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Nippon drops patent lawsuits against Toyota, Mitsui, but pursues Chinese action

The Japanese steelmaker’s decision to waive claims points to the power of societal pressure in major legal disputes

08 November 2023

Autonomous trucking innovator TuSimple reveals its patent strategy

Follow this roadmap for IP success as a high-growth but pre-revenue tech firm, write TuSimple IP Head Paul Liu and Kent Richardson of Richardson Oliver Law

08 November 2023

Race for autonomous driving patent ownership is still wide open

Report shows Baidu in pole position but gaps in sub-technologies show self-driving IP market is anyone’s game

07 November 2023

Intel signs up as licensor to Avanci 4G and 5G connected car programmes

Joint licensing platform also announces South Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia as latest licensees

07 November 2023

Trade secrets and value disclosure: breaking down Bridgestone’s IP strategy

IP head Mitsuru Araki reveals the company’s “secret recipe” to leveraging its IP

12 October 2023

Does the impact of Markman orders vary by technology complexity?

Some patent litigators observe that patent disputes involving less complicated technologies tend to settle faster after claim construction. What does Docket Navigator data say?

27 September 2023

BREAKING: Avanci signs BMW as first new 5G programme licensee since launch

Three licensors, including Deutsche Telekom, also added to new connected vehicle licensing programme

18 September 2023

Chinese innovators dominate global EV patent filings

Carmakers’ head start in electric vehicle technology plays crucial role in plans to drive into Europe's auto market

08 September 2023

JS Held expands Ocean Tomo IP practice with new acquisition

The global scientific and engineering consultancy has bought TechPats, a patent-focused technical expert firm, at a time when an uncertain economy and declining number of M&As has led some companies to issue layoff notices to IP staff

07 September 2023

BlackBerry sued for refusal to pay its own IP advisors in 32,000-patent sale

Tech+IP Advisory alleges it spent ‘thousands of hours’ from May 2020 to March 2023 on selling the huge portfolio yet $1.3 million invoice unpaid

29 August 2023

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