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The USPTO, NIST and Department of Justice withdraw 2019 joint policy statement on SEPs and FRAND without adopting 2021 draft

Unexpected move means there is now no official US government position set down in writing, instead focus will be on courts and case-by-case regulatory scrutiny

08 June 2022

5G standards and the stark divide between innovators and implementers

More than 70% of the technical contributions in the standardisation process have been submitted by just 10 companies and that poses a significant challenge for policymakers, write Qualcomm’s Georgios Effraimidis and Kirti Gupta

08 June 2022

Huawei signals intent to step up patent pool participation

Head of IP Alan Fan, speaking at a press conference in Shenzhen, says company is exploring patent pool opportunities in both Wi-Fi and 5G

08 June 2022

Open RAN patent pool launches with 11 rights holders on board

Alium, a joint venture between MPEG LA and Unified Patents, gets off the ground with backing of top US telco operators as well as a few monetisation-focused licensors

07 June 2022

New 4G/5G landscape shows which SEP owners have strongest global coverage

Tech+IP Capital report proposes new methodology for looking at patent portfolio geography, finding Qualcomm’s 4G holdings have unmatched reach

02 June 2022

BlackBerry's $600 million patent sale hits trouble

Company now exploring other options after proposed buyer fails to secure financing by the end of May deadline

01 June 2022

Deutsche Telekom's €300 million antitrust case against IPCom thrown out by German court

Claim that NPE’s failure to strike subsequent deals was discriminatory has been rejected by the Mannheim Regional Court

01 June 2022

Interview: Huawei

Featured in Special Report 2022 Q2: The Asia IP Elite

30 May 2022

SEP and FRAND discussions take centre-stage at IAM’s Auto IP USA

Delegates in Detroit from OEMs and suppliers were focused on the transformation of their industry and SEP licensing debates, just after Ford received a German injunction in a suit filed by an Avanci licensor

25 May 2022

Toshiba continues patent dealing in wireless and LED

Recent assignments come as conglomerate solicits takeover bids that could result in ownership change for one of Japan’s biggest IP portfolios

25 May 2022

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