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Samsung’s “retaliatory” trade secret accusations against former IP chief reveal weak patent defence, court filing says

Seungho Ahn and another ex-Samsung lawyer, who are advising an NPE campaign against their former employer, say any dispute over trade secrets belongs in a Korean court, not a Texan one

17 May 2022

Royalty payments at centre of Xiaomi tax probe in India

Indian authorities have frozen hundreds of millions of dollars held by the Chinese company in local bank accounts as part of a remittance investigation that stretches back to February

16 May 2022

NTT Docomo agrees patent licence with China’s Vivo

Japanese telco carrier strikes royalty agreement with smartphone power in latest litigation-free deal

12 May 2022

Micron patent licence boosted Xperi’s bottom line this quarter

The patent licensing business – which is still on track for a spin-off this autumn – says a significant part of its 16% revenue hike came from the Micron deal for semiconductor hybrid bonding IP

11 May 2022

Japan Patent Office updates SEP licensing negotiation handbook

Comments sought on draft changes to resource, which come just weeks after parent ministry METI issued FRAND guidelines of its own

11 May 2022

InterDigital posts strong quarter, but renewals with Apple and Samsung loom

“We are already in active negotiations,” CEO Liren Chen revealed during an earnings call where InterDigital reported $101.3 million in quarterly revenue, a 23% year-on-year increase

06 May 2022

Michael Vladescu RIP

WiLAN boss’s untimely death announced by firm’s parent company Quarterhill

05 May 2022

HDMI Licensing Administrator celebrates 20 years of licensing success

The IP pool’s SEP-copyright-trademark package licence and reasonable royalty rate have been the secret sauce in signing up 1,900 licensees, with trademark enforcement campaigns working effectively to bar infringers

04 May 2022

Five key trends shaping the patent market in France

The arrival of the UPC, a sharp uptick in the number of FRAND disputes and a boost for efforts to promote IP culture, in particular among SMEs, are all having a big impact, writes Magda Voltolini

04 May 2022

ByteDance hit with multimedia patents as global litigation docket grows

A US NPE and a relatively unknown Chinese tech firm are among the plaintiffs going after the TikTok operator in China and the US

04 May 2022

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