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USPTO director seeks to drive US patent standards participation

Kathi Vidal says the agency is working with NIST and the Biden administration to build strategies that will lead to greater involvement

07 September 2022

Nokia/Oppo dispute to provide interesting test of new German injunction rules

The Chinese handset maker is seeking to shut down the Finnish company’s base stations

05 September 2022

The dangers of patent counting to assess technology leadership

Former USPTO Director Andrei Iancu warns that the US is facing “a new Sputnik moment”, but he and others at an online event caution against reading too much into raw numbers

01 September 2022

$600 million BlackBerry patent deal still alive despite exit of key financial backer

Third Eye Capital syndicate due to provide $400 million for the purchase of the portfolio pulls out, but replacements are said to be on hand

31 August 2022

Why the new CHIPS + Science Act matters for IP

Although many provisions were stripped out of the final version of the legislation, it still contains important tech transfer-related elements, while the huge sums for R&D it envisages are almost certain to spawn more patents

30 August 2022

Huawei outspends rival telecoms innovators on R&D

Although the Chinese giant is currently number one, doubts have been raised as to whether its current levels of investment are sustainable

26 August 2022

SEP holders will not change their licensing models, ETSI legal director predicts

As connectivity becomes more prevalent across a wider range of industries, patent owners will stick to end user principles, says Christian Loyau

25 August 2022

Hyundai and Kia take Avanci licences ahead of September price hike

The two companies, along with Genesis, are the first big Asian auto brands to sign up to the platform’s 2G-4G offering and do so a week before the cost increases from $15 to $20 per vehicle

25 August 2022

Infosys shifts patent filing strategy towards AI and digital experiences

IP head Faiz Rahman discusses a change in trend and the Indian software and IT services company’s focus on securing high quality assets

24 August 2022

LG and Apple closed $600 million licensing deal in Q1, say reports

The agreement has not been announced but is said to have involved a one-off payment to the Korean company, which holds a strong portfolio of 4G and 5G SEPs

24 August 2022

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