Germany

EPO plant patent decision imperils businesses like ours, says Bayer’s head of IP

Joerg Thomaier tells IAM that the Enlarged Board of Appeal got it wrong in a recent controversial ruling, but says the case is now closed and companies have to learn to live with it

EPO plant patent decision imperils businesses like ours, says Bayer’s head of IP
China’s Supreme Court orders Conversant not to enforce German injunction against Huawei
14 Sep 2020

China’s Supreme Court orders Conversant not to enforce German injunction against Huawei

Country’s first ever anti-suit injunction was handed down one day after NPE’s win in Germany

Following big UK win, Conversant seals injunction against ZTE and Huawei in German suit
28 Aug 2020

Following big UK win, Conversant seals injunction against ZTE and Huawei in German suit

CEO Teksler tells IAM it has been “a long time in the making” after Düsseldorf verdict adds extra gloss to a big week for the NPE

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28 Aug 2020

Oppo waging broad validity campaigns against Sharp, Sisvel in China

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo recently knocked out one patent held by each firm, but sources say there are more cases to come Read more

26 Aug 2020

Reactions to today’s huge UK Supreme Court victory for Unwired Planet and Conversant

Rights owners’ golden summer continues, the China angle, a growing consensus on some key FRAND questions and more as the market reacts to decision Read more

25 Aug 2020

Why Nokia's German injunction against Daimler in the pair's SEP dispute matters so much

The Finnish company's German success against the automaker last week is another big win for standard essential patent owners and potentially has global implications for the Avanci platform Read more

21 Aug 2020

Revealed – the US law firms that receive the most patent filing work from abroad

An in-depth look at the American patent lawyers most sought after by foreign firms when it comes to USPTO applications 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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21 Aug 2020

Video remains a battleground for Chinese companies and major licensors

Device makers including Xiaomi, TCL and Lenovo are caught up in overseas litigation as patent pools and independent licensors alike face difficulty getting deals done Read more

18 Aug 2020

Nokia secures injunction against Daimler in closely-watched German SEP case

Finnish company prevails in a case that it could not afford to lose, but with an appeal certain nothing is yet decided Read more

17 Aug 2020

With Chinese courts back in business, FRAND is on the agenda

Xiaomi’s Wuhan litigation is just latest reminder that China’s recovery from covid-19 could give local judges first say in major SEP litigations Read more

15 Aug 2020

SEP owners may never have had it so good

It's been a great 2020 for rights holders so far and that's why a rallying call deployed by UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in the 1950s could well be ringing in their ears Read more

Law & Policy

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21 Aug 2020

Video remains a battleground for Chinese companies and major licensors

Device makers including Xiaomi, TCL and Lenovo are caught up in overseas litigation as patent pools and independent licensors alike face difficulty getting deals done Read more

18 Aug 2020

Nokia secures injunction against Daimler in closely-watched German SEP case

Finnish company prevails in a case that it could not afford to lose, but with an appeal certain nothing is yet decided Read more

15 Aug 2020

SEP owners may never have had it so good

It's been a great 2020 for rights holders so far and that's why a rallying call deployed by UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in the 1950s could well be ringing in their ears Read more

14 Aug 2020

How compulsory licensing regimes in key European jurisdictions might respond to a covid-19 cure

Experts in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK explain how their jurisdictions are set up to apply march-in rights should viable coronavirus treatments emerge Read more

Litigation

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21 Aug 2020

Video remains a battleground for Chinese companies and major licensors

Device makers including Xiaomi, TCL and Lenovo are caught up in overseas litigation as patent pools and independent licensors alike face difficulty getting deals done Read more

18 Aug 2020

Nokia secures injunction against Daimler in closely-watched German SEP case

Finnish company prevails in a case that it could not afford to lose, but with an appeal certain nothing is yet decided Read more

17 Aug 2020

With Chinese courts back in business, FRAND is on the agenda

Xiaomi’s Wuhan litigation is just latest reminder that China’s recovery from covid-19 could give local judges first say in major SEP litigations Read more

15 Aug 2020

SEP owners may never have had it so good

It's been a great 2020 for rights holders so far and that's why a rallying call deployed by UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in the 1950s could well be ringing in their ears Read more

Market Developments

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21 Aug 2020

Video remains a battleground for Chinese companies and major licensors

Device makers including Xiaomi, TCL and Lenovo are caught up in overseas litigation as patent pools and independent licensors alike face difficulty getting deals done Read more

17 Aug 2020

With Chinese courts back in business, FRAND is on the agenda

Xiaomi’s Wuhan litigation is just latest reminder that China’s recovery from covid-19 could give local judges first say in major SEP litigations Read more

15 Aug 2020

SEP owners may never have had it so good

It's been a great 2020 for rights holders so far and that's why a rallying call deployed by UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in the 1950s could well be ringing in their ears Read more

12 Aug 2020

Start your engines

Private practice experts explore the patent forces shaping the auto sector Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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18 Aug 2020

