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Inside Apple’s negotiations with a Chinese patent owner on the war path

The smartphone giant faces an infringement claim in Shanghai over Siri-related technology. Communications published by Chinese inventor show how the conflict developed.

Inside Apple’s negotiations with a Chinese patent owner on the war path
21 Sep 2018

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.

19 Sep 2018

Smartphone technology – a peek behind the screen

In the wake of Apple’s announcement of three new iPhone models last week, a look at the origins of the technologies that lie behind the devices.

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17 Sep 2018

When Vringo met China’s NDRC

It's not often you get a first-hand account from a foreign IP owner of being called to Beijing for a meeting with the National Development and Reform Commission, but in an IAM exclusive former Vringo chief IP officer David Cohen provides one Read more

14 Sep 2018

High stakes validity battle in South Korea makes strange bedfellows of Apple and Samsung

University that scored $400m Samsung verdict in the United States is now asking Korean ITC equivalent to ban iPhone imports. Read more

13 Sep 2018

Proprietary versus open standards in ICT

There are benefits and risks attached to the implementation of open and proprietary standards in ICT, both from a business and consumer perspective. It is therefore vital to get the balance right. Read more

11 Sep 2018

More details emerge of Samsung patent transfer to Sisvel

Deal between the two came as Korean tech giant agreed to royalty bearing licence to NPE’s Wi-Fi portfolio Read more

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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

27 Aug 2018

Huawei transferred hundreds of patents to Qualcomm in months after NDRC settlement

Chinese media question 2015 transaction as the two companies work to resolve an ongoing dispute involving withheld royalty payments. Read more

21 Aug 2018

Nokia reveals expected licensing rate for 5G phones

Finnish mobile giant joins rivals Ericsson and Qualcomm in announcing royalty, although likes of Apple, Samsung and Huawei may pay much less for new generation of devices.  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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11 Sep 2018

‘No timeline’ for 5G rate disclosure, Huawei IP chief tells IAM

In an exclusive interview, Jason Ding explains why aggregate royalties may come down in the 5G era and suggests that announcing rates now would be jumping the gun. Read more

7 Sep 2018

NTT Docomo seals SEP licence deal with Xiaomi

Japanese telecom signs up a third major smartphone vendor as it continues to implement a more proactive patent monetisation strategy. Read more

6 Sep 2018

Facebook hits back at BlackBerry, but not before stocking up on ammunition

The social media giant - whose IP group is headed up by former Google patent chief Allen Lo - bought five of the six patents it is now asserting in a counter-suit against the Canadian company in July and August Read more

16 Aug 2018

As one Samsung factory opens and another may close, shifting supply chain means different IP risks

The South Korean company is making more phones in India and fewer in China, a cost-saving move that could have IP side-effects. Read more

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1 Dec 2017

Going global is the new mantra in the patent transactions market

A record-breaking deal between Nokia and Provenance Asset Group shows just how important multinational patent portfolios now are to the patent buy-side Read more