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Samsung’s “retaliatory” trade secret accusations against former IP chief reveal weak patent defence, court filing says

Seungho Ahn and another ex-Samsung lawyer, who are advising an NPE campaign against their former employer, say any dispute over trade secrets belongs in a Korean court, not a Texan one

17 May 2022

Micron patent licence boosted Xperi’s bottom line this quarter

The patent licensing business – which is still on track for a spin-off this autumn – says a significant part of its 16% revenue hike came from the Micron deal for semiconductor hybrid bonding IP

11 May 2022

InterDigital posts strong quarter, but renewals with Apple and Samsung loom

“We are already in active negotiations,” CEO Liren Chen revealed during an earnings call where InterDigital reported $101.3 million in quarterly revenue, a 23% year-on-year increase

06 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

Oppo acquires wireless, video coding patents from Sharp

Chinese handset vendor taps portfolio of former litigation opponent as disputes with Nokia and InterDigital heat up

05 May 2022

HDMI Licensing Administrator celebrates 20 years of licensing success

The IP pool’s SEP-copyright-trademark package licence and reasonable royalty rate have been the secret sauce in signing up 1,900 licensees, with trademark enforcement campaigns working effectively to bar infringers

04 May 2022

To World IP Day and beyond: how patents helped save Toy Story and inspire the next generation of filmmaking

A sound patent outsourcing strategy proved crucial in Pixar’s drive to complete the production of Toy Story, paving the way for its unprecedented success.

04 May 2022

ByteDance hit with multimedia patents as global litigation docket grows

A US NPE and a relatively unknown Chinese tech firm are among the plaintiffs going after the TikTok operator in China and the US

04 May 2022

More US auto companies will sign up to Avanci, Marconi boss predicts

In an exclusive interview, Kasim Alfalahi talks through the platform’s present and future, as well as developments affecting Teletry, Velos and the wider IP market

28 April 2022

Via Licensing ending wireless patent pool to double down on audio codec programmes

The development leaves Sisvel as the only mobile devices patent pool on the market, and the company is throwing open its doors to former Via licensors

27 April 2022

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