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27 January 2020

Another big name exit from the Microsoft IP team revealed

Chief patent counsel and key dealmaker Micky Minhas announces his departure, while his former boss Erich Andersen is named as TikTok’s general counsel

27 January 2020

Toyota IP Solutions will help company realise more from its annual $9bn R&D spend, says senior counsel

In an exclusive interview, Fred Mau says launch of new licensing and tech transfer programme is part of a more proactive approach to technology and innovation outreach for the Japanese automaker

25 January 2020

Why China should be celebrating a decline in patent applications

National IP office officials are not exactly shouting from the rooftops about a 9% drop in filings for 2019, but it is the most promising sign yet that the country is serious about quality

24 January 2020

The focus in Europe moves from patent hold-up to hold-out

Key court decisions and policy pronouncements from the European Commission show how the balance has shifted in SEP conversations

24 January 2020

Oblon rules roost once more as the US’s top patent prosecution outfit

We reveal which US law firms secured most grants for their clients in 2019 overall and by 10 industry categories, as well as the fastest growers

24 January 2020

Beijing IP Court hands loss to local company targeted by Trump

Radio vendor Hytera failed to make antitrust claims stick to Motorola Solutions as trade secrets and patent battle continues

23 January 2020

LOT loses its first member, but another auto leader signs up

Major supplier backs out just months after joining; however, Toyota confirmed as new member adding another major carmaker to the defensive network’s ranks

23 January 2020

Vivo joins ranks of top Chinese patentees

Homegrown smartphone firm increasingly targeted by licensors has upped its research output in recent years

23 January 2020

Indian court sends conflicting signals in AstraZeneca disputes

The High Court of Delhi has taken inconsistent positions on issues of evergreening and genus/species patents in case that goes to heart of protections available to life sciences companies

22 January 2020

HTC notches Chinese court wins

Low payout underlines challenge of showing damages in country, and raises question of whether Taiwanese company will go after bigger players

22 January 2020

As IP litigation soars in China the focus falls on courts’ capacity to cope

New suits have grown exponentially since 2015 while under pressure judges find themselves highly coveted law firm recruitment targets

22 January 2020

Advocacy fight in Europe points to new battleground over patent litigation

Big Tech letter to EU commissioner highlighting danger of "trolls", and the response to it, demonstrate ongoing friction between SEP owners and implementers

21 January 2020

Vietnam's 5G ambitions put IP environment in focus

A state-run telecom's claim to be producing its own networking gear is the latest indication that there are opportunities for IP-based collaboration in a fast growing tech market

21 January 2020

InterDigital throws spotlight on its licensing practices in groundbreaking transparency push

Wireless SEP licensor releases treasure trove of information including details of its portfolio, royalty rate structure and its commitment to using arbitration to settle disputes

21 January 2020

Four trends that will shape life sciences IP deal-making in 2020

After a record-breaking 2019, here are the key value-creation issues to look out for in the new decade