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Canon cries foul over NPE’s patent attack on Bluetooth

Nokia, which sold the patent-in-suit to plaintiff WSOU, tells IAM it stands by its commitments to the Bluetooth Special Interest Group and has no financial interest in the litigation campaign

10 June 2022

Our patents and financial position will deliver long term success, says Ericsson CIPO

After three years in charge of the Swedish company’s IP function, Christina Petersson is confident that she and her team are well-placed to reap the monetary dividends of its investments in R&D

09 June 2022

5G standards and the stark divide between innovators and implementers

More than 70% of the technical contributions in the standardisation process have been submitted by just 10 companies and that poses a significant challenge for policymakers, write Qualcomm’s Georgios Effraimidis and Kirti Gupta

08 June 2022

Huawei signals intent to step up patent pool participation

Head of IP Alan Fan, speaking at a press conference in Shenzhen, says company is exploring patent pool opportunities in both Wi-Fi and 5G

08 June 2022

Open RAN patent pool launches with 11 rights holders on board

Alium, a joint venture between MPEG LA and Unified Patents, gets off the ground with backing of top US telco operators as well as a few monetisation-focused licensors

07 June 2022

AT&T’s billion dollar secret sauce

Scott Frank, President and CEO of the company’s IP operation, reveals how its team of patent developers takes a venture capital approach to interactions with inventors and lawyers to ensure the development of a highly diversified, revenue-generating, portfolio of rights

01 June 2022

Deutsche Telekom's €300 million antitrust case against IPCom thrown out by German court

Claim that NPE’s failure to strike subsequent deals was discriminatory has been rejected by the Mannheim Regional Court

01 June 2022

Who is leading the 5G patent race?

Licensing of 5G SEPs promises to become a highly lucrative market, making the 5G patent race more competitive than ever before – although the latest 5G patent data shows that the question of who is currently winning it remains unclear.

01 June 2022

Taiwanese legislature passes amendments to manage CMOs

Revisions to the Copyright Collective Management Organisation Act aim to introduce greater transparency in managing CMOs, while also striving to improve their licensing efficiency with users.

01 June 2022

Ford takes Avanci licence in wake of German injunction

Deal comes after a nationwide sales ban imposed by a court in Munich following legal action initiated by Japanese NPE IP Bridge

31 May 2022

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