Mobile Communications

AVANCI platform covers just under 50% of 3G and 4G SEPs, research for IAM indicates

The platform’s long list of licensors account for a significant chunk of technologies relating to connectivity, but LG Electronics and Huawei are major omissions

AVANCI platform covers just under 50% of 3G and 4G SEPs, research for <em>IAM</em> indicates
17 Oct 2019

All eyes on London with globally-important FRAND appeals set for next week

The UK Supreme Court next week will be the first top court in any jurisdiction to consider the enforcement of SEPs subject to a global FRAND licensing undertaking. SEP holders and licensees will be watching closely

16 Oct 2019

WIPO report: US patent filings dip for first time since 2009

The number of grants also drops while UK sees worrying fall in applications; but study has good news for EPO President Campinos

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15 Oct 2019

Manufacturing trends could shift patent focus from China

Samsung, Sony and Google are among the companies who are shifting smartphone production from China to Southeast Asia Read more

14 Oct 2019

A shift in focus at Microsoft sees part of its IP team head for the exit

Licensing specialists are understood to have been most affected in a round of departures which come a year after the company joined LOT Network and OIN Read more

14 Oct 2019

Nokia seeks to reset the 5G patent narrative

A recent announcement is the first time that the Finnish company has drawn attention to the release of SEPs and comes after months of stories about Chinese dominance of the technology Read more

11 Oct 2019

Data reveals strong growth in the number of female inventors, but there is still a long way to go

A report by the UK IP Office finds more women named on patents than ever before – but also that they remain woefully under-represented. We present the top takeaways from a very timely study Read more

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28 Sep 2019

The US is gifting 5G patent leadership to others

Policy confusion and problematic court decisions mean that the shape of the IP landscape in this pivotal technology is being determined elsewhere Read more

21 Sep 2019

Huawei’s 5G spinoff bluff shows why export ban will hurt US tech firms

CEO Ren Zhengfei doesn’t think another company can build a business around Huawei’s 5G technology stack. Not only will the company's predicament not help US tech firms, it is actively hurting them Read more

12 Sep 2019

The Boston Manifesto - why IP needs more women and how to make it happen 

The IP world, particularly in the field of patents, continues to be dominated by men. A group of senior professionals from all parts of the IP ecosystem came together before this year's IPBC in Boston to discuss ways to encourage greater diversity and to produce recommendations to achieve it   Read more

12 Sep 2019

Huawei CEO: our 5G IP can be had for an upfront fee

Ren Zhengfei welcomes telecom equipment competition with a grandiose offer, but some key details are still open to question Read more

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11 Oct 2019

Fractus expands litigation campaign to Delhi

European developer of antenna tech opened up a new front against Chinese smartphone companies in India earlier this year. Unlicensed brands have taken over a larger share of India's smartphone market in recent years Read more

10 Oct 2019

Suits against Facebook, Snap and Twitter indicated a Blackberry change of tack, but now it’s running into a familiar problem

PTAB IPR institutions pile up after the Canadian tech pioneer went on the patent offensive against giants of the social media market; how the cases pan out will be key to its licensing efforts Read more

8 Oct 2019

New wave of company blacklistings in the US will accelerate Chinese tech’s inward turn

Eight Chinese entities – including leaders in AI, facial recognition and data forensics - added to Bureau of Industrial Security entity list Read more

7 Oct 2019

US, Japan suits point to new IP Bridge licensing campaigns

The patent fund got leadership earlier this year, but willingness to litigate in its own name and work with assertion entities appears unchanged    Read more

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30 Aug 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform in June and July Read more

24 May 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform from March to mid-May. Read more

1 Apr 2019

IP market news highlights

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

1 Apr 2019

Even as the storm clouds gather, Huawei’s enviable IP position means that it cannot be ignored in 5G

Storm clouds are gathering over the most talked about company in the telecoms sector but as we embark on a new era of mobile technology, Huawei still enjoys a number of notable advantages. Read more