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Big German win for Nokia in its ongoing patent battle with Continental and Daimler

Munich court hands down unprecedented order preventing the auto supplier from applying for a US anti-suit injunction that would stymy the Finnish company's litigation in Germany 

Big German win for Nokia in its ongoing patent battle with Continental and Daimler
24 Jul 2019

The companies that lead the race for blockchain patents revealed

IBM and NChain are the only non-Chinese entities that feature in the nine-strong list of first tier applicants

19 Jun 2019

Nokia appoints new head of its billion euro licensing business

Jenni Lukander takes over as president of Nokia Technologies as Finnish telco re-shapes its senior leadership team

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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

22 May 2019

Looking to ramp up IP commercialisation in new sectors, Nokia unveils collaboration with GE

Initial stage of relationship will focus on fiber communications technology that can be used in areas such as medtech Read more

26 Apr 2019

With attention firmly on 5G rollout, Nokia CEO stresses the licensing long game

Finnish telco sees slight uptick in revenues for its Technologies business; company head Rajeev Suri says focus is on patents that have “highest potential for monetisation” Read more

4 Apr 2019

Daimler's Nokia complaint may throw light on how EU SEP communication is working

German car giant brings complaint against Finnish company in effort to get clarification around licensing of mobile standard essential patents in the auto sector Read more

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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… Read more

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… Read more

30 Oct 2017

New licensing vehicle will be offering a slice of 12,000 former Nokia patents for just $100,000

Earlier this month we broke the story of how a large portfolio of Nokia patents had been acquired by Provenance Asset Group LLC, which is led by Dan McCurdy and Tim Lynch of Quatela Lynch McCurdy (QLM). Now, based on exclusive interviews with… Read more

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27 Nov 2018

More deals to come, says Oppo IP chief after Nokia pact

Adler Feng (pictured) speaks exclusively to IAM after inking revenue-bearing licence with Finnish firm. We look at the main takeaways from the agreement announced yesterday Read more

6 Nov 2018

Former Nokia patent deals chief becomes latest Marconi recruit

A month after leaving the Finnish company - where he helped to build a world-class licensing operation - Ilkka Rahnasto signs up with the firm that manages several platforms including Avanci and Teletry Read more

24 Oct 2018

Nokia announces it is joining Avanci

Move gives auto and IoT platform huge share of wireless standard essential patents to license  Read more

21 Aug 2018

Nokia reveals expected licensing rate for 5G phones

Finnish mobile giant joins rivals Ericsson and Qualcomm in announcing royalty, although likes of Apple, Samsung and Huawei may pay much less for new generation of devices.  Read more

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6 Jan 2017

Apple’s anti-privateering push against Nokia looks like a litigation play rather than a serious challenge

The dispute between Nokia and Apple that effectively kicked off the smartphone litigation wars in 2009 included many familiar tactics from the operating company v operating company patent dispute playbook. The Finnish tech giant sued first in… Read more

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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

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… Read more

30 Oct 2017

New licensing vehicle will be offering a slice of 12,000 former Nokia patents for just $100,000

Earlier this month we broke the story of how a large portfolio of Nokia patents had been acquired by Provenance Asset Group LLC, which is led by Dan McCurdy and Tim Lynch of Quatela Lynch McCurdy (QLM). Now, based on exclusive interviews with… Read more

31 Jul 2017

The $2 billion Apple licensing deal validates Nokia's portfolio and its strategy; expect more to follow

If you were looking for clues as to why Apple is fighting its patent battle with Qualcomm so intensely, you might find some in the latest quarterly results announced by Nokia. These reveal a one off payment of over $2 billion to the Finnish company… Read more

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28 Jan 2019

For Samsung Electronics, patents increasingly help close deals

Recent assignments show the Korean conglomerate transferring US patent rights to Nokia, TiVo and Philips against the backdrop of licence deals and strategic business partnerships Read more

27 Nov 2018

More deals to come, says Oppo IP chief after Nokia pact

Adler Feng (pictured) speaks exclusively to IAM after inking revenue-bearing licence with Finnish firm. We look at the main takeaways from the agreement announced yesterday Read more

