Region: Canada

Conversant case illustrates gauntlet facing SEP plaintiffs in China

The Chinese IP office knocked out several claims from the sole patent owned by the NPE that was deemed essential and infringed in a recent Nanjing FRAND ruling

14 January 2020

Conversant receives timely UK boost before Supreme Court has its say

Unwired Planet judge rules that ZTE and Huawei infringed two of the NPE’s patents while a third was ruled invalid

09 January 2020

Chinese memory upstart secures DRAM patents in hybrid deal with WiLAN

CXMT picks up former Qimonda rights at a time when Beijing government is prioritising creation of national champions

06 December 2019

Biologics exclusivity may be sacrificed to seal NAFTA 2.0 deal

Trump administration said to be considering weakening provisions to break political gridlock over USMCA

05 December 2019

What leaked US trade talks tell us about future of UK pharma IP

Secret government documents detailing pharma patent discussions between UK and US officials have stirred up a controversy in the run up to the British general election later this month

04 December 2019

Star turns – counting down the best of the best

New names, familiar faces: what it takes to earn a place in the Market Makers’ club

29 November 2019

Blackberry portfolio licensor inks RPX agreement and insists there’s still plenty more deals to do

Defensive aggregator closes transaction with Fundamental Innovation Systems International giving members coverage on USB charging patents; Apple also settles infringement case

08 November 2019

The state of play as Blackberry takes on Facebook, Snap and Twitter

Breaking down the proceedings across district court and at the PTAB in three litigation campaigns that could be crucial for Canadian company's ongoing licensing efforts

01 November 2019

Suits against Facebook, Snap and Twitter indicated a Blackberry change of tack, but now it’s running into a familiar problem

PTAB IPR institutions pile up after the Canadian tech pioneer went on the patent offensive against giants of the social media market; how the cases pan out will be key to its licensing efforts

10 October 2019

Utility models and industrial designs – IP rights worth considering

Featured in IAM Yearbook: Building IP value in the 21st century 2020

02 October 2019

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