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How compulsory licensing regimes in key European jurisdictions might respond to a covid-19 cure

Experts in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK explain how their jurisdictions are set up to apply march-in rights should viable coronavirus treatments emerge

How compulsory licensing regimes in key European jurisdictions might respond to a covid-19 cure
India’s growing docket of high-tech litigation on hold
26 May 2020

India’s growing docket of high-tech litigation on hold

Nokia, Philips and Fractus are among the patent owners with active cases targeting major Chinese companies

World leaders hatch further plans for accessibility of covid-19 IP rights
9 Apr 2020

World leaders hatch further plans for accessibility of covid-19 IP rights

WHO to establish voluntary patent pool, while Greek Prime Minister calls for EU to buy rights to vaccines and tests

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12 Aug 2020

Intellectual property on demand

Leading law firms consider how different governments might apply compulsory licensing in response to potential covid-19 breakthroughs Read more

8 Apr 2020

Fractus global licensing campaign continues with US suit against TCL

Barcelona-based antenna pioneer accuses the Chinese manufacturer of Alcatel-branded appliances of infringing seven patents in case filed in the Eastern District of Texas Read more

30 Mar 2020

Spain Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year: BomhardIP

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15 Feb 2020

The impact of Covid-19 will be felt across the global IP market

The race to patent a treatment for coronavirus in China is heating up, but its spread could be the story that affects every other story in tech this year Read more

Finance

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1 Aug 2016

Down to business in Barcelona

Well over 500 senior members of the international IP community met at the Hotel Arts in June for the ninth IPBC Global. Up for discussion were the rapid pace of change in the market, its shift from the United States to Europe and Asia, as well as emerging IP value creation business models that reflect the new realities. Throw in an IP Hall of Fame induction ceremony and hours of top-level networking opportunities, and it is no wonder that so many declared IPBC Global Barcelona the best event so far

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16 Jun 2015

Patent values about to climb, heroic inventors, the US's patent failure, hope for SMEs, and much more at the IPBC

The first full day of the IPBC Global in San Francisco is now done and dusted. Here, IAM’s editorial team – Joff Wild, Richard Lloyd, Jack Ellis and Sara Jayne Clover – pick out a few of the highlights from the sessions and from the conversations…

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Frand/SEPS

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17 Jan 2020

Xiaomi avoids cross-border injunction with Dutch court win

Fractus, a Barcelona-based antenna tech developer, comes up short in its bid to secure a key European injunction against the Chinese mobile maker Read more

1 Aug 2016

Down to business in Barcelona

Well over 500 senior members of the international IP community met at the Hotel Arts in June for the ninth IPBC Global. Up for discussion were the rapid pace of change in the market, its shift from the United States to Europe and Asia, as well as emerging IP value creation business models that reflect the new realities. Throw in an IP Hall of Fame induction ceremony and hours of top-level networking opportunities, and it is no wonder that so many declared IPBC Global Barcelona the best event so far

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20 Dec 2015

Good news for SEP owners, growing NPE interest, EPO turmoil, UPC progress & more - Europe's IP market in 2015

Following on from my colleagues identifying the big stories and trends in both the Asian and US IP markets in 2015, it is my job to do the same with Europe. Having spent a bit of time thinking about this, I can’t identify anything really huge that…

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8 Dec 2015

Vringo's $21.5 million global settlement with ZTE reflects the IP market's new realities

US PIPCO Vringo announced late yesterday that its Vringo Infrastructure subsidiary had reached a litigation settlement and licence agreement with Chinese telecoms major ZTE, bringing to an end a sprawling, multi-jurisdictional and at times…

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Law & Policy

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7 Mar 2019

Mobile World Congress patent cases surge

The Barcelona Commercial Court saw a 43% jump in its special IP docket during February's gathering of the mobile industry's elite in the Catalan capital, with companies such as Samsung, Xiaomi, ZTE, LG and Sisvel all involved Read more

2 Jul 2018

UPC and unitary patent membership are back on the agenda in Spain, according to reports

A month after coming to power, the PSOE government in Spain is all set to re-open the debate about whether the country should sign up to the EU unitary patent and Unified Patent Court agreement.

