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October 31

Crystal ball time for the NPE sector http://t.co/MvZSUbDj5u

October 31

Neither high R&D spending nor quantity patenting necessarily lead to more innovation. http://t.co/S3s6M0yuv4

October 30

$WILN out with Q3 numbers and some promising signs post-strategic review http://t.co/VN5soc6iCR

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31 Oct 2014
China doubles R&D spend – but that doesn’t mean its innovation dilemma is solved

Chinese businesses raised their spending on research and development by 46% over the past year, according to the findings of a newly released study from PwC which attempts to rank the world’s most innovative companies. By comparison, companies headquartered in North America increased their R&D investment by just 3.4%, while their European counterparts saw a rise of 2.5%. The...

30 Oct 2014
Promising numbers from WiLAN even if the market doesn’t think so

Back in May we wrote about the conclusion of WiLAN’s strategic review and the steps that the public IP company (PIPCO) intended to take to re-shape its business. Having scouted the market for possible buyers, it was clearly an important turning point for WiLAN. Its third quarter results, which were announced Wednesday (just hours after publicising a patent deal with Rohm, as reported by...

30 Oct 2014
UPC consultation offers a final chance to make a difference on vital EU patent litigation issues

A public consultation on the 17th draft Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is due to take place on 26th November in the German town of Trier.  Although this may seem a somewhat dry and legalistic subject, it is actually a vital one. How the EU’s unitary patent will be enforced will have a fundamental affect on all patentees – current and future –...

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Policy makers must realise not all licensing-based businesses are the same

The moniker ‘patent troll’ is increasingly widely used – often as a scare term. However, while the label describes a variety of patent-holding companies, it fails to differentiate between those engaged in abusive behaviour and those behaving perfectly reasonably
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