Non-Practising Entities

Sisvel ties-up Oppo deal after multi-jurisdictional patent dispute settles

Pair bring to an end litigation that spanned three continents and also involved rights owned by Mitsubishi Electric

Sisvel ties-up Oppo deal after multi-jurisdictional patent dispute settles
After Google OTT patent deal, Xperi IP head says watch this space
20 Jul 2021

After Google OTT patent deal, Xperi IP head says watch this space

Samir Armaly also confirms that split between the company’s product and licensing businesses is on course for the first half of 2022

Apple's threat to leave UK market over SEP dispute should not be dismissed as a bluff
19 Jul 2021

Apple's threat to leave UK market over SEP dispute should not be dismissed as a bluff

In FRAND dust-up with Optis, the iPhone maker has raised the stakes and that could end with the British government getting involved

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6 Jul 2021

European patent litigation makes Oppo an EPO opposition target

Chinese mobile players are well acquainted with validity fights in the US and China, but Oppo and others increasingly find themselves under attack at the EPO Read more

5 Jul 2021

TSMC acquires former MediaTek chip patents

World leading semiconductor foundry scoops up rights originally owned by chip designer MediaTek, its third-biggest customer Read more

28 Jun 2021

With patent licensors already knocking at the door, Reliance Jio will need IP savvy to deliver $50 handset

Asia’s richest man has promised the world’s cheapest smartphone; controlling IP costs will be key Read more

24 Jun 2021

What Oppo's integration with OnePlus means for IP and licensing within the group

Consolidation of brands under the BBK Electronics banner creates a player with a different patent risk profile 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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15 Jun 2021

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 Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

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

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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