Topic: Technology Licensing

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Assessing the reasonableness of 5G headline royalty rates

The Long Read: The licensing fees Nokia, Ericsson and InterDigital have set for the latest mobility standard materially exceed those they were able to achieve in their 4G programmes, write Ankura's Michael J Lasinski, Philip W Kline and Alejandra P Loaiza-Delgado

08 September 2021

Smartphone royalty stack continues multi-year decline, says analyst

Financial disclosures from four major publicly-listed patent owners suggest that their collective licensing revenues are on a downward trend

06 September 2021

Litigation over state anti-troll law makes clear what a patent troll isn’t

Saturday Opinion: North Carolina’s Abusive Patent Assertions Act survived a constitutional challenge this week because it puts focus where it should be – on bad faith behaviour, not business structure

04 September 2021

Bolsonaro vetoes Brazil’s first-of-a-kind compulsory tech transfer law

The president’s rejection of forced know-how licensing will now be reviewed by the country’s Congress, but a new patent suspension regime is set to come into force

03 September 2021

Chinese judges can set global SEP rates and licence terms, Supreme People's Court confirms

The country's top tribunal was ruling in a case involving Sharp and Oppo, and set a three point test for when worldwide royalties can be set

02 September 2021

Samsung Electronics signs up as a licensee to Sisvel’s cellular SEPs

Deal was forged with no litigation hovering in the background and is the latest in a line that the pair have concluded

02 September 2021

Fifth Circuit sides with Ericsson in first US breach-of-FRAND appeal

In a ruling that could have wide industry implications, the court backs the use of comparable licensing agreements as a fair and reasonable way to value SEP portfolios

01 September 2021

Qualcomm licensing chief is number one in IAM's Market Makers ranking of the world's IP business leaders

The Long Read: Alex Rogers heads the list of individuals who have shaped the global patent licensing and deals markets over the past year, with senior executives from both corporates and NPEs making up the rest of the top 10

01 September 2021

The world’s leading IP strategists named

The 2021 edition of the IAM Strategy 300 has been published and identifies gamechangers working inside corporations, aggregators, service providers, research institutions and universities, among others

31 August 2021

5G’s SEP power players are right to fear future standards split

Saturday Opinion: The global nature of current wireless tech is central to what makes it such a powerful licensing opportunity

28 August 2021

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