Patent Pools

Patent sale may have helped seal big Sharp Huawei auto licence

Transfer shows Hon Hai Group is betting on its own ability to license key wireless technology developed by Sharp

Patent sale may have helped seal big Sharp Huawei auto licence
Xiaomi’s Paul Lin: video implementers must work together to avoid standard dysfunction
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

At<em> IAM</em> auto IP event, more evidence of an industry struggling with a new SEP licensing normal
1 Oct 2020

At IAM auto IP event, more evidence of an industry struggling with a new SEP licensing normal

Avanci comes in for sharp criticism, while DOJ’s recent business review letter backing proposed 5G platform is attacked for failing to take into account the views of car makers and suppliers

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30 Sep 2020

China’s new antitrust IP guidelines leave much to interpretation

Long-awaited policy could frame a new round of battles between SEP owners and implementers Read more

28 Sep 2020

Sisvel and u-blox eye future cooperation after settlement announcement

Auto supplier and licensing specialist end FRAND litigation and agree “multi-year solution” Read more

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 Read more

18 Sep 2020

InterDigital’s re-vamp makes it an even more powerful patent player

The technological and geographic scope of the firm’s portfolio means new chief licensing officer Eeva Hakoranta has a lot to play with Read more

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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

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

7 Jul 2020

How a platform technology patent list can expedite covid-19 vaccine research

More transparency around IP ownership in this vital area will help the development of treatments designed to tackle the coronavirus Read more

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15 Sep 2020

Four key takeaways from the latest CRISPR patent wars decision

The Broad Institute gains key advantage in crucial interference battle at the PTAB 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

4 Sep 2020

Xiaomi’s patent plays prepare it for a global role

The Beijing-based smartphone manufacturer has been busy doing licensing deals and making acquisitions, not only to build its strength at home but also on the international stage 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

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

4 Mar 2020

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

Asset sales, trade wars and new names at the top made last year transformative for IP owners. Read more

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Daniel M McGavock
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Chicago IL, United States
Charles River Associates