Patents

After early FRAND litigation efforts in China, KPN targets Xiaomi and others in US courts

Expanded US litigation campaign targets some of the same mobile companies Dutch firm has pursued in China for years

After early FRAND litigation efforts in China, KPN targets Xiaomi and others in US courts
Elite US universities come together to break technology licensing “logjam”
18 Jan 2021

Elite US universities come together to break technology licensing “logjam”

A group of 15 leading institutions, led by Columbia, is hoping that a new pool will unlock more value from their patents and help change the mindset of Big Tech

BlackBerry shares surge on Facebook patent settlement despite absence of detail
18 Jan 2021

BlackBerry shares surge on Facebook patent settlement despite absence of detail

Canadian company enjoys a stock price spike after long-running dispute comes to an end, but information about the terms of the agreement is almost non-existent

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18 Jan 2021

Half of Japanese companies plan to curb patent filings, JPO says

Patent applications yet to follow trademarks and designs in return to pre-covid levels Read more

16 Jan 2021

China needs more patent attorneys, but lowering standards is not the answer

Recent measures that widen the door to the sector raise concerns over quality Read more

15 Jan 2021

New Fortress-backed NPE goes on patent attack against Apple, Dell and LG

Records show that plaintiff Neo Wireless was assigned a portfolio of wireless assets related to 4G and 5G in early 2020 Read more

15 Jan 2021

US patent grants declined in 2020, but remain at historically high levels

The data shows that IBM retained its perennial number one slot, while there were fewer Japanese recipients and more patents issued to Chinese businesses Read more

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19 Dec 2020

Those who adopt a hold-out strategy in SEP FRAND licensing should face the prospect of a market red card

Football shows how to deal with the long delays in licensing negotiations caused by those doing all they can to avoid paying a fair royalty, argues InterDigital’s Eeva Hakoranta Read more

16 Dec 2020

What you need to know about patents and the fourth industrial revolution

New EPO report reveals Samsung is the global leader however you cut it, while the US is the dominant national player Read more

14 Dec 2020

The last 12 months have been good for patent owners, say global IP leaders

Exclusive Panels Report for IAM focuses on key issues, including: portfolio management, litigation, monetisation, the regulatory environment and strategic priorities Read more

28 Nov 2020

The EU has the chance to seize global patent leadership

Europe has never been in a better position to set rules the rest of the world must follow Read more

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15 Jan 2021

Oppo’s patent focus: smaller deals, younger rights and future standards

Shanghai-based R&D firm Langbo inks its first patent sale to a major Chinese buyer after a pair of deals with foreign NPEs Read more

14 Jan 2021

Deal with RPX a huge win for IV - and other takeaways from a licensing blockbuster

After we exclusively broke the news of the big ticket transaction we look at the key points to have emerged from the agreement Read more

14 Jan 2021

New Brazilian biotech patent examination guidelines a “missed opportunity”

While boosting transparency, the many difficulties faced by life sciences innovators when applying for protection in the country are not addressed Read more

14 Jan 2021

Subsidies still matter in China’s patent world, but focus is shifting overseas

USPTO report on non-market patent incentives shows how Chinese applicants are being encouraged to obtain more foreign rights Read more

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4 Nov 2020

Supreme Court could signal time’s up for Google’s anti-competitive IP infringement

A long-running battle with Oracle once again shines the spotlight on a pattern of alleged major IP infringements by the search giant Read more

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

12 Aug 2020

As the fallout from covid continues, the two IP superpowers offer different messages

While China cheers an uptick in applications, the USPTO warns of a prolonged downturn Read more

8 Jun 2020

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