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Chinese law should do more to encourage joint patent licensing, says adviser to country's IP courts

Professor Cui Guobin says that both patent owners and implementers want greater clarity around pools and antitrust law

Chinese law should do more to encourage joint patent licensing, says adviser to country's IP courts
Patent suits decline in Dusseldorf and Mannheim, but Munich’s docket is on the rise
16 Nov 2021

Patent suits decline in Dusseldorf and Mannheim, but Munich’s docket is on the rise

Germany is Europe’s biggest and most active litigation forum, but subtle differences in case law and proceedings mean that plaintiffs have important choices to make about where to file their suits

A balanced FRAND approach is in China’s best interests
13 Nov 2021

A balanced FRAND approach is in China’s best interests

Saturday Opinion: Country must avoid pitfalls if it is to achieve its goal of wielding greater influence on global SEP issues, argues IAM China editor Bing Zhao

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12 Nov 2021

A multi-million-dollar patent damages win for J&J in China is good news for foreign rights holders

US company’s subsidiary secures major award against a local infringer at the Supreme People’s Court Read more

12 Nov 2021

New Huawei transaction with top US patent asserter revealed

Dozens of communications patents changing hands in latest monetisation move from Chinese telecoms giant Read more

10 Nov 2021

Chongqing is home to latest Chinese court asked to set global FRAND rate

The dispute between Oppo and Nokia has brought big-ticket global patent litigation to one of China’s biggest cities Read more

5 Nov 2021

Mitsubishi Electric adds technology licensing to its monetisation push

Creation of an “open technology bank” for fee-based use comes as world’s third-biggest PCT filer also does more deals with NPEs Read more

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25 Aug 2021

IAM parent company acquires market-leading US patent litigation data and analytics firm

Austin-based Docket Navigator - which also covers trademarks, antitrust and other practice areas - becomes a Law Business Research company Read more

5 Jun 2021

Increasing R&D and infrastructure investment is vital to US tech success

If the 21st century is to be another American one, both the government and business must commit to higher spending to strengthen the foundations on which innovation is built Read more

19 Dec 2020

Those who adopt a hold-out strategy in SEP FRAND licensing should face the prospect of a market red card

Football shows how to deal with the long delays in licensing negotiations caused by those doing all they can to avoid paying a fair royalty, argues InterDigital’s Eeva Hakoranta Read more

18 Dec 2020

Japan’s leading corporate IP departments revealed

The country's Asia IP Elite made some big strategic shifts in 2020 as they weathered an unprecedented year Read more

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3 Nov 2021

What patent numbers say about the quantum technology race

The Long Read: A gap between scientific publications and patent filings in quantum fields paints a worrying picture for European innovators, in particular, write Sebastien Ragot and Michel Kurek. However, there is still time for course correction Read more

1 Nov 2021

Apple’s attack on PTAB discretionary denials is teed up for US Supreme Court

The USPTO opposes the iPhone giant’s cert petition, but the company has drawn wide support from implementers that want to take down the NHK-Fintiv rule Read more

29 Oct 2021

Nokia Technologies boosts revenues and profits in strong Q3 patent licensing performance

Royalties grow on the back of new deals and renewals; company also shares new details on legal fight with Oppo, which does not appear to have significantly dimmed income outlook Read more

28 Oct 2021

China to let foreign patent agencies set up representative offices

Prosecution firms will be able to advise local clients on overseas filings and IP risks, but Chinese patent practice will remain out-of-bounds Read more

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12 Aug 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

12 Aug 2020

As the fallout from covid continues, the two IP superpowers offer different messages

While China cheers an uptick in applications, the USPTO warns of a prolonged downturn Read more

8 Jun 2020

IP Market news highlights

IAM’s biggest spring reads Read more

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