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Dividing UPC life sciences division would be a mistake, warns Bracco IP strategy chief

Splitting what should have been the London court’s competencies between Paris and Munich must only be a temporary fix, says Francesco Macchetta

Dividing UPC life sciences division would be a mistake, warns Bracco IP strategy chief
Sisvel and u-blox eye future cooperation after settlement announcement
28 Sep 2020

Sisvel and u-blox eye future cooperation after settlement announcement

Auto supplier and licensing specialist end FRAND litigation and agree “multi-year solution”

EPO plant patent decision imperils businesses like ours, says Bayer’s head of IP
22 Sep 2020

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

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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

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

12 Aug 2020

Intellectual property on demand

Leading law firms consider how different governments might apply compulsory licensing in response to potential covid-19 breakthroughs Read more

26 Jun 2020

Sisvel adds new partners in significant expansion of its WiFi patent platform

Philips joins pool, while InterDigital, Nokia and Samsung are among the big names to have signed up for joint licensing approach Read more

Designs

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12 Oct 2017

Effective use of Community design protection

Design protection has taken on an increasingly important role in recent years, since appearance and exterior shape now play a fundamental role in the success of a product. Designs are now relevant to a wide range of products involving industry,… Read more

Frand/SEPS

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28 Jan 2020

Shanghai research group to license SEPs through Sisvel

Langbo Communications Technology CEO Yang Lin tells IAM he’s hoping to build “China’s InterDigital” Read more

16 Dec 2019

Xiaomi seeks Sisvel FRAND rate in Beijing

Chinese smartphone maker follows an increasingly popular playbook, setting up another contest for jurisdiction between European and Chinese courts Read more

20 Dec 2015

Good news for SEP owners, growing NPE interest, EPO turmoil, UPC progress & more - Europe's IP market in 2015

Following on from my colleagues identifying the big stories and trends in both the Asian and US IP markets in 2015, it is my job to do the same with Europe. Having spent a bit of time thinking about this, I can’t identify anything really huge that…

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4 Dec 2015

To truly facilitate innovation, standard-setting must benefit everyone, not just a few big implementers

Last month, this blog reported on a landmark victory for Italian patent licensing business Sisvel in a German suit relating to SEPs and FRAND it had brought against Chinese company Haier. In the decision, thought to be the first handed down by a…

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Law & Policy

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20 Dec 2015

Good news for SEP owners, growing NPE interest, EPO turmoil, UPC progress & more - Europe's IP market in 2015

Following on from my colleagues identifying the big stories and trends in both the Asian and US IP markets in 2015, it is my job to do the same with Europe. Having spent a bit of time thinking about this, I can’t identify anything really huge that…

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4 Dec 2015

To truly facilitate innovation, standard-setting must benefit everyone, not just a few big implementers

Last month, this blog reported on a landmark victory for Italian patent licensing business Sisvel in a German suit relating to SEPs and FRAND it had brought against Chinese company Haier. In the decision, thought to be the first handed down by a…

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3 Aug 2015

After being opposed for so long, Spain could be about to change its mind on joining the UPC

A new Spanish patent act will come into force on 1st April 2017, following its recent publication in the country’s Official Gazette. There is a detailed look at all the major provisions in the legislation over on the PatLit blog, but what looks to…

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22 Jun 2015

Should Spain join the UPC, the country's patent attorneys would have a great deal to lose - UPDATED

Recently Italy indicated that, following the CJEU’s decision that the creation of the EU’s unitary patent and unified patent court (UPC) did not breach European law, it will be signing up to the system. Should this happen, it will leave Spain as the…

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Litigation

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27 Mar 2020

Inventor takes aim at Formula 1 elite, claiming that safety devices infringe patent

Suit filed in West Texas against outfits including Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull after licensing discussions failed to produce deal Read more

18 Mar 2020

Sisvel in the firing line after u-blox launches US FRAND suit

In echoes of its previous InterDigital litigation, the auto component manufacturer turns again to US district court, accusing licensing business of seeking ”unreasonable royalty rates” Read more

16 Dec 2019

Xiaomi seeks Sisvel FRAND rate in Beijing

Chinese smartphone maker follows an increasingly popular playbook, setting up another contest for jurisdiction between European and Chinese courts Read more

4 Mar 2019

LG Chem scores settlement and licence with key Chinese battery maker

After calling off ITC investigation, South Korean company will receive royalties from Hong Kong-based supplier to brands like DJI, Oppo and Apple Read more

Market Developments

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20 Dec 2015

Good news for SEP owners, growing NPE interest, EPO turmoil, UPC progress & more - Europe's IP market in 2015

Following on from my colleagues identifying the big stories and trends in both the Asian and US IP markets in 2015, it is my job to do the same with Europe. Having spent a bit of time thinking about this, I can’t identify anything really huge that…

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12 Nov 2015

German court awards injunction to NPE in first post-Huawei v ZTE standard essential patent decision

A press release sent out this afternoon by German law firm Arnold Ruess reveals that its client Sisvel, the Italian patent licensing business, has secured a significant victory in the German courts. In the country's first decision relating to…

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3 Aug 2015

After being opposed for so long, Spain could be about to change its mind on joining the UPC

