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09 May 2019

Toyota taking aim at GE hybrid patents as it offers its own for free

The dispute over the validity of 5 GE-owned patents goes back to before the automakers big initiative announced last week; early returns from the PTAB have not been favourable for the Japanese firm

08 May 2019

Over 70 IP business leaders confirmed to speak at IPBC Global 2019

The world's leading event about IP value creation is taking place in Boston at the Westin Waterfront from 16th to 18th June, with over 500 delegates already signed up and space for more limited

07 May 2019

Research on medical diagnostic patent applications highlights that the US system is increasingly tilted to the deepest pockets

Paper points to the stark effects that the Supreme Court's Mayo decision has had on grant rates, with applicants and their advisers now facing increased uncertainty and higher costs

06 May 2019

How Oppo is turning handset shipments into SEP leverage

In a tough Chinese market, a deal with Oppo means a lot to licensors, a fact the vendor has used to gain hundreds of new patent assets

06 May 2019

Rio Tinto takes aim at aluminium rival in IP spat after US tariff exclusion reveals possible infringement

The metals and mining giant accuses US rival, which has prospered under President Trump’s import tariffs, of infringing two patents

03 May 2019

DOJ’s statement in <em>FTC v Qualcomm</em> shows again how Apple settlement shifted the goalposts

The department's antitrust division raises concerns regarding an “overly broad remedy” in the Northern California case that may harm 5G competition  

02 May 2019

Fresh off an important licence in China, LG Chem breaks truce with chaebol rival 

Five years into a decade-long non-aggression pact, LG Chem says SK Innovation has been poaching its engineers to steal trade secrets

30 April 2019

In filing new ITC complaint TiVo attempts to take patent fight to Comcast customers

After success with an earlier action at the commission, the TV guide business is once more seeking an exclusion order as it looks to hurt its rival’s cable platform

30 April 2019

UCal granted wide-ranging CRISPR rights, but future patent landscape remains uncertain

Despite doubts, the University of California has been awarded fundamental rights to Cas9 gene-editing technology. But validity challenges could be on the way, experts say.

29 April 2019

How Apple went on a patent-buying spree while preparing its case against Qualcomm

Deals with failed Korean smartphone maker Pantech and AT&T turned 2017 into a bumper year for iPhone giant

25 April 2019

US inventor: “Suing Apple would cost me $20 million in the US. In China I can do it for $500,000”

Head of American advocacy group explains why he has given up on home soil and has chosen Beijing to launch action against iPhone maker over video codec technology

25 April 2019

Birds-eye view of the 2018 US patent litigation landscape

An infographic displaying the key findings from RPX’s annual report

25 April 2019

China fast-tracks changes to trade secret law ahead of further talks with Trump administration

Although the move should be seen as a goodwill gesture, the amendments are unlikely to move the needle much in a jurisdiction where enforcement is hampered by the difficulty of collecting evidence

24 April 2019

The US Supreme Court's biggest patent case this year has nothing to do with patents

A low-profile veterans dispute could shift the law on deference with major implications for all parts of the executive branch - including the USPTO

23 April 2019

US patent litigation is down, but not for Korean companies

South Korean government study also shows that NPEs continue to target foreign defendants in places like Marshall, Texas (pictured) post TC Heartland