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Qualcomm licensing revenues decline, but patent revenue expected to stabilise soon

Forecast suggests current period of significant revenue decline is coming to an end but EU SEP policy looms large

03 November 2023

Microsoft and IBM owe this man so much … IAM does too

Marshall Phelps transformed the IP performances of two tech titans, paving the way to billions of dollars’ worth of royalty earnings. He also played a key role in making this platform a viable business, starting 20 years ago

03 November 2023

InterDigital inks HEVC licence with Lenovo, but global cellular SEPs spat continues

The Delaware-based cellular and video R&D shop secured the video codec deal covering Lenovo’s PCs and smartphones on 21 September, contributing to $40.8 million earnings from the company in Q3

02 November 2023

Exclusive: InterDigital hires Mang Zhu as new head of IP

The IP industry leader has left ZTE to join InterDigital as VP and head of IP

02 November 2023

Nokia sues Amazon with video codec SEPs in US, UPC, Germany, and more

The Finnish telecoms firm, which also sued HP Inc in two US venues, claims infringement of AVC and HEVC essential patents and seeks court declarations that it met its FRAND commitments, but the defendants breached them

01 November 2023

Orange, Sisvel SEP assertion wins above-FRAND rate for HTC's unwillingness

The jury verdict sends a message about consequences that unwilling licensees may face in US courts

31 October 2023

EU legislators show resistance to ‘rushed’ SEP regulation

Key European Parliament committee meeting sees significant criticism of the proposed legislation and the timetable for adoption

25 October 2023

Global FRAND fragmentation

Saturday Opinion: SEP licensing expert Eric Stasik offers his take on the potential reaction outside of Europe to the European Commission’s SEP regulation proposal

21 October 2023

Nokia IP revenues decline in Q3 as company job losses loom

The company's licensing revenues are down 14% year-on-year as global litigation continues and external pressures mount

20 October 2023

IP shares: a means to simplify licensing of standard essential patents

Joachim Henkel and Taraneh Maghamé have a bold proposal for SEP licensing: if the innovators who contribute to a technological standard were to collaborate and agree to the IP share of each patent holder, it could bring advantages over the status quo in FRAND licensing

18 October 2023

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