Region: North America

Oppo suit in Guangzhou sets up next chance for global FRAND ruling in China

Chinese smartphone vendor selects Guangzhou IP Court for rate-setting case to counter InterDigital’s SEP claims around the world

09 March 2022

Three tools for companies to incentivise their patent law firms to increase diversity

Capturing creativity from the entire population would lead to more and better innovation, yet the patent profession lags on diversity. Chief IP officers can act now to make progress, writes Burford Capital Managing Partner Katharine Wolanyk

08 March 2022

Volkswagen takes 4G Avanci licence, resolving patent lawsuits in Virginia and Munich

The German OEM was already a 2G/3G licensee and now its 4G Avanci deal will wipe out litigation by two platform licensors, Acer and IP Bridge

08 March 2022

Medical device maker is latest to tap secondary market for wireless patents

A recent deal shows that a wider selection of corporates are exploring acquisition opportunities and working with custom R&D labs

08 March 2022

Florida and Pennsylvania courts seeing rise in design patent enforcement amid counterfeiting crisis

Trend propelled the Southern District of Florida and Western District of Pennsylvania onto Docket Navigator’s 2021 list of busiest US courts for patent defendants

07 March 2022

Platform technology owners demand a chunk of Moderna’s covid-19 revenues

Arbutus Biopharma and Genevant Sciences have filed suit against the vaccine innovator

07 March 2022

IP profession sorely needs targeted recruitment programmes to overcome ‘motherhood penalty’

Working mothers have left the workforce in droves during the pandemic, which is sure to cause a detrimental impact on an IP profession that already has a huge gender imbalance

05 March 2022

How NDAs between potential business partners can be used to prohibit or permit IPR petitions

Chief IP counsel must know how to use recent Federal Circuit precedent to draft non-disclosure agreements that either allow or block future IPRs based on their business needs

04 March 2022

Only a few delegate places remaining for IPBC Europe in London later this month

Planning for IPBC Global, taking place in Chicago in June, is also now well underway

04 March 2022

CAFC correction on IPR estoppel limits original ruling, but patent owners still win

The Federal circuit corrected language in its Caltech decision to clarify that IPR estoppel applies on a claim-by-claim basis, consistent with the America Invents Act

03 March 2022

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