Media & Entertainment

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

TCL obtains audio, video patents from Philips in rare external acquisition
Taiwan firm’s latest patent sale hints at NPE demand for 5G patent rights
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

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

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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

9 Sep 2021

Leadership profile: Scott Frank

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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

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

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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

15 Sep 2020

Confronting critical challenges, Taiwan’s tech companies must find a way to create patent value

IAM speaks with IP leaders from Foxconn, AU Optronics and others ahead of IPBC Taiwan next week Read more

12 Sep 2020

It’s the PTAB, stupid

Whether the US chooses four more years of Donald Trump or Joe Biden replaces him, big tech's assault on the PTO shows where the patent policy battle lines are being drawn Read more

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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

23 Aug 2021

Sonos has tough fight ahead to exclude Google products from the US

Despite a preliminary ITC ruling in its favour, the home audio company must now fight off public interest arguments and a software redesign if any final exclusion order is to have teeth Read more

18 Aug 2021

Dolby hit with South Korean fine for breach of FRAND obligations

Country’s competition authority imposes 270 million won penalty on the company for abusing the bargaining position its ownership of SEPs created Read more

16 Aug 2021

Panasonic is the latest HEVC heavy hitter to join Access Advance

Japanese electronics giant becomes first member of rival platform Velos Media to make its assets available through Access Advance 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