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Everything you need to know about SCOTUS’ Minerva ruling on assignor estoppel

In a 5-4 decision the court’s justices significantly narrowed the scope of the doctrine that prevents assignors from challenging patents in court.

01 July 2021

Chinese patent invalidation trials need not be a ‘mad scramble’

Sitao IP’s Dragon Wang and Bing Wu argue that foreign parties must do their homework and retain the right counsel to avoid surprises in CNIPA proceedings

01 July 2021

Qualcomm takes pole position for next-generation video standard patents

The Long Read: A deep dive into the next-generation VVC codec by Dolcera’s Sundararajan Kumar and Vishnu Saran reveals the main contributors to the core technologies behind its cutting-edge efficiency, as well as the companies that are most active in seeking intellectual property in the space.

30 June 2021

Via Licensing looks to extend its hold on audio space with next-gen patent pool

Company president Joe Siino tells IAM the pool operator has secured virtually all the key innovators behind MPEG-H to roll out a unified licensing solution

23 June 2021

Inroads in US market create mounting IP risks for Chinese display players

Unlike the country’s smartphone vendors, Chinese TV and display makers have plenty of exposure to US litigation – and state ties that may not play well in front of juries

21 June 2021

Samsung sues Irish NPE just six months after settlement, claiming its “large checks” failed to buy “lasting peace”

New lawsuit puts the structure of Atlantic IP Services, the prolific Irish patent licensing firm, under the spotlight

15 June 2021

Getting IP and antitrust right is crucial to turbocharging the US innovation economy

The DoJ’s warnings of a change in approach to SEPs raises important questions about the basis for decision-making across the government

10 June 2021

TiVo secures IPTV patents after auction in which RPX also took part

That both the Xperi subsidiary and the defensive aggregator were involved in bidding for MobiTV’s assets shows the growing importance of the content delivery space to dealmakers

04 June 2021

The Nokia and Daimler deal leaves key SEP questions unanswered

Tuesday’s settlement brought an end to the conflict between the two companies, but for the wider auto industry there are still any number of licensing unknowns

04 June 2021

Apple, Facebook and Google still have work to do with inventor diversity

The Long Read: The Big Three each have a significant and prolific public record promoting DI&E within their organisations. However, writes Michael Pellegrino, a deep drill into USPTO patent data reveals that they are not yet meeting their ambitions when it comes to those doing the inventing

02 June 2021

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