Non-Practising Entities

Avanci’s share of mobile SEPs far higher than previously reported

New research finds that the IoT platform could have a market reach of up to 80% in 3G and approximately two-thirds in 4G

Avanci’s share of mobile SEPs far higher than previously reported
China's universities can shape the future of video - and more besides - if they get IP right
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

InterDigital faces Xiaomi FRAND fight, but revenue surges on back of Huawei deal
6 Aug 2020

InterDigital faces Xiaomi FRAND fight, but revenue surges on back of Huawei deal

Despite dispute, CEO Bill Merritt remains positive. "Licensing is all about momentum and we certainly have a good amount of that now,” he says

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6 Aug 2020

Licensees must beware of sovereign immunity following CAFC decision

Federal Circuit hands down fractured majority decision in latest dispute over rights of state entities in patent suits Read more

5 Aug 2020

Key takeaways from the DOJ’s big boost to Avanci

From moving beyond auto to questions of price and a chance to hit the accelerator, there’s much to dissect from last week’s announcement Read more

5 Aug 2020

Inside China's first top-down FRAND royalty decision

Exclusive analysis of the recently published full judgment of the Nanjing Intermediate People's Court in Huawei v Conversant Read more

30 Jul 2020

TiVo is on a run at the ITC against Comcast - but it’s not certain it will matter

Company notches up its third victory at the Commission with exclusion order recommended against its courtroom rival Read more

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20 Jul 2020

After success of early stage covid-19 vaccine trial, Oxford University's coronavirus IP policy explained

With the promising news today that a coronavirus vaccine being developed by scientists at the university is safe and triggers an immune response, we revisit our exclusive April interview with the head of Oxford's tech transfer office in which he talks about its new, expedited, approach to granting covid-related licences Read more

15 Jul 2020

German Federal Court of Justice’s FRAND decision is a win for patent owners

In Sisvel v Haier, Germany’s highest court brought greater clarity to a number of issues surrounding the licensing of SEPs – and rights holders have reason to be satisfied Read more

3 Jul 2020

Germany’s Supreme Court releases full judgment in key FRAND licensing case

Ruling in Sisvel v Haier clarifies issues around areas including what constitutes a “willing” licensee, obligations on implementers and the scope licensors have to vary royalty rates Read more

26 Jun 2020

The era of the mega-NPE is upon us and that wasn't part of Big Tech's plans

Fortress’s offer for Finjan means another PIPCO is set to disappear and confirms that in the IP monetisation business it is now the giants that rule the roost Read more

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24 Jul 2020

Apple must face France Brevets suit in Shenzhen, court rules

Recent rulings confirm sovereign patent fund and several domestic patent owners are targeting the iPhone maker Read more

21 Jul 2020

Huawei transfers codec patents to entity linked with China NPE campaign

Video rights pass to an owner linked with a recent Xiaomi deal and several Chinese assertions Read more

20 Jul 2020

IPValue inks semiconductor patent licensing deal with RPX

Agreement hands group of the defensive aggregator’s members rights to 500+ former Panasonic assets and continues run of success being enjoyed by the NPE headed by John Lindgren Read more

16 Jul 2020

After Houlihan split, IP deals team goes its separate ways

More details emerge about the reasons for the split with the bank as Elvir Causevic and other former team members get to work on new opportunities Read more

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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

29 Nov 2019

All eyes turn to London as UK Supreme Court mulls SEP FRAND cases

How the appeals brought by Huawei and ZTE could upend the licensing market Read more