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Landmark Dusseldorf non-FRAND finding is big news for joint licensing programmes

SEP licensors will have to look again at duplicate royalty reimbursement policies following first-of-a-kind ruling

13 January 2022

Rise of AI continues to re-write life sciences IP strategies in 2022

A spate of pharma-high tech innovation partnerships have dominated opening days of the year

11 January 2022

AI-powered patent pools open for business despite some market scepticism

Two newly launched licensing platforms say the moment has arrived to deploy the rapidly developing technology, but not everyone is convinced

07 January 2022

Open RAN patent pool raises eyebrows, but operators promise balance

Critics suggest Alium will favour implementers by offering royalty rates that are inadequate for licensors

05 January 2022

InterDigital suits tee up another major SEP clash for 2022

Assertions against Oppo inaugurate latest globe-spanning dispute in a market where litigation remains a key part of negotiating some of the biggest deals

04 January 2022

Dusseldorf court delivers first FRAND defeat for an SEP joint licensing programme

Vestel fights off injunction requests in cases brought by GE, Dolby, Philips and IP Bridge, members of the of an HEVC platform administered by Access Advance

23 December 2021

The US's biggest patent stories of 2021

Kathi Vidal, Ericsson, Arthrex and Judge Alan Albright were among the names that made the IP headlines over the course of the year

23 December 2021

The top five patent stories in Europe during 2021

New German legislation, a leap forward on the UPC and important SEP-related initiatives from the UK and the Commission were among the highlights of a busy year

23 December 2021

Avanci agrees licensing deal with Daimler to round-off a successful 2021

Agreement includes 4G and means the platform now has the big three German car manufacturers under licence – but only for 3G with VW

22 December 2021

BlackBerry patent sale almost there but still not over the line

“We are literally down to the last few important items now,” says company CEO John Chen on Q3 earnings call

22 December 2021

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