According to Josep Maria Pujals of Barcelona-based…

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3 Jun 2018

A new government in Spain reopens the possibility that the country may sign up to the UPC

It was all change in Spain on Friday when a vote of no confidence in the Partido Popular (PP) government led by prime minister Mariano Rajoy was passed by the country’s parliament, the Cortes. As a result, Rajoy was replaced by Pedro Sánchez, the…

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8 Jan 2018

Barcelona court issues fast-track injunction protocol for Mobile World Congress 2018

The Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest gathering of companies in the mobile communications industry, is taking place in Barcelona this year from 26th February to 1st March. Businesses from around the world will be there, exhibiting current…

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Litigation

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17 Jan 2020

Xiaomi avoids cross-border injunction with Dutch court win

Fractus, a Barcelona-based antenna tech developer, comes up short in its bid to secure a key European injunction against the Chinese mobile maker Read more

11 Oct 2019

Fractus expands litigation campaign to Delhi

European developer of antenna tech opened up a new front against Chinese smartphone companies in India earlier this year. Unlicensed brands have taken over a larger share of India's smartphone market in recent years Read more

7 Mar 2019

Mobile World Congress patent cases surge

The Barcelona Commercial Court saw a 43% jump in its special IP docket during February's gathering of the mobile industry's elite in the Catalan capital, with companies such as Samsung, Xiaomi, ZTE, LG and Sisvel all involved Read more

19 Jul 2018

Fractus sues Oppo in China, setting up a big test for both sides

Barcelona-based antenna technology developer Fractus yesterday announced in a press release that it has filed patent litigation in China against mobile manufacturer Oppo. In doing so it has become one of relatively few foreign licensors to assert… Read more

Market Developments

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20 Dec 2015

Good news for SEP owners, growing NPE interest, EPO turmoil, UPC progress & more - Europe's IP market in 2015

Following on from my colleagues identifying the big stories and trends in both the Asian and US IP markets in 2015, it is my job to do the same with Europe. Having spent a bit of time thinking about this, I can’t identify anything really huge that…

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3 Aug 2015

After being opposed for so long, Spain could be about to change its mind on joining the UPC

A new Spanish patent act will come into force on 1st April 2017, following its recent publication in the country’s Official Gazette. There is a detailed look at all the major provisions in the legislation over on the PatLit blog, but what looks to…

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22 Jun 2015

Should Spain join the UPC, the country's patent attorneys would have a great deal to lose - UPDATED

Recently Italy indicated that, following the CJEU’s decision that the creation of the EU’s unitary patent and unified patent court (UPC) did not breach European law, it will be signing up to the system. Should this happen, it will leave Spain as the…

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16 Jun 2015

Patent values about to climb, heroic inventors, the US's patent failure, hope for SMEs, and much more at the IPBC

The first full day of the IPBC Global in San Francisco is now done and dusted. Here, IAM’s editorial team – Joff Wild, Richard Lloyd, Jack Ellis and Sara Jayne Clover – pick out a few of the highlights from the sessions and from the conversations…

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Non-Practising Entities

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11 Oct 2019

Fractus expands litigation campaign to Delhi

European developer of antenna tech opened up a new front against Chinese smartphone companies in India earlier this year. Unlicensed brands have taken over a larger share of India's smartphone market in recent years Read more

20 Dec 2015

Good news for SEP owners, growing NPE interest, EPO turmoil, UPC progress & more - Europe's IP market in 2015

Following on from my colleagues identifying the big stories and trends in both the Asian and US IP markets in 2015, it is my job to do the same with Europe. Having spent a bit of time thinking about this, I can’t identify anything really huge that…

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8 Dec 2015

Vringo's $21.5 million global settlement with ZTE reflects the IP market's new realities

US PIPCO Vringo announced late yesterday that its Vringo Infrastructure subsidiary had reached a litigation settlement and licence agreement with Chinese telecoms major ZTE, bringing to an end a sprawling, multi-jurisdictional and at times…

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16 Jun 2015

Patent values about to climb, heroic inventors, the US's patent failure, hope for SMEs, and much more at the IPBC

The first full day of the IPBC Global in San Francisco is now done and dusted. Here, IAM’s editorial team – Joff Wild, Richard Lloyd, Jack Ellis and Sara Jayne Clover – pick out a few of the highlights from the sessions and from the conversations…

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Patent Pools

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29 Jan 2020

Very quietly, Sisvel and Samsung agree another patent pool deal

Luxembourg-based firm secures the South Korean giant as both licensee and licensor in its DVB-T2 programme Read more

