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InterDigital reveals new licensing deal with Google secured through mystery platform

The agreement was struck after approach from unnamed broker and has been hailed by senior leadership at the company, but the identity of the organiser remains unknown

InterDigital reveals new licensing deal with Google secured through mystery platform
8 Nov 2019

Blackberry portfolio licensor inks RPX agreement and insists there’s still plenty more deals to do

Defensive aggregator closes transaction with Fundamental Innovation Systems International giving members coverage on USB charging patents; Apple also settles infringement case

8 Nov 2019

Catch up on the most important life sciences IP developments from the past month

Read our most recent monthly round-up for key pharma and biotech IP stories from October 2019

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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

8 Nov 2019

Micron lawyers say Hong Kong is too risky for trade secret exchange

But a US federal judge ruled last month that UMC and Fujian Jinhua can review Micron’s evidence against them in the Special Administrative Region Read more

7 Nov 2019

The USPTO's consultation on patent issues relating to AI seeks answers on key questions

Artificial intelligence has the potential to change the entire nature of the invention process and, therefore, the criteria under which patents are awarded Read more

7 Nov 2019

Multi-billion dollar IP dispute exposes dangers of life sciences collaborations

Seattle Genetics is demanding rights to Daiichi Sankyo’s potential blockbuster cancer treatment, which it says is an improvement on the proprietary technology included in their previous partnership Read more

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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

5 Oct 2019

The USPTO seeks AI expertise to change the rules of the game internally and externally

New role has the potential to deliver results that will enhance internal processes, improve quality, lower costs and help recover lost US influence in the international IP arena Read more

10 Sep 2019

IP boutique seeks to show that new thinking on diversity is not just for Big Law

“We’re in a field of innovation but firms don’t do anything,” claims Harrity & Harrity managing partner John Harrity  on launch of incubator project 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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5 Nov 2019

TSMC chief speaks as market reacts to foundry war settlement

Exact terms remain confidential, but TSMC's CEO suggested to employees that the licence rights are not transferrable should Globalfoundries be acquired Read more

12 Aug 2019

How TD Bank embraced patents to ensure it maximised the benefits of the fintech revolution

The Canadian institution is among the industry players to have transformed its approach to IP, but the banking sector still has a fight on its hands to keep up with the tech giants Read more

11 Jul 2019

China’s venture community knows patents don’t equal innovation

The CEO of a hot AI startup, a top China-focused VC and Lenovo’s CIO shared their views on patents, innovation and trade tensions at one of Asia’s largest tech events Read more

10 Jul 2019

Intel takes patents off market and enters exclusive talks with potential buyer

Acquirer not named, but Apple looks like a strong candidate to purchase the portfolio of 8,500 largely unencumbered wireless assets that was due to be auctioned in August Read more

FRAND/SEPS

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7 Nov 2019

New suit suggests LG China licensing push

Korean company is the latest infrequent plaintiff to sue a Chinese TV maker, underlining challenges for licensors in the space 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

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

4 Oct 2019

The new China dynamic, pool progress and more from our Patent Licensing event

The big takeaways from a day of deal-making discussions in the heart of Silicon Valley Read more

Law & Policy

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6 Nov 2019

We’re keeping a very close eye on Arthrex, says Iancu at IAM event in Washington DC

Major Federal Circuit decision on PTAB judges leaves stakeholder community looking for answers and, possibly, to a statutory solution  Read more

5 Nov 2019

Monsanto prevails in key $7.7 billion Brazilian licensing lawsuit

In a big win for patent owners, the first-of-its-kind ruling upholds biotech innovators’ rights to collect royalties on saved GM seeds Read more

30 Oct 2019

Perfecting your ITC strategy

Getting up to speed on recent developments at the Commission and tips on how to keep control of costs in 337 investigations Read more

29 Oct 2019

Four key IP implications from the rise of orphan drugs

The growing importance of rare disease treatments has strategic, commercial and potential political ramifications for life sciences IP Read more

Litigation

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7 Nov 2019

New suit suggests LG China licensing push

Korean company is the latest infrequent plaintiff to sue a Chinese TV maker, underlining challenges for licensors in the space Read more

6 Nov 2019

We’re keeping a very close eye on Arthrex, says Iancu at IAM event in Washington DC

Major Federal Circuit decision on PTAB judges leaves stakeholder community looking for answers and, possibly, to a statutory solution  Read more

5 Nov 2019

Monsanto prevails in key $7.7 billion Brazilian licensing lawsuit

In a big win for patent owners, the first-of-its-kind ruling upholds biotech innovators’ rights to collect royalties on saved GM seeds Read more

5 Nov 2019

TSMC chief speaks as market reacts to foundry war settlement

Exact terms remain confidential, but TSMC's CEO suggested to employees that the licence rights are not transferrable should Globalfoundries be acquired Read more

Market Developments

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5 Nov 2019

TSMC chief speaks as market reacts to foundry war settlement

Exact terms remain confidential, but TSMC's CEO suggested to employees that the licence rights are not transferrable should Globalfoundries be acquired Read more

31 Oct 2019

With takeover by Infineon set to close Cypress Semiconductor continues to sell patents

Chip business turns again to Longitude Licensing as it disposes of small package of assets; $10 billion acquisition due to be finalised in coming months Read more

