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As the FTC rests its case against Qualcomm it’s advantage Apple at the PTAB

Series of IPRs instituted against chipmaker’s patents including against patent that was subject of controversial ITC ruling

As the FTC rests its case against Qualcomm it’s advantage Apple at the PTAB
4 Jan 2019

In licensing battle with Qualcomm, Apple is now in a very unfamiliar position

When it fought the smartphone wars, the iPhone giant was riding the crest of a sales wave; the current dispute, though, is being conducted as times get tougher

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

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16 Jan 2019

How patents are shaping up for virtual and augmented reality

This article looks into the patent landscape of virtual and augmented reality technologies to identify the main portfolio holders, countries involved and overall industry trends. Read more

20 Dec 2018

After China win, Qualcomm follows up with German injunction against Apple

Decision of the District Court of Munich orders Apple "to cease the sale, offer for sale and importation for sale in Germany of infringing iPhones" and could be spur to settlement talks Read more

20 Dec 2018

MIT and Harvard lead the world’s research institutions in patent quality, but look out for the rise of China  

The research centres which produce the most world-leading assets are currently found in the US and Europe, but analysis shows that Chinese universities are beginning to catch up (Picture: MIT) Read more

12 Dec 2018

Who is leading the 5G patent race?

The long-term vision is that 5G will lead to the invention of thousands of new products, technologies and services, increase productivity and allow for new industries to emerge. But who is leading the patent race? Read more

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23 Nov 2018

Xiaomi inks video licence as Huawei loses German court case

Sources tell IAM MPEG-LA has secured an AVC/H.264 licence with Xiaomi.  Read more

31 Jul 2018

LG Electronics settles with Ericsson as it ramps up its own assertion effort

New global cross-licence ends a four month-long US litigation case. In the meantime, LG is becoming more aggressive with its own patent portfolio, as evidenced by recent enforcement efforts. Read more

13 Jul 2018

Qualcomm reigns in global WLAN patents but Marvell rules in the US and Nokia leads by SEP count

A new study of the wireless LAN (WLAN) global patent landscape reveals that while Qualcomm is the dominant player in the space overall, it is beaten by Marvell in the United States by active portfolio size and conspicuously absent from the list of… Read more

1 Jun 2018

Is SEP licensing up to standard?

The landscape around SEP licensing has changed considerably in recent years thanks in large part to key court decisions. As courts and regulators around the world continue to frame the debate around SEPs, there is much for patent owners to consider Read more

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5 Nov 2018

European SPC ruling is a blow for medical device innovators

Court of Justice delivers decision that will make it harder for inventors of device-drug combination products to obtain patent term extensions Read more

4 Jun 2018

Europe soars as the US falls back in the latest IAM benchmarking survey

Europe is forging a world-leading reputation for both patent litigation and procurement at a time when faith in the US system is declining, according to the results of IAM’s annual benchmarking survey, published in issue 90 of the magazine. … Read more

1 Jun 2018

Is SEP licensing up to standard?

The landscape around SEP licensing has changed considerably in recent years thanks in large part to key court decisions. As courts and regulators around the world continue to frame the debate around SEPs, there is much for patent owners to consider Read more

25 May 2018

Patenting personalised medicines in Europe

The established approach to drug development is based on the assumption that all patients with a particular condition respond similarly to a given drug. Read more

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23 Nov 2018

Xiaomi inks video licence as Huawei loses German court case

Sources tell IAM MPEG-LA has secured an AVC/H.264 licence with Xiaomi.  Read more

5 Nov 2018

European SPC ruling is a blow for medical device innovators

Court of Justice delivers decision that will make it harder for inventors of device-drug combination products to obtain patent term extensions Read more

5 Nov 2018

Korean patent fund fuels more US NPE suits with latest disposals

Intellectual Discovery has transferred auto and LED portfolios in recent weeks; both have spurred assertions in Delaware - increasingly the number one venue for US plaintiffs post-TC Heartland  Read more

10 Sep 2018

VW most active auto player in patent disputes, study finds

Courts in Europe now hear more cases than those in the US, though suits are down everywhere; IPRs, on the other hand, are growing in importance Read more

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23 Nov 2018

Xiaomi inks video licence as Huawei loses German court case

Sources tell IAM MPEG-LA has secured an AVC/H.264 licence with Xiaomi.  Read more

14 May 2018

A licence with Bosch and a German patent suit suggest Japan’s Kyocera is latest to enter auto fray

