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13 September 2019

The world's most valuable patent revealed - and it's not owned by a pharma giant or a BigTech titan

New index attempts to score grants by family, according to where they’re filed and to what extent they're cited. We list the top 10 its methodology produces

12 September 2019

FTC v Qualcomm could be the high-water mark of the anti-patent movement of last decade, analysts claim

Research note points to favourable stay ruling from Ninth Circuit as sign that case is swinging the way of chip giant - this would also be a boon for other SEP licensors  

11 September 2019

We got it wrong on 2013 SEP guidance, says former USPTO Director Kappos, and the DOJ was right to walk away

Agency's ex-head claims the evidence of the last six years is that the assumptions underpinning the guidelines were flawed, while on the same day current chief Iancu says a new joint statement with the Justice Department remains under review   

09 September 2019

Latest patent deal numbers reveal that, for the first time in a decade, software has lost its lead

Healthcare and pharma takes top spot by number of transactions, with Industrial following in second place; while IBM was the biggest seller in Q2

09 September 2019

Why IBM’s latest open source move could benefit Chinese companies

Another royalty-free chip architecture becomes available as semiconductor self-sufficiency push continues

06 September 2019

Sharp announces SEP licensing arrival with Samsung deal

Japanese firms scores agreement with world’s top mobile maker in first announced SEP licence under Hon Hai ownership

05 September 2019

China delays foreign patent applications while India gives them priority, study suggests

Recent paper builds on previous work claiming CNIPA ‘bias’ against foreign applicants in sensitive tech areas

04 September 2019

The two Shenzhen companies riding impressive PTAB records

This pair of consumer electronics powerhouses have risen to the top of their respective product categories in US, and both have achieved good IPR results along the way

03 September 2019

Indian IT giant seeds new NPE offensive

Former Wipro patents are being asserted against semiconductor firms in US court. The Bangalore-based company says it has 8 of the top 10 global chipmakers as clients

02 September 2019

Sinda may test the market for Chinese IP firm takeovers

A report says the patent filing powerhouse is attracting private equity interest at a possible valuation of around $300 million

30 August 2019

Plaintiffs are flocking to IP’s hottest new district; defendants, though, should not tread in fear

Austin's emergence as a tech hub is one of the reasons why the Western District of Texas is attracting a growing volume of patent cases, but recently announced rules give those targeted in suits “substantive benefits”  

29 August 2019

Five things to know about Globalfoundries’ big litigation play

TSMC is the target and nineteen other tech firms are in the crossfire. Here are the takeaways from a big chip sector dispute that’s taking on a trade war tinge

27 August 2019

Armed and dangerous - how patents help Unicorns to fight back

Tech-rich start-ups that do not develop portfolios are vulnerable to attack - as recent Houlihan Lokey analysis of pre-IPO software businesses' IP positions revealed 

27 August 2019

The law firms that act for Samsung at the PTAB

Second only to Apple as the most frequent filer of reviews, the Korean company clearly favours two big outfits to do most of its work in front of the board

26 August 2019

A big week for Qualcomm shifts focus to deal with Huawei

A new agreement with major handset manufacturer and grant of a stay in FTC case delivers chip maker a pair of victories