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The top 10 takeaways from this year’s Global Innovation Index

The latest edition of the annual WIPO publication reveals that Europe and North America still lead despite rising innovation levels in Asia

The top 10 takeaways from this year’s Global Innovation Index
Samsung seizing 5G opportunities enabled by patent leadership
8 Sep 2020

Samsung seizing 5G opportunities enabled by patent leadership

Verizon deal worth $6.6b is latest sign that the company is stepping into the big leagues of network gear

Geely to boost R&D war chest with Shanghai listing
7 Sep 2020

Geely to boost R&D war chest with Shanghai listing

China’s next big IPO will feature one of the country’s auto IP leaders, which has more than 9,000 patents and counts licensing as a major revenue source

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12 Aug 2020

Lessons from the front line of digital manufacturing

A Nordic engineering group with intellectual property front and centre is a shining example of how to get ahead in Industry 4.0 Read more

7 Aug 2020

The value of (partially) invalidated patents

There is a longstanding preconception that grants found partially invalid are poor quality – but the data reveals a different story Read more

17 Jul 2020

Ericsson sees more progress on licensing front but CEO highlights 5G challenge to come

“We are very committed to maximising the value of our patent portfolio” Ekholm insists as company prepares for key renewals Read more

18 Jun 2020

New Ericsson report highlights 5G forces set to shape patent monetisation market

China powers ahead, but covid-19 has affected roll-out in some major markets, while ongoing rise of video highlights need for efficient licensing approach Read more

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29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

31 May 2016

We are still going to be IP dealmakers, but the deals may look slightly different, says new Ericsson CIPO

In late April Gustav Brismark took over one of the biggest jobs in IP. As the chief IP officer at Ericsson he not only has control of a vast patent portfolio, which is generally accepted to be one of the highest quality stockpiles in cellular…

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Frand/SEPS

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2 Jun 2020

Huawei, Samsung and LG are top owners of ‘core’ 5G patents so far, new study claims

Essentiality analysis put out by Amplified and GreyB finds that so far just 26% of declared 5G SEP grants are core to the standard and suggests that Huawei’s lead is more than merely quantitative Read more

16 Apr 2020

Do even the world’s billion-dollar licensors have a validity problem?

TCL gets Ericsson patent chopped in Federal Circuit 101 decision after it had emerged largely unscathed from the PTAB Read more

2 Apr 2020

Ericsson CEO strikes optimistic tone, but wireless industry waits to feel full effects of covid-19

Björe Ekholm points to strength of company's patent portfolio as ongoing reason for optimism; meanwhile InterDigital improves Q1 guidance after sealing two new licensing deals Read more

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

Law & Policy

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16 Apr 2020

Do even the world’s billion-dollar licensors have a validity problem?

TCL gets Ericsson patent chopped in Federal Circuit 101 decision after it had emerged largely unscathed from the PTAB Read more

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

4 Mar 2020

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

Asset sales, trade wars and new names at the top made last year transformative for IP owners. Read more

12 Feb 2020

US play for Nokia or Ericsson no long-term 5G solution, says Qualcomm engineering chief

Speaking at an event in Washington DC, Susie Armstrong claims that if policymakers want to help they should support a strong IP system and clarify rules on American participation in standards setting Read more

Litigation

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16 Apr 2020

Do even the world’s billion-dollar licensors have a validity problem?

TCL gets Ericsson patent chopped in Federal Circuit 101 decision after it had emerged largely unscathed from the PTAB Read more

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

4 Mar 2020

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

Asset sales, trade wars and new names at the top made last year transformative for IP owners. Read more

18 Feb 2020

Chinese chipmakers clash over fingerprint recognition tech

A dispute over biometrics continues to ensnare two companies backed by China’s big government chip fund Read more

Market Developments

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2 Jun 2020

Huawei, Samsung and LG are top owners of ‘core’ 5G patents so far, new study claims

Essentiality analysis put out by Amplified and GreyB finds that so far just 26% of declared 5G SEP grants are core to the standard and suggests that Huawei’s lead is more than merely quantitative Read more

2 Apr 2020

Ericsson CEO strikes optimistic tone, but wireless industry waits to feel full effects of covid-19

Björe Ekholm points to strength of company's patent portfolio as ongoing reason for optimism; meanwhile InterDigital improves Q1 guidance after sealing two new licensing deals Read more

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

18 Feb 2020

Chinese chipmakers clash over fingerprint recognition tech

A dispute over biometrics continues to ensnare two companies backed by China’s big government chip fund Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

29 Nov 2019

Star turns – counting down the best of the best

New names, familiar faces: what it takes to earn a place in the Market Makers’ club Read more

18 Jul 2019

Biometric patent conflict escalates in China

Shenzhen-based Goodix supplies more fingerprint sensors to more phones than any other company. But it is now litigating with two of its biggest rivals in Chinese courts Read more

