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17 May 2019

Recent deals show busy litigant Samsung is picking its battles

Settlement with Immersion and newly-minted Huawei agreement both came on the heels of China litigation, while IPVALUE licence announced yesterday keeps the Korean giant out of court

17 May 2019

Huawei joins IEEE patent refuseniks four years since controversial policy change

Chinese tech company submits form to standards body which signals it is not prepared to license under 2015 terms for some ethernet technology

14 May 2019

Rakuten continues patent dealing as it seeks to disrupt Japanese telcos

Internet firm known best for e-commerce has picked up patent rights from the likes of Verizon and AT&T, but its new cloud-only mobile network puts it head to head with IP rich incumbents

14 May 2019

Brutal chipset competition may see Qualcomm become ever more reliant on its patent licensing business

Reports that Apple is prioritising the recruitment of engineering talent, while Samsung also invests heavily, suggests that the chip giant is set to face an increasingly competitive technology market

13 May 2019

Continental lawsuit against Avanci could help set the terms for licensing in the IoT 

Key automotive supplier accuses pool operator, Nokia and several other patent owners of antitrust violations in what looks set to become a blockbuster case in front of the Northern California federal district court

09 May 2019

Toyota taking aim at GE hybrid patents as it offers its own for free

The dispute over the validity of 5 GE-owned patents goes back to before the automakers big initiative announced last week; early returns from the PTAB have not been favourable for the Japanese firm

06 May 2019

How Oppo is turning handset shipments into SEP leverage

In a tough Chinese market, a deal with Oppo means a lot to licensors, a fact the vendor has used to gain hundreds of new patent assets

03 May 2019

DOJ’s statement in <em>FTC v Qualcomm</em> shows again how Apple settlement shifted the goalposts

The department's antitrust division raises concerns regarding an “overly broad remedy” in the Northern California case that may harm 5G competition  

02 May 2019

Avanci’s success suggests that patent pools have a bright future. If only the HEVC community would get the message

News that five more Volkswagen brands have signed up to the IoT platform underline strengths of a pooled approach in providing transparency and certainty to SEP licensing

30 April 2019

Subsidy cuts will spark tech and patent competition in China's crowded EV market

Beijing is slashing handouts for electric vehicle purchases, setting up a reckoning for domestic competitors in a crowded market. Technology will be crucial to survival, and IP strategy will be more important than ever

26 April 2019

With attention firmly on 5G rollout, Nokia CEO stresses the licensing long game

Finnish telco sees slight uptick in revenues for its Technologies business; company head Rajeev Suri says focus is on patents that have “highest potential for monetisation”

23 April 2019

As more details emerge of its settlement with Apple, things look even better for Qualcomm

The chipmaker looks to have secured close to what it wanted from the royalty agreement, while its technology and patent strategy have been fully vindicated

18 April 2019

As Apple and Qualcomm reach a deal, five takeaways from the IP story of the year

The prize of certainty, the big question over Huawei and America’s search for a 5G champion comes to a close

18 April 2019

Why Ericsson’s licensing practices are under investigation in China

Executives at some of the country's leading domestic mobile manufacturers open up about the reasons they believe an anti-trust investigation of the Swedish company is merited

16 April 2019

Huawei leverages patent transactions for peace and profit

Recent assignments showcase different ways Huawei reaps value from patent deals: one sealing its settlement with Samsung, another arming America’s most prolific NPE