Japanese conglomerate Kyocera has very rarely asserted its patent rights in recent years; but a recent deal with Bosch and an assertion against another German supplier show that even in traditionally conservative Japan, the potential prize… Read more

28 Jun 2016

Post-Brexit, US patent owners likely to keep calm and continue filing suits in Germany

Such has been the shock of Thursday’s Brexit vote that the US media has given the unfolding drama plenty of coverage. That the decision by UK voters has huge implications not only for the European Union but also the world economy is evident from the… Read more

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23 Nov 2018

Xiaomi inks video licence as Huawei loses German court case

Sources tell IAM MPEG-LA has secured an AVC/H.264 licence with Xiaomi.  Read more

5 Nov 2018

Korean patent fund fuels more US NPE suits with latest disposals

Intellectual Discovery has transferred auto and LED portfolios in recent weeks; both have spurred assertions in Delaware - increasingly the number one venue for US plaintiffs post-TC Heartland  Read more

10 Sep 2018

VW most active auto player in patent disputes, study finds

Courts in Europe now hear more cases than those in the US, though suits are down everywhere; IPRs, on the other hand, are growing in importance Read more

29 May 2018

German pharma patent troll claims EPC loophole paves a path to gold

A company described as a new-style European patent troll has told IAM that it believes a deal with a large pharma company is likely at some point this year. The organisation, which has used a provision in the European Patent Convention to make… Read more

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23 Nov 2018

Xiaomi inks video licence as Huawei loses German court case

Sources tell IAM MPEG-LA has secured an AVC/H.264 licence with Xiaomi.  Read more

11 May 2018

Communication woes, payment problems, German injunctions and more from IAM’s IP Auto USA event

On Tuesday we hosted IP Auto USA, the third annual IP event for the auto industry we have held in Detroit. It brought together senior figures from OEMs, companies throughout the supply chain, the tech industry, prominent licensors and the advisory… Read more

Strategy

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23 Nov 2018

Xiaomi inks video licence as Huawei loses German court case

Sources tell IAM MPEG-LA has secured an AVC/H.264 licence with Xiaomi.  Read more

5 Nov 2018

European SPC ruling is a blow for medical device innovators

Court of Justice delivers decision that will make it harder for inventors of device-drug combination products to obtain patent term extensions Read more

25 May 2018

Patenting personalised medicines in Europe

The established approach to drug development is based on the assumption that all patients with a particular condition respond similarly to a given drug. Read more

25 May 2018

Undisclosed disclaimers in Europe – regulations reloaded

In most cases, during the examination of a patent application before grant or during opposition proceedings of a patent after grant, the applicant must deal with prior art documents cited by the examiner or opponents against the patentability of the claims. Read more

Technology licensing

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23 Nov 2018

Xiaomi inks video licence as Huawei loses German court case

Sources tell IAM MPEG-LA has secured an AVC/H.264 licence with Xiaomi.  Read more

31 Jul 2018

LG Electronics settles with Ericsson as it ramps up its own assertion effort

New global cross-licence ends a four month-long US litigation case. In the meantime, LG is becoming more aggressive with its own patent portfolio, as evidenced by recent enforcement efforts. Read more

14 May 2018

A licence with Bosch and a German patent suit suggest Japan’s Kyocera is latest to enter auto fray

Japanese conglomerate Kyocera has very rarely asserted its patent rights in recent years; but a recent deal with Bosch and an assertion against another German supplier show that even in traditionally conservative Japan, the potential prize… Read more

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23 Nov 2018

Xiaomi inks video licence as Huawei loses German court case

Sources tell IAM MPEG-LA has secured an AVC/H.264 licence with Xiaomi.  Read more

18 Oct 2016

Sanan Opto's $8.2 billion bid for Osram would give it significant patent clout – if it goes ahead

Sanan Optoelectronics’ rumoured €7.3 billion buyout of Osram could prove to be the largest Chinese takeover of a foreign patent portfolio yet. That is, if the proposal manages to clear the regulatory, political and competitive hurdles it is almost… Read more

20 Jun 2016

Fresh off the biggest patent deal of the year so far, Midea eyes German robotics firm takeover

IAM has been covering the resources dedicated to intellectual property by Chinese home appliances maker Midea since at least 2012, but this year is shaping up to be the one in which the Guangdong-based company truly announces its arrival onto the… Read more

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