Non-Practising Entities

Samsung sues Irish NPE just six months after settlement, claiming its “large checks” failed to buy “lasting peace”

New lawsuit puts the structure of Atlantic IP Services, the prolific Irish patent licensing firm, under the spotlight

Samsung sues Irish NPE just six months after settlement, claiming its “large checks” failed to buy “lasting peace”
Germany’s automatic injunction regime for patent cases looks set to end
11 Jun 2021

Germany’s automatic injunction regime for patent cases looks set to end

Bundestag vote means the introduction of a proportionately test is almost certain, but in practice that may not mean much change – at least for now

China’s “overly broad” junk patent dragnet could snare legitimate filings
10 Jun 2021

China’s “overly broad” junk patent dragnet could snare legitimate filings

The IPO takes issue with rules proposed by the Chinese patent office to filter out 'abnormal' applications

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7 Jun 2021

China’s big focus on good faith in patents could give defendants new tools

Application clampdown, amendments to the Patent Law and a recent clarification that defendants can recover legal costs all point to focus on abuse of patent system Read more

4 Jun 2021

TiVo secures IPTV patents after auction in which RPX also took part

That both the Xperi subsidiary and the defensive aggregator were involved in bidding for MobiTV’s assets shows the growing importance of the content delivery space to dealmakers Read more

31 May 2021

As another major Chinese corporate joins its ranks, OIN approaches an inflection point

The defensive patent community led by Keith Bergelt, that is focused on safeguarding Linux, has been so successful it could now have outgrown the reasons for its establishment Read more

27 May 2021

Mitsubishi Electric steps up patent dealmaking activity

Japan’s biggest PCT filer has been selling off assets, spurring litigation in multiple sectors Read more

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19 Dec 2020

Those who adopt a hold-out strategy in SEP FRAND licensing should face the prospect of a market red card

Football shows how to deal with the long delays in licensing negotiations caused by those doing all they can to avoid paying a fair royalty, argues InterDigital’s Eeva Hakoranta Read more

14 Dec 2020

The last 12 months have been good for patent owners, say global IP leaders

Exclusive Panels Report for IAM focuses on key issues, including: portfolio management, litigation, monetisation, the regulatory environment and strategic priorities Read more

29 Aug 2020

Despite last Wednesday's Supreme Court decision, the UK won't become the global hub for resolving FRAND disputes

The Unwired Planet/Conversant judgment was great news for SEP owners, but Brexit Britain is not economically or politically important enough to be home to the world's royalty-setting court Read more

26 Aug 2020

UK Supreme Court hands Unwired Planet and Conversant victory in key SEP FRAND dispute

Huge decision confirms that English court can require a company to take a global licence and can adjudicate multinational FRAND disputes Read more

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25 May 2021

Implementer pools raised in latest Japanese SEP meetings

A study group convened by METI has also discussed the license-to-all principle and Avanci’s auto licensing efforts, minutes show Read more

24 May 2021

In first-ever action in US, Washington State seeks to take on alleged patent troll in court

Move made against entity called Landmark may present the chance to tie-down a legally defined meaning for the much-abused term Read more

11 May 2021

Wireless back to the fore for IP Bridge in multi-jurisdiction patent tangle with Huawei

Japanese fund’s first acquisition and first new litigation since going private have both centred on SEPs Read more

7 May 2021

InterDigital's Indian anti anti-suit injunction confirmed in escalation of Xiaomi dispute

According to the US company’s latest quarterly filing, the Delhi High Court has made an earlier interim ruling permanent Read more

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12 Aug 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

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