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21 January 2019

While Qualcomm’s legal problems still appear daunting it's worth remembering that it is its licensing practices not technology that’s on trial

Amassing more than $7 billion in annual royalties, as the San Diego business did at its peak a few years ago, cannot simply be the product of sharp elbowed monetisation tactics

21 January 2019

New Indian patent office rules set to speed examinations

Draft changes would entitle women inventors and small businesses to expedited patent examination, but some see a backdoor for big business to take advantage too

18 January 2019

Downward trend in US patent litigation continues; Big Tech gets busier at the PTAB

Lawsuit filings and inter partes review petitions both fell in 2018, but operating companies’ share of the action was on the rise 

18 January 2019

US prosecutors may resurrect trade secrets charges against Huawei

The Department of Justice is considering charging Huawei with stealing trade secrets related to a phone testing robot developed by T-Mobile . But in a 2014 civil trial on the same issues, the US carrier’s punches failed to land

17 January 2019

As the FTC rests its case against Qualcomm it’s advantage Apple at the PTAB

Series of IPRs instituted against chipmaker’s patents including against patent that was subject of controversial ITC ruling

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 statistics

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

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

11 January 2019

Readiness to arbitrate with Huawei demonstrates InterDigital's FRAND intentions, CEO says

In exclusive interview with IAM, Bill Merritt claims that ADR can prevent current licence conflict with Huawei becoming a flashpoint in the US-China trade battle

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

InterDigital, Samsung and Fortress among the top buyers as latest deals data shows increase in activity

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

04 January 2019

In licensing battle with Qualcomm, Apple is now in a very unfamiliar position

When it fought the smartphone wars, the iPhone giant was riding the crest of a sales wave; the current dispute, though, is being conducted as times get tougher

20 December 2018

War of words over Apple’s compliance with Chinese court order

iPhone maker says it believes it is in full compliance with injunctions issued ten days ago in Fuzhou. But the US company is coming in for sharp criticism in the Chinese press