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01 April 2019

Amazon, United Technologies and Huawei among the big climbers in 100 largest US portfolio owners

As two of the world’s largest tech businesses aggressively grow their patent stockpiles a new entrant from China is the one to watch

29 March 2019

China's patent office pledges to cut pendency amid quality questions

CNIPA has promised to reduce examination times, but users are more concerned about quality. Agency's deputy director waves off the suggestion that 90% of its issued patents are 'junk'

29 March 2019

Blackberry sees huge surge in licensing revenues after big Q4

Company reports numbers as it embarks on new hunt for licensing head

25 March 2019

Broadcom’s lawsuits against the auto industry escalate, but other patent owners stay out of court

Filings against Daimler and BMW follow court actions against Toyota and VW - and it could only be a matter of time before others start to get more assertive

22 March 2019

Patent hookup with Philips bolsters Mediatek’s voice tech strategy

The Taiwanese chipmaker made its first third party acquisition in five years, picking up a portfolio related to speech recognition and audio processing from the Dutch company

18 March 2019

Japan could join Korea in hosting English-language patent litigation

The government is quickly moving on to its next proposal for patent litigation reform, weeks after successfully pushing amendments on damages and evidence collection onto the legislative agenda

18 March 2019

Ericsson, Nokia, Philips and Qualcomm call on USPTO to support Delrahim over injunctive relief policy change

Late last year, DOJ antitrust chief announced plan to withdraw support for a 2013 joint statement his department made with the office urging courts to take a cautious approach to granting injunctive relief in cases involving the licensing of SEPs on FRAND terms

15 March 2019

With PTAB petition 10,000 approaching, the US patent system has spawned a $1 billion industry

The signing of the America Invents Act changed the face of US patent practice in a way that very few who steered the legislation through Congress had anticipated

14 March 2019

Lyft has bulked its patent holdings through acquisitions, but still trails Uber

Prior to its IPO the ride-sharing company has shopped around the likes of AT&T, but analysis shows that its portfolio – while above average value – does not have the coverage of its rival

11 March 2019

Operating companies ramp up their US patent deal-making, but NPEs see big drop

Microsoft and Facebook feature among leaders as transactions involving software assets in Q4 of 2018 hit highest level since 2010

07 March 2019

More technology transfer needed for effective climate change mitigation  

Patent focus has shifted to energy storage as cost-effectiveness achieved for wind and solar power, but the failure to address the role of IP hinders transfer mechanisms    

04 March 2019

LG Chem scores settlement and licence with key Chinese battery maker

After calling off ITC investigation, South Korean company will receive royalties from Hong Kong-based supplier to brands like DJI, Oppo and Apple

01 March 2019

Why signing up China Mobile is a big deal for Avanci

The state-owned company is just the second Chinese firm, after founding member ZTE, to join the platform. The telco recently rowed back from a 2018 statement suggesting it wouldn’t collect 5G royalty fees

26 February 2019

Two years of trade war spotlight have done little to change views of IP environment in China

But American Chamber of Commerce in China survey does reveal that IP concerns are affecting US firms' business plans, and ‘cautious pessimism’ is the new normal

12 February 2019

AT&T’s portfolio is a treasure trove for buyers

The telecoms giant is building its presence in the secondary market with a host of companies now seeking out its high-quality patents