Europe

Sonos secures key German court win in Google patent battle

A Hamburg court's decision to grant the smart speaker maker a preliminary injunction is a major development in the global fight between the two companies

Sonos secures key German court win in Google patent battle
Wireless back to the fore for IP Bridge in multi-jurisdiction patent tangle with Huawei
11 May 2021

Wireless back to the fore for IP Bridge in multi-jurisdiction patent tangle with Huawei

Japanese fund’s first acquisition and first new litigation since going private have both centred on SEPs

Samsung and Ericsson settle patent licensing dispute
7 May 2021

Samsung and Ericsson settle patent licensing dispute

Swedish company projects second quarter licensing revenues of up to $297 million after signing cross-licence which includes 5G rights

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12 May 2021

Are clinical trials excluded from patent protection in Turkey?

Under Turkish case law, clinical trials come under the scope of experimental use of an invention. However, there is a lack of clarity over whether this means that clinical trials of patentable products can be protected by patents. Read more

5 May 2021

Samsung hit with smartphone patents recently sold by LG Innotek

Suit filed by Irish NPE in Western District of Texas could bring concerns over the separate LG Electronics portfolio to the forefront Read more

3 May 2021

New report lays bare the worrying extent of the UK's IP malaise

British companies lag their competitors on a number of measures, as well as on business investment in R&D, according to research published today Read more

29 Apr 2021

Qualcomm and Nokia see licensing bump after handset market's Q1 boost

Chip giant leads the way as mobile sales continue to recover, despite Huawei’s decline in the sector Read more

Designs

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28 Oct 2020

Help us to identify the world's leading IP strategists

The research process for the IAM Strategy 300 2021 is now underway and we are inviting nominations as we decide who should be included Read more

12 Oct 2020

What world class IP management looks like

On top of high-quality, day-to-day performance in areas such as prosecution, litigation and licensing, there are three essential elements an in-house function requires to be part of the elite Read more

5 Oct 2020

Arm’s patents will help Nvidia in many of the world’s high-growth industries

The proposed tie-up would significantly improve the US company’s IP cover in a number of key areas – but would not come consequence free Read more

7 Sep 2020

Geely to boost R&D war chest with Shanghai listing

China’s next big IPO will feature one of the country’s auto IP leaders, which has more than 9,000 patents and counts licensing as a major revenue source Read more

Finance

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18 Feb 2021

Seven top IP tips for biotech SMEs

How smaller biotechs can best overcome pitfalls and maximise the value of their inventions Read more

2 Nov 2020

Leaders of the world’s patent deals pack

The countdown of this year's IAM Market Makers - our annual ranking of the 40 most influential players in the global IP market - begins today with places 40 to 21 Read more

8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more

6 May 2020

UK parliament committee warned on China’s plans for Imagination Technologies

Imagination owner explains that licensing IP is not the same as transferring it, but freshly resigned CEO claims that only diligent management oversight can prevent key trade secret loss Read more

Frand/SEPS

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28 Apr 2021

Why comparable licences are key in the biggest SEP battles

The Long Read: The Patents Court in the UK has seen more than its fair share of precedent-busting FRAND cases in recent years. EIP’s Tom Brazier takes a scalpel to three of the biggest to tease out how litigants can secure disclosure of the kind of commercially sensitive information that will set them up for courtroom success Read more

27 Apr 2021

Settlement between Daimler and Conversant draws line under another long-running auto patent battle

Agreement follows the NPE's licensing deal with RPX, but the auto giant's ongoing battle with Nokia shows no signs of coming to an end Read more

22 Apr 2021

Ericsson sees huge hit to licensing revenues thanks to Samsung fight and Huawei sales slump

IP business reports an income drop of over 60% as the company battles through a crucial period of deal renewals Read more

2 Apr 2021

Latest US litigation numbers point to scale of Ericsson’s fight with Samsung

In the first quarter the Swedish telecoms giant was the most targeted patent owner at the PTAB while data shows new district court cases increased in Q1 Read more

Law & Policy

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22 Mar 2021

All CII patent applications should be treated the same, EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal confirms

