Patents

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

InterDigital faces Xiaomi FRAND fight, but revenue surges on back of Huawei deal
Licensees must beware of sovereign immunity following CAFC decision
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

Honda identifies 7,000 patents for potential abandonment in trial of AI tool
6 Aug 2020

Honda identifies 7,000 patents for potential abandonment in trial of AI tool

Human analysts agreed with automated system’s maintenance decisions about 85% of the time, says IP general manager Hirokazu Bessho

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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

How compulsory patent licensing could be used to combat covid-19 in the Americas

As the race to find coronavirus cures intensifies, we explore how legislation might be deployed in Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the US to ensure inventions are shared Read more

5 Aug 2020

Patenting emerging technologies – determining how far an artisan’s knowledge goes

A recent Federal Circuit decision and new USPTO guidance have brought a possible conflict in case law into focus 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

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1 Aug 2020

Ignore naysayers, the patent system is playing a vital role in the fight against covid-19

We have learned some important IP lessons in the months since the coronavirus pandemic surged across the world; one of which is just how crucial IP itself is to finding a way out of the crisis Read more

27 Jul 2020

Indonesia makes compulsory licensing easier as high-tech waits on key patent reform

Country paves way for possible covid-19 vaccine order, but promised protections for technology firms are taking longer than anticipated Read more

25 Jul 2020

As IP moves up Canada’s national agenda, other countries should follow suit

Trio of initiatives shows the country means business and the risk of a global economic downturn means similar moves may also become an important part of recovery plans elsewhere 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

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4 Aug 2020

No evidence that patents are acting as a barrier to covid research, says Bristol Myers IP head

Pharma giant’s deputy general counsel Henry Hadad reflects on how work has changed during the pandemic and why more still needs to be done on 101 reform Read more

4 Aug 2020

After PTAB upholds key patent, covid-19 vaccine fight heads to court

Moderna set to face infringement battle over its mRNA-1273, a hot prospect in the fight against coronavirus Read more

4 Aug 2020

Patent suits keep coming as India undergoes China tech backlash

Xiaomi and other brands face legal challenges as country rethinks bilateral tech trade and pushes to create its own national champion Read more

3 Aug 2020

Qualcomm CEO lauds “the most extensive licensing programme in mobile”

Huawei deal looks set to help compensate for drop in handset sales while chip giant’s invention disclosures surge despite impact of covid-19 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

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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