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Purchase of Alphabet rights marks rare patent acquisition for Japan’s Softbank

Assignment records show that despite parent company’s vast backing for startups, Softbank Corp and its affiliates have not often come into the possession of significant third-party portfolios

04 October 2021

Antitrust is not a tool for powerful incumbents seeking to reduce SEP royalties, says top DoJ official

Jeffrey Wilder, the Economics Director of Enforcement in the department’s antitrust division, provides most detailed outline so far of the Biden Administration’s approach to FRAND-related issues

30 September 2021

New Chinese iPhone manufacturer inks patent licence deal with 3M as it continues to face US legal threats

Luxshare has pursued Chinese legal challenges and gotten more involved in dealmaking in response to its first serious patent litigation threat, filed in the US last year

30 September 2021

Apple threat to leave British market over FRAND royalty is not credible, says judge

Latest decision in the iPhone maker’s long-running dispute with Optis makes clear that there is no reason to believe the company will pull-out of the UK rather than accept a court mandated licensing rate

28 September 2021

Qualcomm ends participation in HEVC licensing platform Velos Media

Marconi, which operates Velos, confirms Qualcomm patents will not be a part of future deals and says it is “exploring options for the future" of the programme

28 September 2021

Ranking as Asia’s most innovative economy highlights South Korea’s need for IP value creation

World-beating R&D and patent rates propel country to top of Asia for the first time in annual WIPO study, but Global Innovation Index also shows areas where IP professionals can help it improve further

27 September 2021

A more robust internal licensing market would boost China’s IP development

Saturday Opinion: Recent signs point toward more patent licensing negotiations between Chinese tech companies. That’s good news for the country’s IP system.

25 September 2021

ZTE licensing head: we're actively seeking financial return from our patent portfolio

In an exclusive interview, Marco Tong declines to comment on company’s reported suit against a Chinese phone maker this week, but says ZTE will “reluctantly use enforcement” if implementers “continuously disrespect others’ IP”

24 September 2021

It’s tech, not patents, that makes Qualcomm a royalty-generating machine

The chip giant has built a high-quality portfolio, but it’s world class innovation that ultimately drives the billion-dollar licensing returns each quarter

23 September 2021

BlackBerry patent sale price agreed, deal 80% certain this quarter, says company's CEO

John Chen expresses frustration at the time the transaction is taking to get over the line as IAM learns new details of its structure

23 September 2021

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