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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

The most important patent and IP business developments in China in 2021

A wide-ranging overhaul of the law, big moves on FRAND and a major departure were among the highlights of a busy year

20 December 2021

Avanci CEO predicts solutions – not litigation – for connected car makers in 2022

Kasim Alfalahi says educating OEMs about telecoms standards and essential patents has taken some time, but they are turning a corner

17 December 2021

Generics win battle in war against tough Californian patent settlement rules

A preliminary injunction has been issued against the state’s strict reverse payment law, but antitrust considerations are here to stay in IP litigation settlements

14 December 2021

Key US FRAND/SEP consultation deadline extended, but concerns remain

After pushback from a leading lawmaker the deadline has been moved from 5 January to 5 February, though input from the USPTO still seems to be lacking

14 December 2021

Put patent policy to work to achieve climate goals

Saturday Opinion: Fabrice Mattei of Rouse says two measures that emerged from last month's COP26 climate summit can reshape the future of the patent system

11 December 2021

JPO to update SEP negotiation guide in 2022, commissioner says

Commissioner Kiyoshi Mori highlights 2018 document’s balance and the open, transparent process that went into its creation

09 December 2021

Revealed: first Chinese target of ZTE's new SEP licensing push

Court documents show that ZTE has filed a patent suit against Tinno Mobile, the Shenzhen-based company that owns French smartphone brand Wiko

08 December 2021

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