United States of America

Data shows why US IP owners are flocking to patent litigation’s hottest venue

Judge Albright in WDTX is quicker to hold claim construction hearings, less likely to transfer cases and is reluctant to scupper cases in early motions

Data shows why US IP owners are flocking to patent litigation’s hottest venue
US companies lead European 3D printing patent boom
13 Jul 2020

US companies lead European 3D printing patent boom

GE, United Technologies and Siemens top ranking of EPO filers, while Chinese applicants are conspicuous by their absence

Samsung acquires hundreds of patent assets in transfer from Nokia
13 Jul 2020

Samsung acquires hundreds of patent assets in transfer from Nokia

Over 50 US patents transferred between the two companies, which currently have a patent licensing agreement in place

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11 Jul 2020

Reporting serious allegations made against the WIPO director general was not fake news, it was essential

The agency's outgoing head Francis Gurry has hit out at media coverage of complaints made against him by his deputy, but the real problem was a total lack of transparency in how the affair was handled Read more

10 Jul 2020

Links between Fortress and Uniloc back in the spotlight after CAFC decision

In ongoing litigation with Apple, Federal Circuit justices leave it to district court to consider if investment giant should be deemed a “related entity” of NPE Read more

10 Jul 2020

Foxconn and Sharp – a patent strategy marriage made in heaven

The extent to which Taiwan’s patent heavyweight has slashed its holdings, expanded its technology coverage and monetised its Japanese acquisition’s assets is revealed in this week’s data analysis Read more

10 Jul 2020

CEO of Chinese R&D lab speaks after latest SEP sale

Langbo Communication Technology CEO Yang Lin says deals with Sisvel and Harfang IP will help support business as it prepares to monetise its core patents in the 5G era Read more

Designs

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6 Jul 2020

Pharma linkage provisions headline proposed Chinese patent reforms

New amendments look set to cement a key feature of the US-China trade deal Read more

9 May 2020

Patent dealmaking cannot escape the effects of worsening Sino-US relations

Despite the improving Chinese IP environment and trade deal commitments, long-term personal relationships are likely to be increasingly important in getting transactions over the line Read more

5 May 2020

Todd Dickinson - a tribute

A champion of US innovation and IP departs way too early but leaves a legacy of achievement that very few will ever match Read more

30 Mar 2020

IP-focused arbitration centre seeks to head off legal disputes caused by pandemic

Many court dockets are on hold, but IP disputes are not. Ocean Tomo and the International Arbitration Centre Tokyo think ADR can help bridge the gap Read more

Finance

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25 May 2020

Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Uber all back new AST patent buying initiative

Decision to drop into the market outside of the usual IP3 programme comes amid growing signs of assertion ativity Read more

5 May 2020

Data the key focus of big tech inroads in India

Investments by Facebook and Silver Lake in telecoms leader Reliance Jio bring lively discussion over data ownership to the fore Read more

15 Apr 2020

Looking for IP value in a time of economic shock

Patents, know-how and data, as well as other intellectual assets, are all very interesting opportunities right now - if you know what you are doing Read more

30 Mar 2020

IP-focused arbitration centre seeks to head off legal disputes caused by pandemic

Many court dockets are on hold, but IP disputes are not. Ocean Tomo and the International Arbitration Centre Tokyo think ADR can help bridge the gap Read more

Frand/SEPS

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6 Jul 2020

Pharma linkage provisions headline proposed Chinese patent reforms

New amendments look set to cement a key feature of the US-China trade deal Read more

1 Jul 2020

Why it was time to leave Nokia - company's former IP head tells all in exclusive interview

On the day she becomes InterDigital's new chief licensing officer, Eeva Hakoranta explains her move and discusses a whole lot more besides Read more

25 Jun 2020

China could become centre stage in InterDigital patent dispute with Lenovo

PC maker’s countersuit provides latest opportunity for Chinese courts to weigh on local FRAND issues as a global ruling is sought elsewhere Read more

23 Jun 2020

There should be no question to the value wireless technology brings to a car, claims former InterDigital licensing chief

As licensors in the mobile space see their technology used in a growing array of sectors, says Tim Berghuis, a collective approach to monetisation makes the most sense Read more

