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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

Discretionary denials impact US life sciences IP strategies, but not as much as might be thought

SCOTUS refuses to consider NHK-Fintiv legal challenges, with significant implications for PTAB actions

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

Ericsson sues Apple for patent infringement as cross-licence deal expires

Swedish telco asserts patents against the iPhone maker in the Western District of Texas and at least one jurisdiction outside the US

18 January 2022

Ten things to know about patent litigation in the Central District of California

Docket Navigator data shows the nation’s fourth-busiest patent venue is less defendant-friendly than its neighbour to the north

17 January 2022

Without injunctions, the US patent system is rigged in favour of deep pocket defendants

Sonos’s recent win over Google at the ITC demonstrates the importance of innovators having the ability to exclude infringers from practising on their inventions

14 January 2022

Skinny label concerns persist for generics, despite good news from Delaware

A district court judge has thrown out an induced infringement allegation against Hikma Pharmaceutical, but big questions remain over drug label carve-outs

14 January 2022

Landmark Dusseldorf non-FRAND finding is big news for joint licensing programmes

SEP licensors will have to look again at duplicate royalty reimbursement policies following first-of-a-kind ruling

13 January 2022

VLSI claims “gamesmanship” in IPR attack on patent from $2 billion Intel verdict

Shell company’s validity challenge threatens the eye-watering damages award and Fortress-backed entity says it could open the door to abuse of the PTAB system

12 January 2022

New wave of fitness-related patent litigation driven by booming market and brand concerns

Recent lawsuits involving Nike, Peloton, lululemon and others suggest an explosion in consumer demand for high-tech workout gear is leading to IP conflict

11 January 2022

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