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Unpicking the implications of Oppo v Nokia and what it means for global licence rates

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub 2023/2024

The First Intermediate People’s Court of Chongqing Municipality has handed down the world’s first aggregate royalty rate for 5G, evaluated the strength of Nokia’s patent portfolio and determined a value contribution ratio for 5G, 4G, 3G and 2G technologies, confirming Oppo’s obligation to pay for the use of Nokia’s patents.

23 January 2024

Race to the bottom with top-down approach in FRAND rate setting for SEPs

In the week that the European Commission’s proposed SEP policy faces a crucial vote, WiseHarbor founder Keith Mallinson analyses the risks of taking an aggregate-based approach

23 January 2024

Philips-Oppo patent deal; EU chases Chinese Nokia-Oppo ruling; Brazilian Netflix injunction; Ravgen bags multimillion dollar award; crucial SEP regulation vote ahead; plus much more

Get ready for the new working week with a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform over the past seven days

21 January 2024

All eyes are on the EUIPO in 2024

Saturday Opinion: The EUIPO is embarking on a busy year – and that’s before the SEP policy question is answered. As concerns over the transparency of its leadership selection processes surface, it is critical that it remains focused on its core users

20 January 2024

EU office slated to maintain SEP register faces leadership selection process complaints

A former candidate in the race has voiced concerns over the transparency of the selection process at the EUIPO, following a complaint filed at the European Anti-fraud Office

19 January 2024

Japanese manufacturer LIXIL’s patent playbook

IP head Masaki Kataoka discusses corporate strategy and how the Japanese government’s IP initiatives are a “wake-up call” for domestic businesses

19 January 2024

InterDigital scores new Samsung licence for TVs, monitors

An InterDigital-Sony joint licensing programme are the patent holders and Samsung has licensed rights to Wi-Fi, video codec, and ATSC 3.0 assets, but arbitration is ongoing about a mobile renewal

17 January 2024

Exclusive: China’s Supreme People’s Court hands down first ever SEP infringement decisions in parallel Oppo and Vivo disputes

Top court also gives guidance on how licensors and licensees should behave during Chinese patent licensing negotiations

16 January 2024

Philips and Oppo end global litigation with 3G, 4G and 5G patent licence

Deal grants use of patents in various wireless communication standards

15 January 2024

Annual US patent rankings; Interdigital wins Oppo injunction; Botox battle; Dolby files UPC SEP suits; Sisvel-RPX video coding deal; plus much more

Get ready for the new working week with a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform over the past seven days

14 January 2024

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