Germany

Another big LG assertion could signal a strategy shift

The Korean electronics giant has accused TCL of infringement in Germany, in another lawsuit targeting a Chinese rival

Another big LG assertion could signal a strategy shift
11 Nov 2019

It is time for the German courts to be courageous on FRAND

The Dusseldorf Court of Appeal’s decision in Unwired Planet v Huawei is one that had licensees cheering and licensors in despair - but it may not last long 

9 Nov 2019

The patent dodgers trolling the IP landscape

IPCom is one of Europe’s oldest NPEs – and usually one of its most reticent. Not anymore, though. In this opinion piece, managing director Pio Suh explains why he believes firms such as his have a key role to play in FRAND licensing

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8 Nov 2019

A snapshot of the global patent landscape in eight charts  

A recently issued WIPO report based on multiple data points sheds light on the state of play in worldwide patenting activity Read more

6 Nov 2019

New report reveals why SMEs want patents and the opportunities they bring

Study released by the European Patent Office sheds light on the growing sophistication of smaller businesses seeking protection for their inventions Read more

25 Oct 2019

GlobalFoundries’ patent attack on TSMC may have come too late  

In-depth analysis shows that the Taiwanese semiconductor business has not only bulked up its portfolio over the last decade, but also considerably improved its quality 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

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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

FRAND/SEPS

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18 Oct 2019

AVANCI platform covers just under 50% of 3G and 4G SEPs, research for IAM indicates

The platform’s long list of licensors account for a significant chunk of technologies relating to connectivity, but LG Electronics and Huawei are major omissions Read more

12 Aug 2019

Japan’s Sharp latest to join expanding European auto patent battle

The Foxconn affiliate has joined Nokia in filing German infringement suits against automaker Daimler, recent US court documents show Read more

6 Aug 2019

Seeking to prod Xiaomi licence, IPCom touts UK sales disruption for HTC

The German licensing firm - which recently filed a new High Court complaint against Beijing-based Xiaomi - says the Taiwanese company voluntarily pulled a model from British outlets when confronted with evidence of infringement Read more

29 Jul 2019

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  Read more

Law & Policy

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24 Sep 2019

Latest CJEU developments will disappoint those seeking SPC clarity

Europe’s highest court has refused to tackle a long-standing question relating to third-party marketing approval, while its Advocate General has provided confusing guidance on Article 3(a) Read more

6 Sep 2019

Europe leads the world in the availability of meaningful injunctive relief for patent plaintiffs

The IAM Injunction Tracker moves its focus to France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK - all jurisdictions in which meaningful and powerful exclusionary rights are in the gift of courts which are not afraid to impose them Read more

30 Aug 2019

Taken for granted

Patent prosecution remains a key part of IP practices at law firms all over the globe but as rights holders place more emphasis on the quality of their grants, specialists need to ensure that they stay up to date with the latest developments. In a co-published editorial, IAM brings together experts from top firms around the world to offer invaluable insight into how prosecution is changing. Read more

30 Aug 2019

Trespassing prohibited

The availability of injunctive relief varies widely around the world. In our first analysis of the global injunction landscape we lift the lid on which jurisdictions provide the best opportunity for a sales ban Read more

Litigation

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18 Oct 2019

Huawei’s latest IP headache comes from its solar business

An Israeli firm has sued the Chinese company over inverter tech in Shenzhen and Jinan, building on German campaign Read more

7 Oct 2019

US, Japan suits point to new IP Bridge licensing campaigns

The patent fund got leadership earlier this year, but willingness to litigate in its own name and work with assertion entities appears unchanged    Read more

3 Oct 2019

Chip foundries bring high-stakes patent litigation to Singapore

TSMC hits back against Globalfoundries with countersuits in the US, Germany and Singapore. The headline grabbing dispute takes place as the Lion City attempts to lure more cases with legal reforms Read more

30 Sep 2019

After Global Foundries launch of full-blown patent attack, ITC institutes TSMC investigation

An exclusion order is the potential prize for the US company in litigation action against the Taiwanese chipmaker that also sees the likes of Apple, Broadcom, NVIDIA and Cisco targeted   Read more

Market Developments

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3 Oct 2019

Chip foundries bring high-stakes patent litigation to Singapore

TSMC hits back against Globalfoundries with countersuits in the US, Germany and Singapore. The headline grabbing dispute takes place as the Lion City attempts to lure more cases with legal reforms Read more

