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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

Korean university’s litigation debacle bolsters case for litigation funding transparency

KAIST’s dispute with its own licensing arm may be a problem of the university’s own making, but it underlines the opacity of modern patent litigation

26 March 2022

New details on MediaTek-NXP dispute show changing mentality of Taiwan IP owners

Campaign originated with re-negotiation of an existing patent licensing deal and spans US, Germany and China

25 March 2022

Korean university says litigation funder has blocked payout from 2020 Samsung patent licence

KAIST, which scored FinFET semiconductor patent deals with Samsung and Apple, has sued its own licensing affiliate and a litigation financier, alleging they breached a revenue-sharing agreement

17 March 2022

IPR filer denies VLSI’s allegation of ‘fraud’ in settlement discussion email

OpenSky’s attorney says it built its offer from VLSI’s own settlement proposal and claims that publishing the correspondence in PTAB docket violated a confidentiality agreement

10 March 2022

Semiconductor R&D investment remains strong, supporting continued pace of patenting

Co-published: Spending by 13 leading vendors suggests that the growth of the past decade is all set to continue into the 2020s

10 March 2022

CAFC correction on IPR estoppel limits original ruling, but patent owners still win

The Federal circuit corrected language in its Caltech decision to clarify that IPR estoppel applies on a claim-by-claim basis, consistent with the America Invents Act

03 March 2022

MediaTek’s patent battle with NXP spreads to China

The Dutch chipmaker secures a first invalidation win at the CNIPA as the rivals also take action in Chinese courts

01 March 2022

Asia-Pacific dominates top 100 global innovators, but there is good news for European companies too

New Clarivate report sees slew of European businesses entering the ranks of the highest performing patentees

01 March 2022

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