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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

Fifth Circuit boosts Avanci and SEP holders in finding Continental has no right to connected car licence

The auto supplier will see key lawsuit dismissed while the appellate decision might put to rest so-called ‘license-to-all’ claims in the US

02 March 2022

MediaTek’s patent battle with NXP spreads to China

The Dutch chipmaker secures a first invalidation win at the CNIPA as the rivals also take action in Chinese courts

01 March 2022

Asia-Pacific dominates top 100 global innovators, but there is good news for European companies too

New Clarivate report sees slew of European businesses entering the ranks of the highest performing patentees

01 March 2022

Avanci gets LG boost but awaits news from major licensors on 5G

The Korean company adds heft and quality to the platform’s current offering, but Qualcomm, Ericsson and Nokia are among big SEP holders that have yet to commit to the next programme

14 February 2022

Injunction provisions steal the show in comments on draft US SEP licensing policy

While major licensors warn that proposed revisions will harm the technology standardisation process, implementers argue the injunctive relief bar should be raised even higher

10 February 2022

Inside the litigation record of the man set to own 38,000 BlackBerry patents

Data from Docket Navigator shows that buyer York Eggleston IV’s existing NPEs – named after stones and slingshots – have filed at least 36 lawsuits against 23 defendants

07 February 2022

Japanese ministry seeks industry input on SEP negotiation guidelines

Ericsson and Apple have already appeared before a study group mulling FRAND policy – other companies have until 8 March to submit comments on guidelines for good-faith dealing

07 February 2022

Avanci agrees licensing deal with Daimler to round-off a successful 2021

Agreement includes 4G and means the platform now has the big three German car manufacturers under licence – but only for 3G with VW

22 December 2021

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