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Smartphone royalty stack continues multi-year decline, says analyst

Financial disclosures from four major publicly-listed patent owners suggest that their collective licensing revenues are on a downward trend

Smartphone royalty stack continues multi-year decline, says analyst
Latest Nokia figures show how important IP licensing is to the company
29 Jul 2021

Latest Nokia figures show how important IP licensing is to the company

Announcement of increased revenues is accompanied by news of a further licensee in the auto sector

Nokia v Oppo clash brings a big-ticket patent battle to Indonesia
28 Jul 2021

Nokia v Oppo clash brings a big-ticket patent battle to Indonesia

Decisions delivered in six months and the availability of injunctions make Southeast Asia’s largest market an attractive proposition for the Finnish company

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9 Sep 2021

Leadership profile: Jenni Lukander

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9 Sep 2021

IAM’s Top 40 Market Makers

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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

14 Jun 2021

Bolstered by LG SEP acquisition, Japanese patent fund takes on the Nordics

IP Bridge lawsuits against Nokia and Ericsson confirm NPE’s focus on the wireless space Read more

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29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

16 Oct 2018

After McCurdy’s exit, Provenance rethinks its strategy

“There’s no question that asserting is an option,” says new CEO Lynch Read more

2 Feb 2018

Nokia forecasts significant licensing growth after a big year for its patent business team

Earnings season is in full swing and so far, of the licensing-heavy businesses to report, it’s Nokia that is arguably the standout performer.

Many of the headlines on the Finnish company’s results purred about the strong licensing performance…

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5 Jan 2018

Round-up - another big litigation drop, Fortress deals, rumours of significant Xiaomi acquisition

As we covered late last month in our top 10 stories of the year, 2017 was a particularly active year for patent news in the US. From Indian tribes becoming major patent owners and claiming sovereign immunity at the PTAB, to major corporate IP…

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Frand/SEPS

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4 Jun 2021

The Nokia and Daimler deal leaves key SEP questions unanswered

Tuesday’s settlement brought an end to the conflict between the two companies, but for the wider auto industry there are still any number of licensing unknowns Read more

1 Jun 2021

Nokia and Daimler bring long-running SEP licensing dispute to an end

The pair agree a settlement deal under which the Finnish company receives royalties, while Dusseldorf court referral to the CJEU falls away 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

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

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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 Aug 2020

Nokia secures injunction against Daimler in closely-watched German SEP case

Finnish company prevails in a case that it could not afford to lose, but with an appeal certain nothing is yet decided Read more

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

4 Mar 2020

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

Asset sales, trade wars and new names at the top made last year transformative for IP owners. Read more

Litigation

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4 Jun 2021

The Nokia and Daimler deal leaves key SEP questions unanswered

Tuesday’s settlement brought an end to the conflict between the two companies, but for the wider auto industry there are still any number of licensing unknowns Read more

1 Jun 2021

Nokia and Daimler bring long-running SEP licensing dispute to an end

The pair agree a settlement deal under which the Finnish company receives royalties, while Dusseldorf court referral to the CJEU falls away 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

30 Oct 2020

Nokia secures second German injunction ruling against Daimler, while details emerge of “major” patent licence renewal

Finnish telco prevails in Munich case with bond set well below previous sales ban Read more

Market Developments

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4 Nov 2020

Best in class

IAM takes a forensic look at the best of the best in patents to announce this year’s top 40 market makers Read more

14 Oct 2020

New Nokia report pegs 5G benefit to global economy at $8 trillion highlighting possible step change for licensors

Study points to range of “asset-intensive industries” which are playing digital catch-up and underline 5G’s huge potential Read more

8 Sep 2020

Samsung seizing 5G opportunities enabled by patent leadership

Verizon deal worth $6.6b is latest sign that the company is stepping into the big leagues of network gear Read more

31 Jul 2020

Latest Nokia results point to diverging fortunes for largest licensing players

Finnish mobile giant’s IP business sees drop in sales but company highlights “higher investments to drive creation of intellectual property” Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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4 Nov 2020

Best in class

IAM takes a forensic look at the best of the best in patents to announce this year’s top 40 market makers Read more

1 Jul 2020

Why it was time to leave Nokia - company's former IP head tells all in exclusive interview

