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Ericsson and Xiaomi strike global licence

The parties settle after nearly five years of litigation in the Delhi High Court, but are keeping the deal and its terms quiet

Ericsson and Xiaomi strike global licence
18 Oct 2019

AVANCI platform covers just under 50% of 3G and 4G SEPs, research for IAM indicates

The platform’s long list of licensors account for a significant chunk of technologies relating to connectivity, but LG Electronics and Huawei are major omissions

18 Oct 2019

Huawei’s latest IP headache comes from its solar business

An Israeli firm has sued the Chinese company over inverter tech in Shenzhen and Jinan, building on German campaign

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16 Oct 2019

WIPO report: US patent filings dip for first time since 2009

The number of grants also drops while UK sees worrying fall in applications; but study has good news for EPO President Campinos Read more

16 Oct 2019

Tencent dips back into patent market with third IBM deal

Chinese internet giant faces NPE litigation in the US and upstart Chinese rivals that are getting smart on patents Read more

15 Oct 2019

Manufacturing trends could shift patent focus from China

Samsung, Sony and Google are among the companies who are shifting smartphone production from China to Southeast Asia Read more

12 Oct 2019

China’s IP ascent is not written in stone

Trade war is one reason why the country may end up being less friendly to patent owners than it once promised to be - but it’s not the only one Read more

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Designs

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2 Oct 2019

Huawei reportedly launches IP attack on Chinese handset maker

Shenzhen Transsion, the dominant mobile phone seller on the African continent, said to have come into IP conflict with Huawei shortly before going public Read more

18 Sep 2019

Why China’s new patent amendments may take time to raise damages

The Fourth Amendment to the Patent Law provides for bigger statutory awards and would let judges quintuple awards for punitive purposes Read more

10 Sep 2019

Chinese investors dig into IP portfolios

Research reports in China increasingly highlight companies whose claims to innovation may not jibe with their patent portfolios Read more

2 Sep 2019

Sinda may test the market for Chinese IP firm takeovers

A report says the patent filing powerhouse is attracting private equity interest at a possible valuation of around $300 million Read more

Finance

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10 Sep 2019

Chinese investors dig into IP portfolios

Research reports in China increasingly highlight companies whose claims to innovation may not jibe with their patent portfolios Read more

2 Sep 2019

Sinda may test the market for Chinese IP firm takeovers

A report says the patent filing powerhouse is attracting private equity interest at a possible valuation of around $300 million Read more

22 Aug 2019

Newly listed Chinese projector firm taking on big patent players from Taiwan and Japan

Appotronics touted its IP portfolio to raise money on China’s new tech board, but is also dealing with the patent risks that come with a high-profile listing Read more

5 Aug 2019

China seeks to boost IP lending

Companies staked patents and trademarks to borrow $8.5 billion in the first half of 2019. CNIPA and China’s banking regulator want that figure to increase as SMEs face a credit squeeze Read more

FRAND/SEPS

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27 Sep 2019

Huawei’s FRAND strategy: move cases to China

The company wants to shift disputes to its home jurisdiction and persuade courts there to set a low, China-specific rate Read more

23 Sep 2019

Nanjing judge sets Chinese SEP rate in dispute between Conversant and Huawei

Chinese court has had its say on royalties - and it looks like the telecoms giant has got exactly what it was looking for Read more

21 Sep 2019

Huawei’s 5G spinoff bluff shows why export ban will hurt US tech firms

CEO Ren Zhengfei doesn’t think another company can build a business around Huawei’s 5G technology stack. Not only will the company's predicament not help US tech firms, it is actively hurting them Read more

12 Sep 2019

Huawei CEO: our 5G IP can be had for an upfront fee

Ren Zhengfei welcomes telecom equipment competition with a grandiose offer, but some key details are still open to question Read more

Law & Policy

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10 Oct 2019

Shenzhen government to launch China’s latest IP fund

But the details suggest authorities understand limitations of IP subsidies and financialisation Read more

8 Oct 2019

New wave of company blacklistings in the US will accelerate Chinese tech’s inward turn

Eight Chinese entities – including leaders in AI, facial recognition and data forensics - added to Bureau of Industrial Security entity list Read more

