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China’s goals for 6G: self-reliance, but a single global standard

Both government and industry are pushing for an independent tech supply chain, but have called on industry not to walk away from a single unified standard for wireless

11 October 2021

DOJ antitrust chief nominee dodges detailed FRAND talk during Senate hearing

Senator Thom Tillis questioned Jonathan Kanter about the antitrust/IP nexus and SEP policies, but favours confirmation despite disagreements

08 October 2021

Sharp-Oppo patent dispute ends with cross-licence deal

Global agreement means a Chinese court’s first attempt to set a global FRAND rate will not go ahead

08 October 2021

New Ericsson lawsuit is a direct challenge to Apple’s 2019 FRAND manifesto

Swedish company contests iPhone maker's “core principles” on SSPPUs and end-product licensing just two months after its big Fifth Circuit win against HTC

06 October 2021

Purchase of Alphabet rights marks rare patent acquisition for Japan’s Softbank

Assignment records show that despite parent company’s vast backing for startups, Softbank Corp and its affiliates have not often come into the possession of significant third-party portfolios

04 October 2021

Antitrust is not a tool for powerful incumbents seeking to reduce SEP royalties, says top DoJ official

Jeffrey Wilder, the Economics Director of Enforcement in the department’s antitrust division, provides most detailed outline so far of the Biden Administration’s approach to FRAND-related issues

30 September 2021

New Chinese iPhone manufacturer inks patent licence deal with 3M as it continues to face US legal threats

Luxshare has pursued Chinese legal challenges and gotten more involved in dealmaking in response to its first serious patent litigation threat, filed in the US last year

30 September 2021

Nokia’s billion-euro licensing business rests on a quality-focused IP management system

President of Nokia Technologies Jenni Lukander says ISO 9001 certification for portfolio management – believed to be a first for a major in-house patent department – reinforces company’s commitment to patent quality

29 September 2021

Ranking as Asia’s most innovative economy highlights South Korea’s need for IP value creation

World-beating R&D and patent rates propel country to top of Asia for the first time in annual WIPO study, but Global Innovation Index also shows areas where IP professionals can help it improve further

27 September 2021

A more robust internal licensing market would boost China’s IP development

Saturday Opinion: Recent signs point toward more patent licensing negotiations between Chinese tech companies. That’s good news for the country’s IP system.

25 September 2021

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