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GM hands big boost to Avanci with decision to sign up to its auto platform

The Detroit giant is the third US vehicle manufacturer to agree a deal, joining Rivian and an unnamed third company thought to be Tesla

03 May 2022

More US auto companies will sign up to Avanci, Marconi boss predicts

In an exclusive interview, Kasim Alfalahi talks through the platform’s present and future, as well as developments affecting Teletry, Velos and the wider IP market

28 April 2022

Toyota, GE lead US patent holdings in climate change-related patent classes

A ranking by Anaqua shows big names from the auto sector and key EV battery suppliers among the leaderboard of the biggest US green-tech patent portfolios

26 April 2022

As MediaTek and NXP gear up for ITC trial, here are details on their US litigation track records

IAM turned to Docket Navigator for a status update on nine US patent cases between the Taiwanese and Dutch semiconductor companies, and peeked into their broader litigation histories as well

18 April 2022

Battery giant may struggle to flip the script on Chinese intellectual property

How IP and commercial competition plays out in the critical sector will tell us much about the future of globalised tech supply chains

16 April 2022

World’s top EV battery maker seeks patent injunction against rival in China

CATL, which supplies Tesla and other top electric vehicle brands, is using both patent and unfair competition litigation to fend off rivals and brain drain

12 April 2022

As WiLAN potentially goes up for sale, here’s a look at its litigation track record

Docket Navigator data shows that 45 subsidiaries of the Canadian licensing business have filed 302 lawsuits since 2008, enjoying high settlement rates and defending themselves fairly well in 160 IPRs

04 April 2022

Japan ministry publishes FRAND patent licensing guidelines

The advisory document lays out acceptable behaviours at four stages of the SEP negotiation process

01 April 2022

After sealing Apple patent deal, a WiLAN sale may be next on the agenda

It is a complete business with a strong portfolio, and processes and a methodology for optimising returns, says CEO of parent company Quarterhill

24 March 2022

Volkswagen takes 4G Avanci licence, resolving patent lawsuits in Virginia and Munich

The German OEM was already a 2G/3G licensee and now its 4G Avanci deal will wipe out litigation by two platform licensors, Acer and IP Bridge

08 March 2022

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