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Germany’s Supreme Court releases full judgment in key FRAND licensing case

Ruling in Sisvel v Haier clarifies issues around areas including what constitutes a “willing” licensee, obligations on implementers and the scope licensors have to vary royalty rates

Germany’s Supreme Court releases full judgment in key FRAND licensing case
Microsoft supplants Samsung to become most-targeted defendant in US patent cases
1 Jul 2020

Microsoft supplants Samsung to become most-targeted defendant in US patent cases

Numbers for second quarter litigation reveal uptick in district court lawsuits and new PTAB reviews; Dell and Google also frequent assertion targets

Why it was time to leave Nokia - company's former IP head tells all in exclusive interview
1 Jul 2020

Why it was time to leave Nokia - company's former IP head tells all in exclusive interview

On the day she becomes InterDigital's new chief licensing officer, Eeva Hakoranta explains her move and discusses a whole lot more besides

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30 Jun 2020

Study: Chinese patent office invalidates half of NPE rights

New research from Clarivate finds that NPEs fare slightly worse than average in patent validity challenges, with fewer than one-third keeping all claims Read more

29 Jun 2020

As Zoom usage surges it faces a familiar patent threat

NPE with possible links to IP Edge takes aim video conferencing platform in new US lawsuit with social media giant Snap also among targeted companies Read more

29 Jun 2020

Messy leadership dispute at Arm's China JV puts IP risks in the spotlight

UK-based chip designer and owner Softbank have been unable to oust the chief executive of the entity with exclusive rights to license its chip designs in China Read more

26 Jun 2020

The era of the mega-NPE is upon us and that wasn't part of Big Tech's plans

Fortress’s offer for Finjan means another PIPCO is set to disappear and confirms that in the IP monetisation business it is now the giants that rule the roost Read more

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20 Jun 2020

Japan’s position as a 5G follower will shape its IP policy

Scuttled plan to protect IoT industry from patent threats is a sign of anxiety over the landscape around the latest telecom standard Read more

11 Jun 2020

We name the world's top patent lawyers, attorneys, practices and firms

The 2020 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 features in-depth analysis of the markets in 48 key jurisdictions and is based on thousands of submissions, interviews and client references Read more

6 Jun 2020

It’s time for the auto sector to speak with a more coherent voice on IP

There are numerous challenges facing OEMs, suppliers and new players which call for more coordinated action Read more

25 May 2020

Japanese covid-19 patent pledge triples membership, but users must read fine print

Big-name electronics and chemical companies have continued to sign on, but several have taken the opportunity to narrow the terms of the pledge and remind potential infringers that they won’t tolerate abuse Read more

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26 Jun 2020

Unified’s $3bn PTAB report will make eyes roll - but dismiss it at your peril

Study claims that Board has led to an increase in business activity in the US and looks set to influence policy discussions Read more

26 Jun 2020

Sisvel adds new partners in significant expansion of its WiFi patent platform

Philips joins pool, while InterDigital, Nokia and Samsung are among the big names to have signed up for joint licensing approach Read more

25 Jun 2020

China could become centre stage in InterDigital patent dispute with Lenovo

PC maker’s countersuit provides latest opportunity for Chinese courts to weigh on local FRAND issues as a global ruling is sought elsewhere Read more

24 Jun 2020

After years of decline, US patent litigation is trending up again

Month-by-month breakdown shows Q2 is set to see a jump in new district court filings as rights owners respond to changed climate Read more

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8 Jun 2020

IP Market news highlights

IAM’s biggest spring reads 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

4 Mar 2020

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

Asset sales, trade wars and new names at the top made last year transformative for IP owners. Read more