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Notable dissent casts shadow over European Commission report on SEP FRAND landscape

Ericsson VP of IP policy, Monica Magnusson, argues that after more than two years of work report “fails to provide a coherent consensus-based structure”

11 February 2021

Apple and Huawei patent deals continue to pay off for Qualcomm

Revenues from chip giant’s licensing business grow 18% year-on-year and division head Rogers holds out prospect of new royalty programme for auto sector

04 February 2021

LG Electronics smartphone exit would present big patent portfolio questions

Korean company may sell or close lossmaking division, but its huge trove of 5G and wireless IP supports many other parts of its business

02 February 2021

Acacia brings Yahoo! patents back to the fore with new litigation campaign

Suits filed against group of five companies, including Target, Walmart and Samsung Electronics

01 February 2021

The size and scope of Huawei’s patent portfolio makes an important statement

Political circumstances have weighed the company down, but its IP is a constant reminder of its presence and innovative strength

29 January 2021

Korean licensing firm reboots Pantech monetisation efforts

The defunct smartphone brand’s IP assets changed hands once again last year. A new lawsuit shows monetisation is at the top of the agenda for new owner

28 January 2021

Chinese lidar manufacturer paid $20 million upfront plus ongoing royalties to settle Velodyne dispute

Hesai Photonics Technology reveals monetary details of settlement, which also involves ongoing royalty payments through 2030

22 January 2021

Half of Japanese companies plan to curb patent filings, JPO says

Patent applications yet to follow trademarks and designs in return to pre-covid levels

18 January 2021

Huawei bolsters portfolio in deals with Blackberry, Denso

Deals show Chinese company is back in the midst of the secondary market for patents, finding willing partners among major IP owners

12 January 2021

South Korea's Intellectual Discovery is in the process of becoming a big league, mainstream NPE

A year after a major capital infusion and a change of leadership, the firm has notched some notable settlements in the US and laid the groundwork for new assertion campaigns

08 January 2021

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