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Inside the sprawling US patent litigation battle between Ericsson and Apple

Docket Navigator data shows that the dispute between the two companies involves four district court cases, five at the ITC and a whopping 34 inter partes review petitions

25 July 2022

Illumina pays $325 million for patent litigation ceasefire with Chinese rival

The limited deal only covers the US, which means the company’s disputes with BGI over gene sequencing technology look set to continue elsewhere

21 July 2022

Prolific PAE IP Edge goes under the microscope

Docket Navigator data shows that entities created by the firm have filed nearly 280 lawsuits since 2018 and have often secured quick settlements

18 July 2022

Spain could join the UPC during EU presidency, says top Barcelona patent judge

In an exclusive IAM interview, Judge Florencio Molina López talks about his court’s approach to the Mobile World Congress as well as the country’s potential entry into the Unified Patent Court

18 July 2022

There are dangers in excluding the unvaccinated from jury service in US patent cases

Courts striking-out those who have not had covid-19 jabs may unintentionally be eliminating people from diverse demographics holding multiple world views

16 July 2022

Samsung uses Vidal’s new Fintiv guidance to beat back patentee at the PTAB

The Korean company successfully argued that the median-time to-trial in EDTX, where suit had been filed against it, exceeds the 18-month limit within which an IPR would be finalised

14 July 2022

Why the UK Apple/Optis dispute is a must-watch for SEP strategists

The country’s third ever FRAND trial decision will build on the global licensing approach laid out in Unwired Planet

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

Ericsson SEP decision sees 5G iPhones banned in the Colombian market

Apple hit with blow in first decision of SEP/FRAND dispute with Swedish company

11 July 2022

Patentees must accept eligibility quagmire and plan accordingly

Since US Supreme Court justices declined to review American Axle, patent law must still share a box with Schrodinger’s Cat

09 July 2022

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