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Oppo team matured and proved itself during Nokia litigation, says company IP head

Adler Feng speaks to IAM about his decade at the top of the Chinese business’s IP department

07 February 2024

BREAKING: Nokia and Vivo sign 5G patent cross-licence agreement

The deal comes on the heels of the Oppo pact and will boost licensing revenues at a time when the Finnish patent holder has suffered steep drop-offs in net sales and profitability

05 February 2024

Dolby touts ZEEKR EV auto deal as "big step forward" for licensing programme

Dolby Laboratories Inc has been selling its Dolby Atmos technology for two years and is celebrating 13 auto OEM agreements - especially a new one with ZEEKR, a brand of Chinese EV-maker Geely

02 February 2024

Qualcomm CIPO says 5G improvements and 6G innovations led to 2023 patent increase

“It's just a natural outcome of the fundamental R&D that we've been doing,” says Chief IP Counsel Bob Giles about the company’s high ranking for 2023 patent grants

02 February 2024

German carmakers propose Licensing Negotiation Group, stirring up antitrust discussions

The Bundeskartellamt is seeking market feedback on competition concerns brought about by market competitors coming together to bargain on prices

01 February 2024

Qualcomm announces agreement extensions with Apple, Samsung

The extension of these licences is good news for the company but it does not expect a material change in Qualcomm Technology Licensing’s revenues

01 February 2024

Tesla’s Avanci/InterDigital FRAND action shows UK becoming favoured by implementers

SEP implementers are flocking to the English courts, whose approach was formerly perceived to be favourable to patentees

31 January 2024

China’s diverse FRAND translations severely impacting court decisions at home and abroad

Practitioners should carefully consider how the term is being translated at the Chinese courts and ensure that different approaches do not facilitate unintended outcomes

31 January 2024

‘Fathers of MP3’ call for EU to abandon proposed SEP regulation

IAM talks exclusively to two of the top European scientists speaking out against the “harmful” new licensing framework

29 January 2024

Get ready for IPBC Global 2024: agenda now online

This year, we are welcoming USPTO Director Kathi Vidal to the world’s foremost gathering of senior thought leaders and decision makers operating in the global IP market

27 January 2024

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