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Innovative deal and pricing structures show that licensors are listening

Sisvel, Via and Avanci are among those demonstrating that patent holders have thought deeply about how best to meet the needs of those who want to access their technology

23 July 2022

Ericsson v Apple and Nokia v Oppo are the shape of things to come

The widespread availability of mobile technology and increasing levels of wealth mean that old assumptions about patent filing and litigation are being rethought

22 July 2022

Xiaomi renewal vindicates AAC pool's regional pricing strategy, Via head claims

By recognising that market conditions vary across the world, the advanced audio coding patent platform has hit a sweet spot, says Heath Hoglund

20 July 2022

Building incentives to overcome the SEP licensing prisoner’s dilemma

Patent pools can provide long-term mutual benefits for many industries, especially those based on FRAND-enabled technology standards. But for them to succeed, write Bowman Heiden and Gustav Brismark, short-term buy and sell-side misalignments must be overcome. The recently announced Sisvel WiFi 6 Pool may provide some answers

20 July 2022

The US leaves it to Europe to build the global framework for SEPs

With no concrete American policy, the door is now open for the European Union to decide the future of FRAND licensing

20 July 2022

Huawei among the founding licensors in new Sisvel Wifi 6 patent pool

The Chinese company joins a group that also includes MediaTek, SK Telecom and Philips in a programme that offers an innovative royalty structure designed to encourage early participation

19 July 2022

SEP holders targeted in proposed Chinese regulatory changes

Consultation on the new rules is open until the end of the month, with current draft seen as much more favourable to licensees than licensors

15 July 2022

The top takeaways from IPBC Global 2022

After a month of reflection following the successful event in Chicago, which was attended by 600 delegates, IAM reporters pick out the biggest stories that emerged from the three days

13 July 2022

Breaking: Avanci to hike 4G licence rate

Connected vehicles platform ditches its well-known $15-per-vehicle price tag

12 July 2022

Court analytics show Zebra’s $360M settlement with Honeywell follows litigation track record

The outcome was unsurprising considering Zebra’s settlements in other litigation, though a newly announced licence with InterDigital proves the company also comes to the negotiation table

11 July 2022

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