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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

GM hands big boost to Avanci with decision to sign up to its auto platform

The Detroit giant is the third US vehicle manufacturer to agree a deal, joining Rivian and an unnamed third company thought to be Tesla

03 May 2022

IAM insight panel analysis Q1 2022

Featured in Community Insight

After getting a chance to hear from the US president’s pick to lead the USPTO, respondents to IAM’s insight panel swung from negative to neutral

02 May 2022

More US auto companies will sign up to Avanci, Marconi boss predicts

In an exclusive interview, Kasim Alfalahi talks through the platform’s present and future, as well as developments affecting Teletry, Velos and the wider IP market

28 April 2022

ZTE asks Chinese court to set FRAND rate to its 4G patent portfolio

The Shenzhen-based company, which is seeking to do more out-licensing, has also seen a change in leadership with the recent departure of its CIPO

28 April 2022

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