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Dutch company comes out on top in the first Indian SEP trial to go the distance. But the ruling does not offer much guidance on what's FRAND, practitioners explain.
17 July 2018
Xiaomi has prevailed at the Beijing IP Court in an SEP case brought against it by KPN. The Dutch telecom's action was being watched by some as a test case – one of just a few we know about where a foreign firm was seeking to enforce an SEP…
12 July 2018
VLSI Technology, an entity with apparent ties to Fortress’s IP Group, has launched a second infringement lawsuit against Intel, accusing the chipmaker of infringing five patents. Filed late last week in district court in Delaware, it follows another…
03 July 2018
Some recent statements by MediaTek CFO David Ku stirred rumours that Xiaomi and Ericsson had settled their patent dispute in India, but the Swedish telecom has confirmed to IAM that there is no truth to this. It means Xiaomi will head into its Hong…
25 June 2018
Innovators continue to develop drugs to further understand how to optimise the use of known drugs.
25 May 2018
There are a host of challenges when it comes to trying to assert US patents against a Chinese legal entity. A recent court filing by Dutch telecom KPN, which is suing Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus in the District of Delaware, underlines what looks to be a…
18 May 2018
European Patent Office opposition data reveals that companies are more likely to outsource opposition work to private firms than to represent themselves. Companies' in-house patent attorneys tend to act as patentees more often than as opponents.
18 April 2018
In 2016 UK firms tended to represent patentees and German firms tended to represent opponents in European Patent Office (EPO) oppositions. While most patents subject to EPO oppositions belonged to International Patent Classification (IPC) Class A, most of the specialised firms for oppositions in technologies of IPC Classes B to H were from either the United Kingdom or Germany.
11 April 2018
Very quietly, something of a revolution has taken place at Philips. For the first time this century, the company’s IP function – Philips IP & Standards - is headed up by someone who has no long-term IP background and who is not labelled its chief IP…
05 April 2018
As defending and opposing patents before the European Patent Office require different skills, a firm's experience in these two roles may be a factor when choosing a representative. Recent data suggests that private firms in Germany and the United Kingdom continue to dominate the oppositions arena.
04 April 2018
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