Really enjoyed the smartphone patent war panel session today at LES Silicon Valley meet. Thanks to fellow speakers and the great audience.
We've noted growing Republican concern about patent reform before. Here's some more ... http://t.co/yKxVwYg9SN
IP-savvy shareholders, new assertion financing models, stressed-out examiners & more - the last week on the IAM blog. http://t.co/qTfN3Sg2yZ
There is nothing unusual about company boards getting involved in disputes with shareholders over aspects of corporate strategy; but until recently, IP has not been a subject of disagreement. Now that is beginning to change. On the IAM blog this week, we looked at a major bust-up between the directors of France’s Technicolor and its biggest investor over its patent monetisation...
Andrea Electronics has filed a complaint at the US International Trade Commission (ITC), alleging that a slew of major companies have infringed five of its US patents relating to microphone noise cancellation technology. This is its latest push in a patent monetisation drive being part-funded by Fortress Investment Group’s IP Finance Group. The patents concerned are: 5,825,898:...
The average patent examiner in Korea examined 207 applications last year, according to statistics released yesterday by the Korea IP office (KIPO). The office also revealed that pendency times were down to 11 months, with a target of 10 months set for this year. Overall, KIPO received more than 210,000 applications in 2014 and made around 130,000 grants. For the sake of comparison, I have...
Courts are slowly starting to set out rules for licensing and enforcing standards-essential patents. While fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms are supposed to guarantee access to these and prevent hold-ups, some question whether such terms are effective or necessary
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