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15 December 2018

Mobile and electronics a focus for non-domestic patent applicants in India, exclusive data analysis reveals

Despite a decrease in their overall filings in 2017, foreign companies have increased their Indian foothold following a surge of grants over the last year

10 December 2018

Chinese injunction gives Qualcomm sorely needed litigation boost in fight with Apple

News comes just weeks before oral arguments are due to get underway in chip maker’s case against Federal Trade Commission

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

29 November 2018

With US trade secret litigation on the rise, a new suit from Intel follows an increasingly familiar storyline

Chipmaker accuses former employee of IP theft after they jump ship to rival Micron

29 November 2018

Apple Lumileds hit with $72m patent infringement complaint in China

Stinging from a $66m loss in a California trade secrets case, Chinese LED maker hits back on its home turf, also dragging the smartphone giant into an IP theft dispute that could get political

27 November 2018

Armed with Huawei patent NPE widens litigation campaign

New infringement suits filed by IP Edge affiliate against Acer, Mattel and HTC

22 November 2018

Chinese NPE with a Taiwanese owner is going after MediaTek in China

Shanghai Xuanpu appears to have risen from ashes of a state-backed semiconductor venture. Recent validity decisions mean its activities should be monitored by anyone implementing the TD-SCDMA standard in China  

16 November 2018

IP Bridge earns first US litigation win

Jury verdict comes three years after the Japanese sovereign patent fund led by CEO Shigeharu Yoshii (pictured, centre) made Chinese mobile maker TCL its first US litigation target.

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 

12 November 2018

Qualcomm’s latest results show that Apple dispute is playing out as much in the markets as in the courts

Royalties owed by iPhone giant said to top $7 billion mark and Northern District of California court deals blow in ongoing litigation with FTC. "It's been an extraordinary year," says CEO Mollenkopf

09 November 2018

Three perspectives on recent IP trade war developments

Last week the DOJ charged Jinhua and UMC with stealing Micron trade secrets. China sees an effort to cut off its tech progress, US sees a pattern of disrespect for IP and Taiwan is caught in the crossfire.

08 November 2018

Oppo turns to licensing to jump-start its battery charging standard

The company has ‘opened’ its patent portfolio related to rapid phone charging. Head of IP Adler Feng says it will collect reasonable rates from companies that adopt the technology.

05 November 2018

Acacia refocuses on monetisation as it turns its sights on big tech in flurry of patent suits

Google, Huawei and Lenovo are among the companies targeted by Newport Beach-based NPE that once had a market cap of close to $2 billion

05 November 2018

Korean patent fund fuels more US NPE suits with latest disposals

Intellectual Discovery has transferred auto and LED portfolios in recent weeks; both have spurred assertions in Delaware - increasingly the number one venue for US plaintiffs post-TC Heartland 

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