IPValue alumni launch new licensing vehicle with massive OLED portfolio in hand

Dublin-based business links up with Jaspar IP to monetise stockpile of over 1,000 patent assets from German company Osram Read more

17 Aug 2020

With Chinese courts back in business, FRAND is on the agenda

Xiaomi’s Wuhan litigation is just latest reminder that China’s recovery from covid-19 could give local judges first say in major SEP litigations Read more

15 Aug 2020

SEP owners may never have had it so good

It's been a great 2020 for rights holders so far and that's why a rallying call deployed by UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in the 1950s could well be ringing in their ears Read more

12 Aug 2020

Start your engines

Private practice experts explore the patent forces shaping the auto sector Read more

Patent Pools

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21 Aug 2020

Video remains a battleground for Chinese companies and major licensors

Device makers including Xiaomi, TCL and Lenovo are caught up in overseas litigation as patent pools and independent licensors alike face difficulty getting deals done Read more

15 Aug 2020

SEP owners may never have had it so good

It's been a great 2020 for rights holders so far and that's why a rallying call deployed by UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in the 1950s could well be ringing in their ears Read more

12 Aug 2020

Start your engines

Private practice experts explore the patent forces shaping the auto sector Read more

6 Jun 2020

It’s time for the auto sector to speak with a more coherent voice on IP

There are numerous challenges facing OEMs, suppliers and new players which call for more coordinated action Read more

Patents Law

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21 Aug 2020

Video remains a battleground for Chinese companies and major licensors

Device makers including Xiaomi, TCL and Lenovo are caught up in overseas litigation as patent pools and independent licensors alike face difficulty getting deals done Read more

18 Aug 2020

IPValue alumni launch new licensing vehicle with massive OLED portfolio in hand

Dublin-based business links up with Jaspar IP to monetise stockpile of over 1,000 patent assets from German company Osram Read more

18 Aug 2020

Nokia secures injunction against Daimler in closely-watched German SEP case

Finnish company prevails in a case that it could not afford to lose, but with an appeal certain nothing is yet decided Read more

17 Aug 2020

With Chinese courts back in business, FRAND is on the agenda

Xiaomi’s Wuhan litigation is just latest reminder that China’s recovery from covid-19 could give local judges first say in major SEP litigations Read more

Strategy

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21 Aug 2020

Video remains a battleground for Chinese companies and major licensors

Device makers including Xiaomi, TCL and Lenovo are caught up in overseas litigation as patent pools and independent licensors alike face difficulty getting deals done Read more

17 Aug 2020

With Chinese courts back in business, FRAND is on the agenda

Xiaomi’s Wuhan litigation is just latest reminder that China’s recovery from covid-19 could give local judges first say in major SEP litigations Read more

26 May 2020

Revealed: the billions to be spent on patent renewals in 2021 and beyond

Samsung on the hook for over $135 million this year alone, with China's national IP office and the USPTO set to pull in $100 billion over lifetime of all their active grants Read more

11 May 2020

Sisvel wins closely watched German FRAND case

A Supreme Court decision issued last week in favour of the licensing firm could make patent hold-out a far less attractive option Read more

Technology Licensing

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18 Aug 2020

IPValue alumni launch new licensing vehicle with massive OLED portfolio in hand

Dublin-based business links up with Jaspar IP to monetise stockpile of over 1,000 patent assets from German company Osram Read more

18 Aug 2020

Nokia secures injunction against Daimler in closely-watched German SEP case

Finnish company prevails in a case that it could not afford to lose, but with an appeal certain nothing is yet decided Read more

15 Aug 2020

SEP owners may never have had it so good

It's been a great 2020 for rights holders so far and that's why a rallying call deployed by UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in the 1950s could well be ringing in their ears Read more

15 Jul 2020

German Federal Court of Justice’s FRAND decision is a win for patent owners

In Sisvel v Haier, Germany’s highest court brought greater clarity to a number of issues surrounding the licensing of SEPs – and rights holders have reason to be satisfied 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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24 Jun 2020

Top patent-owning companies enjoyed a May stock price surge, research reveals

The IAM/ktMINE US Patent Elite share tracker shows that a composite of the publicly-quoted companies in the rankings out-performed the NASDAQ, the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Germany's Dax Index Read more

14 Feb 2020

It’s a tight race for autonomous driving patent leadership

New analysis gives unparalleled insight into the key players in self-drive technologies and shows Waymo, Toyota, GM and Ford vying for top spot Read more

7 Feb 2020

Johnson & Johnson takes the patent lead in medtech innovation

The company has surpassed other healthcare powerhouses and kept Apple and Alphabet at bay, but a robust portfolio does not guarantee smooth sailing Read more

31 Jan 2020

It’s a tight race for quantum patent supremacy

Portfolio analysis shows there is no clear leader right now, but Microsoft, IBM, Intel and Northrop Grumman are among those vying for top spot Read more