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Xiaomi renewal vindicates AAC pool's regional pricing strategy, Via head claims

By recognising that market conditions vary across the world, the advanced audio coding patent platform has hit a sweet spot, says Heath Hoglund

20 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

Adeia media licensing head praises return to in-person deals

Mark Kokes, global head of Adeia’s media IP business, highlights the benefits of building relationships and trust in person

06 July 2022

“This is a good time to be in the licensing business,” says InterDigital’s CEO

With an Apple renewal negotiation looming, Liren Chen reflects on his first 15 months in charge of the cellular and video R&D powerhouse

30 June 2022

The USPTO, NIST and Department of Justice withdraw 2019 joint policy statement on SEPs and FRAND without adopting 2021 draft

Unexpected move means there is now no official US government position set down in writing, instead focus will be on courts and case-by-case regulatory scrutiny

08 June 2022

BlackBerry's $600 million patent sale hits trouble

Company now exploring other options after proposed buyer fails to secure financing by the end of May deadline

01 June 2022

Xperi taps chief legal officer to lead IP licensing spinoff

Paul Davis appointed to run Adeia following the departure of Samir Armaly, as company makes internal promotion ahead of planned autumn spin-out for patent business

26 May 2022

Toshiba continues patent dealing in wireless and LED

Recent assignments come as conglomerate solicits takeover bids that could result in ownership change for one of Japan’s biggest IP portfolios

25 May 2022

Samsung sues MPEG LA, saying patent pool operator cut its royalty payouts after it left HEVC programme

Lawsuit accuses licensing administrator of punitive change to contract and follows previous German patent litigation between the two companies

19 May 2022

Report questions high published royalty rates for voice codec SEPs

Analysis from Stout suggests rates sought by certain Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) patent owners are out of line with the overall 3G/4G/5G FRAND landscape

18 May 2022

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