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11 October 2019

Patent litigation continues to fall in the US - but perhaps not all companies are noticing

While the number of new cases filed at district courts has declined through the year, analysis from RPX indicates that one key metric was up in the third quarter

09 October 2019

Intel can’t knock out Chinese state lab’s chip patent

Invalidation efforts in both China and the United States have come up short as the US chip giant faces Chinese infringement claims

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   

04 October 2019

KT Corp lines up corporate patent sales with Samsung the latest customer

Korean telco has started selling patents to other operating companies in the last two years, after previous deals focused on the NPE sector

30 September 2019

ITRI spin-out is plaintiff in latest genomics patent campaign

Taiwan’s Personal Genomics is going after an acquisition target of Illumina, the top player in the sequencing space

27 September 2019

Huawei’s FRAND strategy: move cases to China

The company wants to shift disputes to its home jurisdiction and persuade courts there to set a low, China-specific rate

27 September 2019

Banks bet on purchases, not patents, to take on tech giants in fintech

Mastercard and the Bank of America may be investing heavily in their portfolios, but most traditional players favour company acquisitions and collaborations to stay in the game

23 September 2019

Nanjing judge sets Chinese SEP rate in dispute between Conversant and Huawei

Chinese court has had its say on royalties - and it looks like the telecoms giant has got exactly what it was looking for

20 September 2019

WiLAN patent purchase shows semiconductor space remains a happy hunting ground for NPEs

Deal with Mediatek involves package of global families and comes months after Canadian licensing company’s deal with Nvidia

19 September 2019

Huawei picks up activity tracking portfolio from US firm  

In its first patent transaction closed since designation on the entity list, Chinese firm buys from Silicon Valley inventor credited with first camera phone picture

16 September 2019

TiVo CEO: expect company split in first half of next year

Licensing business will take on company debt and needs to be “willing to litigate and litigate for years”

12 September 2019

FTC v Qualcomm could be the high-water mark of the anti-patent movement of last decade, analysts claim

Research note points to favourable stay ruling from Ninth Circuit as sign that case is swinging the way of chip giant - this would also be a boon for other SEP licensors  

09 September 2019

Latest patent deal numbers reveal that, for the first time in a decade, software has lost its lead

Healthcare and pharma takes top spot by number of transactions, with Industrial following in second place; while IBM was the biggest seller in Q2

04 September 2019

Native American-owned entities are still busy with patents

Assignment records show that assertion-focused North Dakota tribe recently picked up assets formerly owned by Intellectual Ventures and Korean smartphone business Pantech

04 September 2019

The two Shenzhen companies riding impressive PTAB records

This pair of consumer electronics powerhouses have risen to the top of their respective product categories in US, and both have achieved good IPR results along the way