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A multi-million-dollar patent damages win for J&J in China is good news for foreign rights holders

US company’s subsidiary secures major award against a local infringer at the Supreme People’s Court

12 November 2021

New Huawei transaction with top US patent asserter revealed

Dozens of communications patents changing hands in latest monetisation move from Chinese telecoms giant

12 November 2021

Chongqing is home to latest Chinese court asked to set global FRAND rate

The dispute between Oppo and Nokia has brought big-ticket global patent litigation to one of China’s biggest cities

10 November 2021

Mitsubishi Electric adds technology licensing to its monetisation push

Creation of an “open technology bank” for fee-based use comes as world’s third-biggest PCT filer also does more deals with NPEs

05 November 2021

What patent numbers say about the quantum technology race

The Long Read: A gap between scientific publications and patent filings in quantum fields paints a worrying picture for European innovators, in particular, write Sebastien Ragot and Michel Kurek. However, there is still time for course correction

03 November 2021

Apple’s attack on PTAB discretionary denials is teed up for US Supreme Court

The USPTO opposes the iPhone giant’s cert petition, but the company has drawn wide support from implementers that want to take down the NHK-Fintiv rule

01 November 2021

Nokia Technologies boosts revenues and profits in strong Q3 patent licensing performance

Royalties grow on the back of new deals and renewals; company also shares new details on legal fight with Oppo, which does not appear to have significantly dimmed income outlook

29 October 2021

China to let foreign patent agencies set up representative offices

Prosecution firms will be able to advise local clients on overseas filings and IP risks, but Chinese patent practice will remain out-of-bounds

28 October 2021

Oppo, Huawei were most prolific patent challengers in China last year

Exclusive invalidation statistics from IncoPat show the busiest companies on the offensive and the defensive at the CNIPA

25 October 2021

Ericsson turns in strong licensing quarter with Apple renewal looming

Continued impact of Samsung deal pushes Swedish company’s royalty take near $300 million – but executives warn upcoming re-negotiations could produce temporary disruption again

19 October 2021

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