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Qualcomm chief IP counsel: US IP system in decent shape but some current proposals could be “detrimental”

Bob Giles, top IP lawyer for the San Diego chip innovator, also says standards-setting process works well, downplaying concerns that it is being gamed

13 May 2022

NTT Docomo agrees patent licence with China’s Vivo

Japanese telco carrier strikes royalty agreement with smartphone power in latest litigation-free deal

12 May 2022

Japan Patent Office updates SEP licensing negotiation handbook

Comments sought on draft changes to resource, which come just weeks after parent ministry METI issued FRAND guidelines of its own

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

InterDigital posts strong quarter, but renewals with Apple and Samsung loom

“We are already in active negotiations,” CEO Liren Chen revealed during an earnings call where InterDigital reported $101.3 million in quarterly revenue, a 23% year-on-year increase

06 May 2022

Oppo acquires wireless, video coding patents from Sharp

Chinese handset vendor taps portfolio of former litigation opponent as disputes with Nokia and InterDigital heat up

05 May 2022

Pharma, not high-tech, concerns now dominate US patent politics

The first pronouncements from new USPTO Director Kathi Vidal are the latest indication that the centre of gravity in IP debate and policy-making has shifted significantly

30 April 2022

ZTE asks Chinese court to set FRAND rate to its 4G patent portfolio

The Shenzhen-based company, which is seeking to do more out-licensing, has also seen a change in leadership with the recent departure of its CIPO

28 April 2022

How the UPC will reshape European FRAND/SEP strategies

Standard essential patent owners face an even more complicated set of IP dilemmas with the Unified Patent Court

26 April 2022

Dealing with 5G disappointment

The latest wireless standard hasn’t yet found its ‘killer app’ for consumers, and it’s affecting licensing negotiations

23 April 2022

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