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06 January 2020

Xiaomi, HP among eleventh-hour MPEG-LA HEVC licensees

Nineteen companies in all took the chance to secure rights to the portfolio before a contingent of South Korean and Japanese patent owners departed the pool last Thursday

03 January 2020

Huawei to join HEVC Advance in first major pool sign-up

Previously unaffiliated, the Chinese company is set to come on board as a licensor and licensee

03 January 2020

Big drop in new PTAB cases, smaller decline in US district court patent suits

Numbers for 2019 point to big fall among most frequent filers of IPRs, indicating that reforms introduced by USPTO director Andrei Iancu are having an impact

02 January 2020

The most important Asia IP developments you missed over the holiday season

Impending US-China deal, a big Supreme Court ruling in India and a new licensing programme from Toyota are among the regional highlights

02 January 2020

Why the traditional US model of educating tomorrow’s lawyers must change

Intellectual property systems are becoming more complex and that makes law schools’ one-size-fits all approach looks increasingly out of date, says Franklin Pierce dean

21 December 2019

New SEP remedies policy statement from US government agencies is good news for licensors  

Position paper from the USPTO, DoJ and NIST opens door - slightly - to possibility of injunctive relief in FRAND-related cases, but a big eBay barrier remains

20 December 2019

Jury awards $752 million in dispute over cutting-edge CAR-T technology

The California case was one of the early patent battles over the breakthrough cancer cell therapy technology, which is set to become a crowded space in years to come.

20 December 2019

Unified Patents sells majority stake to private equity firm

Defensive player's CEO Kevin Jakel hails milestone that sees Boston-based investor offer significant boost to expansion plans 

19 December 2019

Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt revealed as number one filer for the IAM/ktMINE US Patent Elite

Arlington-based firm acts for more of the companies that own the biggest US portfolios than any other, with Foley & Lardner and Harness Dickey & Pierce rounding out the top three

19 December 2019

Federal Circuit ruling marks out dangers of doctrine of equivalents estoppel

The CAFC’s Pharma Tech decision provides a series of important pointers on how to avoid amendment-based and argument-based estoppel during prosecution

19 December 2019

TCS: Current IP paradigm inadequate for the age of AI

IT giant Tata Consultancy Services urges policymakers around the world to clarify and harmonise IP policies in new report

18 December 2019

Microsoft appoints new head of IP

Jennifer Yokoyama previously led the company's IP litigation team and replaces Erich Andersen, whose departure was announced last week

18 December 2019

US lawmakers sound alarm on China’s WIPO ambitions

China has nominated agency insider Wang Binying for the director general post, but the US is said to favour Singapore's candidate

17 December 2019

Intel puts connected devices patent portfolio up for sale

After deal for cellular chip business with Apple, the company places rest of the assets that were on the market in the summer back on the auction block

17 December 2019

US NPE leverages China litigation to secure Xiaomi deal

Acacia sub-licensor scored a global deal with smartphone maker as key rights neared expiration