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22 January 2019

Despite its potential appeal to patent owners don’t expect a litigation stampede to Waco

Appointment of experienced patent litigator to local bench and Austin's growing reputation as a tech hub must be weighed against defendant-friendly rules

18 January 2019

The clock is ticking as US government shutdown threatens to cause major pharma patent disruption

Services at the FDA could “grind to a halt” in a matter weeks if the budget deadlock between President Trump and Democrats continues. Major disruption at the USPTO and in the courts may also be on the cards.

15 January 2019

Coolpad CEO removed after lamenting lax IP enforcement in China

The executive who charted a new course for the company based in part on patent monetisation sounded disillusioned with China’s IP system days before his ouster

14 January 2019

Five takeaways from China’s 2018 patent stats

Patent office officials in Beijing reveal the country's top patent recipients, amount of cross-border royalty flows and ambiguous data on foreign firms' patenting activity

11 January 2019

The global patent market in 10 charts

The key takeaways from WIPO’s 2018 IP indicators report   

10 January 2019

Microsoft and LG Electronics announce auto tech deal after December patent transfer

The companies renewed their cross-licence over the summer. Patent assignments last month and a new technology partnership show there is plenty of opportunity for the two to collaborate

10 January 2019

Sisvel and RPX ink major Wi-Fi SEP licensing deal

Agreement covers a total of 700 patents and is a big win for the CEOs of both firms - Mattia Fogliacco (left) and Dan McCurdy (right)

08 January 2019

Immersion hands CEO job to former Nokia and Dolby patent monetisation head

The appointment of Ramzi Haidamus comes just days after the touchscreen technology company announced a partnership and licensing deal with Google

07 January 2019

US patent sales jump, with Samsung, InterDigital and Fortress among those leading the way

Transactions back up in third quarter after Q2 slump. More NPEs are buying up assets, while software continues to attract most interest indicating a price rise may be on the way

04 January 2019

All the major China IP stories you missed over the holidays

Retrial ordered in Huawei v InterDigital; Apple representatives threatened with detention in continuing injunction flap; national IP appeals court opens doors and much more from the Middle Kingdom

14 December 2018

Vingroup takes Qualcomm 5G licence as it seeks to put Vietnamese smartphones on the map

Vietnam’s most valuable listed company launches its first handsets in Ho Chi Minh City today, just days after announcing 51% stake in Spanish electronics firm BQ

13 December 2018

It's Spangenberg v Zur in a patent clash for the ages

The battle over revenue share in licensing of multi-million dollar asset comes to light after Fortress brings infringement suit against Amazon

10 December 2018

Seiko Epson makes more big disposals

Former collaboration partner E Ink picks up nearly 800 patents; assignments reveal almost as many rights sold to OLED startup last year

07 December 2018

“No barriers, no fees”: China Mobile announces 5G royalty policy

World’s largest mobile operator pledges not to collect licence fees on 5G contributions which reports say have generated nearly 1,000 patent applications

07 December 2018

Boston Scientific enhances its patent portfolio with BTG acquisition

An in-depth analysis shows that the American medical device manufacturer may not gain much in terms of quantity from its $4 billion purchase, but that the British healthcare company’s IP assets will boost its peripheral interventional offerings