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Ofinno's Honda and Xiaomi deals point to strong 5G patent secondary market

The Virginia-based R&D outfit has made a string of sales to big names in consumer tech over recent months, with Samsung another prominent customer

Ofinno's Honda and Xiaomi deals point to strong 5G patent secondary market
Sisvel ties-up Oppo deal after multi-jurisdictional patent dispute settles
23 Jul 2021

Sisvel ties-up Oppo deal after multi-jurisdictional patent dispute settles

Pair bring to an end litigation that spanned three continents and also involved rights owned by Mitsubishi Electric

What Huawei’s VW patent deal means for the IP market
16 Jul 2021

What Huawei’s VW patent deal means for the IP market

The auto industry could find that taking advantage of Avanci’s collective model while forging a bilateral arrangement with the Chinese giant is a potent combination

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21 Jul 2021

Supreme People’s Court promulgates judicial interpretation on patent linkage litigation

China’s new judicial interpretation features substantial amendments in terms of the right of action, the materials for filing the case, grounds of defence and the damages regime. Read more

15 Jul 2021

China’s patent linkage system is finally up and running

What the final implementing measures of the Hatch-Waxman-style framework mean for biopharma patentees and generics Read more

14 Jul 2021

Maxell’s latest deal shows the Japanese business is doubling down on its patent monetisation efforts

The operating company has added to portfolio for first time since embarking on litigation push against Apple and others Read more

14 Jul 2021

Understanding China’s new infringement measures

Recent changes to China’s IP laws have big implications for major patent infringement cases. A breakdown of the new measures sets out useful guidance for both patentees and stakeholders. Read more

Designs

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31 May 2021

China's new patent law: the big picture

Changes taking effect this week will strengthen patent rights on balance, but also include measures to tackle abusive litigation Read more

19 Feb 2021

Africa’s mobile phone king ramps up IP filings

Shenzhen-based Transsion has dedicated more resources to patents since its 2019 IPO, but still lags far behind rivals Read more

23 Jan 2021

Rebooting IP engagement with China need not mean giving up ground on key concerns

The patent world functions better when its two most powerful players have a constructive, though competitive, relationship Read more

21 Nov 2020

RCEP is a leap for China but a small step for IP

World’s largest trade pact is not a show-stopper when it comes to IP, but it will bring changes to ASEAN and clouds US ability to set regional agenda Read more

Finance

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4 Jun 2021

Chinese buyer of 10,000+ LED patents from LG Innotek revealed

Newly-created Suzhou Lekin Semiconductor is backed by a well-connected Chinese lighting magnate Read more

3 Apr 2021

Beware the flow of money into China’s transactions space

Saturday Opinion: Encouraging patent deals and lending through metrics and incentives could lay a trap for those who want a higher-quality patent system Read more

5 Jan 2021

LG Electronics hooks up with IP Bridge as fund looks beyond Japan

Licensing business that shed state sponsorship last year partners with Korean patent powerhouse in latest acquisition Read more

24 Sep 2020

Chinese EV makers get serious about patents

Startups that have listed in the US and China look more like Tesla than Nikola from an IP portfolio perspective Read more

Frand/SEPS

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8 Jul 2021

Nokia launches patent litigation against Oppo across Europe and Asia

The two companies have been re-negotiating a 2018 licensing deal covering wireless technologies Read more

7 Jul 2021

The EU wants answers on Chinese SEP patent practice

A request for information filed through the WTO signals high-level interest in how courts in China are handling anti-suit injunctions Read more

6 Jul 2021

European patent litigation makes Oppo an EPO opposition target

Chinese mobile players are well acquainted with validity fights in the US and China, but Oppo and others increasingly find themselves under attack at the EPO Read more

30 Jun 2021

Sisvel, Xiaomi reach settlement over cellular patents

Deal ends litigation in China and Europe, with Xiaomi gaining rights to mobile patents owned by Sisvel and Mitsubishi Electric Read more

