Technology Licensing

IP Bridge earns first US litigation win

Jury verdict comes three years after the Japanese sovereign patent fund led by CEO Shigeharu Yoshii (pictured, centre) made Chinese mobile maker TCL its first US litigation target.

IP Bridge earns first US litigation win
15 Nov 2018

Jury still out on foreign NPEs in China

Firms like iPEL are creating a buzz in the country's patent market, but as of yet there are few indications that Beijing will roll out the welcome mat

13 Nov 2018

IP trade war puts spotlight on university collaborations  

Johns Hopkins and the University of Wisconsin both had research collaborations come under the microscope for IP reasons last week.

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12 Nov 2018

Qualcomm makes big loss as Apple patent dispute hits hard

Royalties owed by iPhone giant said to top $7 billion mark and Northern District of California court deals blow in ongoing litigation with FTC. "It's been an extraordinary year," says CEO Mollenkopf Read more

12 Nov 2018

UCal to end up with “incredibly narrow” CRISPR rights following CAFC loss

University of California’s situation after court setback in fight with Broad Institute highlights the dangers of pursuing interference proceedings, says leading commentator Read more

9 Nov 2018

SEP owners must beware of hindering Europe's golden 5G opportunity

In an exclusive opinion piece for IAM, Jim Beveridge of the Innovators' Network argues that originators need to embrace transparency and avoid royalty stacking to allow IoT innovation to thrive  Read more

9 Nov 2018

Three perspectives on recent IP trade war developments

Last week the DOJ charged Jinhua and UMC with stealing Micron trade secrets. China sees an effort to cut off its tech progress, US sees a pattern of disrespect for IP and Taiwan is caught in the crossfire. Read more

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6 Nov 2018

Former Nokia patent deals chief becomes latest Marconi recruit

A month after leaving the Finnish company - where he helped to build a world-class licensing operation - Ilkka Rahnasto signs up with the firm that manages several platforms including Avanci and Teletry Read more

26 Oct 2018

Australian firms play smart with limited patent resources

At IPBC Australasia in Melbourne, in-house leaders discuss patent reform, doing more with less,  and using IP to attract investment. Read more

23 Oct 2018

Court of Appeals in London upholds Unwired Planet v Huawei to provide big boost to SEP holders globally 

Decision to confirm the original Birss judgment is likely to ensure that the UK becomes a major centre for the resolution of FRAND-related disputes Read more

19 Oct 2018

Huawei’s smartphone ambition cannot be achieved without Honor

Speculation in China suggests that the mobile giant may spin-out one of its biggest-selling domestic sub-brands as an independent company Read more

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8 Nov 2018

Oppo turns to licensing to jump-start its battery charging standard

The company has ‘opened’ its patent portfolio related to rapid phone charging. Head of IP Adler Feng says it will collect reasonable rates from companies that adopt the technology. Read more

2 Nov 2018

After Technicolor deal InterDigital turns its attention to China

Licensing business announces third quarter results and raises possibility of office in one of world’s most dynamic IP markets Read more

2 Nov 2018

Four patent lessons the tech sector can teach life sciences companies

With biopharma businesses facing up to unprecedented technological change, the IP issues that they deal with may begin to look more like those that have already become common elsewhere Read more

1 Nov 2018

We are top in the 5G standards process and that will feed through to patents, claims Ericsson

“It is clear that, no matter which viewpoint one takes, Ericsson is the leader in 3GPP and has influenced the technology in 5G over the years more than any other contributor,” company states in new report Read more

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Wei Dong
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Beijing, China
PC & Associates