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InterDigital’s licensing deal with Xiaomi was agreed by companies but created by people

Agreement announced yesterday delivers a significant upside for both businesses and ends hard-fought litigation in Europe and Asia

04 August 2021

Data confirms Via’s new pool covers nearly 90% of relevant MPEG-H 3D Audio rights

The only major innovators that sit outside the platform seem to be Qualcomm and Technicolor

30 July 2021

Tencent’s VVC move underlines role China will play in development of the technology’s patent landscape

Chinese companies have been heavily engaged in the new standard and look set to own key elements of the IP, while also being early adopters in their product offerings

29 July 2021

Has TCL become the latest Ericsson licensing sign-up?

The two companies settled long-running patent litigation in the same week as the Swedish company’s CEO and CFO announced a new, unnamed licensee

21 July 2021

After Google OTT patent deal, Xperi IP head says watch this space

Samir Armaly also confirms that split between the company’s product and licensing businesses is on course for the first half of 2022

20 July 2021

IPValue snags large display patent portfolio in Mitsubishi Electric deal

Big licensing player secures assets that pertain to LCD, OLED and other display technologies

15 July 2021

Maxell’s latest deal shows the Japanese business is doubling down on its patent monetisation efforts

The operating company has added to portfolio for first time since embarking on litigation push against Apple and others

14 July 2021

Tencent appoints IP industry veteran to top policy role

Obama administration IP czar Danny Marti takes up senior position with the Chinese tech and media powerhouse

12 July 2021

How Spotify’s intellectual asset mapping framework can drive value for knowledge companies

The Long Read: Intellectual assets are all too often underutilised and under-protected, even in knowledge-based businesses. Spotify’s Per Wendin and Ellenor Hayes explain how the audio-streaming platform avoids falling into that trap with a strategy designed to safeguard, develop and leverage the intellectual assets that it holds so as to maximise their value

07 July 2021

Access Advance is the first to market with a VVC patent pool

CEO Moller hails video codec licensing “gamechanger” that delivers hassle-free backwards compatibility

06 July 2021

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