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If connectivity is a smart meter’s selling point, asking for manufacturer royalty payments is FRAND

The energy sector is emerging as the next European battleground in the seemingly endless struggle between wireless SEP owners and reluctant licensees

02 July 2021

Everything you need to know about SCOTUS’ Minerva ruling on assignor estoppel

In a 5-4 decision the court’s justices significantly narrowed the scope of the doctrine that prevents assignors from challenging patents in court.

01 July 2021

Global innovation needs global thinking on IP and competition law

A country by country approach will not deliver the technology solutions that the Biden Administration and other liberal democracies are searching for as they face up to the challenge of China

23 June 2021

Global patent licensing rates without global portfolios are not FRAND, says Xiaomi’s IP strategy head

If licensors are unwilling to be reasonable, then this is an issue that will have to be sorted out by the courts, says Paul Lin in an exclusive interview

15 June 2021

How China views its place in the SEP world

At a conference in China, key judicial figures and licensing executives grapple with the major legal and business questions of the moment

11 June 2021

Getting IP and antitrust right is crucial to turbocharging the US innovation economy

The DoJ’s warnings of a change in approach to SEPs raises important questions about the basis for decision-making across the government

10 June 2021

We’re rethinking our policy on SEPs, says senior DoJ official

Richard Powers, acting head of the department’s AntiTrust Division, provides strongest indication yet that the Delrahim ‘New Madison’ approach is on the way out

07 June 2021

Increasing R&D and infrastructure investment is vital to US tech success

If the 21st century is to be another American one, both the government and business must commit to higher spending to strengthen the foundations on which innovation is built

05 June 2021

The Nokia and Daimler deal leaves key SEP questions unanswered

Tuesday’s settlement brought an end to the conflict between the two companies, but for the wider auto industry there are still any number of licensing unknowns

04 June 2021

Xiaomi royalty figures show importance of IP strategy as it grows international footprint

In a banner quarter, company gets off US government blacklist, grows profits, and pays a hefty royalty sum

01 June 2021

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