Non-Practising Entities

Big tech wants out of Judge Albright’s courtroom and a pair of academics may have a solution

As Apple asks Federal Circuit to transfer case to Northern California a new paper proposes two reforms to help lessen WDTX’s increasing grip on US patent litigation

Big tech wants out of Judge Albright’s courtroom and a pair of academics may have a solution
Signing up to patent pools allows NPEs to demonstrate their FRAND credentials, says Conversant CEO Teksler
23 Sep 2020

Signing up to patent pools allows NPEs to demonstrate their FRAND credentials, says Conversant CEO Teksler

But although some licensing outfits are beginning to embrace the potential of joining up to collective platforms, others remain sceptical of the benefits

Samsung, Apple deals confirm KAIST has joined the big leagues of licensing
18 Sep 2020

Samsung, Apple deals confirm KAIST has joined the big leagues of licensing

National research university reached an agreement with Korea’s top tech company following a $200 million court win in Texas

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17 Sep 2020

Back from the dead? Banks and retail groups make last-minute push to resuscitate covered business method reviews

PTAB process ended earlier this week but efforts to extend programme comes as influential banking group eyes “broader conversation about patents” in next Congress Read more

16 Sep 2020

“Concept of efficient infringement is an anathema to Apple,” says Tim Cook

Tech giant supremo insists eBay strikes right balance on injunctions and calls for further study on “the plague of PAEs” Read more

15 Sep 2020

Apple, Samsung among those targeted in OLED display NPE's ITC complaint

Ireland-based Solas OLED flexes its financial muscle and accuses group of tech giants of infringing patents that originated with Casio Read more

11 Sep 2020

Portfolio analysis shows BlackBerry’s new director of licensing has a lot to work with

The Canadian tech giant’s patents pack a punch and claims of a technologically diverse holding ring true, but slowing filing levels leave pipeline questions 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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11 Sep 2020

New licensing entity picks up portfolios from Samsung, Kyocera and TCL

Japan-based LLC’s first monetisation move is a licensor spot in Via’s LTE pool Read more

10 Sep 2020

Report highlights NPE threat to Chinese companies in the US

Businesses from China face growing risk of patent suits and very rarely end up on the winning side Read more

8 Sep 2020

LOT and AST announce new patent dealmaking relationship

Tie-up will give companies a first look at portfolios set to be put on secondary market and enable them to take a licence Read more

3 Sep 2020

With huge Panasonic portfolio, NPE makes rare assertion against HTC

Sun Patent trust accuses Taiwanese handset manufacturer of infringing four LTE Advanced assets 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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