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Oppo asserts wireless patents against Nokia in China and Germany

Reports indicate that the Chinese company’s response to worldwide Nokia campaign involves patents declared essential to the 5G standard

Oppo asserts wireless patents against Nokia in China and Germany
English Court of Appeal brings sufficiency test into line with EPO case law
7 Sep 2021

English Court of Appeal brings sufficiency test into line with EPO case law

A recent UK judgment is good news for owners of patents claiming large numbers of compounds

As solar patent war rolls on, Chinese panel leader says it has seen off biggest threats
27 Aug 2021

As solar patent war rolls on, Chinese panel leader says it has seen off biggest threats

JinKo Solar explains how a Sino-Korean patent battle has played out so far, revealing big differences in US and German results

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9 Sep 2021

Private practice leadership roundtable

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9 Sep 2021

Life science leaders

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9 Sep 2021

IAM’s Top 40 Market Makers

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9 Jul 2021

Germany's Constitutional Court paves the way for the UPC to be up and running in 2022

A decision published today removes a major obstacle to the creation of a court that would turn much of the EU into a single patent jurisdiction Read more

Designs

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24 Oct 2019

Latest statistics show foreign firms win in high numbers at Beijing IP Court

Numbers also show that damages are rising. But litigation statistics only tell part of the story on plaintiff success. Read more

9 Aug 2019

New survey – IP litigation is increasingly global and, after a few down years, spending is going through the roof again

Study from Morrison & Foerster finds average large company outlay on lawsuits is now four times what it was in 2015 and total costs incurred top $3.3 billion Read more

Finance

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8 Dec 2015

It’s not all bad news in the IP market; things may be getting better (in parts, at least)

After the first day of this year’s IP Dealmakers Forum it was hard to pick the appropriate phrase to accurately describe the general sentiment. “Things might just be improving,” was probably the prevailing view, at least in some parts of the market…

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30 Oct 2015

RPX keeps tabs on Europe as continent's significance in global patent market continues to grow

One of the features of the global patent market in recent years has been the rise in importance of Europe as an assertion venue. Patent owners are increasingly turning to the continent’s courts to bring lawsuits, particularly in Germany where they…

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16 Jun 2015

Patent values about to climb, heroic inventors, the US's patent failure, hope for SMEs, and much more at the IPBC

The first full day of the IPBC Global in San Francisco is now done and dusted. Here, IAM’s editorial team – Joff Wild, Richard Lloyd, Jack Ellis and Sara Jayne Clover – pick out a few of the highlights from the sessions and from the conversations…

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13 Mar 2015

Patent reform on a knife-edge; Germany's growing appeal; PIPCO consolidation; and other highlights from NPE 2015

Yesterday, IAM hosted the NPE 2015 conference at the Convene Center in New York’s Financial District. Close to 200 delegates attended the event, including ,many senior leaders at public and private NPEs, inventors, investors, DC lobbyists, analysts…

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Frand/SEPS

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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

30 Jun 2021

Sisvel, Xiaomi reach settlement over cellular patents

Deal ends litigation in China and Europe, with Xiaomi gaining rights to mobile patents owned by Sisvel and Mitsubishi Electric Read more

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

Law & Policy

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8 Mar 2021

In a second Sisvel v Haier ruling, Germany’s Federal Court of Justice provides more cheer for SEP owners

The country’s highest court further defines the obligations of both licensors and licensees in FRAND licensing negotiations Read more

1 Feb 2021

CJEU must clear up German patent mess on interim injunctions

A referral from the District of Court of Munich may end current practice which makes it very tough for certain kinds of rights owners to secure preliminary relief Read more

4 Dec 2020

Chinese court to set global FRAND rate in Oppo-Sharp dispute

Oppo’s major win at the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court signifies that China is ready to have a bigger say on global SEP disputes Read more

27 Nov 2020

Do not expect an electronic vehicle patent boom in the UK despite 2030’s petrol and diesel car sales ban

Plans announced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not change the IP reality, which is that Germany is the only serious game in town for auto in Europe Read more

Litigation

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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

30 Jun 2021

Sisvel, Xiaomi reach settlement over cellular patents

Deal ends litigation in China and Europe, with Xiaomi gaining rights to mobile patents owned by Sisvel and Mitsubishi Electric Read more

11 Jun 2021

Germany’s automatic injunction regime for patent cases looks set to end

Bundestag vote means the introduction of a proportionately test is almost certain, but in practice that may not mean much change – at least for now Read more

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

Market Developments

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15 Jun 2021

$2 billion deal shows growing sophistication of drug royalty sales

Latest Royalty Pharma investment shows is further evidence of the increasing IP monetisation options open to healthcare innovators Read more

24 Mar 2021

BioNTech’s IP team leaders on their role in the race to develop the first covid vaccine

The long read: In an exclusive interview, the German company's James Ryan and Julie Anne Gillespie talk about their once-in-a-career experience of working on a project that will help change the world Read more

