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InterDigital reveals financial impact of recent licensing deal with Xiaomi

An August litigation settlement with the Chinese giant means that 55% of the market is now taking licences from the firm

05 November 2021

A $650 million deal is the latest in a growing number of CRISPR IP transactions

Last week’s licensing agreement between Mammoth and Vertex shows how deal-making in the space is gathering momentum

05 November 2021

Patent data reveals strong growth in key climate change mitigation technologies despite slow COP progress

Finding political consensus about how to slow down global warming is proving hard to achieve, but the pace of green tech innovation is accelerating

05 November 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

05 November 2021

Patent record of Biden’s new pick for the Federal Circuit revealed

Delaware district court judge Leonard Stark has handled 2,700 cases in his years on the bench

04 November 2021

European plausibility uncertainties could be cleared up by new Enlarged Board of Appeal referral

The EPO is seeking clarity on a crucial question facing patentees, but not everyone is sure that a recent referral is the best vehicle

04 November 2021

JPO hopes to bolster bottom line with fee hikes amidst long-term filing decline

Commissioner Kiyoshi Mori says patent filing activity is recovering from the pandemic, but increased costs could affect application patterns for budget-conscious users

04 November 2021

Patent policy in the Biden era comes under the microscope at IAM event

Senior figures from InterDigital, Qualcomm, Dolby Labs and Novartis were among those who convened at IP 2021 to discuss the current administration’s IP priorities

03 November 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

03 November 2021

Leahy, Tillis blast “unseemly” patent litigation forum-shopping in letter to Chief Justice Roberts

Scathing missive aimed squarely at the Western District of Texas calls for study of “actual and potential abuses” enabled by single-judge divisions

03 November 2021

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