Region: North America

Dolby Labs IP head leaves to take charge at Via Licensing

After 15 years at the company, Heath Hoglund reflects on what he has achieved and looks forward to his next challenge

16 February 2022

No company or country leads in 5G patenting, says USPTO study

Caution is recommended when reviewing media claims of dominance, a paper released today by the agency advises

15 February 2022

Litigation finance will change how operating companies think about their patents, says senior Burford executive

Although only a small number of businesses have so far taken the plunge, says Katharine Wolanyk, that is set to change over the coming years

15 February 2022

What Judge Leonard Stark’s departure means for the US’s second-busiest patent court

With the highly-experienced judge confirmed to the Federal Circuit, his former colleagues in Delaware will cover the 233 cases he was scheduled to hear Docket Navigator data suggests this might favour defendants

14 February 2022

Avanci gets LG boost but awaits news from major licensors on 5G

The Korean company adds heft and quality to the platform’s current offering, but Qualcomm, Ericsson and Nokia are among big SEP holders that have yet to commit to the next programme

14 February 2022

Group of big company general counsel calls for Fintiv overturn to “restore balance to the American patent system”

Leaders from businesses including Intel, Micron and GM write to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo claiming that without a dependable inter partes review system key business investments are impossible

11 February 2022

Samsung Display mulls patent assertion against Chinese upstarts

The world’s largest mobile OLED panel maker eyes offensive litigation plays to fend off market share erosion

11 February 2022

Injunction provisions steal the show in comments on draft US SEP licensing policy

While major licensors warn that proposed revisions will harm the technology standardisation process, implementers argue the injunctive relief bar should be raised even higher

10 February 2022

The USPTO trials a possible solution to 101 patenting concerns

The agency’s Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response Pilot Program may be an attractive option for certain rights holders, write John Whetzel, Jon Wolfsberger and Dan Ovanezian

09 February 2022

Qualcomm, Nokia, Ericsson and other Western SEP superpowers are key geopolitical assets

The failure of policy makers in Washington DC, Brussels and elsewhere to view connectivity in the round could prove very costly further down the line

09 February 2022

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