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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

NPE litigation in the US bounces back

The Long Read: Sector-by-sector analysis reveals that transport, financial services and networking all recorded triple-digit percentage growth in patent suits filed by non-practising entities between 2018 and 2020, writes IAM data reporter Bridget Diakun

22 September 2021

TCL obtains audio, video patents from Philips in rare external acquisition

In latest sale to Chinese firm, Philips assigns portfolio of varied technologies – but litigation between the two has so far been unaffected

22 September 2021

Taiwan firm’s latest patent sale hints at NPE demand for 5G patent rights

Assertion of rights branded as essential to 5G is already underway in US courts, and Longhorn IP is the latest big-name patent asserter to make a deal with a standards-focused lab

21 September 2021

Stakeholders have less than a month to comment on possible changes to IEEE’s patent policy

The SSO's patent committee meets tomorrow but will continue accepting written comments until 15 October

20 September 2021

US, China staking out strong positions in possible 6G technologies, according to new patent study

Japanese research group highlights nine technologies that could prove important to the next-generation wireless standard

17 September 2021

Apple didn’t want fair FRAND arbitration, Qualcomm VP says of epic litigation battle

Marc Snyder also claims that the iPhone giant helped the FTC craft “bizarre” antitrust claims that were eventually dismissed

16 September 2021

Fed Circuit ruling paves way for speedier patent case against OnePlus, and potentially other Chinese companies

Despite “concerns”, CAFC did not overturn Judge Alan Albright’s decision to let a patent plaintiff serve Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus outside the Hague Convention process

16 September 2021

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