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Via Licensing acquires MPEG LA in patent pool merger first

President Heath Hoglund says Via LA will offer video and audio codec under one roof and, while still a Dolby Laboratories subsidiary, it welcomes former MPEG co-owners

02 May 2023

Busy, busy: US Magistrate Judge Derek Gilliland’s first year saw nearly 400 patent cases

He has already issued nearly 500 rulings since his April 2022 start date in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas, Waco Division

01 May 2023

PTAB experts react to discretionary denial reform package

Various provisions in the USPTO’s rulemaking proposal favour patent owners and others lean towards petitioners, yet one thing is certain: chief IP officers must make their voices heard

26 April 2023

Proposed Digital India Act to overhaul outdated legislation

As part of its mission to become a trillion-dollar digital economy by 2025, the Indian government has proposed the new Digital India Act, which aims to develop an open, safe and trustworthy digital ecosystem as a means of encouraging local and foreign start-ups to enter the Indian tech space.

26 April 2023

Delaware judge's inquisition is headed down a dangerous path

If Chief Judge Colm Connolly starts to force plaintiffs to reveal their litigation financiers’ investors, there’s a risk funding will dry up for deserving patent holders

15 April 2023

Meet the new leader of IBM’s IP monetisation team

Charles Varvaro has big shoes to fill, but his relationships in the industry and business strategy acumen are up to the task

14 April 2023

BlackBerry will re-start monetisation of remaining patents if sale closes this quarter

CEO John Chen says company will use a third party to extract value from 2,000 patents it is keeping

31 March 2023

Blackberry patent buyer’s US litigation track record

Key Patent Innovations has a scant history of suing in the States, indicating its licensing approach may centre on private negotiations in contrast to the failed purchaser

27 March 2023

Examining the practice of Cedar Lane Technologies – America’s top-filing NPE

We talked with Greg Benoit, president of the Canadian company that filed the most cases in 2022, strongly favours the Western District of Texas, and has obtained a 96% settlement rate among its terminated cases

20 March 2023

Tips for accused infringers amid uptick in streaming media patent litigation

Increased NPE litigation in the sector emerges from a patent buyer’s market of liquidated assets and divested obsolete portfolios

28 February 2023

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