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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

23 August 2019

Chinese smartphone trio to collaborate on file sharing standard

In a first, Oppo, Xiaomi and Vivo are enabling cross-brand functionality similar to Apple’s AirDrop on their devices. But Huawei, the country's Android leader, is not taking part

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

14 August 2019

In the shadow of MPEG-2

Positioned as platforms for cooperative risk mitigation, patent pools have enjoyed mixed success - perhaps because there are so many of them

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

29 July 2019

Big German win for Nokia in its ongoing patent battle with Continental and Daimler

Munich court hands down unprecedented order preventing the auto supplier from applying for a US anti-suit injunction that would stymy the Finnish company's litigation in Germany 

24 July 2019

CRISPR patent pool will do little to quash licensing uncertainties

New initiative may help the Broad and MilliporeSigma strike more licensing deals, but is unlikely to heal the deeper fractures in the CRISPR landscape

22 July 2019

Auto industry patent spats are rare, which is why an assertion against Continental by a rival supplier stands out

The German giant is accused of infringing a right owned by Gates Corporation, but the low volume of litigation in the sector overall points to the continued success of the industry's approach to licensing

05 July 2019

Get ready for the first CRISPR patent pool

In an exclusive interview, MPEG LA’s Kristin Neuman says that a pool is on its way despite the UCal v Broad stand-off and talks about the future of licensing in biotech’s ‘golden age’

05 July 2019

As Sisvel files suit against Dell more light is thrown on Provenance’s ongoing evolution

Licensing platform might be contemplating own assertion campaign in a search for alternative ways to generate revenue from huge portfolio

28 June 2019

New battle in CRISPR patent war adds to the uncertainty surrounding the technology

New interference proceeding gives the University of California another shot at claiming exclusive rights to CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing in human, animal and plant cells

28 June 2019

Politics, money could temper Chinese interest in Intel auction

A few years ago, it might have been different. But political, legal and economic uncertainty may combine to keep firms like Huawei and ZTE out of the running for Intel’s wireless IP

27 June 2019

Low on encumbrances and relatively young, the Intel patents look ripe for sale - but will that be enough?

The IP market comes to terms with its biggest sale in years, but though the portfolio is said to be hitting all the right monetisation sweet spots questions abound about levels of interest and how high bids will go 

20 June 2019

Qualcomm judge set to preside over key Avanci auto case

San Jose based Judge Lucy Koh will hear challenge brought by Continental to platform’s licensing model   

03 June 2019

Shenzhen-based operating company tapped to license foreign pool's China rights

Netac’s own killer patent is set to expire later this year. But according to demand letters circulating Chinese media, the memory maker's IP team is now partnering with a patent pool formed by Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk