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16 May 2019

“I had the chance to leave at a good time,” says Ericsson’s former chief IP officer

In an exclusive interview with IAM, Gustav Brismark explains his sudden departure from the Swedish giant, as well as talking legacy, the future for 5G, plus a whole lot more

15 May 2019

Amending claim is no block to damages request

A Milan Court judgment has provided clarity on damages in a case where a patent claim was amended. The court has stated that when an infringed patent is amended, damages will be incurred from the date that the infringement started, even if this took place before the amendment.

14 May 2019

Why it's time for Europe to move beyond 5G's tired developers v implementers patent narrative

With European Parliament elections next week, and a new Commission in the Autumn, it is vital that policymakers are allowed to focus on what is really important: finding ways to build a true European digital innovation ecosystem

11 May 2019

Everything you ever wanted to know about global AI patent activity

WIPO has published an in-depth Technology Trends report focusing on IP in the artificial intelligence space. We provide the top 10 takeaways

08 May 2019

New approach to trademark registrability

An amendment to the Industrial Property Law aims to implement the provisions in the EU Directive 2015/2436 that approximate EU member states’ trademark laws. The amendment has simplified the definition of a ‘trademark’ and, as a result, has removed the graphical representation requirement when filing an application with the Polish Patent Office.

06 May 2019

How Oppo is turning handset shipments into SEP leverage

In a tough Chinese market, a deal with Oppo means a lot to licensors, a fact the vendor has used to gain hundreds of new patent assets

04 May 2019

The story behind Hedy Lamarr’s game-changing flash of genius

In a bid to help defeat the Nazis, the actress developed and patented a secret communications system that would later serve as the basis for WiFi. But why did it take 20 years to be recognised?

02 May 2019

Avanci’s success suggests that patent pools have a bright future. If only the HEVC community would get the message

News that five more Volkswagen brands have signed up to the IoT platform underline strengths of a pooled approach in providing transparency and certainty to SEP licensing

26 April 2019

With attention firmly on 5G rollout, Nokia CEO stresses the licensing long game

Finnish telco sees slight uptick in revenues for its Technologies business; company head Rajeev Suri says focus is on patents that have “highest potential for monetisation”

24 April 2019

Changes to the UK Patent Box and their impact on the scheme and its participants

The UK Patent Box scheme was introduced in April 2013 and allows UK companies to elect to pay a reduced rate of corporation tax on profits derived from the exploitation of patents and certain other types of intellectual property. However, although participation in the scheme continues to grow, changes made in July 2016 appear to be having an impact on participants.

22 April 2019

China’s quiet patent player

Vivo is firmly in the same smartphone sales tier as companies like Oppo and Xiaomi, but it has pursued a low-key IP strategy very different to that of its chief rivals