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Nokia and Daimler bring long-running SEP licensing dispute to an end

The pair agree a settlement deal under which the Finnish company receives royalties, while Dusseldorf court referral to the CJEU falls away

01 June 2021

China's courts deserve a bigger say in global SEP policy

The country’s judges are ready and willing to play a greater role in shaping the world’s licensing landscape, but they must do more to win confidence abroad

29 May 2021

Court win creates posterchild for Japan’s efforts to foster patent-savvy start-ups

An Osaka-based start-up prevailed against country’s most valuable retailer in a rare domestic IP fight

28 May 2021

Implementer pools raised in latest Japanese SEP meetings

A study group convened by METI has also discussed the license-to-all principle and Avanci’s auto licensing efforts, minutes show

25 May 2021

Nokia-Daimler SEP licensing stand-off shows why auto supplier indemnification is crucial

The Long Read: Unresolved questions around component-level licensing demonstrate that the issue of indemnification is vital for automotive suppliers. Avvika’s Eric Stasik takes a deep dive into one high-profile dispute and argues that Huawei may be using the situation to stir up trouble

12 May 2021

Patent counting is here to stay – and the 6G horse race has already begun

Like it or not, governments think quantity matters and SEP portfolios are fast becoming a key metric for great power competition in the information age

01 May 2021

Why the DOJ’s latest IEEE move is a giveaway to Big Tech at the expense of US technology leadership

Moving a recent business review letter over the standards body’s controversial 2015 patent policy also raises questions around national security and good government practices, says IP consultant David Cohen.

26 April 2021

The Internet of Bodies could save many lives but risks failing without standards

The long read: Ericsson’s Eleftheria Stefanaki raises the alarm over a lack of data security and rising interoperability issues, which could fatally damage personal health innovations unless standards-setting organisations get organised – and fast.

21 April 2021

BOE Technology’s patent portfolio explosion gives it a lot of firepower

The Chinese company's IP stockpile has quadrupled in size over the last decade - a necessary expansion for an increasingly influential global tech player

02 April 2021

How Sony is revamping its patent portfolio to suit a fast-changing business

Executive vice president Toshimoto Mitomo tells IAM how the company’s IP department has supported the conglomerate’s shift from electronics-first company to entertainment powerhouse

25 March 2021

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