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Exclusive: China’s Supreme People’s Court hands down first ever SEP infringement decisions in parallel Oppo and Vivo disputes

Top court also gives guidance on how licensors and licensees should behave during Chinese patent licensing negotiations

16 January 2024

US patent cases plummet by 18% in 2023

The disappearance of prolific NPEs drove filings down while trends in Delaware and the Western District of Texas have catapulted EDTX Chief Judge Rodney Gilstrap back to the top

15 January 2024

EU seeks access to China’s secretive Oppo-Nokia global FRAND rate decision

Only the parties’ Chinese counsel have been allowed access to the unredacted version of the ruling

15 January 2024

Philips and Oppo end global litigation with 3G, 4G and 5G patent licence

Deal grants use of patents in various wireless communication standards

15 January 2024

Annual US patent rankings; Interdigital wins Oppo injunction; Botox battle; Dolby files UPC SEP suits; Sisvel-RPX video coding deal; 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

14 January 2024

Contrasting AI artwork copyright cases raise fundamental questions

Saturday Opinion: Conflicting rulings in the US and China encourage critical examination of the interplay between human and AI contributions to creation

13 January 2024

Experts split on how trade secrets should fit into a protection strategy

While they offer the confidentiality that patents lack, relying on trade secrets to protect intangible assets comes with a degree of risk. A clear divide in opinion among this year’s Strategy 300 Global Leaders prompts a closer look at why some experts champion trade secrets over patents and why some insist that one cannot replace the other

12 January 2024

Sisvel and RPX strike major video coding patent deal

The organisations have repeated their two-way-aggregation approach that previously produced an agreement in the fraught Wi-Fi SEP space

12 January 2024

‘Make it fun’ – the trade secret strategy of a leading biotechnology company

Takara Bio USA Vice President, Legal, Patricia Dyck, shares her insights on efficient trade secret management, and why she prioritises education

12 January 2024

ITC opposes pause of Apple Watch ban pending appeal

US Customs to decide on submitted redesigns on 12 January, but the US International Trade Commission labels Apple an “indisputably adjudicated infringer” who just wants to keep infringing

11 January 2024

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