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Breaking: Avanci to hike 4G licence rate

Connected vehicles platform ditches its well-known $15-per-vehicle price tag

12 July 2022

Toyota and Honda ramp up patent filings as wireless technologies become litigation battlefield

London-based firm Mathys & Squire’s research reveals that Japan is the most popular patenting jurisdiction for auto OEMs

08 July 2022

Avanci and SEP licensors win again against Continental, but re-issued ruling is narrower

Court decision could reduce the standing barrier to others bringing similar suits in future

23 June 2022

Covid impact on US patent filings is now becoming clearer

Data on law firms ranked by 2021 grants shows a slide that may link to filing strategies changing because of pandemic-induced budget cuts

17 June 2022

Ford takes Avanci licence in wake of German injunction

Deal comes after a nationwide sales ban imposed by a court in Munich following legal action initiated by Japanese NPE IP Bridge

31 May 2022

World’s largest car makers faced double the US patent litigation in 2021

Data from Docket Navigator shows that litigation against major OEMs has been on a slight downturn until the spike in 2021’s numbers, but it’s still not clear if it’s the start of a trend

30 May 2022

Applauding solicitor general’s American Axle brief, US patent lawyers pray for Supreme Court review

Practitioners say justices are more likely to listen now that the solicitor general urged review, and they hope for a ruling that reigns in patent eligibility law and creates safeguards for the Mayo/Alice test

27 May 2022

SEP and FRAND discussions take centre-stage at IAM’s Auto IP USA

Delegates in Detroit from OEMs and suppliers were focused on the transformation of their industry and SEP licensing debates, just after Ford received a German injunction in a suit filed by an Avanci licensor

25 May 2022

SEP stakeholders weigh in as EU mulls changes to FRAND framework

Reaction to a Commission call for evidence was more muted than the recent consultation exercise in the US, but raised some important points specific to Europe

24 May 2022

German injunction heaps pressure on Ford to take Avanci 4G licence

IP Bridge wins right to enjoin Detroit carmaker from selling into crucial market

24 May 2022

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