Region: Europe

Why some patent owners may pursue a wait-and-see strategy for the UPC

Three-quarters of IP market leaders in latest IAM Panel Report say they’re taking a cautious approach to the venue, which passed another key milestone for establishment last week

10 December 2021

Why Open RAN’s closed standards setting body could be bad for wireless innovation

The Long Read: The O-RAN Alliance is touted as a key initiative for furthering 5G deployment. Elisabeth Opie and Haris Tsilikas say its exclusive membership structure raises both IP and antitrust issues

08 December 2021

Revealed: first Chinese target of ZTE's new SEP licensing push

Court documents show that ZTE has filed a patent suit against Tinno Mobile, the Shenzhen-based company that owns French smartphone brand Wiko

08 December 2021

Germany’s new government is the last hope for covid IP waiver advocates

A post-Merkel change of approach by the country’s recently agreed traffic light coalition government could change the momentum of TRIPS suspension talks – but don’t bet on it

07 December 2021

Major US and UK SEP/FRAND reviews will have global licensing impact

Biden administration flags revised policy statement that rolls-back on original 2019 version, while the British government begins development of post-Brexit approach

07 December 2021

Huawei knocks out two Chinese patents in global SEP dispute with IP Bridge

Exclusive data shows extent of Japanese firm’s Chinese patent holdings as it heads into a high-stakes rate-setting battle

03 December 2021

Ant Group and Qualcomm to headline IPBC China next week

Two-day agenda will cover themes including life science disputes in China, country’s efforts to become a standards leader and building a world-class in-house IP team

01 December 2021

Data monetisation drives Sanofi’s $180 million investment in AI biotech Owkin

The deal shows how privacy and silo barriers to the commercialisation of information are being overcome

29 November 2021

EPO voted best for patent quality once more

Europe leads the way among the IP5, say IAM readers in our annual benchmarking survey, but service standards have slipped

29 November 2021

Strategic patent countries: evidence from EPO oppositions

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: IP5 insights

29 November 2021

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