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In-house roundup: Poll: most businesses want unitary SPCs; telecoms and automotive debate FRAND; InterDigital CEO reveals Lenovo dispute details

Patrick Wingrove, London

Managing IP rounds up the latest news and analysis on patent-focused businesses


Poll: unitary SPCs desirable to most innovators and generics 

In the final part of Patent Strategy’s poll, 87% of in-house counsel respondents said unitary SPCs should be introduced, although they could not agree on whether or not they should only apply to unitary patents. Read more... 

FRAND: telecoms and car companies reveal what they consider to be fair 

Sources from Nokia, an automotive manufacturer and two telecoms companies debate matters of transparency and fairness and whether or not lower royalties frustrate standards innovation. 
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Interview: InterDigital CEO reveals UK Lenovo dispute details 

William Merritt, CEO of InterDigital, tells Patent Strategy how he would have preferred arbitration, but now hopes the firm can get a global FRAND licence to save the parties potentially fighting the issue across the world. 
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How the EPO and USPTO use and review AI 

Two of the world's biggest IP offices are using artificial intelligence more in the patent examination process and beginning to review AI ‘inventor’ applications, sources can reveal. Read more... 


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