27 Sep 2019

Huawei’s FRAND strategy: move cases to China

The company wants to shift disputes to its home jurisdiction and persuade courts there to set a low, China-specific rate Read more

23 Sep 2019

With no sign of trade war compromise, DOJ official attacks Chinese system that “encourages and rewards IP theft”

Comments by Deputy Assistant Attorney General in interview also suggests that the US will continue to take a more proactive approach to policing security risks in telecoms networks   Read more

Litigation

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11 Oct 2019

Fractus expands litigation campaign to Delhi

European developer of antenna tech opened up a new front against Chinese smartphone companies in India earlier this year. Unlicensed brands have taken over a larger share of India's smartphone market in recent years Read more

9 Oct 2019

Intel can’t knock out Chinese state lab’s chip patent

Invalidation efforts in both China and the United States have come up short as the US chip giant faces Chinese infringement claims Read more

2 Oct 2019

Huawei reportedly launches IP attack on Chinese handset maker

Shenzhen Transsion, the dominant mobile phone seller on the African continent, said to have come into IP conflict with Huawei shortly before going public Read more

27 Sep 2019

Huawei’s FRAND strategy: move cases to China

The company wants to shift disputes to its home jurisdiction and persuade courts there to set a low, China-specific rate Read more

Market Developments

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9 Oct 2019

Intel can’t knock out Chinese state lab’s chip patent

Invalidation efforts in both China and the United States have come up short as the US chip giant faces Chinese infringement claims Read more

8 Oct 2019

New wave of company blacklistings in the US will accelerate Chinese tech’s inward turn

Eight Chinese entities – including leaders in AI, facial recognition and data forensics - added to Bureau of Industrial Security entity list Read more

27 Sep 2019

Huawei’s FRAND strategy: move cases to China

The company wants to shift disputes to its home jurisdiction and persuade courts there to set a low, China-specific rate Read more

21 Sep 2019

Huawei’s 5G spinoff bluff shows why export ban will hurt US tech firms

CEO Ren Zhengfei doesn’t think another company can build a business around Huawei’s 5G technology stack. Not only will the company's predicament not help US tech firms, it is actively hurting them Read more

Non practising entities

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11 Oct 2019

Fractus expands litigation campaign to Delhi

European developer of antenna tech opened up a new front against Chinese smartphone companies in India earlier this year. Unlicensed brands have taken over a larger share of India's smartphone market in recent years Read more

9 Oct 2019

Intel can’t knock out Chinese state lab’s chip patent

Invalidation efforts in both China and the United States have come up short as the US chip giant faces Chinese infringement claims Read more

27 Sep 2019

Huawei’s FRAND strategy: move cases to China

The company wants to shift disputes to its home jurisdiction and persuade courts there to set a low, China-specific rate Read more

23 Sep 2019

Nanjing judge sets Chinese SEP rate in dispute between Conversant and Huawei

Chinese court has had its say on royalties - and it looks like the telecoms giant has got exactly what it was looking for Read more

Patent pools

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30 Aug 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform in June and July Read more

23 Aug 2019

Chinese smartphone trio to collaborate on file sharing standard

In a first, Oppo, Xiaomi and Vivo are enabling cross-brand functionality similar to Apple’s AirDrop on their devices. But Huawei, the country's Android leader, is not taking part Read more

28 Jun 2019

Politics, money could temper Chinese interest in Intel auction

A few years ago, it might have been different. But political, legal and economic uncertainty may combine to keep firms like Huawei and ZTE out of the running for Intel’s wireless IP Read more

3 Jun 2019

Shenzhen-based operating company tapped to license foreign pool's China rights

Netac’s own killer patent is set to expire later this year. But according to demand letters circulating Chinese media, the memory maker's IP team is now partnering with a patent pool formed by Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk Read more

Strategy

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9 Oct 2019

Intel can’t knock out Chinese state lab’s chip patent

Invalidation efforts in both China and the United States have come up short as the US chip giant faces Chinese infringement claims Read more

8 Oct 2019

New wave of company blacklistings in the US will accelerate Chinese tech’s inward turn

Eight Chinese entities – including leaders in AI, facial recognition and data forensics - added to Bureau of Industrial Security entity list Read more

