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Report questions high published royalty rates for voice codec SEPs

Analysis from Stout suggests rates sought by certain Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) patent owners are out of line with the overall 3G/4G/5G FRAND landscape

18 May 2022

Five tips for CIPOs getting outside legal opinions on patent threats in the wake of the CAFC’s Roche ruling

Scott Daniels of Xsensus advises chief IP officers on how to make use of the Roche precedent, which grants a defence to induced infringement allegations based on non-infringement or invalidity opinions, but with caveats

17 May 2022

Moderna says US government on the hook to pay any royalties due to mRNA patent owners

The company claims any infringing uses of its vaccine are insulated from liability under compulsory licensing law

17 May 2022

Samsung’s “retaliatory” trade secret accusations against former IP chief reveal weak patent defence, court filing says

Seungho Ahn and another ex-Samsung lawyer, who are advising an NPE campaign against their former employer, say any dispute over trade secrets belongs in a Korean court, not a Texan one

17 May 2022

Five years ago, TC Heartland transformed the US patent litigation landscape

As the US patent venue precedent turns five, it’s clear the Eastern District of Texas lost top patent venue crown, and Delaware might not be the court to claim it due to upstart Western District of Texas

16 May 2022

Why ITC actions are an increasingly important tool for life sciences IP owners

US International Trade Commission launches most recent investigation into Botox-style product.

16 May 2022

Royalty payments at centre of Xiaomi tax probe in India

Indian authorities have frozen hundreds of millions of dollars held by the Chinese company in local bank accounts as part of a remittance investigation that stretches back to February

16 May 2022

IP Hall of Fame inductees revealed; Japan mulls SEP licensing change; New WiLAN CEO named; Vivo's NTT Docomo patent deal; How to stop IPR profiteers; plus much more

Get ready for the new working week with a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform over the past seven days

15 May 2022

IAM’s China editor signs off

Bing Zhao reflects on seven plus years covering the twists and turns of the IP market in Asia

14 May 2022

Qualcomm chief IP counsel: US IP system in decent shape but some current proposals could be “detrimental”

Bob Giles, top IP lawyer for the San Diego chip innovator, also says standards-setting process works well, downplaying concerns that it is being gamed

13 May 2022

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