A new Spanish patent act will come into force on 1st April 2017, following its recent publication in the country’s Official Gazette. There is a detailed look at all the major provisions in the legislation over on the PatLit blog, but what looks to…

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22 Jun 2015

Should Spain join the UPC, the country's patent attorneys would have a great deal to lose - UPDATED

Recently Italy indicated that, following the CJEU’s decision that the creation of the EU’s unitary patent and unified patent court (UPC) did not breach European law, it will be signing up to the system. Should this happen, it will leave Spain as the…

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Non-Practising Entities

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27 Mar 2020

Inventor takes aim at Formula 1 elite, claiming that safety devices infringe patent

Suit filed in West Texas against outfits including Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull after licensing discussions failed to produce deal Read more

28 Jan 2020

Shanghai research group to license SEPs through Sisvel

Langbo Communications Technology CEO Yang Lin tells IAM he’s hoping to build “China’s InterDigital” Read more

16 Dec 2019

Xiaomi seeks Sisvel FRAND rate in Beijing

Chinese smartphone maker follows an increasingly popular playbook, setting up another contest for jurisdiction between European and Chinese courts Read more

20 Dec 2015

Good news for SEP owners, growing NPE interest, EPO turmoil, UPC progress & more - Europe's IP market in 2015

Following on from my colleagues identifying the big stories and trends in both the Asian and US IP markets in 2015, it is my job to do the same with Europe. Having spent a bit of time thinking about this, I can’t identify anything really huge that…

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Patent Pools

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18 Mar 2020

Sisvel in the firing line after u-blox launches US FRAND suit

In echoes of its previous InterDigital litigation, the auto component manufacturer turns again to US district court, accusing licensing business of seeking ”unreasonable royalty rates” Read more

28 Jan 2020

Shanghai research group to license SEPs through Sisvel

Langbo Communications Technology CEO Yang Lin tells IAM he’s hoping to build “China’s InterDigital” Read more

16 Dec 2019

Xiaomi seeks Sisvel FRAND rate in Beijing

Chinese smartphone maker follows an increasingly popular playbook, setting up another contest for jurisdiction between European and Chinese courts Read more

4 Dec 2015

To truly facilitate innovation, standard-setting must benefit everyone, not just a few big implementers

Last month, this blog reported on a landmark victory for Italian patent licensing business Sisvel in a German suit relating to SEPs and FRAND it had brought against Chinese company Haier. In the decision, thought to be the first handed down by a…

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Patents Law

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27 Mar 2020

Inventor takes aim at Formula 1 elite, claiming that safety devices infringe patent

Suit filed in West Texas against outfits including Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull after licensing discussions failed to produce deal Read more

18 Mar 2020

Sisvel in the firing line after u-blox launches US FRAND suit

In echoes of its previous InterDigital litigation, the auto component manufacturer turns again to US district court, accusing licensing business of seeking ”unreasonable royalty rates” Read more

28 Jan 2020

Shanghai research group to license SEPs through Sisvel

Langbo Communications Technology CEO Yang Lin tells IAM he’s hoping to build “China’s InterDigital” Read more

16 Dec 2019

Xiaomi seeks Sisvel FRAND rate in Beijing

Chinese smartphone maker follows an increasingly popular playbook, setting up another contest for jurisdiction between European and Chinese courts Read more

Strategy

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28 Jan 2020

Shanghai research group to license SEPs through Sisvel

Langbo Communications Technology CEO Yang Lin tells IAM he’s hoping to build “China’s InterDigital” Read more

16 Dec 2019

Xiaomi seeks Sisvel FRAND rate in Beijing

Chinese smartphone maker follows an increasingly popular playbook, setting up another contest for jurisdiction between European and Chinese courts Read more

4 Mar 2019

LG Chem scores settlement and licence with key Chinese battery maker

After calling off ITC investigation, South Korean company will receive royalties from Hong Kong-based supplier to brands like DJI, Oppo and Apple Read more

20 Dec 2015

Good news for SEP owners, growing NPE interest, EPO turmoil, UPC progress & more - Europe's IP market in 2015

Following on from my colleagues identifying the big stories and trends in both the Asian and US IP markets in 2015, it is my job to do the same with Europe. Having spent a bit of time thinking about this, I can’t identify anything really huge that…

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Technology Licensing

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27 Mar 2020

Inventor takes aim at Formula 1 elite, claiming that safety devices infringe patent

Suit filed in West Texas against outfits including Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull after licensing discussions failed to produce deal Read more

28 Jan 2020

Shanghai research group to license SEPs through Sisvel

Langbo Communications Technology CEO Yang Lin tells IAM he’s hoping to build “China’s InterDigital” Read more

16 Dec 2019

Xiaomi seeks Sisvel FRAND rate in Beijing

Chinese smartphone maker follows an increasingly popular playbook, setting up another contest for jurisdiction between European and Chinese courts Read more

4 Mar 2019

LG Chem scores settlement and licence with key Chinese battery maker

After calling off ITC investigation, South Korean company will receive royalties from Hong Kong-based supplier to brands like DJI, Oppo and Apple Read more

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