Technology Licensing

Huawei-linked NPE notches court win over router maker

Shenzhen-based licensing firm wielding Chinese patents is still on the attack, but doesn’t appear to have launched new campaigns against foreign firms

Huawei-linked NPE notches court win over router maker
10 Dec 2019

Breaking: Microsoft IP head announces he’s leaving for pastures new

Erich Andersen to take job as GC at another company after more than five years in top role; no indication yet of replacement

10 Dec 2019

How the threat of unsold rights, the rise of the in-house dealmaker and a revolution in analytics are re-shaping the IP deals market

As IAM releases this year's brokered patent market survey one of its authors digs deep into the current climate for transactions and explains why some of the grunt work of five years ago is a thing of the past

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6 Dec 2019

Federal Circuit TCL v Ericsson decision leaves licensing community wanting more

A big win for the Swedish company but the CAFC judges did not tackle many of the most controversial aspects of the original judgment, so leaving multiple questions unanswered Read more

6 Dec 2019

Chinese memory upstart secures DRAM patents in hybrid deal with WiLAN

CXMT picks up former Qimonda rights at a time when Beijing government is prioritising creation of national champions Read more

5 Dec 2019

InterDigital head – China mustn't become the dominant player in setting FRAND rates

Bill Merritt speaks exclusively to IAM after the company files London lawsuit against Huawei which, he claims, is "working hard to have Chinese courts set-up as a royalty-determining jurisdiction for the world” Read more

5 Dec 2019

The search for the world's leading IP strategists is on

IAM is currently seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for the 2020 edition of the Strategy 300 - our unique guide to the men and women who excel in the creation of IP value Read more

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5 Dec 2019

Auto IP stakeholders in Asia call for peace, prepare for war

Huawei, Nokia and top Japanese brands discussed the licensing conflicts confronting the industry in front of a packed room in Shanghai Read more

30 Nov 2019

IoT patent owners still hold the future in their own hands – but the clock is ticking

A successful IAM conference in Munich illustrated the IP complexities that surround the platform, but licensors must think creatively - and quickly - about how to seize opportunities before others do it for them Read more

25 Nov 2019

Three hidden issues that could affect your China IP transaction

Cross-border deals face regulatory risks that go beyond IP law Read more

23 Nov 2019

Expect more collective action to solve patent market ills

It’s welcome that more rights owners than ever before are banding together to remedy patent market problems, but it may lead in an all-too-familiar direction Read more

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4 Dec 2019

What leaked US trade talks tell us about future of UK pharma IP

Secret government documents detailing pharma patent discussions between UK and US officials have stirred up a controversy in the run up to the British general election later this month Read more

2 Dec 2019

Ericsson CEO makes very public point about the company’s 5G patent strength

Piece by Börje Ekholm demonstrates that the big licensing players now realise the importance of talking about the quality of their IP at the very highest level Read more

28 Nov 2019

Apple’s IP chief takes top place in this year’s IAM Market Makers list

Jeff Myers heads the 40-strong selection of the global dealmaking elite thanks in no small part to the iPhone giant’s huge Intel patent play in the summer Read more

27 Nov 2019

Suit against BMW shows that NPE activity against auto sector hasn’t gone away

Paice LLC accuses German company of infringing three patents related to hybrid technology as it attempts to license another giant of car industry Read more

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30 Jan 2019

Apple v Qualcomm is the global patent fight for our times

Why Qualcomm’s winning of an injunction in China against Apple is another sign that the patent market is drifting inexorably eastwards. With the country’s answer to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit opening at the start of this year, rights holders have even more reason to turn to Chinese courts. Read more

30 Nov 2018

After years of setting the patent agenda Silicon Valley is now playing defence

The USPTO director’s explicit rejection of the ‘troll’ narrative and the departure of key Congressional backers mean that big technology companies find themselves in the unusual position of not being in control of the US IP policy-making narrative. Read more

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