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17 October 2019

All eyes on London with globally-important FRAND appeals set for next week

The UK Supreme Court next week will be the first top court in any jurisdiction to consider the enforcement of SEPs subject to a global FRAND licensing undertaking. SEP holders and licensees will be watching closely

11 October 2019

Data reveals strong growth in the number of female inventors, but there is still a long way to go

A report by the UK IP Office finds more women named on patents than ever before – but also that they remain woefully under-represented. We present the top takeaways from a very timely study

28 September 2019

The US is gifting 5G patent leadership to others

Policy confusion and problematic court decisions mean that the shape of the IP landscape in this pivotal technology is being determined elsewhere

21 September 2019

Huawei’s 5G spinoff bluff shows why export ban will hurt US tech firms

CEO Ren Zhengfei doesn’t think another company can build a business around Huawei’s 5G technology stack. Not only will the company's predicament not help US tech firms, it is actively hurting them

12 September 2019

The Boston Manifesto - why IP needs more women and how to make it happen 

The IP world, particularly in the field of patents, continues to be dominated by men. A group of senior professionals from all parts of the IP ecosystem came together before this year's IPBC in Boston to discuss ways to encourage greater diversity and to produce recommendations to achieve it  

12 September 2019

Huawei CEO: our 5G IP can be had for an upfront fee

Ren Zhengfei welcomes telecom equipment competition with a grandiose offer, but some key details are still open to question

11 September 2019

Five things to watch for from Japan’s new IP policy leadership

The new commissioner of the JPO and top cabinet advisor on IP will both address IPBC Asia in Tokyo in some of their first appearances in front of a global audience

31 August 2019

Despite the difficulties, it is time to embrace arbitration as the best way to resolve licensing disputes

Resolving FRAND and SEP-related royalty stand-offs via the courts is inefficient, expensive and damaging to innovation. A new way forward has to be found

28 August 2019

Asia's top IP owners revealed

Big filers, tough litigators and savvy dealmakers identified across eight industries in the run-up to IPBC Asia in Tokyo this October

24 August 2019

Adversaries no more - licensors look to make deals, not settlements

In its day, the IPNav model was hugely successful in generating cash, but successful licensing in the here and now requires a different, less confrontational approach

21 August 2019

US removes 5G work exemption from Huawei ban

The Commerce Department extended Huawei’s temporary licence yesterday, but it dropped a provision that allowed technology sharing as part of 5G standards development

16 August 2019

It’s time for standards bodies to step up

The IP director of China’s Telecommunications Development Industry Alliance argues that 5G technology must not fall victim to geopolitics and patent gamesmanship

07 August 2019

Image, ownership and an app made in St Petersburg

The IP issues raised by the use of FaceApp have been largely ignored. They should not be

01 August 2019

Users like the EPO’s services - but there is still room to improve, according to new report

The annual assessment of the office’s performance finds that that satisfaction rates are up, but timeliness remains a problem

27 July 2019

Apple's Intel purchase is a big win for both sides

In the era of patents plus dealmaking, the iPhone giant's acquisition of the chipmaker's modem business is a perfect example of the type