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Here's what Kathi Vidal should do about the PTAB’s “IPR troll” problem

After Senators Thom Tillis and Mazie Hirono wrote to the new USPTO director about alleged abuse of the IPR system, PTAB attorneys Kevin Laurence and Scott McKeown opine on actions the PTO must take to curb bad behaviour

12 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

WiLAN patent portfolio will demand attention if a sale is pursued

As Quarterhill’s strategic review considers the potential sale of Canadian patent licensing business WiLAN, a PatSnap portfolio analysis shows plenty of value for any future buyer

10 May 2022

What the CJEU’s landmark injunction decision means for German patent litigation

The EU court’s ruling may drive more lawsuits to Munich

03 May 2022

Breaking down the top semiconductor patent assertion campaigns of 2022

Data from Docket Navigator reveals that four of the five top plaintiffs asserting chip IP assets this year in the US are NPEs

02 May 2022

How Seagate is working to advance diversity and inclusion in patenting

Nikki Price Shaffer and Bob Pechman share insights on how the computer storage company is using data to understand and address the patent inclusion gap

29 April 2022

As third VLSI v Intel trial opens in Waco, court data shows parties’ track records

Docket Navigator data shows VLSI filed nine lawsuits against Intel, and has faced 39 PTAB challenges, while Intel’s litigation history includes the defence of 161 district court cases

25 April 2022

Samsung Electronics transfers patents to monetisation business run by former in-house counsel

Entity assigned more than 100 patents by the Korean tech giant is run by previous chief of Samsung’s semiconductor IP division

19 April 2022

As MediaTek and NXP gear up for ITC trial, here are details on their US litigation track records

IAM turned to Docket Navigator for a status update on nine US patent cases between the Taiwanese and Dutch semiconductor companies, and peeked into their broader litigation histories as well

18 April 2022

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

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