On the day she becomes InterDigital's new chief licensing officer, Eeva Hakoranta explains her move and discusses a whole lot more besides Read more

3 Jun 2020

InterDigital hires Nokia's Hakoranta to be firm's new chief licensing officer

“I am thrilled that she has chosen to join us, and very much look forward to working with her," says firm's CEO Bill Merritt Read more

26 May 2020

India’s growing docket of high-tech litigation on hold

Nokia, Philips and Fractus are among the patent owners with active cases targeting major Chinese companies Read more

Patent Pools

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4 Jun 2021

The Nokia and Daimler deal leaves key SEP questions unanswered

Tuesday’s settlement brought an end to the conflict between the two companies, but for the wider auto industry there are still any number of licensing unknowns Read more

1 Jun 2021

Nokia and Daimler bring long-running SEP licensing dispute to an end

The pair agree a settlement deal under which the Finnish company receives royalties, while Dusseldorf court referral to the CJEU falls away Read more

21 Mar 2020

Some licensors are taking a much more public stand in their FRAND fights - here's why

Recents moves by Nokia and InterDigital show that rights owners are beginning to realise that winning the PR battle is just as important as prevailing in court Read more

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

Patents Law

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4 Jun 2021

The Nokia and Daimler deal leaves key SEP questions unanswered

Tuesday’s settlement brought an end to the conflict between the two companies, but for the wider auto industry there are still any number of licensing unknowns Read more

1 Jun 2021

Nokia and Daimler bring long-running SEP licensing dispute to an end

The pair agree a settlement deal under which the Finnish company receives royalties, while Dusseldorf court referral to the CJEU falls away 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

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

Strategy

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4 Jun 2021

The Nokia and Daimler deal leaves key SEP questions unanswered

Tuesday’s settlement brought an end to the conflict between the two companies, but for the wider auto industry there are still any number of licensing unknowns Read more

18 Dec 2020

As Nokia looks to make up lost ground in 5G its IP business is set to become even more important

Finnish wireless giant reveals latest stage of its strategic rethink and underlines the relatively settled nature of its largest licensing agreements Read more

8 Sep 2020

Samsung seizing 5G opportunities enabled by patent leadership

Verizon deal worth $6.6b is latest sign that the company is stepping into the big leagues of network gear Read more

13 Jul 2020

Samsung acquires hundreds of patent assets in transfer from Nokia

Over 50 US patents transferred between the two companies, which currently have a patent licensing agreement in place Read more

Technology Licensing

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4 Jun 2021

The Nokia and Daimler deal leaves key SEP questions unanswered

Tuesday’s settlement brought an end to the conflict between the two companies, but for the wider auto industry there are still any number of licensing unknowns Read more

1 Jun 2021

Nokia and Daimler bring long-running SEP licensing dispute to an end

The pair agree a settlement deal under which the Finnish company receives royalties, while Dusseldorf court referral to the CJEU falls away 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

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

Trade Secrets

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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

13 Jun 2019

Huawei’s $1 billion Verizon demand: politics or profit?

Ongoing royalty negotiations are revealed after US network operator reportedly notifies government. Why the conflict, which follows a 2016 dispute with T-Mobile, may alarm Nokia and Ericsson Read more

Valuation

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23 Mar 2020

Nokia made over $1 billion from licensing in 2019, but maybe it could have been more

Analysis of the Finnish companies’ annual reports, alongside developments in the overall market for mobile technology, indicate there could be further royalty upside for the telecoms giant Read more

5 Dec 2019

Auto IP stakeholders in Asia call for peace, prepare for war

Huawei, Nokia and top Japanese brands discussed the licensing conflicts confronting the industry in front of a packed room in Shanghai Read more

13 Jun 2019

Huawei’s $1 billion Verizon demand: politics or profit?

Ongoing royalty negotiations are revealed after US network operator reportedly notifies government. Why the conflict, which follows a 2016 dispute with T-Mobile, may alarm Nokia and Ericsson Read more

2 Feb 2018

Nokia forecasts significant licensing growth after a big year for its patent business team

Earnings season is in full swing and so far, of the licensing-heavy businesses to report, it’s Nokia that is arguably the standout performer.

Many of the headlines on the Finnish company’s results purred about the strong licensing performance…

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