low on Biden administration’s China agenda

Remarks by US Trade Representative Katherine Tai outlining new US approach to China almost entirely neglect IP issues that were the centrepiece of Trump 301 investigation Read more

28 Sep 2021

Qualcomm ends participation in HEVC licensing platform Velos Media

Marconi, which operates Velos, confirms Qualcomm patents will not be a part of future deals and says it is “exploring options for the future" of the programme Read more

22 Sep 2021

TCL obtains audio, video patents from Philips in rare external acquisition

In latest sale to Chinese firm, Philips assigns portfolio of varied technologies – but litigation between the two has so far been unaffected Read more

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18 Sep 2021

It’s time for a new approach to codec licensing

Saturday Opinion: IP and licensing failures are holding back adoption of superior technologies, argues Marconi’s Micky Minhas Read more

25 Aug 2021

IAM parent company acquires market-leading US patent litigation data and analytics firm

Austin-based Docket Navigator - which also covers trademarks, antitrust and other practice areas - becomes a Law Business Research company Read more

17 Dec 2020

China’s top in-house IP teams revealed

In a year marked by resilience, Chinese IP giants are pushing to close the gap with overseas competitors Read more

6 Nov 2020

Budget pressures accelerate Japan Inc’s IP strategy re-think

Leading lights from Canon, Hitachi and NTT among those who will discuss the way forward at virtual IPBC Japan conference Read more

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21 Sep 2021

Taiwan firm’s latest patent sale hints at NPE demand for 5G patent rights

Assertion of rights branded as essential to 5G is already underway in US courts, and Longhorn IP is the latest big-name patent asserter to make a deal with a standards-focused lab Read more

20 Sep 2021

Levelling the playing field in ITC patent cases by identifying redesigns to a set deadline

Recent respondent tactics and how ALJ’s have reacted to them have disadvantaged complainants – but this is a problem that can be overcome Read more

2 Sep 2021

Chinese judges can set global SEP rates and licence terms, Supreme People's Court confirms

The country's top tribunal was ruling in a case involving Sharp and Oppo, and set a three point test for when worldwide royalties can be set Read more

24 Aug 2021

Maxell deploys recently-acquired patents in new smart TV litigation

Japanese battery maker has made Vizio the latest target in its IP monetisation effort Read more

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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

12 Aug 2020

As the fallout from covid continues, the two IP superpowers offer different messages

While China cheers an uptick in applications, the USPTO warns of a prolonged downturn 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