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FRAND & SEPs





Peru adopts EPO system; Moderna says sue government; Appian awarded $2bn in trade secrets case; US senator threatens Disney copyright; Vidal announces examiner training; USPTO reveals pro bono awards
The European Commission wants to apply a FRAND framework to connected device data, but neither in-house nor outside counsel are sure how it will work
UK Court of Appeal overturns Amazon judgment; GM takes Avanci patent licence; vaccine waiver draft released; IBM sues games maker
UKIPO announces designs register corrections; Optis beats Apple in UK again; Amex files TMs for NFTs and metaverse; Federal Circuit judge retires; Tillis seeks unified IP office study (again); Federal Circuit declines Biogen rehearing
Sources question whether a new US bill is fair to SEP implementers or whether it will make any difference at all
The European Commission’s new Horizontal Guidelines put the spotlight on implementer holdout, in what sources say is a departure from normal practice
A counsel for the patent pool operator has warned others will have to review their own policies after a German court found ‘industry-wide’ practices not FRAND
The country’s first SEP policy review covers some important anti-competitive practices, but leaves out guidance on licensing negotiations
USPTO says 5G dominance up for grabs; Fed Circuit resumes in-person arguments; CNIPA reveals Olympics crackdown; GSK v Teva rehearing denied; NYSE hints at NFT trading with TM; China leads PCT rankings
The DoJ’s draft policy could affect negotiations and court cases, and counsel disagree over whether that’s a good thing
The highly anticipated consultation signals Brussels’ intention to legislate on the issue of transparency in SEP licensing, sources told Managing IP
Lawyers for Lenovo told the High Court that InterDigital’s allegations of hold-out were baseless and didn’t justify an injunction
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The electronics firm, which has a substantial vehicle component solutions business, became the 49th patent owner to join the platform
InterDigital’s closing arguments in its potential landmark FRAND trial against Lenovo centred on the defendant’s unwillingness to take a licence
In-house sources from both sides of the SEP licensing fence expect a new policy initiative to introduce further transparency in portfolios
Nordic Semiconductor’s legal head told Managing IP it was time to change tack on the end device v component level licensing debate
Interviews; Exclusives

Interviews; Exclusives

In an exclusive interview, Huawei IP vice president Alan Fan tells Managing IP how the company’s IP strategy is adapting to US sanctions
UKIPO CEO Tim Moss speaks to Managing IP about moving past Brexit, and champions the relevance of IP in government policy
The England and Wales High Court judge discusses why time is of the essence in patent trials, his ‘radical’ Apple v Optis ruling, and the DABUS debate

Podcasts

Phyllis Turner-Brim talks about her career, the need for balance in intellectual property policy and her passion for diversity and inclusion
Derek Gilliland, who became a magistrate judge at the Western District of Texas this month, delves into his work, thoughts on Alan Albright and ambitions
Kirupa Pushparaj talks about his move to a fintech start-up focused on young-person financial independence, career progression and start-up IP needs
Sources from the High Tech Inventors Alliance, the Senate Judiciary IP Subcommittee and NPE Dominion Harbor weigh in on the rise of the Western District of Texas
Heath Hoglund, chief patent counsel at Dolby in San Francisco, sits down with Managing IP to talk about licensing, FRAND and more
David Simon, senior vice president of IP at Salesforce, shares his views on Section 101, Fintiv, the DMCA, and more
The intellectual property CEO of one of the world's largest telecoms companies talks about licensing, harvesting collaboration and global outreach
In Managing IP’s first corner office podcast, Bryan Zielinski talks about his company’s IP challenges and opportunities, AI, and more
The Federal Circuit’s latest decision that Teva induced infringement has stakeholders worried that US skinny label law has been thrown out the window
In this Managing IP masterclass, IP directors from Thyssenkrupp and AB InBev discuss the challenges of managing a post-pandemic in-house team
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