Topic: Patents

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IBM comes very close to losing its US patent leadership crown

Kyndryl spin-out saw Samsung get within 24 grants of taking the top slot from Big Blue in 2021

13 January 2022

Landmark Dusseldorf non-FRAND finding is big news for joint licensing programmes

SEP licensors will have to look again at duplicate royalty reimbursement policies following first-of-a-kind ruling

13 January 2022

VLSI claims “gamesmanship” in IPR attack on patent from $2 billion Intel verdict

Shell company’s validity challenge threatens the eye-watering damages award and Fortress-backed entity says it could open the door to abuse of the PTAB system

12 January 2022

New wave of fitness-related patent litigation driven by booming market and brand concerns

Recent lawsuits involving Nike, Peloton, lululemon and others suggest an explosion in consumer demand for high-tech workout gear is leading to IP conflict

11 January 2022

The EU’s patent attorney deficit is a major hindrance to innovation leadership

A new scheme launched yesterday offers finding to SMEs seeking to protect their inventions but does little to tackle what is a major problem in many member states

11 January 2022

Rise of AI continues to re-write life sciences IP strategies in 2022

A spate of pharma-high tech innovation partnerships have dominated opening days of the year

11 January 2022

Tencent, Vivo among biggest risers as Chinese patent grants continue to grow

The number of invention patents and utility models issued by the CNIPA both surged by more than 30% last year, while PCT filings levelled off

11 January 2022

Why the Illinois Northern District has become a hotbed of design patent injunctions

Lead counsel representing brands Oakley and Ugg explains how design rights help companies pursue copycats that have gotten savvier about trademark use

10 January 2022

Panasonic closes patent transactions with major LED and OLED players

Lighting firm Signify and panel-maker Samsung Display each acquired portfolios from one of Japan’s leading IP dealmakers last month

10 January 2022

Patent marketplace has been the unsung hero of the remote work era

Saturday Opinion: Technology solutions that have helped the world through the pandemic would look very different absent a sophisticated IP licensing ecosystem, argues Dolby GC Andy Sherman

08 January 2022

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