29 Oct 2019

Four key IP implications from the rise of orphan drugs

The growing importance of rare disease treatments has strategic, commercial and potential political ramifications for life sciences IP Read more

25 Oct 2019

Intel faces multi-pronged injunction threat in China, antitrust suit reveals

Fortress-owned vehicle monetising NXP rights has brought multiple Chinese suits as part of its pressure campaign on the US chipmaker Read more

Non practising entities

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7 Nov 2019

New suit suggests LG China licensing push

Korean company is the latest infrequent plaintiff to sue a Chinese TV maker, underlining challenges for licensors in the space Read more

1 Nov 2019

Tencent’s IP strategy: business plays, partnerships and open source

The Chinese internet giant has hardly made a dent in the secondary patent market but has over 700 investments under its belt including stakes in Tesla and Epic Games Read more

28 Oct 2019

LOT spies an opportunity before Broadcom closes its acquisition of Symantec

Network tells prospective members that they can gain rights to 1,700 assets that the semiconductor giant is due to pick up as part of the deal 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

Patent pools

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7 Nov 2019

New suit suggests LG China licensing push

Korean company is the latest infrequent plaintiff to sue a Chinese TV maker, underlining challenges for licensors in the space Read more

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

4 Oct 2019

The new China dynamic, pool progress and more from our Patent Licensing event

The big takeaways from a day of deal-making discussions in the heart of Silicon Valley Read more

Strategy

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7 Nov 2019

New suit suggests LG China licensing push

Korean company is the latest infrequent plaintiff to sue a Chinese TV maker, underlining challenges for licensors in the space Read more

5 Nov 2019

TSMC chief speaks as market reacts to foundry war settlement

Exact terms remain confidential, but TSMC's CEO suggested to employees that the licence rights are not transferrable should Globalfoundries be acquired Read more

25 Oct 2019

Intel faces multi-pronged injunction threat in China, antitrust suit reveals

Fortress-owned vehicle monetising NXP rights has brought multiple Chinese suits as part of its pressure campaign on the US chipmaker Read more

23 Oct 2019

IBM patent transaction puts Indian IT firm on par with rivals

Around 200 patents change hands as Big Blue selloff continues and a new HCL IP executive strikes first known deal Read more

Technology licensing

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7 Nov 2019

New suit suggests LG China licensing push

Korean company is the latest infrequent plaintiff to sue a Chinese TV maker, underlining challenges for licensors in the space Read more

5 Nov 2019

Nokia builds on a different approach to drive more value from its patents

New partnership with Innventure aims to commercialise untapped satellite technology and continues to point the way for new IP value creation options for owners of large, wide-ranging portfolios  Read more

5 Nov 2019

Monsanto prevails in key $7.7 billion Brazilian licensing lawsuit

In a big win for patent owners, the first-of-its-kind ruling upholds biotech innovators’ rights to collect royalties on saved GM seeds Read more

5 Nov 2019

TSMC chief speaks as market reacts to foundry war settlement

Exact terms remain confidential, but TSMC's CEO suggested to employees that the licence rights are not transferrable should Globalfoundries be acquired Read more

Trademarks

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18 May 2018

Suing a Chinese entity in the United States? Expect a two year wait to serve process

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… Read more

29 Mar 2018

Intangible investor: Identifying the IP impact of the US tax act

The effect of the sweeping US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on IP rights is unclear but early indications are that not all of the news is good Read more

25 Mar 2018

Trump may have postponed his IP trade war with China, but both sides are still playing for very high stakes

Last Thursday, President Trump set out a series of measures that the US is set to pursue against China over alleged violations of American-owned intellectual property. They were wide-ranging, but perhaps not as deep or as far-reaching as some may… Read more

20 Feb 2018

Sharp and Hisense bury patent hatchet and move to resolution of acrimonious dispute

A conflict over use of the Sharp brand name in the US market for televisions has pitted the Foxconn-owned display maker against Chinese licencee Hisense in IP and commercial lawsuits across multiple jurisdictions since last June. Now, disclosures… Read more

Trade secrets

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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

16 Oct 2019

WIPO report: US patent filings dip for first time since 2009

The number of grants also drops while UK sees worrying fall in applications; but study has good news for EPO President Campinos Read more

8 Oct 2019

New wave of company blacklistings in the US will accelerate Chinese tech’s inward turn

Eight Chinese entities – including leaders in AI, facial recognition and data forensics - added to Bureau of Industrial Security entity list Read more

1 Oct 2019

Largan follows up record trade secrets win with patent campaign

Taiwanese maker of smartphone lenses is now wielding patents against not just a rival supplier but its end customer HP Read more

Valuation

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5 Nov 2019

TSMC chief speaks as market reacts to foundry war settlement

Exact terms remain confidential, but TSMC's CEO suggested to employees that the licence rights are not transferrable should Globalfoundries be acquired 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

9 Oct 2019

IBM has the world's most valuable patent portfolio, new analysis claims

Samsung, Canon, Microsoft and Bosch round-out the top five who, between them, are said to own assets worth well in excess of $35 billion Read more

4 Oct 2019

The new China dynamic, pool progress and more from our Patent Licensing event

The big takeaways from a day of deal-making discussions in the heart of Silicon Valley Read more

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