Region: South Korea

Hyundai and Kia take Avanci licences ahead of September price hike

The two companies, along with Genesis, are the first big Asian auto brands to sign up to the platform’s 2G-4G offering and do so a week before the cost increases from $15 to $20 per vehicle

25 August 2022

LG and Apple closed $600 million licensing deal in Q1, say reports

The agreement has not been announced but is said to have involved a one-off payment to the Korean company, which holds a strong portfolio of 4G and 5G SEPs

24 August 2022

Qualcomm secures Samsung licence renewal in deal that includes 6G

CEO Christiano Amon hails “a significant milestone event” that validates the power of the company’s portfolio and innovation

28 July 2022

Spotlight: LG Group

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30 May 2022

South Korea

Featured in Special Report 2022 Q2: The Asia IP Elite

30 May 2022

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Featured in Special Report 2022 Q2: The Asia IP Elite

30 May 2022

Hyundai Motor steps up patent buying activity

Korean automaker adds portfolios from Intel and IBM as it continues to show interest in UAV and natural language processing tech

19 May 2022

Samsung’s “retaliatory” trade secret accusations against former IP chief reveal weak patent defence, court filing says

Seungho Ahn and another ex-Samsung lawyer, who are advising an NPE campaign against their former employer, say any dispute over trade secrets belongs in a Korean court, not a Texan one

17 May 2022

Samsung Electronics transfers patents to monetisation business run by former in-house counsel

Entity assigned more than 100 patents by the Korean tech giant is run by previous chief of Samsung’s semiconductor IP division

19 April 2022

Coolpad files Chinese FRAND litigation against Pantech

Battle of two once-notable smartphone brands emerges in Shenzhen, with one pivoting to patent licensing and another seeking to stage a commercial comeback

22 March 2022

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