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02 December 2018

Oppo’s big Nokia deal; pharma patents under pressure; Silicon Valley woe; patent market data revealed; plus much more

Your essential Sunday reading: a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform in the past week - as well as links to each one

30 November 2018

How a Chinese court would have decided the <em>Unwired Planet</em> appeal

Previous FRAND-related rulings indicate judges in China could set a global rate, would adopt the hard-edged non-discrimination obligation and would consider the parties' negotiation behaviours when reaching their decisions 

30 November 2018

Time is running out to nominate the world’s leading IP strategists

There is not much time left to make nominations for the 2019 edition of IAM Strategy 300, our exclusive guide on the world's best IP strategists.

29 November 2018

OPINION: It's time to sort out the connected car disconnect

TCL v Ericsson and Unwired Planet v Huawei send two very different messages to auto companies being approached by patent pools such as Avanci to take SEP licences, says Unified Patents' chief IP counsel Jonathan Stroud 

23 November 2018

Brokered patent sales are on the up as more buyers get active

Exclusive analysis done by ROL Group for IAM shows a maturing market in which prices are stabilising, selling programmes are becoming more streamlined and there are more transactions overall

15 November 2018

Jury still out on foreign NPEs in China

Firms like iPEL are creating a buzz in the country's patent market, but as of yet there are few indications that Beijing will roll out the welcome mat

01 November 2018

Soon-to-be-released USPTO examination guidance looks like being good news for applicants

Changes on patent eligible subject matter will lead to fewer 101 rejections, says the agency's Silicon Valley chief at IAM's Software IP event in San Francisco

30 October 2018

What every SEP owner and licensee needs to know about the <em>Unwired Planet</em> decision

In upholding the first instance judgment of Mr Justice Birss last week, the Court of Appeals in London has confirmed the UK as a go-to jurisdiction for FRAND-related disputes

28 October 2018

Storm clouds over Silicon Valley

After years of dictating the patent narrative in the US - and reaping the rewards - BigTech now finds itself on the back foot as it loses friends in the executive and Congress. Will the courts be next? 

23 October 2018

Court of Appeals in London upholds <em>Unwired Planet v Huawei</em> to provide big boost to SEP holders globally 

Decision to confirm the original Birss judgment is likely to ensure that the UK becomes a major centre for the resolution of FRAND-related disputes

19 October 2018

In pushing back on “patent troll” narrative USPTO Director sets up clash with Silicon Valley

Accuses those raising spectre of trolls of “Orwellian doublespeak” and leads call to restore balance to the system

12 October 2018

New US litigation stats analysis suggests much greater role for lone inventors

Operating companies are now the biggest filers of new patent lawsuits, but numbers also indicate that potential heirs to Edison may have been filing many more suits than was previously thought

09 October 2018

Who are the world's leading IP strategists? The <em>IAM Strategy 300</em> nomination process begins

The research process for the 2019 edition of IAM Strategy 300 starts today: let us know who you consider to be a world leading IP strategist.

09 October 2018

UK judge reins in ZTE’s China counter-suit against Conversant

But IAM research shows the NPE led by Boris Teksler is facing a barrage of Chinese invalidity actions from both ZTE and its co-defendant Huawei.

08 October 2018

New NPE suits will set up big validity battles in China

iPEL and another newly announced licensing entity are banking on pro-plaintiff China. How they fare will tell us more about whether the opportunity for foreign NPEs is a mirage.