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IPCom forms alliance with Chinese 5G lab Langbo

The pair say their strategic cooperation will start with in-house patent prosecution services with the potential to grow from there

02 February 2022

CRISPR IP deals continue apace despite legal battles

Spate of recent transactions show the value of gene-editing patents beyond Cas9

28 January 2022

Two VVC pools up and running, but several big players remain on the sidelines

MPEG-LA announces a new pool with 11 initial licensors and royalty rates similar to its HEVC offering

28 January 2022

Royalty deal ends Japan Display’s patent dispute with Chinese rival

Panel maker Tianma taps into LCD portfolio originating with major Japanese companies including Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi

27 January 2022

IoT semiconductor firm to offer Nokia patent licence to customers

Through a new partnership with the top patent owner in cellular IoT, Nordic Semiconductor hopes to give connected device makers better upfront visibility of IP licensing costs

27 January 2022

Ericsson banks $875 million in IP licensing revenues for 2021

Despite 19% year-on-year drop in royalty receipts, the Swedish company’s cash position has never been better as it digs in for global litigation battle with Apple

26 January 2022

AstraZeneca continues its winning out-licensing/in-licensing strategy

The Anglo-Swedish company has been a trailblazer in the monetisation of deprioritised IP

21 January 2022

Ex-Samsung IP head’s involvement in NPE suit raises eyebrows

Court filings show Seungho Ahn, who led the Korean tech giant’s IP function until 2019, is closely involved in a patent assertion against his former employer

21 January 2022

We should fight it out with Ericsson in Texas, Apple tells the ITC

Case filed yesterday by the iPhone giant makes clear that it wants its patent licensing dispute with the Swedish company to centre on the US court system

20 January 2022

For Taiwan firms, the time is now for patent monetisation

Recent moves by MediaTek, Asus and Acer all show that IP owners are seeking to boost returns

20 January 2022

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