Region: Europe

IPCom patent campaign against Apple in China appears to end with global settlement

Report suggests German NPE walked away from long-running dispute with eight-digit sum, ending litigation in Fuzhou

07 January 2022

Landmark Dutch appeal court decision reduces risk of third-party damages against pharma patentees

The appellate ruling overturns a recent lower court judgment which exposed life sciences IP plaintiffs to significant additional dangers from health insurer lawsuits

06 January 2022

InterDigital suits tee up another major SEP clash for 2022

Assertions against Oppo inaugurate latest globe-spanning dispute in a market where litigation remains a key part of negotiating some of the biggest deals

04 January 2022

What’s ahead for the global IP market in 2022

Predictions from the IAM editorial team on what the next twelve months have in store

03 January 2022

Dusseldorf court delivers first FRAND defeat for an SEP joint licensing programme

Vestel fights off injunction requests in cases brought by GE, Dolby, Philips and IP Bridge, members of the of an HEVC platform administered by Access Advance

23 December 2021

The top five patent stories in Europe during 2021

New German legislation, a leap forward on the UPC and important SEP-related initiatives from the UK and the Commission were among the highlights of a busy year

23 December 2021

Avanci agrees licensing deal with Daimler to round-off a successful 2021

Agreement includes 4G and means the platform now has the big three German car manufacturers under licence – but only for 3G with VW

22 December 2021

The biggest biopharma patent stories of the year

From President Biden’s backing for a covid IP waiver through a new linkage system in China to big changes in Brazil, it was an action-packed 2021 for the life sciences industries

21 December 2021

CJEU to tackle SPC uncertainties over combination products

Finnish court makes new referral for the justices on the Luxembourg-based tribunal to consider

16 December 2021

Google and Samsung top the list of applicants for AI-related patents at the EPO

Co-published – In-depth analysis of the data undertaken by Frances Wilding of Haseltine Lake Kempner, shows that applications and grants are on the rise, and that inventions cover a wide range of technologies

16 December 2021

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