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04 December 2019

Huawei hones IP message amidst wins and losses

A good result in a German court and the settlement of a key competitor dispute are among positive signs for the company, but US sanctions continue to cloud future

29 November 2019

The state of play for SEPs in Europe's major jurisdictions

A country-by-country analysis warns of uneven ground in the standards landscape

23 November 2019

Expect more collective action to solve patent market ills

It’s welcome that more rights owners than ever before are banding together to remedy patent market problems, but it may lead in an all-too-familiar direction

22 November 2019

Three key dynamics facing automakers in Asia

IAM is bringing the region’s IP leaders together in Shanghai on December 5th for the inaugural Auto IP Asia conference

22 November 2019

Despite possible German Constitutional Court breakthrough, don't bet on the UPC's fate becoming clearer any time soon

In controversial interview, wrongly labelled by some as "fake news", judge says a decision on legality of Germany's ratification could be handed down early next year - but even if it happens many issues remain to be resolved, notably the role the UK might play

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

25 October 2019

GlobalFoundries’ patent attack on TSMC may have come too late  

In-depth analysis shows that the Taiwanese semiconductor business has not only bulked up its portfolio over the last decade, but also considerably improved its quality

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.

18 October 2019

Huawei’s latest IP headache comes from its solar business

An Israeli firm has sued the Chinese company over inverter tech in Shenzhen and Jinan, building on German campaign

07 October 2019

US, Japan suits point to new IP Bridge licensing campaigns

The patent fund got leadership earlier this year, but willingness to litigate in its own name and work with assertion entities appears unchanged   

03 October 2019

Chip foundries bring high-stakes patent litigation to Singapore

TSMC hits back against Globalfoundries with countersuits in the US, Germany and Singapore. The headline grabbing dispute takes place as the Lion City attempts to lure more cases with legal reforms

30 September 2019

After Global Foundries launch of full-blown patent attack, ITC institutes TSMC investigation

An exclusion order is the potential prize for the US company in litigation action against the Taiwanese chipmaker that also sees the likes of Apple, Broadcom, NVIDIA and Cisco targeted  

24 September 2019

Latest CJEU developments will disappoint those seeking SPC clarity

Europe’s highest court has refused to tackle a long-standing question relating to third-party marketing approval, while its Advocate General has provided confusing guidance on Article 3(a)