6 Nov 2018

Former Nokia patent deals chief becomes latest Marconi recruit

A month after leaving the Finnish company - where he helped to build a world-class licensing operation - Ilkka Rahnasto signs up with the firm that manages several platforms including Avanci and Teletry Read more

24 Oct 2018

Nokia announces it is joining Avanci

Move gives auto and IoT platform huge share of wireless standard essential patents to license  Read more

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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

30 Mar 2018

Nokia’s booming licensing business is based on high-quality patents, with filings and acquisitions to help grow its portfolio, exclusive analysis for IAM reveals

Approximately 35% of Qualcomm patents cite Nokia assets, research commissioned by IAM has uncovered. In a deep-dive into the Finnish company’s portfolio, published exclusively for subscribers yesterday, other information revealed by the team of… Read more

29 Mar 2018

How Nokia’s spate of sales and licensing deals have affected its patent position: exclusive data analysis

Although Nokia has “one of the two most valuable portfolios relevant to wireless connectivity”, according to Microsoft, the Finnish communications company was still struggling with its mobile handsets business as recently as 2013. Today, it is one… Read more

30 Oct 2017

New licensing vehicle will be offering a slice of 12,000 former Nokia patents for just $100,000

Earlier this month we broke the story of how a large portfolio of Nokia patents had been acquired by Provenance Asset Group LLC, which is led by Dan McCurdy and Tim Lynch of Quatela Lynch McCurdy (QLM). Now, based on exclusive interviews with… Read more

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6 Nov 2018

Former Nokia patent deals chief becomes latest Marconi recruit

A month after leaving the Finnish company - where he helped to build a world-class licensing operation - Ilkka Rahnasto signs up with the firm that manages several platforms including Avanci and Teletry Read more

24 Oct 2018

Nokia announces it is joining Avanci

Move gives auto and IoT platform huge share of wireless standard essential patents to license  Read more

Strategy

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28 Jan 2019

For Samsung Electronics, patents increasingly help close deals

Recent assignments show the Korean conglomerate transferring US patent rights to Nokia, TiVo and Philips against the backdrop of licence deals and strategic business partnerships Read more

24 Oct 2018

Nokia announces it is joining Avanci

Move gives auto and IoT platform huge share of wireless standard essential patents to license  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

17 May 2018

Nokia’s Alcatel acquisition has made it a top player in the IoT space, but Samsung is the clear leader

An exclusive new study commissioned by IAM has revealed that Nokia’s merger with Alcatel-Lucent means it is now one of the leading players in the Internet of Things (IoT) domain. However, Samsung has the dominant position in the field, with second… Read more

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28 Jan 2019

For Samsung Electronics, patents increasingly help close deals

Recent assignments show the Korean conglomerate transferring US patent rights to Nokia, TiVo and Philips against the backdrop of licence deals and strategic business partnerships Read more

27 Nov 2018

More deals to come, says Oppo IP chief after Nokia pact

Adler Feng (pictured) speaks exclusively to IAM after inking revenue-bearing licence with Finnish firm. We look at the main takeaways from the agreement announced yesterday Read more

6 Nov 2018

Former Nokia patent deals chief becomes latest Marconi recruit

A month after leaving the Finnish company - where he helped to build a world-class licensing operation - Ilkka Rahnasto signs up with the firm that manages several platforms including Avanci and Teletry Read more

21 Aug 2018

Nokia reveals expected licensing rate for 5G phones

Finnish mobile giant joins rivals Ericsson and Qualcomm in announcing royalty, although likes of Apple, Samsung and Huawei may pay much less for new generation of devices.  Read more

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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… Read more

31 Jul 2017

The $2 billion Apple licensing deal validates Nokia's portfolio and its strategy; expect more to follow

If you were looking for clues as to why Apple is fighting its patent battle with Qualcomm so intensely, you might find some in the latest quarterly results announced by Nokia. These reveal a one off payment of over $2 billion to the Finnish company… Read more

6 Jan 2017

Apple’s anti-privateering push against Nokia looks like a litigation play rather than a serious challenge

The dispute between Nokia and Apple that effectively kicked off the smartphone litigation wars in 2009 included many familiar tactics from the operating company v operating company patent dispute playbook. The Finnish tech giant sued first in… Read more

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