Law & Policy

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13 Jul 2021

China’s tech giant crackdown is about much more than data control

Didi’s post-IPO blues signal a shift in the regulatory landscape, with companies facing greater scrutiny Read more

12 Jul 2021

Tencent appoints IP industry veteran to top policy role

Obama administration IP czar Danny Marti takes up senior position with the Chinese tech and media powerhouse Read more

3 Jul 2021

Feds don’t need a ‘China Initiative’ to go after trade secret theft

Saturday Opinion: American IP owners would be better served by a DOJ focus on bringing home blockbuster trade secrets cases regardless of nationality Read more

25 Jun 2021

Damages track upward in US trade secret litigation

But despite a growing emphasis on the topic and a move toward more remote working, overall caseload has been flat Read more

Litigation

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13 Jul 2021

Settlement with Verizon is latest indication that Huawei is in full-fledged deal-making mode

The Chinese company also recently hooked up with a Volkswagen supplier in its biggest auto-sector deal to date Read more

8 Jul 2021

Nokia launches patent litigation against Oppo across Europe and Asia

The two companies have been re-negotiating a 2018 licensing deal covering wireless technologies Read more

7 Jul 2021

The EU wants answers on Chinese SEP patent practice

A request for information filed through the WTO signals high-level interest in how courts in China are handling anti-suit injunctions Read more

6 Jul 2021

European patent litigation makes Oppo an EPO opposition target

Chinese mobile players are well acquainted with validity fights in the US and China, but Oppo and others increasingly find themselves under attack at the EPO Read more

Market Developments

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24 Jun 2021

What Oppo's integration with OnePlus means for IP and licensing within the group

Consolidation of brands under the BBK Electronics banner creates a player with a different patent risk profile Read more

7 Jun 2021

China’s big focus on good faith in patents could give defendants new tools

Application clampdown, amendments to the Patent Law and a recent clarification that defendants can recover legal costs all point to focus on abuse of patent system Read more

4 Jun 2021

Chinese buyer of 10,000+ LED patents from LG Innotek revealed

Newly-created Suzhou Lekin Semiconductor is backed by a well-connected Chinese lighting magnate Read more

26 May 2021

Xi Jinping throws weight behind TRIPS waiver, but don’t expect China to invoke flexibilities

Chinese leader called on the WTO to make an “early decision” on whether to suspend IP protections for covid-19 vaccinations Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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6 Jul 2021

European patent litigation makes Oppo an EPO opposition target

Chinese mobile players are well acquainted with validity fights in the US and China, but Oppo and others increasingly find themselves under attack at the EPO Read more

24 Jun 2021

What Oppo's integration with OnePlus means for IP and licensing within the group

Consolidation of brands under the BBK Electronics banner creates a player with a different patent risk profile Read more

10 Jun 2021

China’s “overly broad” junk patent dragnet could snare legitimate filings

The IPO takes issue with rules proposed by the Chinese patent office to filter out 'abnormal' applications Read more

7 Jun 2021

China’s big focus on good faith in patents could give defendants new tools

Application clampdown, amendments to the Patent Law and a recent clarification that defendants can recover legal costs all point to focus on abuse of patent system Read more

Patent Pools

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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

2 Nov 2020

Mitsubishi Electric notches Chinese validity wins in wireless pool fight

A portfolio of 3G patents from a Sisvel pool is ruled valid by patent office ahead of key FRAND cases Read more

20 Oct 2020

Patent sale may have helped seal big Sharp Huawei auto licence

Transfer shows Hon Hai Group is betting on its own ability to license key wireless technology developed by Sharp Read more

8 Oct 2020

Xiaomi’s Paul Lin: video implementers must work together to avoid standard dysfunction

Company’s IP strategy chief says cost of codec licensing not justified by the state of the technology Read more

Patents Law

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13 Jul 2021

Settlement with Verizon is latest indication that Huawei is in full-fledged deal-making mode

