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Chinese court to set global FRAND rate in Oppo-Sharp dispute

Oppo’s major win at the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court signifies that China is ready to have a bigger say on global SEP disputes

Chinese court to set global FRAND rate in Oppo-Sharp dispute
Patent deals market dips again as NPEs tighten their grip on the buyside
3 Dec 2020

Patent deals market dips again as NPEs tighten their grip on the buyside

New data from AST points to a very active Q3 for IP Edge, which closed significant transactions with Technicolor, Xerox and IP Bridge

Top EPO opposition firms by technical areas of specialisation revealed
3 Dec 2020

Top EPO opposition firms by technical areas of specialisation revealed

Detailed analysis of representatives shows that while some tend to specialise in certain technologies, others act across a wider range of IPC sections

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2 Dec 2020

Philips turns up the heat on Chinese phone brands in India

New cases against Vivo and Xiaomi added, with company seeking injunctions from Delhi High Court Read more

1 Dec 2020

Chinese device makers reflect on a landmark year in FRAND

Leaders from TCL, ZTE and Midea discuss a global litigation landscape that has been changed completely over the past year at IPBC Shenzhen Read more

30 Nov 2020

Report: Shanghai court dismisses Fractus cases against Oppo

Rulings suggest Chinese company’s wide-ranging invalidation campaign is paying off, a red flag for smaller licensors Read more

27 Nov 2020

US patent stakeholders have their say on the key issues facing the Biden presidency

Special IAM panel representing very different parts of the American ecosystem discuss subjects as diverse as Iancu's legacy, the politics of covid IP, SEPs and technology standards, and the potential for legislation during the next Congress Read more

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6 Nov 2020

Budget pressures accelerate Japan Inc’s IP strategy re-think

Leading lights from Canon, Hitachi and NTT among those who will discuss the way forward at virtual IPBC Japan conference Read more

15 Sep 2020

Confronting critical challenges, Taiwan’s tech companies must find a way to create patent value

IAM speaks with IP leaders from Foxconn, AU Optronics and others ahead of IPBC Taiwan next week Read more

12 Sep 2020

It’s the PTAB, stupid

Whether the US chooses four more years of Donald Trump or Joe Biden replaces him, big tech's assault on the PTO shows where the patent policy battle lines are being drawn Read more

29 Aug 2020

Despite last Wednesday's Supreme Court decision, the UK won't become the global hub for resolving FRAND disputes

The Unwired Planet/Conversant judgment was great news for SEP owners, but Brexit Britain is not economically or politically important enough to be home to the world's royalty-setting court Read more

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27 Nov 2020

ZTE pushes patents to gain competitive edge

Innovation is a top priority for the Chinese company, but it faces significant risk from asserters in the US and Europe Read more

26 Nov 2020

More hold-out on the cards after Dusseldorf court calls in CJEU on SEP licensing

Judges referral of a series of questions on supply chain licensing, FRAND and willing licensee issues have potential to delay dealmaking, not only in Germany but across the EU Read more

26 Nov 2020

Restructure puts auto connectivity at the centre of Huawei’s strategy

Company signals shift in focus after selling off entry-level smartphone brand Honor Read more

23 Nov 2020

How one man kick-started Samsung’s rise as a global patent superpower

The late Lee Kun-hee demonstrates just how important senior leadership is in determining a company’s innovation and IP leadership 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