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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

15 November 2019

Another big LG assertion could signal a strategy shift

The Korean electronics giant has accused TCL of infringement in Germany, in another lawsuit targeting a Chinese rival

11 November 2019

It is time for the German courts to be courageous on FRAND

The Dusseldorf Court of Appeal’s decision in Unwired Planet v Huawei is one that had licensees cheering and licensors in despair - but it may not last long 

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

01 November 2019

<em>Unwired Planet</em> and <em>Conversant</em> decisions likely to stand, which leaves Huawei and ZTE with big calls to make

The justices hearing the much-watched UK Supreme Court FRAND licensing appeals did not seem disposed to reverse, but that may not be the end of the story

24 October 2019

Latest statistics show foreign firms win in high numbers at Beijing IP Court

Numbers also show that damages are rising. But litigation statistics only tell part of the story on plaintiff success.

24 October 2019

Final day of the <em>Unwired Planet</em> and <em>Conversant</em> UK Supreme Court hearing leaves plaintiffs in strong position

The justices will now consider their decision and while the appellants, Huawei and ZTE, have both made some strong arguments, the signs are that reversal of the lower courts’ findings is unlikely

23 October 2019

Bombshell moments from Day Three of the UK Supreme Court <em>Unwired Planet</em> and <em>Conversant</em> hearings

Unwired Planet's QC was on his feet for the entire session and made a series of key points on the issue of injunctions in FRAND cases that the justices seemed to find persuasive 

22 October 2019

Injunctions come under the microscope on Day Two of the UK Supreme Court <em>Unwired Planet</em> and <em>Conversant</em> hearings

The justices gave little away as to their thinking on this pivotal issue on the day that Huawei closed its arguments and both ZTE and Unwired Planet made their cases

22 October 2019

Ericsson and Xiaomi strike global licence

The parties settle after nearly five years of litigation in the Delhi High Court, but are keeping the deal and its terms quiet

21 October 2019

Huawei makes its case on day one of the UK Supreme Court Unwired Planet and Conversant FRAND licensing appeal

The QC acting for the Chinese giant in the globally-watched hearing endured a difficult morning, but seemed to find firmer ground during the afternoon

18 October 2019

AVANCI platform covers just under 50% of 3G and 4G SEPs, research for <em>IAM</em> indicates

The platform’s long list of licensors account for a significant chunk of technologies relating to connectivity, but LG Electronics and Huawei are major omissions

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

14 October 2019

Nokia seeks to reset the 5G patent narrative

A recent announcement is the first time that the Finnish company has drawn attention to the release of SEPs and comes after months of stories about Chinese dominance of the technology

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