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07 December 2018

Any attempts at 101 reform must deal with a Silicon Valley sized problem

Closed door meeting on Capitol Hill looks to set the agenda for patent legislation in next Congress

04 December 2018

New lawsuits against AT&T, Sprint and Verizon suggest ETRI is doubling down on US monetisation strategy

After setback in Huawei suit, latest court cases show the state-funded Korean research institute is behind massive licensing programme

30 November 2018

Local players make case for Brazil as monetisation hub although spectre of huge patent backlog looms large

Inaugural IPBC Latin America throws spotlight on untapped potential of region’s largest economy although Volkswagen’s long wait for grants underline challenges that rights owner face in country

30 November 2018

Continuation patent assertion in the US may be tougher after CAFC decision

First application of the court’s SimpleAir standard led to a 45% slump in Invidior’s share price and could prove to be a boon for generics companies

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

28 November 2018

Can Dan McCurdy rescue RPX?

Just months after a private equity takeover, RPX has appointed an industry veteran as its new CEO. But with a declining financial performance and questions remaining over the future of its discovery business, Dan McCurdy (left) will need all of his experience to turn around one of the patent market’s most iconic businesses.

27 November 2018

Armed with Huawei patent NPE widens litigation campaign

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

26 November 2018

Juul’s litigation offensive shows the growing importance of IP in nascent market

Company - whose IP function is headed by former Accenture and Rambus exec Wayne Sobon - has launched a spate of infringement suits in US district court and brought two actions at the ITC

23 November 2018

Xiaomi inks video licence as Huawei loses German court case

Sources tell IAM MPEG-LA has secured an AVC/H.264 licence with Xiaomi. 

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  

22 November 2018

Second medical use patents on life support after UK Supreme Court decision

The landmark judgment makes it harder for pharmaceutical companies to use what has become an important source of protection – so opening the way for more generic competition

22 November 2018

IP risk management goes mainstream and some see big bucks ahead

Insurance products relating to patents and other rights are not new, but they have never really taken off. Now, though, the industry's heavy hitters are moving in and things could be about to change.

20 November 2018

Fed Circuit decision adds to growing case law on software patentability post-Alice

In overturning a lower court decision to invalidate, the court has provided some welcome relief to those holding rights in the field - but for applicants there remains a great deal of uncertainty

20 November 2018

DJI acquired US patents from Microsoft amid litigation fight with competitor

Assignment of 30 patents followed announcement of the Chinese firm's participation in the Azure IP Advantage programme. The two companies are also collaborating on AI and machine learning for drones.