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14 January 2020

Conversant case illustrates gauntlet facing SEP plaintiffs in China

The Chinese IP office knocked out several claims from the sole patent owned by the NPE that was deemed essential and infringed in a recent Nanjing FRAND ruling

09 January 2020

Conversant receives timely UK boost before Supreme Court has its say

Unwired Planet judge rules that ZTE and Huawei infringed two of the NPE’s patents while a third was ruled invalid

09 January 2020

NPE’s litigation move may be a sign of things to come in the healthcare sector

Move by Parallax Health Sciences is an indication that patent assertion plays could increasingly affect life sciences companies as their use of digital technologies increases

06 January 2020

Xiaomi, HP among eleventh-hour MPEG-LA HEVC licensees

Nineteen companies in all took the chance to secure rights to the portfolio before a contingent of South Korean and Japanese patent owners departed the pool last Thursday

03 January 2020

Huawei to join HEVC Advance in first major pool sign-up

Previously unaffiliated, the Chinese company is set to come on board as a licensor and licensee

20 December 2019

Shanghai prosecutors decry “lenient” four-year sentence for patent troll

Verdict focused on forgery rather than timing of assertions with IPOs, but prosecutors wish the court had gone further to punish Li Xingwen

17 December 2019

US NPE leverages China litigation to secure Xiaomi deal

Acacia sub-licensor scored a global deal with smartphone maker as key rights neared expiration

16 December 2019

Xiaomi seeks Sisvel FRAND rate in Beijing

Chinese smartphone maker follows an increasingly popular playbook, setting up another contest for jurisdiction between European and Chinese courts

13 December 2019

LOT’s expanding membership in China indicates rising NPE worry

In addition to the big names, defensive network is attracting China-focused companies that have never faced assertion in US courts 

12 December 2019

Huawei-linked NPE notches court win over router maker

Shenzhen-based licensing firm wielding Chinese patents is still on the attack, but doesn’t appear to have launched new campaigns against foreign firms

06 December 2019

Chinese memory upstart secures DRAM patents in hybrid deal with WiLAN

CXMT picks up former Qimonda rights at a time when Beijing government is prioritising creation of national champions

05 December 2019

Auto IP stakeholders in Asia call for peace, prepare for war

Huawei, Nokia and top Japanese brands discussed the licensing conflicts confronting the industry in front of a packed room in Shanghai

05 December 2019

The search for the world's leading IP strategists is on

IAM is currently seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for the 2020 edition of the Strategy 300 - our unique guide to the men and women who excel in the creation of IP value

05 December 2019

InterDigital head – China mustn't become the dominant player in setting FRAND rates

Bill Merritt speaks exclusively to IAM after the company files London lawsuit against Huawei which, he claims, is "working hard to have Chinese courts set-up as a royalty-determining jurisdiction for the world”

29 November 2019

Star turns – counting down the best of the best

New names, familiar faces: what it takes to earn a place in the Market Makers’ club