Topic: Transactions

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Samsung and Ericsson settle patent licensing dispute

Swedish company projects second quarter licensing revenues of up to $297 million after signing cross-licence which includes 5G rights

07 May 2021

Xperi takes $60 million semiconductor licensing hit but media assets continue to pay off

Despite revenue drop, company insisted it can exceed $350 million IP revenue target and said it's on track to split the product and patent businesses

06 May 2021

Samsung hit with smartphone patents recently sold by LG Innotek

Suit filed by Irish NPE in Western District of Texas could bring concerns over the separate LG Electronics portfolio to the forefront

05 May 2021

Huawei reports patent royalty income of $600 million in first quarter

Chinese company cites licensing revenue as one reason why it has remained profitable despite a sharp decline in its smartphone business

03 May 2021

The prospect of an LG SEP sale is making some in South Korea nervous

Wireless patents are among the portfolios being shopped by the electronics giant as it withdraws from the smartphone industry – some in South Korea would prefer to keep these rights at home

30 April 2021

Armed with hundreds of former Huawei patents, spinoff seeks to sell 100 million smartphones this year

Newly independent brand Honor receives an IP injection from its former owner as it sets up an standalone patent department

26 April 2021

M&A moves by Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple have had significant patent pay-offs

Deal making is an important way for tech giants to strengthen their portfolios, but increasing regulatory scrutiny could jeopardise the strategy

23 April 2021

What the decline of a big patent buyer means for Chinese IP strategies

Rising US-China tensions create big supply chain risk that could dent mid-sized suppliers’ appetite for overseas acquisitions

23 April 2021

SCOTUS looks likely to limit the assignor estoppel doctrine

Yesterday’s hearing in Minerva Surgical v Hologic is likely to have big implications for transactions and assignee-assignor disputes

22 April 2021

Japan’s NEC is latest to pick up Blackberry patents ahead of planned portfolio sale

Small-scale transaction follows confirmation that Canadian firm is negotiating with a North American bidder for its 38,000 assets

22 April 2021

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