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11 December 2018

SEP owners find more reason to cheer latest DOJ proposal on injunctions

Despite proposed new statement, question remains over the extent to which Makan Delrahim’s FRAND policy will find approval with the man likely to be the next Attorney General

30 November 2018

Doing intellectual property the Dolby Labs way

For over half a century Dolby Labs has worked hard to ensure that the company’s IP strategy is always aligned with its overall business goals. Its success in doing this teaches valuable lessons.

30 November 2018

After years of setting the patent agenda Silicon Valley is now playing defence

The USPTO director’s explicit rejection of the ‘troll’ narrative and the departure of key Congressional backers mean that big technology companies find themselves in the unusual position of not being in control of the US IP policy-making narrative.

29 November 2018

Avanci opinion piece SEPs and FRAND

TCL v Ericsson and Unwired Planet v Huawei send two very different messages to auto companies being approached by patent pools such as Avanci to take SEP licences, says Unified Patents' chief IP counsel Jonathan Stroud 

23 November 2018

Xiaomi inks video licence as Huawei loses German court case

Sources tell IAM MPEG-LA has secured an AVC/H.264 licence with Xiaomi. 

23 November 2018

Oppo’s patent surge indicates expansion plans and focus on fast-charging technology

The Dongguan-based mobile manufacturer has an exceptionally fast-growing portfolio designed to enable greater overseas activity, as well as to facilitate VOOC adoption.

15 November 2018

Jury still out on foreign NPEs in China

Firms like iPEL are creating a buzz in the country's patent market, but as of yet there are few indications that Beijing will roll out the welcome mat

13 November 2018

IP trade war puts spotlight on university collaborations

Johns Hopkins and the University of Wisconsin both had research collaborations come under the microscope for IP reasons last week.

12 November 2018

Qualcomm’s latest results show that Apple dispute is playing out as much in the markets as in the courts

Royalties owed by iPhone giant said to top $7 billion mark and Northern District of California court deals blow in ongoing litigation with FTC. "It's been an extraordinary year," says CEO Mollenkopf

12 November 2018

UCal to end up with “incredibly narrow” CRISPR rights following CAFC loss

University of California’s situation after court setback in fight with Broad Institute highlights the dangers of pursuing interference proceedings, says leading commentator

09 November 2018

Three perspectives on recent IP trade war developments

Last week the DOJ charged Jinhua and UMC with stealing Micron trade secrets. China sees an effort to cut off its tech progress, US sees a pattern of disrespect for IP and Taiwan is caught in the crossfire.

06 November 2018

Marconi Group makes major licensing hire

A month after leaving the Finnish company - where he helped to build a world-class licensing operation - Ilkka Rahnasto signs up with the firm that manages several platforms including Avanci and Teletry

02 November 2018

After Technicolor deal InterDigital turns its attention to China

Licensing business announces third quarter results and raises possibility of office in one of world’s most dynamic IP markets

01 November 2018

BOE faces first big US patent test as Dominion Harbor comes knocking with former IV patents

Beijing-based panel maker that’s one of China’s fastest-growing patent filers is latest target of the deepening partnership between IV and the Texas-based NPE

18 October 2018

More change at the top for Blackberry and its licensing group

Legal function takes responsibility for monetisation as efforts to cash-in on a largely unencumbered portfolio increasingly turn to litigation