Region: North America

Secondary patent market for video streaming assets heating up

NPEs are looking for patents to assert not only against device makers – Apple, Google, Samsung – but also leading video streaming services like Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu

12 December 2023

Ericsson and InterDigital disputes should be resolved by the UK courts, Lenovo’s IP chief argues

English global FRAND determinations to become more popular with implementers, says John Mulgrew

12 December 2023

Damages trial do-over and entry of licence defence up next in VLSI v Intel saga

Docket Navigator data shows its not too common for patent challengers to raise a licence defence, so we looked into the success rates for these arguments

11 December 2023

First US CRISPR Cas9 approval marks start of new era of patent wars

Friday’s green light from the FDA is watershed for IP strategy in the field

11 December 2023

Biden announces willingness to forcibly license pharma patents

But the US administration’s proposed policy for compulsory licensing is somewhat less radical than the rhetoric suggests

08 December 2023

Canada: SEPs and FRAND – litigation, policy and latest developments

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub 2023/2024

A key strategic consideration for SEP litigation in Canada is to understand how the key principles of the Canadian framework can be adapted or evolve to address the particular challenges posed by SEPs. SEP holders who choose to litigate in Canada will have a unique opportunity to shape precedent setting case law.

08 December 2023

Exclusive: Ericsson’s patent assertion chief on Lenovo suits, the UPC and global litigation strategy

Robert Earle speaks about enforcement in Brazil and India, and his hopes for a US shift on SEP injunctions

07 December 2023

Nokia v Oppo and VLSI v Intel – it’s all about the human mind

These major disputes have taken important steps forward over recent weeks and it will be real people, not faceless companies, who decide what happens next. The calls they make could be worth tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars

07 December 2023

A new job in the patent world: IP finance and insurance strategic advisors

The burgeoning market for IP-backed collateralised lending wrapped with insurance cover has grown to the point to support new IP consultancy practices. IAM spoke to the head of one, Aaric Eisenstein

06 December 2023

How IoT manufacturers can use lessons from the SEP space

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub 2023/2024

Software patents continue to face patentability challenges following the US Supreme Court’s Alice decision, and IoT manufacturers could be exposed to patent risk – especially where licensing is involved. Key lessons can be learned from the SEP ecosystem to help guide open-source implementers that might confront problematic patent assertions.

06 December 2023

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