Decision provides a high degree of legal certainty and will enhance predictability in the examination process Read more

19 Mar 2021

"We feel good about our business - it’s very profitable and on a sustainable foundation," says Nokia Technologies chief

In an exclusive interview, Jenni Lukander emphasises the strong support her unit receives from company CEO Pekka Lundmark, as well as its prospects for growth Read more

18 Mar 2021

EU Teva investigation shows IP’s competition law issues aren’t limited to patent litigation settlements

Commission’s move against the Israeli generic is unprecedented, but could be a sign of things to come Read more

8 Mar 2021

In a second Sisvel v Haier ruling, Germany’s Federal Court of Justice provides more cheer for SEP owners

The country’s highest court further defines the obligations of both licensors and licensees in FRAND licensing negotiations Read more

Litigation

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28 Apr 2021

Why comparable licences are key in the biggest SEP battles

The Long Read: The Patents Court in the UK has seen more than its fair share of precedent-busting FRAND cases in recent years. EIP’s Tom Brazier takes a scalpel to three of the biggest to tease out how litigants can secure disclosure of the kind of commercially sensitive information that will set them up for courtroom success Read more

27 Apr 2021

Settlement between Daimler and Conversant draws line under another long-running auto patent battle

Agreement follows the NPE's licensing deal with RPX, but the auto giant's ongoing battle with Nokia shows no signs of coming to an end Read more

22 Apr 2021

Ericsson sees huge hit to licensing revenues thanks to Samsung fight and Huawei sales slump

IP business reports an income drop of over 60% as the company battles through a crucial period of deal renewals Read more

7 Apr 2021

Another big-ticket Nokia licensing deal announced

Finnish company concludes multi-year cross-licence agreement with Lenovo that includes a balancing payment Read more

Market Developments

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25 Mar 2021

Europe is seeing a boom in pharma and biotech patenting

A surge in life sciences applications offset a disappointing performance in other areas, the latest EPO statistics suggest Read more

24 Mar 2021

BioNTech’s IP team leaders on their role in the race to develop the first covid vaccine

The long read: In an exclusive interview, the German company's James Ryan and Julie Anne Gillespie talk about their once-in-a-career experience of working on a project that will help change the world Read more

18 Mar 2021

Another brick in the wall towards patents becoming fully-fledged assets

Announcing the creation of SPIF - a non-partisan, open standard, human readable solution for uniquely identifying patent assets that is consistent with existing formats Read more

25 Feb 2021

What life sciences businesses need to know about data commercialisation

A strategy for protecting and exploiting data is now a must for entities involved in healthcare research Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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27 Apr 2021

Settlement between Daimler and Conversant draws line under another long-running auto patent battle

Agreement follows the NPE's licensing deal with RPX, but the auto giant's ongoing battle with Nokia shows no signs of coming to an end Read more

18 Feb 2021

Seven top IP tips for biotech SMEs

How smaller biotechs can best overcome pitfalls and maximise the value of their inventions Read more

15 Feb 2021

Open Invention Network adds major banks to membership with Barclays and TD Bank sign-ups

Risk from rivals, threats from patent assertion entities and the widespread adoption of open source software is increasing financial institutions’ interest in defensive networks, says OIN CEO Read more

7 Jan 2021

Touchscreen NPE settles patent suits with tech giants, including Samsung, Lenovo and Microsoft

Ireland-based Neodrón closes deal that sees litigation with a host of big name players come to an end Read more

Patent Pools

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14 Dec 2020

The last 12 months have been good for patent owners, say global IP leaders

Exclusive Panels Report for IAM focuses on key issues, including: portfolio management, litigation, monetisation, the regulatory environment and strategic priorities Read more

2 Nov 2020

Leaders of the world’s patent deals pack

The countdown of this year's IAM Market Makers - our annual ranking of the 40 most influential players in the global IP market - begins today with places 40 to 21 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

Patents Law

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28 Apr 2021

Why comparable licences are key in the biggest SEP battles

The Long Read: The Patents Court in the UK has seen more than its fair share of precedent-busting FRAND cases in recent years. EIP’s Tom Brazier takes a scalpel to three of the biggest to tease out how litigants can secure disclosure of the kind of commercially sensitive information that will set them up for courtroom success Read more

