Technology Licensing

What we’ve learned from an eventful fortnight in auto IP

Saturday Opinion: Litigation is heating up, big antitrust questions remain unanswered and there’s more to the rising conflict than just wireless SEPs

What we’ve learned from an eventful fortnight in auto IP
Moderna’s covid-19 patent pledge may be backfiring
15 Oct 2021

Moderna’s covid-19 patent pledge may be backfiring

Though a short-term PR success, the company’s commitment risks looking hollow after its decision not to license know-how to new WHO Africa tech-transfer hub

Judge a patent pool’s success on licensees and royalties, says MPEG LA
14 Oct 2021

Judge a patent pool’s success on licensees and royalties, says MPEG LA

Firm disputes recent IAM analysis of HEVC licensing platforms which found that Access Advance has the most compelling offering

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14 Oct 2021

Chinese semiconductor upstart steps into IP spotlight in patent licence deal with Xperi

Yangtze Memory Technologies Co, based in Wuhan, is just five years old but has emerged as the country’s memory chip champion Read more

13 Oct 2021

Why the auto sector is heading for an IP reckoning

The Long Read: Patent figures show the industry has engaged in wholesale borrowing of technology in the connected car era, writes Arvin Patel. Now the bill has become due Read more

12 Oct 2021

Fifth Circuit appears split over Continental FRAND antitrust suit aimed at Avanci members

“It’s hard to get a handle of what’s going on here,” says one member of the three judge panel hearing the Tier 1 company's attempt to revive a suit thrown out by a Texas district court in Septembr 2020 Read more

8 Oct 2021

Sharp-Oppo patent dispute ends with cross-licence deal

Global agreement means a Chinese court’s first attempt to set a global FRAND rate will not go ahead Read more

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18 Sep 2021

It’s time for a new approach to codec licensing

Saturday Opinion: IP and licensing failures are holding back adoption of superior technologies, argues Marconi’s Micky Minhas Read more

31 Aug 2021

The world’s leading IP strategists named

The 2021 edition of the IAM Strategy 300 has been published and identifies gamechangers working inside corporations, aggregators, service providers, research institutions and universities, among others Read more

26 Jun 2021

For India and other countries, an IP waiver is a distraction not a solution to the covid-19 vaccine crisis

A TRIPs suspension will not provide the shot in the arm that millions of Indians need, but the country does have a major role to play in supplying vaccines to the world Read more

26 Apr 2021

Get smarter about covid patents or pay the price

On World IP Day it's time to get a few things straight about where the real problems in getting jabs to those who need them really lie Read more

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6 Oct 2021

New Ericsson lawsuit is a direct challenge to Apple’s 2019 FRAND manifesto

Swedish company contests iPhone maker's “core principles” on SSPPUs and end-product licensing just two months after its big Fifth Circuit win against HTC Read more

1 Oct 2021

Biopharma IP licensors are getting more money - and earlier - for their innovations

M&A may be stagnant, but innovators are receiving larger upfront payments for partnership agreements Read more

30 Sep 2021

Antitrust is not a tool for powerful incumbents seeking to reduce SEP royalties, says top DoJ official

Jeffrey Wilder, the Economics Director of Enforcement in the department’s antitrust division, provides most detailed outline so far of the Biden Administration’s approach to FRAND-related issues Read more

30 Sep 2021

New Chinese iPhone manufacturer inks patent licence deal with 3M as it continues to face US legal threats

Luxshare has pursued Chinese legal challenges and gotten more involved in dealmaking in response to its first serious patent litigation threat, filed in the US last year Read more

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8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more

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