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As WiLAN potentially goes up for sale, here’s a look at its litigation track record

Docket Navigator data shows that 45 subsidiaries of the Canadian licensing business have filed 302 lawsuits since 2008, enjoying high settlement rates and defending themselves fairly well in 160 IPRs

04 April 2022

Five key takeaways from IPBC Europe

Returning from two action-packed days in London, IAM Deputy Editor Adam Houldsworth reflects on the surprising state of corporate UPC strategies, the rise of AI, FRAND fireworks and more

02 April 2022

BlackBerry patent sale clears regulatory review, but buyer still has financing details to iron out

Catapult IP Innovations is using a $450 million loan to purchase the 38,000 patents, but 90% of the debt commitment is conditional upon its success in raising $90 million in equity financing by April’s end

01 April 2022

Japan ministry publishes FRAND patent licensing guidelines

The advisory document lays out acceptable behaviours at four stages of the SEP negotiation process

01 April 2022

Huawei emphasises patent performance in face of “intense pressure”

Announcing its 2021 financials, the company says that despite falling revenues profits are up and it is investing more than ever in R&D and IP

31 March 2022

500 million reasons why Ericsson’s patent showdown with Apple matters so much

Huge dollar sums are at stake in the Swedish company’s licensing dispute with the iPhone giant, writes Avikka AB managing director Eric Stasik

29 March 2022

Exclusive data on Chinese patent citations shows companies shaping SEP development

Huawei and ZTE are the most likely to be cited as prior art by Chinese patent examiners looking at standards-related applications

25 March 2022

After sealing Apple patent deal, a WiLAN sale may be next on the agenda

It is a complete business with a strong portfolio, and processes and a methodology for optimising returns, says CEO of parent company Quarterhill

24 March 2022

Wider implications for patent owners if Apple wins appeal of $308.5 million ‘submarine’ verdict

If Personalized Media Communications loses its quest to restore the verdict, and the Federal Circuit issues precedent on the prosecution laches defence, it could impact certain rights holders who have used serial prosecution or continuation practices

23 March 2022

Dutch Supreme Court bolsters SEP owners, but FRAND dance questions remain unanswered

Netherlands’ highest court rules against Wiko in dispute over licensing negotiation

22 March 2022

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