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BlackBerry patent sale almost there but still not over the line

“We are literally down to the last few important items now,” says company CEO John Chen on Q3 earnings call

22 December 2021

It’s a big 48 hours for BlackBerry and the patent market in general

The company is due to release its Q3 financials tomorrow, but it is not known whether the touted sale of a portfolio of well over 30,000 individual assets will also be announced

20 December 2021

Key US FRAND/SEP consultation deadline extended, but concerns remain

After pushback from a leading lawmaker the deadline has been moved from 5 January to 5 February, though input from the USPTO still seems to be lacking

14 December 2021

Apple joins Uniloc in opposing court-mandated release of details of the NPE's patent licensing deals

If the CAFC upholds a lower court’s refusal to redact licensees’ identities and information on how much they paid, it could prejudice the interests of both sides in future negotiations, dealmakers say

13 December 2021

JPO to update SEP negotiation guide in 2022, commissioner says

Commissioner Kiyoshi Mori highlights 2018 document’s balance and the open, transparent process that went into its creation

09 December 2021

Why Open RAN’s closed standards setting body could be bad for wireless innovation

The Long Read: The O-RAN Alliance is touted as a key initiative for furthering 5G deployment. Elisabeth Opie and Haris Tsilikas say its exclusive membership structure raises both IP and antitrust issues

08 December 2021

Revealed: first Chinese target of ZTE's new SEP licensing push

Court documents show that ZTE has filed a patent suit against Tinno Mobile, the Shenzhen-based company that owns French smartphone brand Wiko

08 December 2021

Major US and UK SEP/FRAND reviews will have global licensing impact

Biden administration flags revised policy statement that rolls-back on original 2019 version, while the British government begins development of post-Brexit approach

07 December 2021

Survey results show growing use of inventor remuneration policies in India

KPMG report finds strong support for a national law on a compensation for inventors to spur more and higher-quality domestic patent activity

07 December 2021

IP leaders weigh in on what makes or breaks a patent pool

From the need for clarity to the problems of self-certification, top practitioners give their prescriptions for making the most of the pool model

07 December 2021

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