Sector: Semiconductors

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Covid impact on US patent filings is now becoming clearer

Data on law firms ranked by 2021 grants shows a slide that may link to filing strategies changing because of pandemic-induced budget cuts

17 June 2022

Huawei hails groundbreaking, component level IoT SEP licensing deal

Company says agreement with Norway’s Nordic Semiconductor shows it is possible to act flexibly to meet the business needs of different industry stakeholders

17 June 2022

US court ruling will affect royalty rate calculations for licence agreements

The precedential decision shows that characterising per-unit royalty terms as a significant percentage of profits may be beneficial in later litigation

15 June 2022

Defendants seek dismissal of lawsuit as litigation funder complicates Samsung verdict profits recovery

University that secured over $200 million in a patent infringement suit against the South Korean giant has yet to see any of the cash

10 June 2022

USPTO creates new use for Arthrex director reviews and “IPR trolls” become the test case

Move comes just weeks after Kathi Vidal promised prominent US senators she’ll take strong action on alleged abuse involving patents from the VLSI v Intel case

09 June 2022

Western Digital uncovered “root causes” of female innovator under-representation, says IP chief

David Dutcher says mentoring programmes increased female invention disclosures 26% and that retaining talent, employee know-how and patenting innovation is increasingly important as the semiconductor shortage continues

02 June 2022

Spotlight: TSMC

Featured in Special Report 2022 Q2: The Asia IP Elite

30 May 2022

Xperi taps chief legal officer to lead IP licensing spinoff

Paul Davis appointed to run Adeia following the departure of Samir Armaly, as company makes internal promotion ahead of planned autumn spin-out for patent business

26 May 2022

SEP stakeholders weigh in as EU mulls changes to FRAND framework

Reaction to a Commission call for evidence was more muted than the recent consultation exercise in the US, but raised some important points specific to Europe

24 May 2022

Irell litigator has a long track record of nine-figure patent verdicts

USAA's recent $218.5 million verdict against PNC Bank is just one of the recent hundred-million dollar awards racked up by Irell & Manella partner Jason Sheasby, exclusive Docket Navigator data shows

23 May 2022

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