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Broadcom is set to build its software patent holdings despite failure of SAS talks

A tie-up would have boosted the company’s portfolio in key areas, but past deals and organic growth have already created a strong foundation in the space

22 July 2021

After Google OTT patent deal, Xperi IP head says watch this space

Samir Armaly also confirms that split between the company’s product and licensing businesses is on course for the first half of 2022

20 July 2021

IPValue snags large display patent portfolio in Mitsubishi Electric deal

Big licensing player secures assets that pertain to LCD, OLED and other display technologies

15 July 2021

Biden Administration executive order makes Europe even more important for SEP owners

White House confirms widely expected u-turn on US governmemt approach to FRAND-related issues in a move that will have little domestic impact but could be a big deal internationally

12 July 2021

TSMC acquires former MediaTek chip patents

World leading semiconductor foundry scoops up rights originally owned by chip designer MediaTek, its third-biggest customer

05 July 2021

Everything you need to know about SCOTUS’ Minerva ruling on assignor estoppel

In a 5-4 decision the court’s justices significantly narrowed the scope of the doctrine that prevents assignors from challenging patents in court.

01 July 2021

Qualcomm takes pole position for next-generation video standard patents

The Long Read: A deep dive into the next-generation VVC codec by Dolcera’s Sundararajan Kumar and Vishnu Saran reveals the main contributors to the core technologies behind its cutting-edge efficiency, as well as the companies that are most active in seeking intellectual property in the space.

30 June 2021

Global innovation needs global thinking on IP and competition law

A country by country approach will not deliver the technology solutions that the Biden Administration and other liberal democracies are searching for as they face up to the challenge of China

23 June 2021

Inroads in US market create mounting IP risks for Chinese display players

Unlike the country’s smartphone vendors, Chinese TV and display makers have plenty of exposure to US litigation – and state ties that may not play well in front of juries

21 June 2021

MediaTek goes on patent attack, suing NXP over Wi-Fi and chip tech

Bosch, Continental and Denso among customers also named in California lawsuits

18 June 2021

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