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Building incentives to overcome the SEP licensing prisoner’s dilemma

Patent pools can provide long-term mutual benefits for many industries, especially those based on FRAND-enabled technology standards. But for them to succeed, write Bowman Heiden and Gustav Brismark, short-term buy and sell-side misalignments must be overcome. The recently announced Sisvel WiFi 6 Pool may provide some answers

20 July 2022

Huawei among the founding licensors in new Sisvel Wifi 6 patent pool

The Chinese company joins a group that also includes MediaTek, SK Telecom and Philips in a programme that offers an innovative royalty structure designed to encourage early participation

19 July 2022

Prolific PAE IP Edge goes under the microscope

Docket Navigator data shows that entities created by the firm have filed nearly 280 lawsuits since 2018 and have often secured quick settlements

18 July 2022

There are dangers in excluding the unvaccinated from jury service in US patent cases

Courts striking-out those who have not had covid-19 jabs may unintentionally be eliminating people from diverse demographics holding multiple world views

16 July 2022

Broadcom and VMware patent portfolios show strengths of proposed merger

The $69 billion proposal to bring the two companies together promises many potential synergies, but there are also dangers to guard against

28 June 2022

Covid impact on US patent filings is now becoming clearer

Data on law firms ranked by 2021 grants shows a slide that may link to filing strategies changing because of pandemic-induced budget cuts

17 June 2022

Acacia Research CIPO predicts operating company patent sales

Buyers should position themselves for opportunities as worsening economy spurs monetisation efforts, says Marc Booth

16 June 2022

Outgoing Ant Group IP chief discusses company’s meteoric patent growth

Benjamin Bai, who has transitioned to a new role as chief legal officer at Amber Group, a digital asset company, reflects on a tenure of more than five years steering IP strategy for Alibaba’s digital payments offshoot

31 May 2022

EPO chief economist: IP practitioners should use commercial nous to help Europe’s Deep Tech sector

IAM speaks to Yann Ménière of the European Patent Office about how the patent profession can best support Fourth Industrial Revolution innovators

23 May 2022

Patents peripheral to Twitter’s success, but know-how absolutely crucial

Elon Musk will have to make certain that IP vital to the company’s future cannot just walk out the door

06 May 2022

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