Long-time chief IP Counsel BJ Watrous quietly left the position at the end of last year to be replaced by former lead patent counsel
In an interview with IAM Rembrandts in the Attic author Kevin Rivette made the case for applicants spending a lot more on the prosecution process. We asked the market whether it agreed.
Ongoing royalty negotiations are revealed after US network operator reportedly notifies government. Why the conflict, which follows a 2016 dispute with T-Mobile, may alarm Nokia and Ericsson
Section 101 hearings end with Senator Tillis admitting that work needs to be done on key parts of the proposal; says to expect draft legislation after 4th July break
Move designed to influence debate in Europe and comes on same day as implementers publish their own guidelines.
Osaka-based firm seeks to fend off Toughbook rival with design rights, a field of IP that Japanese policymakers are seeking to boost with legislative IP reforms currently under consideration
Assignments involving Korean tech giant and US software business demonstrate that it’s more than just NPEs that are interested in NPE assets
All the key takeaways from six panels and 30 witnesses across two days of hearings which highlighted the progress made and big challenges ahead as US senators put the focus on section 101
Following successful invalidation petitions lodged by Vivo against the German company, industry sources tell IAM that Oppo, Xiaomi and Meizu also face SEP assertions in specialised IP courts
The Patent Office has proposed simplifications to Form 27, which plays a role in compulsory licensing and injunctions, after complaints by Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei and others
Patent owners will not be required to take assets off the market after making submissions; this year's programme also features new sector focus areas
Erich Andersen explains how the company’s IP vision has pivoted from a focus on direct monetisation to support of cloud computing and open source
Netac’s own killer patent is set to expire later this year. But according to demand letters circulating Chinese media, the memory maker's IP team is now partnering with a patent pool formed by Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk
In part two of our exclusive IP leader interviews, Uber’s IP head, John Mulgrew, gives IAM the inside scoop on his group's patent priorities in the run up to the company’s initial public offering
Although it may be tough to get an accurate picture of where true leadership in the SEP space resides, that does not mean it is not worth trying