Sector: Semiconductors

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Chip company’s copyright win in China shows promise of shifting evidence burden in IP cases

Court in Hangzhou gets tough on a Chinese company that refused to provide its source code for infringement analysis on national security grounds

11 August 2021

Taiwan foundry sells off hundreds of rights in latest big chip patent deal

UMC returns for its first outbound transaction in several years, dealing portfolio to a new Ireland-based NPE

09 August 2021

TSMC powers Taiwanese corporates to 20% patent filing boost

Chipmaking giant filed more applications at home in the first six months of this year than in all of 2020

05 August 2021

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

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