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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

14 November 2019

Skyhawk deal with Celgene confirms growing importance of platform technologies in life sciences IP value creation

Increased focus on gene and cell-related therapies as well as falling R&D returns, promise to heighten biopharma interest in tapping into the potential of SkySTAR and other platforms

12 November 2019

US government patent suit against Gilead could be a sign of things to come

After months of Truvada controversy, Department of Justice files multi-billion dollar case against Gilead, claiming the company has declined to take a licence to its HIV PrEP rights since in 2016

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

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

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

11 October 2019

Fractus expands litigation campaign to Delhi

European developer of antenna tech opened up a new front against Chinese smartphone companies in India earlier this year. Unlicensed brands have taken over a larger share of India's smartphone market in recent years

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   

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