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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

The US has a mountain to climb in 5G network equipment
Chinese chipmakers clash over fingerprint recognition tech
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

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

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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

29 Jan 2020

Ericsson is back in the $1 billion licensing club

Swedish telco sees IP revenues rise after year in which it saw change at the top and signed deals with Oppo and Xiaomi Read more

17 Jan 2020

Volvo Car's IP head takes charge of company's tech investment fund

Expanded role sees Ray Millien tasked with leading team that identifies early stage auto start-ups with potential to become tier 1 or 2 suppliers Read more

Finance

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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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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

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

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

29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

Law & Policy

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29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads 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

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

18 Apr 2019

Why Ericsson’s licensing practices are under investigation in China

Executives at some of the country's leading domestic mobile manufacturers open up about the reasons they believe an anti-trust investigation of the Swedish company is merited Read more

Litigation

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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

29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads 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

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

Market Developments

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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

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

16 May 2019

“I had the chance to leave at a good time,” says Ericsson’s former chief IP officer

In an exclusive interview with IAM, Gustav Brismark explains his sudden departure from the Swedish giant, as well as talking legacy, the future for 5G, plus a whole lot more Read more

15 Apr 2019

China is investigating Ericsson’s patent licensing business, company confirms

A surprise inspection at the Swedish giant’s Beijing office sets the stage for the first big IP probe by China’s new super-regulator Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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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

19 May 2015

There is nothing wrong with privateering; patent owners are entitled to maximise the value of their assets

In the last couple of years there have been several attempts to stymie privateering – the model by which operating companies sell patents to an NPE which then seeks to monetise them, usually through an assertion campaign. The original owner may…

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Patent Pools

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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

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

25 Jun 2018

No settlement for Xiaomi and Ericsson in India, but the Chinese firm can sell MediaTek-powered devices there

Some recent statements by MediaTek CFO David Ku stirred rumours that Xiaomi and Ericsson had settled their patent dispute in India, but the Swedish telecom has confirmed to IAM that there is no truth to this. It means Xiaomi will head into its Hong… Read more

Patents Law

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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

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

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

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

Strategy

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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

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

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

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

Technology Licensing

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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

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

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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