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InterDigital announces Amazon deal and record non-smartphone income

The firm is the latest in a string of big-ticket licensors to have published their quarterly earnings, following Ericsson, Nokia and Qualcomm

05 August 2022

Judicial Yuan announces draft amendments to the Intellectual Property Case Adjudication Act

New amendments encompass 40 new articles, alongside revisions to 41 others. They aim to enhance protection of trade secrets and strengthen communications between the IP Court and the IP Office, among other goals.

03 August 2022

Major Avanci hire signals serious push into new licensing areas

Marianne Frydenlund joins the firm from Nordic Semicondustor with a brief to develop solutions for IoT-related sectors beyond auto

01 August 2022

Sanofi farms out more IP as part of “play to win” strategy

The French company is one of several big pharmas to have offloaded deprioritised drugs in recent months

29 July 2022

Qualcomm secures Samsung licence renewal in deal that includes 6G

CEO Christiano Amon hails “a significant milestone event” that validates the power of the company’s portfolio and innovation

28 July 2022

WIPO-USPTO SEP arbitration agreement sparks market scepticism

Moves to encourage parties away from the courts and towards ADR are welcome, say observers, but a lot more is needed for it to happen

27 July 2022

Recession fears could spur more companies toward patent monetisation

Sales offer quick revenue say those in the know, and while licensing programmes bring the most value they also carry higher costs

26 July 2022

Innovative deal and pricing structures show that licensors are listening

Sisvel, Via and Avanci are among those demonstrating that patent holders have thought deeply about how best to meet the needs of those who want to access their technology

23 July 2022

Ericsson v Apple and Nokia v Oppo are the shape of things to come

The widespread availability of mobile technology and increasing levels of wealth mean that old assumptions about patent filing and litigation are being rethought

22 July 2022

Xiaomi renewal vindicates AAC pool's regional pricing strategy, Via head claims

By recognising that market conditions vary across the world, the advanced audio coding patent platform has hit a sweet spot, says Heath Hoglund

20 July 2022

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