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11 November 2019

InterDigital reveals new licensing deal with Google secured through mystery platform

The agreement was struck after approach from unnamed broker and has been hailed by senior leadership at the company, but the identity of the organiser remains unknown

07 November 2019

New suit suggests LG China licensing push

Korean company is the latest infrequent plaintiff to sue a Chinese TV maker, underlining challenges for licensors in the space

18 October 2019

AVANCI platform covers just under 50% of 3G and 4G SEPs, research for <em>IAM</em> indicates

The platform’s long list of licensors account for a significant chunk of technologies relating to connectivity, but LG Electronics and Huawei are major omissions

07 October 2019

US, Japan suits point to new IP Bridge licensing campaigns

The patent fund got leadership earlier this year, but willingness to litigate in its own name and work with assertion entities appears unchanged   

04 October 2019

The new China dynamic, pool progress and more from our Patent Licensing event

The big takeaways from a day of deal-making discussions in the heart of Silicon Valley

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