Region: North America

Permanent injunctions by US courts in the post-eBay era

As reform advocates push for legislation to restore injunctive relief to patent cases, Docket Navigator data shows the rare cases that can still win injunctions under the challenging eBay test

06 November 2023

US senator searching for patent injunction bill co-sponsor to kill eBay precedent

IAM understands that Chris Coons plans to file legislation to create a presumption that a winning patent holder should get a permanent injunction

03 November 2023

Qualcomm licensing revenues decline, but patent revenue expected to stabilise soon

Forecast suggests current period of significant revenue decline is coming to an end but EU SEP policy looms large

03 November 2023

Microsoft and IBM owe this man so much … IAM does too

Marshall Phelps transformed the IP performances of two tech titans, paving the way to billions of dollars’ worth of royalty earnings. He also played a key role in making this platform a viable business, starting 20 years ago

03 November 2023

InterDigital inks HEVC licence with Lenovo, but global cellular SEPs spat continues

The Delaware-based cellular and video R&D shop secured the video codec deal covering Lenovo’s PCs and smartphones on 21 September, contributing to $40.8 million earnings from the company in Q3

02 November 2023

Exclusive: InterDigital hires Mang Zhu as new head of IP

The IP industry leader has left ZTE to join InterDigital as VP and head of IP

02 November 2023

CRISPR-Cas9 drugmakers like Vertex should come to the table early, says ToolGen’s IP chief

Chief Legal Officer Yoori Kim argues that current patent uncertainty should fuel rather than thwart licensing deals

01 November 2023

Nokia sues Amazon with video codec SEPs in US, UPC, Germany, and more

The Finnish telecoms firm, which also sued HP Inc in two US venues, claims infringement of AVC and HEVC essential patents and seeks court declarations that it met its FRAND commitments, but the defendants breached them

01 November 2023

Orange, Sisvel SEP assertion wins above-FRAND rate for HTC's unwillingness

The jury verdict sends a message about consequences that unwilling licensees may face in US courts

31 October 2023

Examining the trade secrets dockets at the busiest US district court

Docket Navigator data shows the US District Court for the Central District of California’s trade secrets docket rose steeply from 2016 to 2018, but levelled off and now is decreasing

30 October 2023

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