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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

Five key takeaways from IPBC Europe

Returning from two action-packed days in London, IAM Deputy Editor Adam Houldsworth reflects on the surprising state of corporate UPC strategies, the rise of AI, FRAND fireworks and more

02 April 2022

IBM’s IP head explains strategy behind the company’s litigation track record

“Take me seriously, because you're going to spend a bunch of money and then decide you need to take a licence,” says Bill LaFontaine, Big Blue’s general manager of intellectual property, in an exclusive IAM interview

29 March 2022

IBM’s LzLabs lawsuit – one of just 20 since 2008 – is proof positive of a successful licensing programme

A deep dive on Docket Navigator shows that IBM has filed just 20 cases as a plaintiff but has been a defendant in 152 since 2008. It also has an impressive track record at the PTAB

28 March 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

Wider implications for patent owners if Apple wins appeal of $308.5 million ‘submarine’ verdict

If Personalized Media Communications loses its quest to restore the verdict, and the Federal Circuit issues precedent on the prosecution laches defence, it could impact certain rights holders who have used serial prosecution or continuation practices

23 March 2022

Cisco’s appeal of $2.75b award raises important questions on direct infringement and apportionment

The IP industry is watching two major patent law issues in Centripetal Networks’ defence of Cisco’s appeal at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

22 March 2022

Coolpad files Chinese FRAND litigation against Pantech

Battle of two once-notable smartphone brands emerges in Shenzhen, with one pivoting to patent licensing and another seeking to stage a commercial comeback

22 March 2022

Vectis IP launches new patent pool, emphasises untapped European IP licensing potential

IAM speaks to Sandro Spina about the new JPEG XS licensing programme

21 March 2022

Machine-learning patents at the EPO: how to overcome the pitfalls

As applicants from a wider range of fields seek patent protection in the space, Harry Strange, Diego Black and Karl Barnfather of Withers & Rogers explain how to draft specifications with a view to sufficiency

16 March 2022

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