4 Dec 2020

Chinese court to set global FRAND rate in Oppo-Sharp dispute

Oppo’s major win at the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court signifies that China is ready to have a bigger say on global SEP disputes Read more

27 Nov 2020

Do not expect an electronic vehicle patent boom in the UK despite 2030’s petrol and diesel car sales ban

Plans announced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not change the IP reality, which is that Germany is the only serious game in town for auto in Europe Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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11 Jun 2021

Germany’s automatic injunction regime for patent cases looks set to end

Bundestag vote means the introduction of a proportionately test is almost certain, but in practice that may not mean much change – at least for now Read more

11 May 2021

Wireless back to the fore for IP Bridge in multi-jurisdiction patent tangle with Huawei

Japanese fund’s first acquisition and first new litigation since going private have both centred on SEPs Read more

27 Apr 2021

Settlement between Daimler and Conversant draws line under another long-running auto patent battle

Agreement follows the NPE's licensing deal with RPX, but the auto giant's ongoing battle with Nokia shows no signs of coming to an end Read more

17 Dec 2020

Irish NPE has German injunction upheld against LG and Sony

Solas OLED wins valuable court ruling in its multi-front assertion campaign against the Asian giants and a host of other big names 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

20 Oct 2020

Patent sale may have helped seal big Sharp Huawei auto licence

Transfer shows Hon Hai Group is betting on its own ability to license key wireless technology developed by Sharp Read more

8 Oct 2020

Xiaomi’s Paul Lin: video implementers must work together to avoid standard dysfunction

Company’s IP strategy chief says cost of codec licensing not justified by the state of the technology Read more

Patents Law

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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

30 Jun 2021

Sisvel, Xiaomi reach settlement over cellular patents

Deal ends litigation in China and Europe, with Xiaomi gaining rights to mobile patents owned by Sisvel and Mitsubishi Electric Read more

15 Jun 2021

$2 billion deal shows growing sophistication of drug royalty sales

Latest Royalty Pharma investment shows is further evidence of the increasing IP monetisation options open to healthcare innovators Read more

11 Jun 2021

Germany’s automatic injunction regime for patent cases looks set to end

Bundestag vote means the introduction of a proportionately test is almost certain, but in practice that may not mean much change – at least for now 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

24 Mar 2021

BioNTech’s IP team leaders on their role in the race to develop the first covid vaccine

The long read: In an exclusive interview, the German company's James Ryan and Julie Anne Gillespie talk about their once-in-a-career experience of working on a project that will help change the world Read more

16 Mar 2021

We worked at triple speed on vaccine patent strategy to help the world, says BioNTech IP chief

“You could go through a practice of 30 years, never experiencing what we have just been through in a year,” says Julie Anne Gillespie in exclusive interview alongside colleague James Ryan Read more

4 Dec 2020

Chinese court to set global FRAND rate in Oppo-Sharp dispute

Oppo’s major win at the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court signifies that China is ready to have a bigger say on global SEP disputes Read more

Technology Licensing

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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

30 Jun 2021

Sisvel, Xiaomi reach settlement over cellular patents

Deal ends litigation in China and Europe, with Xiaomi gaining rights to mobile patents owned by Sisvel and Mitsubishi Electric Read more

15 Jun 2021

$2 billion deal shows growing sophistication of drug royalty sales

Latest Royalty Pharma investment shows is further evidence of the increasing IP monetisation options open to healthcare innovators Read more

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

Trade Secrets

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12 Feb 2020

Cause for concern in German patent reform proposals

Changes to the injunctive relief regime suggested by the Ministry of Justice in a recent discussion paper could significantly weaken IP owners’ rights Read more

24 Oct 2019

Latest statistics show foreign firms win in high numbers at Beijing IP Court

Numbers also show that damages are rising. But litigation statistics only tell part of the story on plaintiff success. Read more

9 Aug 2019

New survey – IP litigation is increasingly global and, after a few down years, spending is going through the roof again

Study from Morrison & Foerster finds average large company outlay on lawsuits is now four times what it was in 2015 and total costs incurred top $3.3 billion Read more

4 Jan 2019

All the major China IP stories you missed over the holidays

Retrial ordered in Huawei v InterDigital; Apple representatives threatened with detention in continuing injunction flap; national IP appeals court opens doors and much more from the Middle Kingdom Read more

Valuation

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15 Jun 2021

$2 billion deal shows growing sophistication of drug royalty sales

Latest Royalty Pharma investment shows is further evidence of the increasing IP monetisation options open to healthcare innovators Read more

29 Oct 2020

Deutsche Telekom looks to inject new life into patent auctions with December sale

Online process will see the German company attempt to offload portfolio reading on smart traffic and navigation technology Read more

29 Oct 2020

Multi-billion dollar Bayer deal shows growing attraction of gene and cell therapy assets

AskBio buyout highlights new transaction patterns around cutting-edge biotech innovations Read more

8 Oct 2020

Xiaomi’s Paul Lin: video implementers must work together to avoid standard dysfunction

Company’s IP strategy chief says cost of codec licensing not justified by the state of the technology Read more