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Oppo, Huawei were most prolific patent challengers in China last year

Exclusive invalidation statistics from IncoPat show the busiest companies on the offensive and the defensive at the CNIPA

25 October 2021

What to know about Baosteel: the Chinese giant behind Japan’s biggest patent dispute

The state-owned firm has moved up the value chain despite its limited overseas patent holdings, but it is no stranger to high-stakes IP legal fights abroad

22 October 2021

Our 5G licensing rates will be ready before mass vehicle roll-out begins, says top Avanci executive

Senior VP Laurie Fitzgerald was speaking after Swedish truck and bus manufacturer the Volvo Group became the latest licensee of the platform’s 4G programme

20 October 2021

What we’ve learned from an eventful fortnight in auto IP

Saturday Opinion: Litigation is heating up, big antitrust questions remain unanswered and there’s more to the rising conflict than just wireless SEPs

16 October 2021

Nippon Steel seeks injunction against Toyota and $350 million in shock Tokyo patent lawsuits

Steelmaker files litigation against an important customer over parts sourced from Baosteel, a rival supplier from China

15 October 2021

Why the auto sector is heading for an IP reckoning

The Long Read: Patent figures show the industry has engaged in wholesale borrowing of technology in the connected car era, writes Arvin Patel. Now the bill has become due

13 October 2021

Fifth Circuit appears split over Continental FRAND antitrust suit aimed at Avanci members

“It’s hard to get a handle of what’s going on here,” says one member of the three judge panel hearing the Tier 1 company's attempt to revive a suit thrown out by a Texas district court in Septembr 2020

12 October 2021

Ford is latest auto major to be hit with patent claims by Avanci member

L2 Mobile Technologies, an NPE controlled by Longhorn IP, tells Delaware court that the car giant declined to take a licence on FRAND terms

11 October 2021

Ranking as Asia’s most innovative economy highlights South Korea’s need for IP value creation

World-beating R&D and patent rates propel country to top of Asia for the first time in annual WIPO study, but Global Innovation Index also shows areas where IP professionals can help it improve further

27 September 2021

NPE litigation in the US bounces back

The Long Read: Sector-by-sector analysis reveals that transport, financial services and networking all recorded triple-digit percentage growth in patent suits filed by non-practising entities between 2018 and 2020, writes IAM data reporter Bridget Diakun

22 September 2021

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