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20 March 2019

Patent abuse in China – could solutions be worse than the problem?

US-China rows over trade secrets have made headlines the world over and highlighted Big Tech’s frustration with aspects of the Chinese IP regime. It is unclear whether any suggested solutions will assuage concerns

19 March 2019

China budges on much-maligned tech transfer regulations

With a stroke of a pen yesterday, the State Council did away with some of the country’s most onerous tech transfer rules. Now it’s up to IP owners to negotiate smart deals with their newfound leeway

19 March 2019

Exclusive: Ericsson IP chief Brismark exits company

As rollout of 5G gets underway Swedish telecoms giant is looking for a new, permanent head of its $1 billion licensing business

18 March 2019

Ericsson, Nokia, Philips and Qualcomm call on USPTO to support Delrahim over injunctive relief policy change

Late last year, DOJ antitrust chief announced plan to withdraw support for a 2013 joint statement his department made with the office urging courts to take a cautious approach to granting injunctive relief in cases involving the licensing of SEPs on FRAND terms

14 March 2019

Foxconn CEO: Microsoft’s real target is Huawei

In a furious response to a lawsuit filed last week, Terry Gou accused the American company of bullying Taiwanese businesses to avoid damaging its relationships in mainland China, where its real licensing quarrels are

12 March 2019

Korean solar firm leverages patent deals to go after Chinese rivals

A pair of acquisitions and the bankruptcy of a competitor opened the door for Hanwha Q CELLS to move from licensee to plaintiff in the latest indication that disputes in the clean energy sector are heating up

11 March 2019

Foxconn failed to report Android dues for years, Microsoft tells court

Deal was hailed as a coup for Microsoft’s Android efforts in 2013, but a lawsuit filed Friday suggests the Redmond-based business has made little to nothing on it since 2015

07 March 2019

More technology transfer needed for effective climate change mitigation  

Patent focus has shifted to energy storage as cost-effectiveness achieved for wind and solar power, but the failure to address the role of IP hinders transfer mechanisms    

04 March 2019

LG Chem scores settlement and licence with key Chinese battery maker

After calling off ITC investigation, South Korean company will receive royalties from Hong Kong-based supplier to brands like DJI, Oppo and Apple

04 March 2019

Pharma patent licensing surge falters

High asset valuations and a loss of momentum in the oncology space seem to be behind a sharp fall in transactions

01 March 2019

Why signing up China Mobile is a big deal for Avanci

The state-owned company is just the second Chinese firm, after founding member ZTE, to join the platform. The telco recently rowed back from a 2018 statement suggesting it wouldn’t collect 5G royalty fees

28 February 2019

WiLAN CEO departs after just months in the job

Keaton Parekh (right) has been replaced by the firm's former COO as the giant NPE struggles to find a successor to Jim Skippen

26 February 2019

SEP licence with Sisvel creates template for deal that could end up saving industry billions of dollars, says RPX CEO 

Dan McCurdy (left) and Mattia Fogliacco (right) open up about the ground-breaking patent agreement their two firms secured in January - and explain why it is potentially so important

25 February 2019

China mulls ‘open licensing’ option that may not have many takers

Amendments to China’s Patent Law will likely offer firms an option to open their portfolios to all willing royalty-payers, but it may not provide enough incentive to attract users

22 February 2019

Samsung settlement gives Xperi IP licensing revenue significant boost

InterDigital also announces fourth quarter results as company plots future growth from Technicolor acquisition