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19 January 2019

As the wearables market remains in its infancy, Google makes a very significant IP play

$40 million deal with Fossil involves acquisition of IP relating to smartwatch technology and will also see transfer of an R&D team

17 January 2019

“Learn from Matsushita”: Chinese Apple supplier picks up patents from Panasonic

GoerTek’s billionaire founder modeled his business on Panasonic from day one. Now “China’s Bluetooth king” is buying patents from the Japanese company

15 January 2019

Latest lawsuits underline importance of TiVo’s licensing battle with Comcast

The TV guide technology business has accused the cable giant of infringing eight of its rights as talk again turns to a possible sell-off of the products business in order to focus entirely on licensing

14 January 2019

Pool operator questions Unified study on HEVC royalty rates but numbers point to wide gap between licensors and licensees

Research was released as a new industry forum met in Silicon Valley to discuss the potential of a different approach to licensing the next video codec standard

10 January 2019

Microsoft and LG Electronics announce auto tech deal after 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

08 January 2019

Immersion appoints former Nokia and Dolby executive as its new CEO

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

07 January 2019

Canon sues TCL over TVs equipped with Roku operating system

Rare assertion against a major technology company comes after Canon IP boss Kenichi Nagasawa told IAM he sees US enforcement becoming more challenging and wilful infringement on the rise

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

18 December 2018

Patent litigation looks set to drop again in 2018

Volume of new cases forecast to fall to under 4,000 for the first time since 2011 - and to well below levels for trademark and copyright suits

23 November 2018

Xiaomi inks video licence as Huawei loses German court case

Sources tell IAM MPEG-LA has secured an AVC/H.264 licence with Xiaomi. 

16 November 2018

Apple, Comcast and Qualcomm lead stampede to the PTAB before key rule change

Shift to Phillips claim construction standard brings Board in line with district courts and could make it harder to invalidate patents in a venue that many rights owners have come to dread 

13 November 2018

IP trade war puts spotlight on university collaborations

Johns Hopkins and the University of Wisconsin both had research collaborations come under the microscope for IP reasons last week.

02 November 2018

After Technicolor deal InterDigital turns its attention to China

Licensing business announces third quarter results and raises possibility of office in one of world’s most dynamic IP markets

01 November 2018

Ericsson 5G

“It is clear that, no matter which viewpoint one takes, Ericsson is the leader in 3GPP and has influenced the technology in 5G over the years more than any other contributor,” company states in new report

01 November 2018

BOE faces first big US patent test as Dominion Harbor comes knocking with former IV patents

Beijing-based panel maker that’s one of China’s fastest-growing patent filers is latest target of the deepening partnership between IV and the Texas-based NPE