24 Sep 2019

Latest CJEU developments will disappoint those seeking SPC clarity

Europe’s highest court has refused to tackle a long-standing question relating to third-party marketing approval, while its Advocate General has provided confusing guidance on Article 3(a) Read more

29 Aug 2019

Five things to know about Globalfoundries’ big litigation play

TSMC is the target and nineteen other tech firms are in the crossfire. Here are the takeaways from a big chip sector dispute that’s taking on a trade war tinge Read more

26 Aug 2019

Three key IP takeaways from Bayer's $7.6 billion sale of its animal health unit

The German company's divestiture to Elanco is the latest example of a pharma giant fleeing non-core business areas - and it is unlikely to be the last Read more

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7 Oct 2019

US, Japan suits point to new IP Bridge licensing campaigns

The patent fund got leadership earlier this year, but willingness to litigate in its own name and work with assertion entities appears unchanged    Read more

12 Aug 2019

Japan’s Sharp latest to join expanding European auto patent battle

The Foxconn affiliate has joined Nokia in filing German infringement suits against automaker Daimler, recent US court documents show Read more

6 Aug 2019

Seeking to prod Xiaomi licence, IPCom touts UK sales disruption for HTC

The German licensing firm - which recently filed a new High Court complaint against Beijing-based Xiaomi - says the Taiwanese company voluntarily pulled a model from British outlets when confronted with evidence of infringement Read more

29 Jul 2019

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  Read more

Patent pools

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18 Oct 2019

AVANCI platform covers just under 50% of 3G and 4G SEPs, research for IAM indicates

The platform’s long list of licensors account for a significant chunk of technologies relating to connectivity, but LG Electronics and Huawei are major omissions Read more

7 Oct 2019

US, Japan suits point to new IP Bridge licensing campaigns

The patent fund got leadership earlier this year, but willingness to litigate in its own name and work with assertion entities appears unchanged    Read more

12 Aug 2019

Japan’s Sharp latest to join expanding European auto patent battle

The Foxconn affiliate has joined Nokia in filing German infringement suits against automaker Daimler, recent US court documents show Read more

29 Jul 2019

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  Read more

Strategy

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24 Sep 2019

Latest CJEU developments will disappoint those seeking SPC clarity

Europe’s highest court has refused to tackle a long-standing question relating to third-party marketing approval, while its Advocate General has provided confusing guidance on Article 3(a) Read more

16 Sep 2019

Kyocera scores another auto deal in haptics push

Litigation filed in Germany helped the Japanese electronics firm add auto supplier Preh to a list of licensees which already includes Robert Bosch Read more

13 Sep 2019

Volkswagen is a patent leader in the auto industry, but faces major challenges   

Detailed portfolio analysis shows that the German vehicle manufacturer has innovated in electrical power systems and autonomous driving. Software, though, is a weak spot Read more

6 Sep 2019

Europe leads the world in the availability of meaningful injunctive relief for patent plaintiffs

The IAM Injunction Tracker moves its focus to France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK - all jurisdictions in which meaningful and powerful exclusionary rights are in the gift of courts which are not afraid to impose them Read more

Technology licensing

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23 Oct 2019

The IoT is different for licensing dealmakers, Telefónica IP head claims

In an exclusive interview with IAM in the run-up to next month’s IoT IP conference in Munich, Luis Iganacio Vicente del Olmo identifies some of the challenges the network poses for licensors Read more

7 Oct 2019

US, Japan suits point to new IP Bridge licensing campaigns

The patent fund got leadership earlier this year, but willingness to litigate in its own name and work with assertion entities appears unchanged    Read more

16 Sep 2019

Kyocera scores another auto deal in haptics push

Litigation filed in Germany helped the Japanese electronics firm add auto supplier Preh to a list of licensees which already includes Robert Bosch Read more

29 Aug 2019

Five things to know about Globalfoundries’ big litigation play

TSMC is the target and nineteen other tech firms are in the crossfire. Here are the takeaways from a big chip sector dispute that’s taking on a trade war tinge Read more

Trade secrets

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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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26 Aug 2019

Three key IP takeaways from Bayer's $7.6 billion sale of its animal health unit

The German company's divestiture to Elanco is the latest example of a pharma giant fleeing non-core business areas - and it is unlikely to be the last Read more

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 Read more

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

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