Patents Law

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29 Jan 2020

Very quietly, Sisvel and Samsung agree another patent pool deal

Luxembourg-based firm secures the South Korean giant as both licensee and licensor in its DVB-T2 programme Read more

17 Jan 2020

Xiaomi avoids cross-border injunction with Dutch court win

Fractus, a Barcelona-based antenna tech developer, comes up short in its bid to secure a key European injunction against the Chinese mobile maker Read more

23 Oct 2019

The IoT is different for licensing dealmakers, Telefónica IP head claims

In an exclusive interview with IAM in the run-up to next month’s IoT IP conference in Munich, Luis Iganacio Vicente del Olmo identifies some of the challenges the network poses for licensors Read more

11 Oct 2019

Fractus expands litigation campaign to Delhi

European developer of antenna tech opened up a new front against Chinese smartphone companies in India earlier this year. Unlicensed brands have taken over a larger share of India's smartphone market in recent years Read more

Strategy

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19 Jul 2018

Fractus sues Oppo in China, setting up a big test for both sides

Barcelona-based antenna technology developer Fractus yesterday announced in a press release that it has filed patent litigation in China against mobile manufacturer Oppo. In doing so it has become one of relatively few foreign licensors to assert… Read more

13 Apr 2018

Fractus takes on big four US carriers over antenna technology in Eastern District of Texas patent case

Another tale of patent litigation with its roots in convergence is now being played out in the Eastern District of Texas. What makes this one slightly different to other stories is that its main protagonist is a small Spanish company that was spun…

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8 Apr 2018

Barcelona court reveals 40% rise in fast track protocol activity during this year's Mobile World Congress

If you were to name Europe’s patent litigation hotspots, places like Dusseldorf, Munich, Mannheim, London and The Hague would spring quickly to mind; perhaps followed by the likes of Paris and Milan. One thing is for sure, though: no Spanish city…

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24 May 2017

Day Three INTA Barcelona report - CPA planning for change, .sucks momentum, top in-house teams and more

The INTA 2017 Annual Meeting is coming to an end after five action-packed days in Barcelona. Here’s the final round-up of what has been going on from World Trademark Review reporters Trevor Little (TL) and Tim Lince (TJL), and me, Joff Wild (JW).  

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Technology Licensing

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29 Jan 2020

Very quietly, Sisvel and Samsung agree another patent pool deal

Luxembourg-based firm secures the South Korean giant as both licensee and licensor in its DVB-T2 programme Read more

17 Jan 2020

Xiaomi avoids cross-border injunction with Dutch court win

Fractus, a Barcelona-based antenna tech developer, comes up short in its bid to secure a key European injunction against the Chinese mobile maker Read more

23 Oct 2019

The IoT is different for licensing dealmakers, Telefónica IP head claims

In an exclusive interview with IAM in the run-up to next month’s IoT IP conference in Munich, Luis Iganacio Vicente del Olmo identifies some of the challenges the network poses for licensors Read more

11 Oct 2019

Fractus expands litigation campaign to Delhi

European developer of antenna tech opened up a new front against Chinese smartphone companies in India earlier this year. Unlicensed brands have taken over a larger share of India's smartphone market in recent years Read more

Trade Secrets

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8 Dec 2015

Vringo's $21.5 million global settlement with ZTE reflects the IP market's new realities

US PIPCO Vringo announced late yesterday that its Vringo Infrastructure subsidiary had reached a litigation settlement and licence agreement with Chinese telecoms major ZTE, bringing to an end a sprawling, multi-jurisdictional and at times…

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Valuation

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1 Aug 2016

Down to business in Barcelona

Well over 500 senior members of the international IP community met at the Hotel Arts in June for the ninth IPBC Global. Up for discussion were the rapid pace of change in the market, its shift from the United States to Europe and Asia, as well as emerging IP value creation business models that reflect the new realities. Throw in an IP Hall of Fame induction ceremony and hours of top-level networking opportunities, and it is no wonder that so many declared IPBC Global Barcelona the best event so far

Read more

16 Jun 2015

Patent values about to climb, heroic inventors, the US's patent failure, hope for SMEs, and much more at the IPBC

The first full day of the IPBC Global in San Francisco is now done and dusted. Here, IAM’s editorial team – Joff Wild, Richard Lloyd, Jack Ellis and Sara Jayne Clover – pick out a few of the highlights from the sessions and from the conversations…

Read more

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