Region: Canada

WiLAN reports Apple patent licence windfall and appoints new CEO

Andrew Parolin will take the helm at WiLAN, as parent company Quarterhillcontinues to explore options for the licensing business including a possible sale

13 May 2022

WiLAN patent portfolio will demand attention if a sale is pursued

As Quarterhill’s strategic review considers the potential sale of Canadian patent licensing business WiLAN, a PatSnap portfolio analysis shows plenty of value for any future buyer

10 May 2022

Michael Vladescu RIP

WiLAN boss’s untimely death announced by firm’s parent company Quarterhill

05 May 2022

Canada’s government ramps up efforts to build an IP strategy fit for a G7 economy

New proposals outlined in the federal budget are designed to enable the country to become a patent power on a par with the top performing members of the group

18 April 2022

As WiLAN potentially goes up for sale, here’s a look at its litigation track record

Docket Navigator data shows that 45 subsidiaries of the Canadian licensing business have filed 302 lawsuits since 2008, enjoying high settlement rates and defending themselves fairly well in 160 IPRs

04 April 2022

After sealing Apple patent deal, a WiLAN sale may be next on the agenda

It is a complete business with a strong portfolio, and processes and a methodology for optimising returns, says CEO of parent company Quarterhill

24 March 2022

IP transactions in life sciences: data transfer, sharing and exclusivity in China and Canada

It is imperative that life sciences professionals take account of issues surrounding data handling and technology transfer, in order to effectively maintain and enforce their IP rights

23 March 2022

To sell or to license: how to choose the right strategy to commercialise technology rights

There are a number of issues to consider when transferring rights in a technology to another entity. Whether a company opts to sell or license, awareness of the local rules in which the transfer will take place is vital

23 February 2022

BlackBerry patent buyer set to become the world’s largest wireless networks NPE

New research indicates that Catapult IP is acquiring a portfolio of quality assets that can potentially be asserted against some very big names

17 February 2022

Inside the litigation record of the man set to own 38,000 BlackBerry patents

Data from Docket Navigator shows that buyer York Eggleston IV’s existing NPEs – named after stones and slingshots – have filed at least 36 lawsuits against 23 defendants

07 February 2022

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