Region: Canada

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

11 September 2020

Covid-19 shows promise of AI tools – innovators need IP protection, and fast

Breakthroughs by startups across the APAC region show the IP system is working as intended to incentivise innovation - even in a crowded patent landscape

05 September 2020

Blackberry hires former Rovi and McKool Smith dealmaker as new licensing director

Bryan Yearwood joins business that is on track to pull in $250 million from IP monetisation in the current fiscal year

27 August 2020

UK Supreme Court hands Unwired Planet and Conversant victory in key SEP FRAND dispute

Huge decision confirms that English court can require a company to take a global licence and can adjudicate multinational FRAND disputes

26 August 2020

Four big questions about China’s first top-down FRAND ruling, answered

Dragon Wang of Sitao IP says Huawei v Conversant judgment out of Nanjing is not as damaging for licensors as it may appear

14 August 2020

Intellectual property on demand

Leading law firms consider how different governments might apply compulsory licensing in response to potential covid-19 breakthroughs

12 August 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

05 August 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

05 August 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

04 August 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

25 July 2020

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