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13 September 2019

Patent litigation is one reason why the UK will remain in the legal premier league

Despite the pervading sense of gloom, the quality of English courts and lawyers - and the remedies now available to plaintiffs - mean that there is an IP bright spot amidst the carnage of Brexit

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   

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

New data points to a potential earlier and bigger payday for the largest 5G patent owners

Analysts raise forecasts for sales of next generation mobile devices so offering some licensing comfort in a declining smartphone market

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

29 August 2019

InterDigital looks to London and a FRAND injunction to resolve dispute with Lenovo

US firm accuses Chinese tech giant of patent infringement and seeks redress in UK and US courts, but also makes plain its preference for an arbitration alternative

27 August 2019

Quiet settlement between two Japanese titans ends storage havoc

Fujifilm and Sony wound down a years-long patent spat on unknown terms, but the market for tape-based storage may take time to recover after dueling ITC bans caused supply strains

20 August 2019

US extends Huawei temporary licence at last minute

The Chinese company and its many business and technology partners still face great uncertainty

15 August 2019

Patent injunctions in India – a year of innovation

In the year following India’s first-ever final judgment in a SEP case, courts are increasingly experimenting with the injunction regime as a way to protect patentees’ rights

15 August 2019

Why the future of patent pools is a case of "it depends"

There are circumstances under which the model can definitely work, but these may not apply to all industries and might mean licensors having to modify their financial expectations

12 August 2019

Japan’s Sharp latest to join expanding European auto patent battle

The Foxconn affiliate has joined Nokia in filing German infringement suits against automaker Daimler, recent US court documents show

09 August 2019

Chinese radio firm recently hit by ITC ruling is latest Trump target

Shenzhen-based Hytera, which makes two-way radios, joins Huawei on proposed list of banned government suppliers. It is already dealing with an ITC import ban won by rival Motorola Solutions

06 August 2019

Seeking to prod Xiaomi licence, IPCom touts UK sales disruption for HTC

The German licensing firm - which recently filed a new High Court complaint against Beijing-based Xiaomi - says the Taiwanese company voluntarily pulled a model from British outlets when confronted with evidence of infringement

02 August 2019

How the Huawei ban and trade dispute are impacting major licensing players

Executives from Qualcomm and InterDigital explained some of the effects US-China tensions are having on their businesses in earnings calls this week. Huawei also gave an update