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IEEE changes controversial SEP policy; France’s patent boom; US eligibility boost; BlackBerry CEO hints at licensing return; UPC gaining traction; 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

02 October 2022

Uniloc v Motorola Mobility appeal will not disrupt patent litigation finance industry

Saturday Opinion: While IP professionals may welcome opportunity for legal clarity on standing, warnings of harmful impacts on litigation financing are overblown

01 October 2022

Wi-Fi standards body releases new patent policy to replace highly controversial 2015 version

No implementers or SEP licensors favoured the change that the IEEE Standards Association has come out with, which will be effective in the New Year

30 September 2022

Patent case reassignments in Texas spark claims of ‘judge shopping’

Suits filed in Waco are moving between judges when they have dealt with the same plaintiffs and patents, swelling Albright’s docket following a random assignment order

30 September 2022

Takeda continuing divestment spree by monetising unwanted oncology IP

The Japanese company is leading the pack in trend of commercialising de-prioritised assets

30 September 2022

Senator Coons’ co-sponsorship of Tillis bill potential breakthrough for patent eligibility

Patent Eligibility Restoration Act would reset how courts assess Section 101

29 September 2022

New high-level lobby group will promote role of IP in US innovation

The Council for Innovation Promotion (C4IP) bipartisan coalition assembles an all-star cast of former policy makers and judges, among others

29 September 2022

China SPC's global Nokia/Oppo rate-setting decision heats up SEP/FRAND jurisdictional battles

The top court confirmed that judges in Chongqing may set the worldwide terms of a licence for 5G-era SEPs

29 September 2022

BlackBerry hints at restart for licensing business as patent sale stalls

CEO John Chen tells investors that plans to rebuild the in-house operation are being finalised but says he remains confident a deal with Catapult IP will be done

29 September 2022

Covid and economic fears spur rising IP monetisation trend

Companies in more industries and sectors are looking to raise capital using their intellectual property as collateral

28 September 2022

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