Non-Practising Entities

Chinese court to set global FRAND rate in Oppo-Sharp dispute

Oppo’s major win at the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court signifies that China is ready to have a bigger say on global SEP disputes

Chinese court to set global FRAND rate in Oppo-Sharp dispute
Patent deals market dips again as NPEs tighten their grip on the buyside
3 Dec 2020

Patent deals market dips again as NPEs tighten their grip on the buyside

New data from AST points to a very active Q3 for IP Edge, which closed significant transactions with Technicolor, Xerox and IP Bridge

Conversant seals patent licensing deal with Tesla to end litigation in the US and Germany
1 Dec 2020

Conversant seals patent licensing deal with Tesla to end litigation in the US and Germany

Agreement between the pair hands NPE another boost after it signed major transaction with RPX

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1 Dec 2020

Chinese device makers reflect on a landmark year in FRAND

Leaders from TCL, ZTE and Midea discuss a global litigation landscape that has been changed completely over the past year at IPBC Shenzhen Read more

30 Nov 2020

Report: Shanghai court dismisses Fractus cases against Oppo

Rulings suggest Chinese company’s wide-ranging invalidation campaign is paying off, a red flag for smaller licensors Read more

27 Nov 2020

ZTE pushes patents to gain competitive edge

Innovation is a top priority for the Chinese company, but it faces significant risk from asserters in the US and Europe Read more

20 Nov 2020

ZTE patents back on the market with company’s latest sale to NPE

Recent assignments show wireless patent sale facilitated by an attorney with a long assertion history, the latest of the Shenzhen company’s deals with NPEs Read more

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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

15 Aug 2020

SEP owners may never have had it so good

It's been a great 2020 for rights holders so far and that's why a rallying call deployed by UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in the 1950s could well be ringing in their ears Read more

8 Aug 2020

China's universities can shape the future of video - and more besides - if they get IP right

Robust technical contributions to VVC could turn into future royalty streams as the country's academic institutions get more involved than ever before in standards-setting Read more

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18 Nov 2020

Samsung taps outside patent lab while spending record amounts on its own R&D

Company is not the only South Korean giant to tap the secondary market as it does more in-house research than ever Read more

17 Nov 2020

CAFC hands Apple a big venue transfer win in Uniloc patent case, but scoring a repeat might be tough

Despite strong dissent, tech giant succeeds with request to move suit with the NPE out of the Western District of Texas to Northern California Read more

16 Nov 2020

Sony court filing highlights challenges for Xperi after Comcast settlement

Japanese company moves for declaratory judgement after licensing discussions break down; claims it sees no reason to do a deal Read more

13 Nov 2020

China's first domestic smartphone patent war ends with Xiaomi victory over Coolpad

The Shenzhen-based company's defeat shows the importance of quality and validity in Chinese assertion campaigns 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

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Elliot Papageorgiou
Head of Intellectual Property – Greater China
Shanghai, China
Clyde & Co