Non-Practising Entities

Headache relief for high-tech patent owners as working requirements ease in key Asian markets

India cuts red tape while Indonesia scraps its system altogether. Both are markets on the rise where compulsory licensing has been a key concern

Headache relief for high-tech patent owners as working requirements ease in key Asian markets
Apple staves off threat of a UK injunction in SEP fight with NPEs by agreeing to consent order
21 Oct 2020

Apple staves off threat of a UK injunction in SEP fight with NPEs by agreeing to consent order

“This is all about at what point the implementer should be on the hook,” says lawyer for Optis and Unwired Planet

Remembering a blissful summer for SEP owners
21 Oct 2020

Remembering a blissful summer for SEP owners

As the weather turns wet and cold in the Northern Hemisphere, licensors can look back on a memorable streak of major wins in the period from July through to September

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13 Oct 2020

Indian court to welcome more SEP cases with new rules for patent disputes

Delhi High Court moves to standardise the structure of patent lawsuits and enshrine licensor-friendly measures such as confidentiality clubs Read more

9 Oct 2020

Indian court hands InterDigital anti anti-suit injunction in Xiaomi fight

Ruling declares that earlier Chinese decision had “effectively rendered it impossible for the plaintiff to continue to prosecute these proceedings” Read more

9 Oct 2020

New deals with Intel, Konica and IBM push WiLAN revenues higher

NPE’s owner signals Q3 income to grow significantly year-on-year as focus on semiconductor sector continues to pay off Read more

8 Oct 2020

Xiaomi’s Paul Lin: video implementers must work together to avoid standard dysfunction

Company’s IP strategy chief says cost of codec licensing not justified by the state of the technology 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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6 Oct 2020

$1.9bn damages verdict against Cisco is the latest in a series of blockbuster wins for US patent owners

So far this year, there have been nine awards of over $100 million handed down by district courts - that's more than the number for 2017, 2018 and 2019 combined Read more

5 Oct 2020

Monetisers face validity woes at China’s patent office

A slew of recently published decisions knock out Chinese patents belonging to Fractus, Sharp, Sisvel, Conversant and others Read more

2 Oct 2020

InterDigital asks Delhi court for anti- anti-suit injunction in licensing fight with Xiaomi

As the pair's SEP FRAND battle escalates a few things don’t add up about a Chinese court’s earlier ruling against the US business Read more

1 Oct 2020

How the Chinese Supreme Court looks at jurisdiction in SEP cases

Chinese courts are moving fast in the wake of the country’s first anti-suit order. Here is what the top court has said about FRAND jurisdiction in two major recent rulings 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