Law & Policy

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8 Jul 2020

Constitutional challenges to the IPR regime hit a brick wall in the US

After several attempts to challenge legality of the PTAB administrative proceedings, rights holders seem to have run out of options Read more

6 Jul 2020

Pharma linkage provisions headline proposed Chinese patent reforms

New amendments look set to cement a key feature of the US-China trade deal Read more

2 Jul 2020

SCOTUS doctrine of equivalents case refusal is good news for patent owners

Denial of cert in Eli Lilly v Hospira means that “tangential exception” will not be narrowed, but innovators must beware of pitfalls Read more

2 Jul 2020

Door “wide open” for software patents in China, but enforcement could be another matter

Chinese courts are more cautious than the patent office, Tsinghua professor cautions, and it could be some time before we know how software-friendly they are Read more

Litigation

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8 Jul 2020

Constitutional challenges to the IPR regime hit a brick wall in the US

After several attempts to challenge legality of the PTAB administrative proceedings, rights holders seem to have run out of options Read more

7 Jul 2020

China’s Supreme Court resurrects voice assistant patent asserted against Apple

Decision could re-activate a long-running campaign by a Shanghai company which first went after Siri in 2012 Read more

6 Jul 2020

Pharma linkage provisions headline proposed Chinese patent reforms

New amendments look set to cement a key feature of the US-China trade deal Read more

2 Jul 2020

SCOTUS doctrine of equivalents case refusal is good news for patent owners

Denial of cert in Eli Lilly v Hospira means that “tangential exception” will not be narrowed, but innovators must beware of pitfalls Read more

Market Developments

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9 Jul 2020

Former TiVo chief IP officer joins Intellectual Ventures

Arvin Patel signs up as COO of the firm's Invention Investment Fund; Myhrvold welcomes “seasoned and respected thought leader” Read more

7 Jul 2020

China’s Supreme Court resurrects voice assistant patent asserted against Apple

Decision could re-activate a long-running campaign by a Shanghai company which first went after Siri in 2012 Read more

6 Jul 2020

Pharma linkage provisions headline proposed Chinese patent reforms

New amendments look set to cement a key feature of the US-China trade deal Read more

3 Jul 2020

Olympus exit from consumer business sets stage for IP strategy re-think

The Japanese company is shifting its portfolio away from cameras and toward next-generation technologies, while also keeping an eye on costs Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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9 Jul 2020

Former TiVo chief IP officer joins Intellectual Ventures

Arvin Patel signs up as COO of the firm's Invention Investment Fund; Myhrvold welcomes “seasoned and respected thought leader” Read more

7 Jul 2020

China’s Supreme Court resurrects voice assistant patent asserted against Apple

Decision could re-activate a long-running campaign by a Shanghai company which first went after Siri in 2012 Read more

1 Jul 2020

Microsoft supplants Samsung to become most-targeted defendant in US patent cases

Numbers for second quarter litigation reveal uptick in district court lawsuits and new PTAB reviews; Dell and Google also frequent assertion targets Read more

1 Jul 2020

Why it was time to leave Nokia - company's former IP head tells all in exclusive interview

On the day she becomes InterDigital's new chief licensing officer, Eeva Hakoranta explains her move and discusses a whole lot more besides Read more

Patent Pools

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23 Jun 2020

There should be no question to the value wireless technology brings to a car, claims former InterDigital licensing chief

As licensors in the mobile space see their technology used in a growing array of sectors, says Tim Berghuis, a collective approach to monetisation makes the most sense 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

16 Jun 2020

Outgoing InterDigital licensing chief on standards development and licensing

Pace of innovation can only continue if its value is realised by the true innovators, says Tim Berghuis Read more

6 Jun 2020

It’s time for the auto sector to speak with a more coherent voice on IP

There are numerous challenges facing OEMs, suppliers and new players which call for more coordinated action Read more

Patents Law

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9 Jul 2020

Former TiVo chief IP officer joins Intellectual Ventures

Arvin Patel signs up as COO of the firm's Invention Investment Fund; Myhrvold welcomes “seasoned and respected thought leader” Read more