The Chinese company also recently hooked up with a Volkswagen supplier in its biggest auto-sector deal to date Read more

8 Jul 2021

Nokia launches patent litigation against Oppo across Europe and Asia

The two companies have been re-negotiating a 2018 licensing deal covering wireless technologies Read more

7 Jul 2021

The EU wants answers on Chinese SEP patent practice

A request for information filed through the WTO signals high-level interest in how courts in China are handling anti-suit injunctions Read more

6 Jul 2021

European patent litigation makes Oppo an EPO opposition target

Chinese mobile players are well acquainted with validity fights in the US and China, but Oppo and others increasingly find themselves under attack at the EPO Read more

Strategy

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13 Jul 2021

Settlement with Verizon is latest indication that Huawei is in full-fledged deal-making mode

The Chinese company also recently hooked up with a Volkswagen supplier in its biggest auto-sector deal to date Read more

2 Jul 2021

ZTE targets up to $930 million in patent revenue over the next five years

With a portfolio valuation and revenue projections in hand, the Chinese telecoms giant is making its IP monetisation plans public for the first time Read more

1 Jul 2021

Chinese patent invalidation trials need not be a ‘mad scramble’

Sitao IP’s Dragon Wang and Bing Wu argue that foreign parties must do their homework and retain the right counsel to avoid surprises in CNIPA proceedings Read more

24 Jun 2021

What Oppo's integration with OnePlus means for IP and licensing within the group

Consolidation of brands under the BBK Electronics banner creates a player with a different patent risk profile Read more

Technology Licensing

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13 Jul 2021

Settlement with Verizon is latest indication that Huawei is in full-fledged deal-making mode

The Chinese company also recently hooked up with a Volkswagen supplier in its biggest auto-sector deal to date Read more

8 Jul 2021

Nokia launches patent litigation against Oppo across Europe and Asia

The two companies have been re-negotiating a 2018 licensing deal covering wireless technologies Read more

6 Jul 2021

European patent litigation makes Oppo an EPO opposition target

Chinese mobile players are well acquainted with validity fights in the US and China, but Oppo and others increasingly find themselves under attack at the EPO Read more

2 Jul 2021

ZTE targets up to $930 million in patent revenue over the next five years

With a portfolio valuation and revenue projections in hand, the Chinese telecoms giant is making its IP monetisation plans public for the first time Read more

Trade Secrets

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3 Jul 2021

Feds don’t need a ‘China Initiative’ to go after trade secret theft

Saturday Opinion: American IP owners would be better served by a DOJ focus on bringing home blockbuster trade secrets cases regardless of nationality Read more

25 Jun 2021

Damages track upward in US trade secret litigation

But despite a growing emphasis on the topic and a move toward more remote working, overall caseload has been flat Read more

17 Jun 2021

Everything you need to know about the covid-19 IP waiver negotiations

With text-based discussions of a TRIPS suspension about to get underway, IAM highlights the key issues to be aware of. Read more

9 Jun 2021

Battle over aircraft start-up shows why Chinese investments fuel IP fears

Investors file Delaware lawsuit in bid to block IP deal with Chinese company Read more

Valuation

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1 Jun 2021

Xiaomi royalty figures show importance of IP strategy as it grows international footprint

In a banner quarter, company gets off US government blacklist, grows profits, and pays a hefty royalty sum Read more

20 Apr 2021

Large IP platform feels the heat as China scrutinises patent services

According to a recent media report, helping companies game subsidies became big business for a self-described unicorn of the IP space Read more

3 Apr 2021

Beware the flow of money into China’s transactions space

Saturday Opinion: Encouraging patent deals and lending through metrics and incentives could lay a trap for those who want a higher-quality patent system Read more

19 Mar 2021

IP analytics unicorn emerges with Softbank, Tencent backing

Singapore-based PatSnap says its latest round of fundraising pushed its valuation north of $1 billion Read more