27 Apr 2021

Settlement between Daimler and Conversant draws line under another long-running auto patent battle

Agreement follows the NPE's licensing deal with RPX, but the auto giant's ongoing battle with Nokia shows no signs of coming to an end Read more

22 Apr 2021

Ericsson sees huge hit to licensing revenues thanks to Samsung fight and Huawei sales slump

IP business reports an income drop of over 60% as the company battles through a crucial period of deal renewals Read more

16 Apr 2021

Top EV automakers’ patent portfolios indicate continued need for strategic alliances

Hyundai, Nissan and BYD own the most robust electrical power systems IP, but data reveals differing priorities for leading manufacturers Read more

Strategy

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2 Apr 2021

Latest US litigation numbers point to scale of Ericsson’s fight with Samsung

In the first quarter the Swedish telecoms giant was the most targeted patent owner at the PTAB while data shows new district court cases increased in Q1 Read more

24 Mar 2021

BioNTech’s IP team leaders on their role in the race to develop the first covid vaccine

The long read: In an exclusive interview, the German company's James Ryan and Julie Anne Gillespie talk about their once-in-a-career experience of working on a project that will help change the world Read more

18 Mar 2021

Another brick in the wall towards patents becoming fully-fledged assets

Announcing the creation of SPIF - a non-partisan, open standard, human readable solution for uniquely identifying patent assets that is consistent with existing formats Read more

18 Mar 2021

EU Teva investigation shows IP’s competition law issues aren’t limited to patent litigation settlements

Commission’s move against the Israeli generic is unprecedented, but could be a sign of things to come Read more

Technology Licensing

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27 Apr 2021

Settlement between Daimler and Conversant draws line under another long-running auto patent battle

Agreement follows the NPE's licensing deal with RPX, but the auto giant's ongoing battle with Nokia shows no signs of coming to an end Read more

22 Apr 2021

Ericsson sees huge hit to licensing revenues thanks to Samsung fight and Huawei sales slump

IP business reports an income drop of over 60% as the company battles through a crucial period of deal renewals Read more

7 Apr 2021

Another big-ticket Nokia licensing deal announced

Finnish company concludes multi-year cross-licence agreement with Lenovo that includes a balancing payment Read more

19 Mar 2021

"We feel good about our business - it’s very profitable and on a sustainable foundation," says Nokia Technologies chief

In an exclusive interview, Jenni Lukander emphasises the strong support her unit receives from company CEO Pekka Lundmark, as well as its prospects for growth Read more

Trade Secrets

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25 Feb 2021

What life sciences businesses need to know about data commercialisation

A strategy for protecting and exploiting data is now a must for entities involved in healthcare research Read more

18 Feb 2021

Seven top IP tips for biotech SMEs

How smaller biotechs can best overcome pitfalls and maximise the value of their inventions Read more

22 Dec 2020

Three life sciences trade secrets and data strategy lessons

As non-patent assets become increasingly important, pharma and biotech innovators must adapt their IP strategies. Read more

20 Nov 2020

Risks and rewards of trade secrets in Europe

Until recently, trade secrets were, apart from a few exceptions, often overlooked in favour of patent rights in terms of the value that they contribute as IP assets. Read more

Valuation

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19 Apr 2021

European Super League could face domain and trademark issues as backlash to football revolution grows

Analysis by the team at IAM's sister publication World Trademark Review finds the 12 clubs involved are IP-savvy, but vulnerable to brand risk Read more

25 Feb 2021

What life sciences businesses need to know about data commercialisation

A strategy for protecting and exploiting data is now a must for entities involved in healthcare research Read more

18 Feb 2021

Seven top IP tips for biotech SMEs

How smaller biotechs can best overcome pitfalls and maximise the value of their inventions Read more

9 Feb 2021

Five IP takeaways from Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ $7 billion medical cannabis buyout

A major milestone in the medical cannabinoid patent market has been passed Read more

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