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16 November 2019

Patents are politics, as an eagerly awaited UK Supreme Court FRAND licensing ruling may soon show

A judgment that upholds the Unwired Planet and Conversant decisions could well leave British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a difficult position

09 November 2019

The patent dodgers trolling the IP landscape

IPCom is one of Europe’s oldest NPEs – and usually one of its most reticent. Not anymore, though. In this opinion piece, managing director Pio Suh explains why he believes firms such as his have a key role to play in FRAND licensing

30 October 2019

IPBC Asia comes to a brilliant end in Tokyo

A hugely successful conference that attracted a record attendance is now over after a day of talk about 5G licensing, the Chinese and Japanese IP landscapes, data, litigation and a whole lot more

29 October 2019

Highlights from Day One of this year’s IPBC Asia

New market entrants, 5G futures, trade secret challenges, top dealmaking tips, the end of the foundry patent war, a new billion dollar IP fund and much more discussed at the sell-out event in Tokyo

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

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

13 September 2019

Patent litigation is one reason why the UK will remain in the legal premier league

Despite the pervading sense of gloom, the quality of English courts and lawyers - and the remedies now available to plaintiffs - mean that there is an IP bright spot amidst the carnage of Brexit

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

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

10 August 2019

A No Deal Brexit now looks unavoidable, so plan accordingly

Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister has totally changed the trajectory of the UK's departure from the EU and IP owners' strategies should reflect that

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

23 July 2019

It's security, stupid - why it's time to see the wood from the trees in the FTC's case against Qualcomm

If the US chipmaker’s recent court defeat stands then the US risks ceding to China a central role in the development of 5G and future wireless technology