8 Jul 2020

Constitutional challenges to the IPR regime hit a brick wall in the US

After several attempts to challenge legality of the PTAB administrative proceedings, rights holders seem to have run out of options Read more

7 Jul 2020

China’s Supreme Court resurrects voice assistant patent asserted against Apple

Decision could re-activate a long-running campaign by a Shanghai company which first went after Siri in 2012 Read more

6 Jul 2020

New data shows dramatic rise in use of deferred examination at the USPTO

As budgetary constraints become increasingly central to strategic planning it is likely that the ability to delay examination for up to three years will become even more popular Read more

Strategy

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9 Jul 2020

Former TiVo chief IP officer joins Intellectual Ventures

Arvin Patel signs up as COO of the firm's Invention Investment Fund; Myhrvold welcomes “seasoned and respected thought leader” Read more

6 Jul 2020

New data shows dramatic rise in use of deferred examination at the USPTO

As budgetary constraints become increasingly central to strategic planning it is likely that the ability to delay examination for up to three years will become even more popular Read more

3 Jul 2020

Olympus exit from consumer business sets stage for IP strategy re-think

The Japanese company is shifting its portfolio away from cameras and toward next-generation technologies, while also keeping an eye on costs Read more

2 Jul 2020

Why IP licensing is the best way to close biopharma innovation gaps

Impact of covid-19 pandemic remain unclear, but new research points to the big benefits of bringing in technology from outside Read more

Technology Licensing

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9 Jul 2020

Former TiVo chief IP officer joins Intellectual Ventures

Arvin Patel signs up as COO of the firm's Invention Investment Fund; Myhrvold welcomes “seasoned and respected thought leader” Read more

2 Jul 2020

Why IP licensing is the best way to close biopharma innovation gaps

Impact of covid-19 pandemic remain unclear, but new research points to the big benefits of bringing in technology from outside Read more

1 Jul 2020

Why it was time to leave Nokia - company's former IP head tells all in exclusive interview

On the day she becomes InterDigital's new chief licensing officer, Eeva Hakoranta explains her move and discusses a whole lot more besides Read more

30 Jun 2020

As bankruptcies threaten energy sector more companies may eye patent monetisation opportunities

A slump in oil prices and less energy consumption during the covid pandemic mean sector is facing up to tough market conditions and seeking new revenue sources Read more

Trade Secrets

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15 Jun 2020

Taiwan court knocks UMC and former engineers for stealing Micron trade secrets

Taiwan hopes to reassure tech companies on supply chain security, but much of the commercial damage in this case was dealt by US executive action against UMC's mainland partner Read more

5 Jun 2020

Media report claims Apple has a new patent deal with lens supplier Largan

The Taiwanese company neither confirmed nor denied the rumour. It previously settled a lawsuit accusing a rival of supplying infringing lenses to the iPhone maker, its biggest customer Read more

2 Jun 2020

MPEG LA builds new biotech licensing programmes and remains hopeful on CRISPR pool

Trend suggests a growing similarity between patent monetisation models in the life sciences and high-tech sectors Read more

18 May 2020

Aon takes a big step forward in IP insurance

On the back of two years of growth, firm launches its own underwriting platform in a space that it claims is "starting to mature" Read more

Valuation

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26 Jun 2020

Unified’s $3bn PTAB report will make eyes roll - but dismiss it at your peril

Study claims that Board has led to an increase in business activity in the US and looks set to influence policy discussions Read more

24 Jun 2020

Top patent-owning companies enjoyed a May stock price surge, research reveals

The IAM/ktMINE US Patent Elite share tracker shows that a composite of the publicly-quoted companies in the rankings out-performed the NASDAQ, the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Germany's Dax Index Read more

15 Jun 2020

The University of California builds its patent portfolio, but not its royalty returns

The world-renowned school has seen its licensing income stall and that could force it to take a more aggressive line in securing ROI Read more

12 Jun 2020

Royalty Pharma’s $2 billion IPO target shows importance of patent monetisation in life sciences

The company’s public offering comes after years of growth and demonstrates the changing dynamics of an industry in which smaller R&D entities are becoming increasingly significant players Read more

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