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Volvo Cars chief IP officer departs to head up US boutique

Ray Millien becomes CEO of Harness, Dickey & Pierce, bringing with him deep experience of what in-house clients are looking for from their legal advisers

Volvo Cars chief IP officer departs to head up US boutique
Has TCL become the latest Ericsson licensing sign-up?
21 Jul 2021

Has TCL become the latest Ericsson licensing sign-up?

The two companies settled long-running patent litigation in the same week as the Swedish company’s CEO and CFO announced a new, unnamed licensee

Ericsson sees IP licensing income leap in wake of Samsung deal
16 Jul 2021

Ericsson sees IP licensing income leap in wake of Samsung deal

Q2 results and overall trading outlook underline the importance of patent royalty revenues for the Swedish company

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14 Jun 2021

Bolstered by LG SEP acquisition, Japanese patent fund takes on the Nordics

IP Bridge lawsuits against Nokia and Ericsson confirm NPE’s focus on the wireless space Read more

27 May 2021

The Samsung deal validates a pragmatic Ericsson approach to patent licensing

A settlement of the multi-jurisdictional dispute between the two companies just six months after it began delivered wins for both sides Read more

20 May 2021

China’s Vivo acquired patent portfolio from Ericsson

USPTO records show that wireless rights changed hands last year, in a transaction that could have been linked to a licence deal Read more

7 May 2021

Samsung and Ericsson settle patent licensing dispute

Swedish company projects second quarter licensing revenues of up to $297 million after signing cross-licence which includes 5G rights Read more

Designs

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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 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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22 Apr 2021

Ericsson sees huge hit to licensing revenues thanks to Samsung fight and Huawei sales slump

IP business reports an income drop of over 60% as the company battles through a crucial period of deal renewals Read more

2 Apr 2021

Latest US litigation numbers point to scale of Ericsson’s fight with Samsung

In the first quarter the Swedish telecoms giant was the most targeted patent owner at the PTAB while data shows new district court cases increased in Q1 Read more

18 Feb 2021

Ericsson IP policy head explains why she dissented in high-profile EU SEP FRAND report

Monica Magnusson claims not enough was done at the outset to frame the problems the paper was seeking to tackle and ultimately to build on consensus among authors Read more

11 Feb 2021

Notable dissent casts shadow over European Commission report on SEP FRAND landscape

Ericsson VP of IP policy, Monica Magnusson, argues that after more than two years of work report “fails to provide a coherent consensus-based structure” Read more

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18 Feb 2021

Ericsson IP policy head explains why she dissented in high-profile EU SEP FRAND report

Monica Magnusson claims not enough was done at the outset to frame the problems the paper was seeking to tackle and ultimately to build on consensus among authors Read more

11 Feb 2021

Notable dissent casts shadow over European Commission report on SEP FRAND landscape

Ericsson VP of IP policy, Monica Magnusson, argues that after more than two years of work report “fails to provide a coherent consensus-based structure” 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

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

Litigation

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22 Apr 2021

Ericsson sees huge hit to licensing revenues thanks to Samsung fight and Huawei sales slump

IP business reports an income drop of over 60% as the company battles through a crucial period of deal renewals Read more

2 Apr 2021

Latest US litigation numbers point to scale of Ericsson’s fight with Samsung

In the first quarter the Swedish telecoms giant was the most targeted patent owner at the PTAB while data shows new district court cases increased in Q1 Read more

29 Jan 2021

Mired in a FRAND and patent fight with Samsung, Ericsson forecasts big quarterly hit to licensing revenues

CEO assures investors that company will maximise value of its portfolio Read more

26 Jan 2021

Latest move in Ericsson v Samsung shows how PTAB reforms are changing big-ticket licensing fights

The Korean tech giant has moved quickly to file a pair of IPRs against its rival’s patents but has so far not targeted any of those asserted in US district court Read more

Market Developments

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15 Dec 2020

Ericsson’s Samsung suit is driven by a belief in the strength of its patents

The Swedish company has decided to take a short-term royalty hit because it thinks its IP will deliver significant financial rewards over the long-term Read more

4 Nov 2020

Best in class

IAM takes a forensic look at the best of the best in patents to announce this year’s top 40 market makers Read more

23 Oct 2020

With patent deal renewals looming, Ericsson CEO Ekholm insists it will accept revenue gaps to get “fair value” in new agreements

Swedish company reports Q3 royalty income dip, but insists that it is still on course to top $1 billion for the year Read more

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 Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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4 Nov 2020

Best in class

IAM takes a forensic look at the best of the best in patents to announce this year’s top 40 market makers 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

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

Patent Pools

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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

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

Patents Law

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22 Apr 2021

Ericsson sees huge hit to licensing revenues thanks to Samsung fight and Huawei sales slump

IP business reports an income drop of over 60% as the company battles through a crucial period of deal renewals Read more

2 Apr 2021

Latest US litigation numbers point to scale of Ericsson’s fight with Samsung

In the first quarter the Swedish telecoms giant was the most targeted patent owner at the PTAB while data shows new district court cases increased in Q1 Read more

18 Feb 2021

Ericsson IP policy head explains why she dissented in high-profile EU SEP FRAND report

Monica Magnusson claims not enough was done at the outset to frame the problems the paper was seeking to tackle and ultimately to build on consensus among authors Read more

11 Feb 2021

Notable dissent casts shadow over European Commission report on SEP FRAND landscape

Ericsson VP of IP policy, Monica Magnusson, argues that after more than two years of work report “fails to provide a coherent consensus-based structure” Read more

Strategy

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2 Apr 2021

Latest US litigation numbers point to scale of Ericsson’s fight with Samsung

In the first quarter the Swedish telecoms giant was the most targeted patent owner at the PTAB while data shows new district court cases increased in Q1 Read more

26 Jan 2021

Latest move in Ericsson v Samsung shows how PTAB reforms are changing big-ticket licensing fights

The Korean tech giant has moved quickly to file a pair of IPRs against its rival’s patents but has so far not targeted any of those asserted in US district court Read more

15 Dec 2020

Ericsson’s Samsung suit is driven by a belief in the strength of its patents

The Swedish company has decided to take a short-term royalty hit because it thinks its IP will deliver significant financial rewards over the long-term Read more

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 Read more

Technology Licensing

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22 Apr 2021

Ericsson sees huge hit to licensing revenues thanks to Samsung fight and Huawei sales slump

IP business reports an income drop of over 60% as the company battles through a crucial period of deal renewals Read more

18 Feb 2021

Ericsson IP policy head explains why she dissented in high-profile EU SEP FRAND report

Monica Magnusson claims not enough was done at the outset to frame the problems the paper was seeking to tackle and ultimately to build on consensus among authors Read more

11 Feb 2021

Notable dissent casts shadow over European Commission report on SEP FRAND landscape

Ericsson VP of IP policy, Monica Magnusson, argues that after more than two years of work report “fails to provide a coherent consensus-based structure” Read more

29 Jan 2021

Mired in a FRAND and patent fight with Samsung, Ericsson forecasts big quarterly hit to licensing revenues

CEO assures investors that company will maximise value of its portfolio 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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9 Sep 2020

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 Read more

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 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

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

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