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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   

09 September 2019

Why IBM’s latest open source move could benefit Chinese companies

Another royalty-free chip architecture becomes available as semiconductor self-sufficiency push continues

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

30 August 2019

Toyota inks autonomous driving partnership with Chinese Unicorn Pony.ai

Collaborations between China's leading auto players and major international businesses are becoming more frequent - and with these come significant IP challenges, particularly around patents and trade secrets

29 August 2019

Five things to know about Globalfoundries’ big litigation play

TSMC is the target and nineteen other tech firms are in the crossfire. Here are the takeaways from a big chip sector dispute that’s taking on a trade war tinge

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

28 August 2019

Gilead set for high-stakes PTAB clash with the US government over HIV patents

The company’s attack on rights held by the Department of Health and Human Services has significant commercial, political and even strategic IP implications

27 August 2019

Armed and dangerous - how patents help Unicorns to fight back

Tech-rich start-ups that do not develop portfolios are vulnerable to attack - as recent Houlihan Lokey analysis of pre-IPO software businesses' IP positions revealed 

26 August 2019

A big week for Qualcomm shifts focus to deal with Huawei

A new agreement with major handset manufacturer and grant of a stay in FTC case delivers chip maker a pair of victories

26 August 2019

Three key IP takeaways from Bayer's $7.6 billion sale of its animal health unit

The German company's divestiture to Elanco is the latest example of a pharma giant fleeing non-core business areas - and it is unlikely to be the last

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

21 August 2019

Successful licensing means understanding patents are innovation assets, not litigation weapons

Why the IBM approach to IP deal making that was so successful in the 1990s should still be front and centre for prospective licensor's today