Region: France

InterDigital more than doubles patent portfolio with acquisition of Technicolor licensing business

InterDigital confirmed last night that it was buying Technicolor’s licensing business in a transaction valued at $475 million. Once completed the deal will draw a line under the French company’s licensing operation which has long been one of the…

02 March 2018

Technicolor in “advanced stages” of talks to sell off patent licensing business, CEO says

Yesterday, Technicolor told investors that it is negotiating a “strategic transaction” relating to its patent licensing business. In a subsequent call with analysts, CEO Frederic Rose suggested that that transaction would take the shape of an…

19 December 2017

Litigation and eligibility: France

Featured in Patents in Europe 2018/19: Helping business compete in the global economy

Q: What options are open to a patent owner seeking to enforce its rights in your jurisdiction? The enforcement of patent rights essentially involves civil proceedings before the Paris Court of First Instance, which has exclusive jurisdiction over…

02 October 2017

Ericsson brings lawsuits against French smartphone maker as CIPO targets free riders

Ericsson filed patent infringement lawsuits in Mannheim and Dusseldorf on Monday against Wiko after, the Swedish telecoms giant claimed, four years of licensing negotiations had failed to produce a deal. The lawsuits accused Wiko of infringing ten…

17 August 2017

Leane in as global patent licensing chief at Technicolor after Patel takes CIPO job at TiVo

Yesterday was a busy day for both TiVo and Technicolor. First off, it was announced that Arvin Patel – the chief IP officer at Technicolor – is to leave the Paris-based company to become chief IP officer at Tivo; then later in the day IAM learned…

16 June 2017

Spangenberg and former France Brevets licensing head team up, with Asia and Europe firmly in their sights

Hermes is the Greek god of trade, transition and crossing boundaries, able to slip between this and other worlds with ease. With these abilities, he serves as a messenger and intermediary for his fellow Olympians, enabling their communication with…

31 March 2017

Licensing income a stand-out success in what was generally a poor 2016 for Technicolor

Technicolor CEO Frederic Rose has probably not had the best of weekends. On Thursday, the Paris-based entertainment technology company issued a warning that EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) for financial year…

15 January 2017

In the thick of it

Laura Quatela has held a succession of market-defining positions in the IP field. As she embarks on perhaps her most exciting role yet, she outlines how she got where she is today and where she is going next

01 December 2016

Protection of graphical user interfaces in France

Featured in IAM Yearbook 2017

Electronic products ranging from tablets to cars and even fridges contain a growing number of software components. Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) play a central role in enabling efficient user control by facilitating communication between man and…

12 October 2016

Uncertainty surrounds France Brevets' future trajectory as Asia's sovereign patent funds prepare for privatisation

In the latest issue of IAM – now available online for subscribers, here – we check in on the status of the first generation of sovereign patent funds (SPFs); the ‘Big Three’ established in South Korea, France and Japan between 2010 and 2013. One of…

04 October 2016

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