24 May 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform from March to mid-May. Read more

Patent Pools

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4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

4 Mar 2020

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

Asset sales, trade wars and new names at the top made last year transformative for IP owners. Read more

3 Dec 2019

Volvo Cars joins Avanci, adding another major auto manufacturer to platform’s stable of brands

CEO Alfalahi – deal is further sign that one-stop solution is paying off; expect Internet of Things deals to follow in 2020 Read more

29 Nov 2019

Star turns – counting down the best of the best

New names, familiar faces: what it takes to earn a place in the Market Makers’ club Read more

Patents Law

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2 Jun 2020

Huawei, Samsung and LG are top owners of ‘core’ 5G patents so far, new study claims

Essentiality analysis put out by Amplified and GreyB finds that so far just 26% of declared 5G SEP grants are core to the standard and suggests that Huawei’s lead is more than merely quantitative Read more

16 Apr 2020

Do even the world’s billion-dollar licensors have a validity problem?

TCL gets Ericsson patent chopped in Federal Circuit 101 decision after it had emerged largely unscathed from the PTAB Read more

2 Apr 2020

Ericsson CEO strikes optimistic tone, but wireless industry waits to feel full effects of covid-19

Björe Ekholm points to strength of company's patent portfolio as ongoing reason for optimism; meanwhile InterDigital improves Q1 guidance after sealing two new licensing deals Read more

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

Strategy

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2 Jun 2020

Huawei, Samsung and LG are top owners of ‘core’ 5G patents so far, new study claims

Essentiality analysis put out by Amplified and GreyB finds that so far just 26% of declared 5G SEP grants are core to the standard and suggests that Huawei’s lead is more than merely quantitative Read more

28 Feb 2020

The US has a mountain to climb in 5G network equipment

Patent analysis shows that American companies would need to make big plays if they want to catch the Chinese, but it is almost certainly too late already Read more

18 Feb 2020

Chinese chipmakers clash over fingerprint recognition tech

A dispute over biometrics continues to ensnare two companies backed by China’s big government chip fund Read more

9 Dec 2019

Identifying opportunities in the 5G landscape

The next generation of mobile communication looks set to kick off a technological revolution across a range of sectors. Understanding the IP terrain will be crucial for those companies seeking to profit Read more

Technology Licensing

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2 Apr 2020

Ericsson CEO strikes optimistic tone, but wireless industry waits to feel full effects of covid-19

Björe Ekholm points to strength of company's patent portfolio as ongoing reason for optimism; meanwhile InterDigital improves Q1 guidance after sealing two new licensing deals Read more

2 Dec 2019

Ericsson CEO makes very public point about the company’s 5G patent strength

Piece by Börje Ekholm demonstrates that the big licensing players now realise the importance of talking about the quality of their IP at the very highest level Read more

22 Oct 2019

Ericsson and Xiaomi strike global licence

The parties settle after nearly five years of litigation in the Delhi High Court, but are keeping the deal and its terms quiet Read more

4 Oct 2019

How AstraZeneca found success in out-licensing, in-licensing and a revamped R&D strategy

A steep patent cliff in 2012 forced the Anglo-Swedish company to rethink its entire operation – and the results have shown the right calls were made Read more

Trade Secrets

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12 Sep 2019

Huawei CEO: our 5G IP can be had for an upfront fee

Ren Zhengfei welcomes telecom equipment competition with a grandiose offer, but some key details are still open to question Read more

13 Jun 2019

Huawei’s $1 billion Verizon demand: politics or profit?

Ongoing royalty negotiations are revealed after US network operator reportedly notifies government. Why the conflict, which follows a 2016 dispute with T-Mobile, may alarm Nokia and Ericsson Read more

Valuation

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13 Jun 2019

Huawei’s $1 billion Verizon demand: politics or profit?

Ongoing royalty negotiations are revealed after US network operator reportedly notifies government. Why the conflict, which follows a 2016 dispute with T-Mobile, may alarm Nokia and Ericsson Read more

16 Jul 2018

Ericsson appeal brief sets stage for next chapter in epic SEP FRAND dispute with TCL

Ericsson has put together the CAFC brief for its appeal against the Central District of California federal court’s decision in its litigation with Chinese handset manufacturer TCL. Read more

4 Jan 2018

Ruling in high-profile US FRAND case “highly biased in favour of infringers”, says Ericsson's CIPO

Speaking to the IAM blog Ericsson chief IP officer Gustav Brismark has made his first public comments on the judgment handed down by a California court just before Christmas in the Swedish telco’s high-profile FRAND licensing dispute with Chinese…

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27 Mar 2017

Ericsson 5G royalty play may be less generous than originally thought; but it's definitely smart

The week before last, Ericsson chief IP officer Gustav Brismark gave an interview to Bloomberg in which he revealed the royalty rates the company would be asking for in relation to patents covering 5G technology in the mobile communications sector…

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