2 Oct 2019

Huawei reportedly launches IP attack on Chinese handset maker

Shenzhen Transsion, the dominant mobile phone seller on the African continent, said to have come into IP conflict with Huawei shortly before going public Read more

27 Sep 2019

Huawei’s FRAND strategy: move cases to China

The company wants to shift disputes to its home jurisdiction and persuade courts there to set a low, China-specific rate Read more

Technology licensing

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11 Oct 2019

Fractus expands litigation campaign to Delhi

European developer of antenna tech opened up a new front against Chinese smartphone companies in India earlier this year. Unlicensed brands have taken over a larger share of India's smartphone market in recent years Read more

9 Oct 2019

Intel can’t knock out Chinese state lab’s chip patent

Invalidation efforts in both China and the United States have come up short as the US chip giant faces Chinese infringement claims Read more

8 Oct 2019

New wave of company blacklistings in the US will accelerate Chinese tech’s inward turn

Eight Chinese entities – including leaders in AI, facial recognition and data forensics - added to Bureau of Industrial Security entity list Read more

4 Oct 2019

How AstraZeneca found success in out-licensing, in-licensing and a revamped R&D strategy

A steep patent cliff in 2012 forced the Anglo-Swedish company to rethink its entire operation – and the results have shown the right calls were made Read more

Trademarks

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22 May 2018

Chinese company which raised $1.3 billion in IP-backed financing has Virginia factory site foreclosed

It would appear that the recipient of the largest ever IP-backed loan has come full circle to cautionary tale. Tranlin Paper, based in China’s Shandong Province, borrowed well over a billion dollars from the China Development bank in 2014 on the… Read more

18 May 2018

Suing a Chinese entity in the United States? Expect a two year wait to serve process

There are a host of challenges when it comes to trying to assert US patents against a Chinese legal entity. A recent court filing by Dutch telecom KPN, which is suing Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus in the District of Delaware, underlines what looks to be a… Read more

25 Mar 2018

Trump may have postponed his IP trade war with China, but both sides are still playing for very high stakes

Last Thursday, President Trump set out a series of measures that the US is set to pursue against China over alleged violations of American-owned intellectual property. They were wide-ranging, but perhaps not as deep or as far-reaching as some may… Read more

22 Mar 2018

Trademarks takeover notwithstanding, new-look SIPO may lose policy clout

Last week’s surprising news that SIPO will be reorganized as part of far-reaching consolidation across the country’s entire state bureaucracy underlined how suddenly reforms can take shape in a closed system such as China’s. There are still as many… Read more

Trade secrets

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8 Oct 2019

New wave of company blacklistings in the US will accelerate Chinese tech’s inward turn

Eight Chinese entities – including leaders in AI, facial recognition and data forensics - added to Bureau of Industrial Security entity list Read more

23 Sep 2019

With no sign of trade war compromise, DOJ official attacks Chinese system that “encourages and rewards IP theft”

Comments by Deputy Assistant Attorney General in interview also suggests that the US will continue to take a more proactive approach to policing security risks in telecoms networks   Read more

16 Sep 2019

Genentech dispute highlights growing importance of trade secrets for life sciences companies

Legal and commercial developments suggest that disputes over increasingly valuable biopharma know-how, proprietary information and data will increase in years to come. Read more

12 Sep 2019

Huawei CEO: our 5G IP can be had for an upfront fee

Ren Zhengfei welcomes telecom equipment competition with a grandiose offer, but some key details are still open to question Read more

Valuation

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10 Oct 2019

Shenzhen government to launch China’s latest IP fund

But the details suggest authorities understand limitations of IP subsidies and financialisation Read more

23 Sep 2019

Nanjing judge sets Chinese SEP rate in dispute between Conversant and Huawei

Chinese court has had its say on royalties - and it looks like the telecoms giant has got exactly what it was looking for Read more

18 Sep 2019

Why China’s new patent amendments may take time to raise damages

The Fourth Amendment to the Patent Law provides for bigger statutory awards and would let judges quintuple awards for punitive purposes Read more

10 Sep 2019

Chinese investors dig into IP portfolios

Research reports in China increasingly highlight companies whose claims to innovation may not jibe with their patent portfolios Read more

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