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German injunction heaps pressure on Ford to take Avanci 4G licence

IP Bridge wins right to enjoin Detroit carmaker from selling into crucial market

24 May 2022

IPBC Global 2022 approaches sell-out territory

The world’s pre-eminent event focusing on IP value creation takes place in Chicago from 12 to 14 June with over 500 senior delegates set to attend

19 May 2022

Copyright law must keep up with evolving AI technology if industry is to flourish

Legal ambiguities over ownership and protection are holding back a cutting-edge technology that could have immense value. Faiz Rahman and Kamalkumar Rathinasamy of Infosys argue that policy makers must focus on creating an IP framework that serves businesses, the economy and the public good

18 May 2022

Report questions high published royalty rates for voice codec SEPs

Analysis from Stout suggests rates sought by certain Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) patent owners are out of line with the overall 3G/4G/5G FRAND landscape

18 May 2022

Samsung’s “retaliatory” trade secret accusations against former IP chief reveal weak patent defence, court filing says

Seungho Ahn and another ex-Samsung lawyer, who are advising an NPE campaign against their former employer, say any dispute over trade secrets belongs in a Korean court, not a Texan one

17 May 2022

Royalty payments at centre of Xiaomi tax probe in India

Indian authorities have frozen hundreds of millions of dollars held by the Chinese company in local bank accounts as part of a remittance investigation that stretches back to February

16 May 2022

NTT Docomo agrees patent licence with China’s Vivo

Japanese telco carrier strikes royalty agreement with smartphone power in latest litigation-free deal

12 May 2022

Micron patent licence boosted Xperi’s bottom line this quarter

The patent licensing business – which is still on track for a spin-off this autumn – says a significant part of its 16% revenue hike came from the Micron deal for semiconductor hybrid bonding IP

11 May 2022

Japan Patent Office updates SEP licensing negotiation handbook

Comments sought on draft changes to resource, which come just weeks after parent ministry METI issued FRAND guidelines of its own

11 May 2022

InterDigital posts strong quarter, but renewals with Apple and Samsung loom

“We are already in active negotiations,” CEO Liren Chen revealed during an earnings call where InterDigital reported $101.3 million in quarterly revenue, a 23% year-on-year increase

06 May 2022

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