Region: North America

InterDigital suits tee up another major SEP clash for 2022

Assertions against Oppo inaugurate latest globe-spanning dispute in a market where litigation remains a key part of negotiating some of the biggest deals

04 January 2022

What’s ahead for the global IP market in 2022

Predictions from the IAM editorial team on what the next twelve months have in store

03 January 2022

The US's biggest patent stories of 2021

Kathi Vidal, Ericsson, Arthrex and Judge Alan Albright were among the names that made the IP headlines over the course of the year

23 December 2021

BlackBerry patent sale almost there but still not over the line

“We are literally down to the last few important items now,” says company CEO John Chen on Q3 earnings call

22 December 2021

The biggest biopharma patent stories of the year

From President Biden’s backing for a covid IP waiver through a new linkage system in China to big changes in Brazil, it was an action-packed 2021 for the life sciences industries

21 December 2021

It’s a big 48 hours for BlackBerry and the patent market in general

The company is due to release its Q3 financials tomorrow, but it is not known whether the touted sale of a portfolio of well over 30,000 individual assets will also be announced

20 December 2021

Avanci CEO predicts solutions – not litigation – for connected car makers in 2022

Kasim Alfalahi says educating OEMs about telecoms standards and essential patents has taken some time, but they are turning a corner

17 December 2021

US legislators call for screws to be tightened on pharma patent strategies

New report issued by Democrats in the House of Representatives indicates a change of tack in approaching potential reforms may be on the cards

17 December 2021

Why it’s time to forget the idea of “good” and “bad” patent examiners

But using individual and technology unit allowance rates as the springboard for a prosecution strategy will reap dividends

17 December 2021

USPTO director nominee Vidal hints at support for some Iancu reforms

In written responses to US senator questions, the Biden Administration’s pick to head the agency gave further detail on how she views changes introduced by the last postholder and addressed the importance of standards

15 December 2021

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