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19 September 2019

Huawei picks up activity tracking portfolio from US firm  

In its first patent transaction closed since designation on the entity list, Chinese firm buys from Silicon Valley inventor credited with first camera phone picture

19 September 2019

Malaysia more patentee-friendly after rare Federal Court U-turn

In its third ever patent case, the country’s top court overturned its previous ruling that dependent claims automatically fall if their independent claims are found invalid

18 September 2019

Plaintiff state entities cannot claim sovereign immunity, says CAFC in precedential decision

Ruling is the latest setback for patentees in this controversial area and comes as the University of Minnesota seeks a Supreme Court review of its IPR immunity-related dispute with LSI

16 September 2019

TiVo CEO: expect company split in first half of next year

Licensing business will take on company debt and needs to be “willing to litigate and litigate for years”

13 September 2019

The world's most valuable patent revealed - and it's not owned by a pharma giant or a BigTech titan

New index attempts to score grants by family, according to where they’re filed and to what extent they're cited. We list the top 10 its methodology produces

13 September 2019

Volkswagen is a patent leader in the auto industry, but faces major challenges   

Detailed portfolio analysis shows that the German vehicle manufacturer has innovated in electrical power systems and autonomous driving. Software, though, is a weak spot

12 September 2019

FTC v Qualcomm could be the high-water mark of the anti-patent movement of last decade, analysts claim

Research note points to favourable stay ruling from Ninth Circuit as sign that case is swinging the way of chip giant - this would also be a boon for other SEP licensors  

11 September 2019

We got it wrong on 2013 SEP guidance, says former USPTO Director Kappos, and the DOJ was right to walk away

Agency's ex-head claims the evidence of the last six years is that the assumptions underpinning the guidelines were flawed, while on the same day current chief Iancu says a new joint statement with the Justice Department remains under review   

10 September 2019

Chinese investors dig into IP portfolios

Research reports in China increasingly highlight companies whose claims to innovation may not jibe with their patent portfolios

09 September 2019

Latest patent deal numbers reveal that, for the first time in a decade, software has lost its lead

Healthcare and pharma takes top spot by number of transactions, with Industrial following in second place; while IBM was the biggest seller in Q2

09 September 2019

Why IBM’s latest open source move could benefit Chinese companies

Another royalty-free chip architecture becomes available as semiconductor self-sufficiency push continues

06 September 2019

Sharp announces SEP licensing arrival with Samsung deal

Japanese firms scores agreement with world’s top mobile maker in first announced SEP licence under Hon Hai ownership

05 September 2019

New data points to a potential earlier and bigger payday for the largest 5G patent owners

Analysts raise forecasts for sales of next generation mobile devices so offering some licensing comfort in a declining smartphone market

05 September 2019

China delays foreign patent applications while India gives them priority, study suggests

Recent paper builds on previous work claiming CNIPA ‘bias’ against foreign applicants in sensitive tech areas

04 September 2019

Native American-owned entities are still busy with patents

Assignment records show that assertion-focused North Dakota tribe recently picked up assets formerly owned by Intellectual Ventures and Korean smartphone business Pantech